RED TOP TRAINING


We need you to be the best Red Top you can be, so there are 3 compulsory steps to success.

Step 1: Online Learning

We’ve created a number of modules that you are required to complete before starting your contract with us. It is vital that you pass these courses prior to attending Induction Day (see below).

On completion of the ‘Safeguarding on Camp’ and ‘Looking After Children’ modules, please download these certificates and save them onto your phone to show your Site Manager at Induction Day.

CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED

NB: If you are a new member of staff, please complete all modules you have been enrolled onto.

Online Learning Module Requirements

Regional Manager

Site Manager

Multi-Sports Coach
& Lead Coach

Swim Teacher
& Lifeguard

Looking After Children YES YES YES YES
Safeguarding on Camp YES YES YES YES
Camp Expectations YES YES YES YES
The Kings Factor YES YES YES YES
Multi-Sports Coach YES
Swim Kings YES
Site Management & Leadership YES
Regional Management & Leadership YES
Supplementary Safeguarding for Managers YES YES

Step 2: Online and In-person Training

We run a number of online training sessions for all Red Tops (including swim teachers) prior to the start of camp. You are required to attend a one-hour interactive session where we will discuss what you have learnt in your Online Learning, what’s next and what to expect on your first day of camp.

There is a number of in-person training days as we approach the Summer season – keep an eye on your emails for an invitation.

NB: Invites to online training will be sent to you via Microsoft Teams. You will need to accept the invite, login with your full name, turn your camera on and be ready to participate!

Dates & Locations:

  • Saturday 18 June – Edinburgh, Stewart Melville College, 10am – 4pm
  • Saturday 16 July – Cheadle, Cheadle Hulme School and Nottingham, Nottingham University, 10am – 4pm
  • Sunday 17 July – Bristol, Redmaids School and Northampton, Northampton High, 10am – 4pm

Who are we inviting?

  • All new or recently hired Red Tops
  • New Site and Assistant Managers

Payment

  • This is a paid event (6 hours of attendance)
  • Expenses and travel – you will receive more information about this

Any questions, email operations@kingsfoundation.org and we’ll get back to you.

Step 3: Induction Day

All staff (new and returning) must attend their camp’s Induction Day. It is typically the Saturday before Camp starts and will last no longer than 4 hours. This is a paid training day that forms part of your employment contract. Failure to attend may result in your contract being terminated.

It will be an action packed day as you meet your team, tour the venue, prepare the equipment, risk assess the site and run through what the first morning will look like. Having an induction allows staff to feel prepared and ready for when the children arrive, without it, you may feel under-prepared and unsure what you are doing.

Confirmation of your camp’s Induction Day can be found in the table below.

Prepare for your Induction Day by:

  1. Bring with you evidence of your eligibility to work in the UK (either your Passport/Visa or Biometric Residence Permit plus a photocopy of the exact same document to hand in to your Site Manager) Note: Driving licences are NOT acceptable
  2. Complete all your relevant ONLINE LEARNING modules, and have downloaded the ‘Safeguarding on Camp’ and ‘Looking After Children’ certificates to show to your manager. Spot checks will be carried out by Head Office to ensure all modules are complete
NB: Ensure you have spoken with your manager before Induction Day. If you have not heard from your Site Manager, please call the Operations Team on 0114 263 2150.

Induction Dates – Summer 2022

VENUE DATE TIME
Aberdeen – RGU Sunday 3rd July 0930 – 1330
Barnstaple – RM Chivenor Sunday 6th August
Birmingham – Blue Coat School Saturday 23rd July 0930 – 1330
Birmingham – King Edward’s Saturday 13th August 0930 – 1330
Bradford Grammar School Saturday 23rd July 0930 – 1330
Bristol – Redmaids’ High School Saturday 30th July 0930 – 1330
Cambridge University – Fenners Saturday 20th August 0930 – 1330
Cambridge – Kings College School Saturday 23rd July 0930 – 1330
Cambridge – St John’s College Saturday 23rd July 0930 – 1330
Cambridge – The Perse School Saturday 6th August 0930 – 1330
Cardiff – Howell’s School Saturday 23rd July 0930 – 1330
Cheadle – Cheadle Hulme School Saturday 23rd July 0930 – 1330
Chester – The King’s School Saturday 23rd July 0930 – 1330
Culdrose RNAS Sunday 7th August
Dollar Academy Saturday 9th July 0930 – 1330
Dundee University Saturday 2nd July 0930 – 1330
Edinburgh University Saturday 2nd July 0930 – 1330
Edinburgh – Heriot-Watt Saturday 2nd July 0930 – 1330
Edinburgh – Merchiston Castle Saturday 2nd July 0930 – 1330
Edinburgh – Stewart’s Melville College Saturday 2nd July 0930 – 1330
Fareham – Cams Hill School Sunday 31st July
Glasgow – Jordanhill School Friday 1st July TBC
Glasgow – University of Strathclyde Saturday 9th July 0930 – 1330
Gosport – HMS Sultan Sunday 31st July
Halifax – Hipperholme Grammar School Saturday 23rd July 0930 – 1330
Helensburgh – Lomond School Sunday 10th July
Liverpool – King David High School Saturday 30th July 0930 – 1330
Loughborough Grammar School Saturday 16th July 0930 – 1330
Lympstone – CTCRM Sunday 31st July
Lytham – YMCA Saturday 23rd July 0930 – 1330
Manchester – Bridgewater Saturday 23rd July 0930 – 1330
Manchester – University Saturday 30th July 0930 – 1330
Middlesex – Northwood Joint Force Command Sunday 14th August
Monmouth – Monmouth Boys Sports Centre Saturday 30th July 0930 – 1330
Northampton High School Saturday 23rd July 0930 – 1330
Nottingham University Saturday 30th July 0930 – 1330
Plymouth – HMNB Devonport Sunday 24th July
Portsmouth – HMS Temeraire Sunday 24th July
Reading – Queen Anne’s School Saturday 23rd July 1000 – 1400
Sheffield – Sheffield High School Saturday 23rd July 0930 – 1330
St Albans School Saturday 23rd July 0930 – 1330
Tidworth – Wellington Academy Saturday 13th August 0930 – 1330
Wakefield – Silcoates School Saturday 23rd July 0930 – 1330
Wirral- Birkenhead School Saturday 6th August 0930 – 1330
Worcester Kings School Saturday 30th July 0930 – 1330
Yeovil – RNAS Yeovilton Sunday 7th August
York – Millthorpe School Saturday 23rd July 0930 – 1330