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Criminal exploitation and county lines eLearning

This free eLearning course will help you develop a greater awareness of criminal exploitation of children and vulnerable adults, particularly in relation to 'county lines' drug dealing.

It also includes information around grooming, 'cuckooing', sexual exploitation and other related topics, including modern slavery and trafficking. 

It will help you to spot the signs, recognise vulnerabilities and will help you understand what to do if you notice something.

The course is aimed at Derbyshire County Council employees, elected members and Derbyshire schools staff and is accessed via Derbyshire Learning Online (Learning Pool).

Accessing criminal exploitation and county lines eLearning

If you already have a Derbyshire Learning Online account you can access this eLearning course.

For example, Derbyshire County Council employees, elected members and Derbyshire school employees with SAP payroll numbers can access these eLearning courses, as they already have accounts set up within Derbyshire Learning Online.

If you do not have a Derbyshire Learning Online account you will need to request one:

  • Derbyshire County Council and Derbyshire SAP school employees without SAP payroll numbers should email: to request access.
  • Access to community safety eLearning courses by non-Derbyshire County Council staff, partnership agencies or academy schools in Derbyshire will be considered on a case by case basis. To enquire, please email:

Course topics

This awareness raising module explores:

  • what does 'county lines' mean?
  • criminal exploitation
  • recruitment and grooming
  • who is at risk?
  • safeguarding
  • taking action

How to log-in to the eLearning course

If you're logging into Derbyshire Learning Online for the first time, please see the document 'How to login to community safety eLearning courses' attached to this page and follow the step by step instructions carefully. Please ensure that pop-ups are enabled in your browser before you start. Guidance on how to do this can be found on pages 4 to 6 of the document.

If you've logged in to Derbyshire Learning Online before to complete other Derbyshire County Council eLearning modules, simply login with your SAP payroll number or email address and your previously saved password. Search for 'criminal exploitation and county lines' in the search bar and then click on the 'criminal exploitation and county lines' hyperlink to access the course.

The guide 'How to login to community safety eLearning courses' is aimed at those who have accounts set up for them already, for example, Derbyshire County Council staff and schools. It will not work for partners who are not set up to use the learning platform.

How to complete the course

There are 2 mandatory steps to completing the course:

  • complete the eLearning module
  • complete the evaluation
  • access the useful resources (optional)

When you are on the course page, scroll down and read all the elements on the page, before you launch the eLearning module.

When all mandatory sections are marked fully completed, you will be able to access and print off a certificate.


Logging in

If you have any difficulties logging in to the course please ensure you have read the information on this page and have followed the step-by-step instructions in the 'How to login to community safety eLearning courses' document. 

If, after working through the document, you still have issues logging in, please email:

Remember, if your organisation does not have access to Derbyshire Learning Online, you will not be able to login.

If you can't access your certificate

If you think you have completed all elements of the course, but have not been able to access your certificate, please check the orange progress bars are complete on each page of the module. If not, click onto the bar to see which activity you have missed.

If after re-checking your progress on each page, you still can't access your certificate, please email:

Useful documents

Documents are published in either Portable Document Format (PDF) or standard Microsoft Office formats. You can download software to view these documents for free if you are unable to view them.