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Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE)

Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE) is now compulsory for all schools, and we want teaching staff to be equipped with the qualifications and resources to deliver this essential subject effectively within the broader curriculum. 

It has never been more important to support your pupils’ wellbeing and understanding of healthy relationships. 

Delivering a structured programme of RSHE using our qualifications can help you to meet Ofsted expectations in line with the education inspection framework (EIF). It will also give your pupils valuable recognition of their achievements in this subject area. 

How can it be delivered in the classroom?

Split into five units, each designed to meet the needs of a specific year group, the qualifications cover all of the key topics and themes that need to be taught from Year 7 through to Year 11.

Level 2 Certificate in Relationships, Sex and Health Education (168 GLH) 

Level 1 Award in Relationships, Sex and Health Education (72 GLH) 

Level 2 Award in Relationships, Sex and Health Education (96 GLH) 

RSHE − a guide for parents

Download this handy guide that covers your rights as a parent, compulsory RSHE content, the content of sex education and much more.

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The Sex Education Forum was delighted to work with NCFE on the development of the RSHE suite of qualifications to help ensure that schools are able to meet the full breadth of learning stipulated in the government guidance.

Lucy Emmerson, Director, Sex Education Forum
Is your school ready for RSHE? 

Jan Lever, Director of Jigsaw PSHE, gives her advice on teaching compulsory RSHE. 

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RSHE resources 

Our RSHE qualifications come with a full scheme of work for each unit, plus sample workbooks. You’ll be ready to help increase your pupils’ understanding and awareness in this vital subject. We’ve also partnered with Jigsaw and iAchieve, so you can purchase high-quality resources to support your delivery. 

Developed by experts 

We created our RSHE qualification content with subject matter experts, including The Sex Education Forum. 

Supporting SEND learners 

SEND learners may be more vulnerable to specific challenges, which RSHE can help to address. Meadowcroft School in Wakefield works specifically with SEND learners and is using our RSHE qualifications to ensure its young learners can build happy and healthy lives, inside and outside of the classroom. 

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