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Traffic Light Tool

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£30.00 for 2 years

This is a self-service enrolment process. If you’re buying it for someone else you can buy a voucher for them to redeem. 

What is the Traffic Light Tool?

This course is CPD certified

Brook’s Traffic Light Tool is a guide that helps professionals identify, understand and respond to sexual behaviours in young people.

The tool categorises sexual behaviours into green, orange and red light categories and gives examples for different age groups. This helps you to make consistent and informed decisions and have meaningful conversations about appropriate sexual behaviours.

The original Traffic Light Tool is owned by the Australian organisation True Relationships & Reproductive Health and has been licensed and adapted for use in the UK by Brook.  

Why do I need training to use the Traffic Light Tool?

To access the Traffic Light Tool, professionals must complete Traffic Light Tool training. This is to ensure safe use of the Tool. The Tool cannot be shared with people who have not completed the training.

Both the Tool and training are designed to complement existing safeguarding processes and should not be considered a replacement for your organisation’s safeguarding procedures.

Learning outcomes

After completing the training, you will be able to:

  • Recognise and identify sexualised behaviours and differentiate between those which are part of healthy sexual development and those which are problematic or harmful.
  • Reflect on your own values and understand how they can impact on decision making.
  • Demonstrate a common language around developmental and harmful sexual behaviours.
  • Understand what a behaviour may be communicating and why the child or young person may be exhibiting the behaviour.
  • Appropriately respond to sexualised behaviours, considering possible motivations, communications and severity.

Completion of the course will generate a certificate and allow you to access to a digital version of the Traffic Light Tool for a period of 2 years from course enrolment. 

Buying the course for someone else

If you are looking to purchase this training on behalf of someone else, you can buy a voucher for them to redeem.

Please do not purchase access for multiple people by making several credit card payments using the same email address. This will mean that only the person with that email address has access to the course, no matter how many payments have been made. Email training@brook.org.uk if you’re having issues.

Group discounts

We offer discounts for people who want to buy access for 10 or more people. Email us at training@brook.org.uk

Brook also offers other options for Traffic Light Tool training. Find out more.


  • How do I register/pay for the course?

    Many of our Brook Learn courses are free, so there is no charge. Add the course to basket using the link below the course image. Go to checkout and the course will be available on your My Courses page. You can also log in to Brook Learn directly using the username emailed to you at registration.

    Card payment can be taken through the Brook website using the secure payment service Stripe. You will then be directed to our e-learning platform, Brook Learn, and automatically enrolled on the course you have purchased. Please read the course page carefully for details about enrolment periods.

    You can now pay by invoice. Select ‘pay by invoice’ at checkout and your enrolment will begin or vouchers sent within two working days of payment being received.

    If you are buying a course for someone else, go to the courses page and buy a voucher for the paid course. Put in the email address of the person you want to register for the course under ‘recipient’. They will then be sent a code to redeem and register themselves.

    Please contact training@brook.org.uk, referencing the course you wish to purchase, to discuss other payment options.

  • Can I pay by invoice?

    Yes. Add the courses or vouchers you want to buy to your basket. At checkout select ‘Pay by invoice’. Your enrolment will begin, or vouchers sent, within 2 working days of your payment being received.

  • Where do I go to take the course?

    All of our e-learning courses are hosted on Brook Learn, our dedicated online learning platform for professionals. Brook Learn has a range of free courses designed to support you in your work with young people and your delivery of RSE, covering core themes such as: Contraception, STIs, Pleasure, Consent, Puberty and Abortion.

    There are also courses on How to Deliver RSE, Child Sexual Exploitation and Harmful Sexual Behaviours.

  • Can I access the course any time?

    Yes – the courses are designed for you to complete in your own time and at your own pace.

    Once you have registered, you can access the course at any time on the Brook Learn site. You don’t need to complete the course in one go as your progress will be saved.

    You will need to log in to Brook Learn each time using your account details. You only need to register once to access all the courses on Brook Learn. Free courses will be automatically accessible and chargeable courses will become available once your payment has been processed.

    Please note: some courses, for example Traffic Light Tool, are subject to a limited enrolment period, please read the course page carefully for details and contact training@brook.org.uk if you have any questions.

  • Can I buy access to the course for someone else?

    Purchasing one of our courses will only allow the purchaser to access the course.

    If you are buying a course for someone else, go to the courses page and buy a voucher for the paid course. Put in the email address of the person you want to register for the course under ‘recipient’. They will then be sent a code to redeem and register themselves.

    If you want to purchase the course for a group of people, please contact training@brook.org.uk for other payment options.

  • I have another question, where can I get help?

    If your question is about using the Brook Learn platform, for example a course won’t load or you are having problems resetting your password, please contact the Brook Learn helpdesk.

    For enquiries about alternative payment methods, other training options and group training, please contact training@brook.org.uk.

    If you have a question about anything else, including course content or issues with card payment, please email website@brook.org.uk.

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