Prevent Duty Training

This online Prevent Duty Training course has been designed for all staff with a requirement to fulfil the government’s anti-terrorism strategy, the Prevent Duty. This Prevent Duty course delivers an overview of Prevent, helping you tackle the ideological causes of terrorism, its associated risks and learn how and when to report concerns.


This course has been updated with the new Prevent Duty guidance (September 2023).

Suitable for workers in all fields

Online course takes around 1-2 hours to complete

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Key Features

Developed with the help of leading Prevent practitioners who have extensive experience of coordinating Prevent activity between local authorities, the police, universities, colleges and schools, as well as local communities

In line with the latest government guidance

Fulfils the Prevent training outcomes as specified by Ofsted and equivalent inspecting bodies

Covers everything from an introduction to the Prevent duty, to making referrals, so suits the needs of any worker in any field

Upon successful completion of the course, you’ll be able to download a personalised training course certificate valid for 2 years

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Prevent Duty Training Course Content

Prevent, a strand of the Government’s counter-terrorism strategy, intersects with the safeguarding of young people and children. This course is designed to raise your understanding and help you to relate Prevent to your own interaction with children. It is suitable for anyone who may have contact with children, young people and their families as part of their daily activities.

On completion of this Prevent Duty Training course, the learner will:

  • Have an awareness of the Prevent strand of the Government's counter-terrorism strategy and how it relates to safeguarding as well as how it tackles the  ideological causes of terrorism.
  • Understand the range of legislation and guidance surrounding safeguarding and the protection of children and young people
  • Know that staff should be  trained to an adequate level and training should be aligned with responsibility levels and the risk of extremism in the area.
  • Have an awareness of how a person might be vulnerable to terrorism, or to supporting violent extremism
  • Be able to demonstrate an awareness of the range of indicators that might suggest a vulnerability to extremism
  • Understand their responsibility to report concerns and this includes using the National Referral Form or your local Prevent service.
  • Understand the safeguarding options available for children and young people vulnerable to extremism, including risk assessments and the role of 'CHANNEL'
  • Be able to demonstrate an awareness of the actions to take in the event of suspected radicalisation
  • Access to the latest Prevent resources.

This module uses four scenarios to help you assess your current level of knowledge and begin thinking about the issues and surrounding radicalisation.

At its heart, Prevent is another form of safeguarding and exists to stop people supporting terrorism and understand the ideological causes of terrorism. Groups who pose a threat to the UK seek to recruit people through a process of radicalisation. Whether right-wing Nazi sympathisers or ISIS, we do not need to understand the ideologies being promoted, but we do need to be aware of the process of radicalising young people. and act early with methods such as reducing permissive environments.

By the end of this module, you will have an overview of the aims of Prevent.

The Education Act (2002) sets out the responsibilities of Local Education Authorities (LEAs) in relation to ensuring that children are free from harm. Safeguarding against radicalisation is part of this responsibility.

People who come into regular contact with vulnerable children and young people have a role to play in the prevention of radicalisation as part of the wider, inter-agency initiatives to safeguard children. Ofsted inspectors will expect to see an approach to keeping children safe from radicalisation and extremism.

At the end of this module, you will have a better understanding of the multi-agency approach to safeguarding against extremism. You will also have an overview of the legal guidance and framework and the requirements for safeguarding in an education environment. Additionally, you will learn about the necessity of providing adequate staff training tailored to roles and the specific threats in your local areas. You will also be given access to resources that enable you to conduct a risk assessment and submit a Prevent referral.

Vulnerability to radicalisation can be the result of many different motivators and can manifest in many ways. Although terrorism is unlikely to be the cause of changes in behaviour, we need to be aware of the possibility and be able to offer support.

By the end of this module, you will be more able to recognise indicators of potential vulnerability to radicalisation in a young person.

A number of factors can be involved when someone is at risk of terrorist activity or radicalisation. As well as an increased use of key phrases associated with the rhetoric of hate speech, the young person may display several other indicators, such as wearing a particular ‘uniform’, or avoiding certain groups of their peers.

By the end of this module, you will be more familiar with the behaviours and actions that could point to a child at risk. You will also learn how to share information about individual concerns through the National Referral Form. Additionally, you will understand the role of a local Prevent service in high-risk terrorism areas.

Radicalisation is a process, and Prevent can be a way of intervening when a child or young person is taking the path towards extremism. The move towards support of a radical ideology will involve developing a rhetoric of hate towards a particular group of people. This module looks at the methods employed by Prevent and, where appropriate, CHANNEL to refocus the young person to a less radical viewpoint. It will also introduce new resources that are available for implementing best practices.

Using a range of scenarios, you will now take all that you have learned and apply it to an assessment of your knowledge. The final assessment is your opportunity to show how much you have absorbed and why it is so important to have Prevent Duty  training.

Once you have passed your assessment, you will be able to download your certificate. Your pass rate will be 70% but don’t worry if you do not pass the first time, as you can take the test multiple times.

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Details / Benefits

  • Instant access to courses
  • Training can be taken any time – no need for volunteers to even be on site
  • Takes between 1-2 hours to complete
  • Courses can be taken 24/7 online or on mobile devices
  • Less expensive than face-to-face training
  • No need to take time out of work to undertake training
  • No requirements for maximum or minimum group sizes
  • Centrally-held certificates for organisations can be retrieved at the touch of a button
  • Individual, personalised certificates can be downloaded and printed
  • Automated reminders when training is due for renewal
  • Courses can be stopped and restarted at any point
  • Course notes and resources available for the duration of certification
  • Downloadable Excel reports for organisations to monitor everyone's progress
  • Friendly, UK-based customer support centre in case you have any queries
  • Regularly updated to meet legislation changes
  • Provides information, scenarios and downloads suitable for a range of different sectors

Prevent Duty Training FAQ

Our Prevent Duty Training online course provides an overview of the Prevent duty in relation to staff working in a number of different environments. This information is relevant in England, Wales and Scotland, however, if you are based in Northern Ireland the Prevent legislation is not applicable.

Yes, our Prevent Duty Training course provides an overview of the Prevent duty in relation to staff working in a number of different environments. The information delivered in this course is suitable for staff working in all sectors, including those working in education.

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