Prevent duty training: Learn how to support people vulnerable to radicalisation

Find the right training course for you

The government training courses are designed, and are appropriate for, staff working in sectors covered by the Prevent duty. These include education, health, local authorities, police, prisons, probation and youth justice. Other sectors that are not covered may also complete this training. You do not have to complete all the courses.You should refer to your organisation's training requirements to determine which courses are appropriate for you.

List of courses

List of refresher courses

If you have started a course and would like to complete it, use your reference number to resume your course.


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Course 1

Awareness course

This course takes 30 to 40 minutes to complete.

Who it’s for

This course is for anyone new to Prevent. If you’re unsure what Prevent is and what signs to look for when it comes to risks of radicalisation, awareness is the first course in our Prevent duty training. 

It’s for anyone working with members of the public on a regular basis, for example those who work in education, health, probation, police and local authorities. Members of the public who would like to learn more about how to identify behaviours that cause concern may also complete it.

You can share this training with others by sending this link:
http://www.support-people-vulnerable-to-radicalisation.service.gov.uk/portal#awareness-course

Course overview

This course will give you an introduction to the Prevent duty, the forms of extremism and terrorism threatening the UK and develop your knowledge around the risks of radicalisation and your supportive role.

When you have completed this course, you will be able to:

  • describe what Prevent is and why it is important
  • understand how it applies in your role
  • identify the difference between radicalisation, extremism and terrorism
  • apply the notice, check, share procedure

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Course 2

Referrals course

This course takes 30 to 40 minutes to complete.

Before you begin

You must complete the awareness course before starting this course.

Who it’s for

This course is primarily designed for Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL), Prevent professionals or equivalent roles who make Prevent referrals. If that responsibility is a part of your job role, regardless of your job title, then this course is for you.

This course is also for anyone who may need to make a Prevent referral and those who might spot a concern and share it with their DSL or an equivalent so that they can make a referral to the police. 

You can share this training with others by sending this link:
http://www.support-people-vulnerable-to-radicalisation.service.gov.uk/portal#referrals-course

Course overview

This course builds on the awareness course and will explain how to make a Prevent referral that is both informed and with good intention.

When you have completed this course, you will be able to:

  • describe what a Prevent referral is
  • identify the difference between an assumption, assertion and an alternative explanation
  • gather information and decide who to speak to, to validate concerns
  • understand when it's suitable to make a Prevent referral

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Course 3

Channel or Prevent Multi-Agency Panel (PMAP) course

This course takes 50 to 60 minutes to complete.

Before you begin

You must complete the awareness and referrals courses before starting this course.

Who it's for

Channel is a multi-agency programme across England and Wales that provides support to anyone vulnerable to being drawn into or supporting terrorism. In Scotland, the programme is known as Prevent Multi-Agency Panel (PMAP). This course is for:

  • Local authority Channel panel or PMAP chairs
  • Channel or PMAP members
  • anyone who may be asked to contribute to, or sit on, a Channel panel or PMAP

You may be asked to join a panel meeting if you have been involved in the Prevent referral of a person or you have a connection with the person, such as you are their teacher, or social worker.

Complete this course before attending a Channel panel or PMAP so you have a better understanding of how the Prevent programme helps those at risk of radicalisation. 

You can share this training with others by sending this link:  
https://www.support-people-vulnerable-to-radicalisation.service.gov.uk/portal#channel-or-prevent-multi-agency-panel-pmap-course

Course overview

This course will give you an understanding of the full Channel or PMAP process and the intervention options available. 

When you have completed this course, you will be able to:

  • describe what Channel or PMAP is

  • identify the roles and responsibilities of people within the Channel panel or PMAP

  • share information at the right time with the right person

  • recognise the first steps to assess whether someone is vulnerable to being drawn into terrorism

  • identify the most appropriate options available to support a person at risk of being drawn into terrorism

  • understand the requirement to obtain consent before being able to support a person

 

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Refresher awareness course

This course takes 20 to 30 minutes to complete.

Before you begin

You must have previously completed the awareness course before beginning this refresher course.

Who it’s for

This course is for anyone who has already completed the awareness course and would like a reminder of the key points. We suggest you do this course every year, however you should refer to your local Prevent training policy for advice.

You can share this training with others by sending this link:

http://www.support-people-vulnerable-to-radicalisation.service.gov.uk/portal#refresher-awareness-course

 

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