Prevent Duty Training

CPD Approved
Prevent Duty Training
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  • 100% online training

  • Start when you like

  • Learn on any device (desktop, mobile or tablet)

  • Instant assessment and result

  • Train teams of all sizes

  • Bulk discounts starting at 10% off 10 courses

  • Learn on any device (desktop, mobile or tablet)

£20 +VAT

include vat

Includes a 10% discount for 10+ courses

This course gives you a clear and concise overview of the Prevent duty. You'll look at radicalisation and extremism in the UK and gain a nuanced understanding of how a vulnerable person could be drawn into extremist thought. You will consider signs that may indicate an individual may be vulnerable to, or be experiencing, radicalisation, how to respond to your concerns, and how Prevent and the Channel programme work in practice.

This course covers both the individual Prevent responsibilities for frontline workers, and sector-specific responsibilities. The latter is delivered via Choose Your Path content, meaning that you can select the content that is relevant to your job role. Case studies and scenarios are included throughout to give you useful opportunities to apply key learning.

This course was last audited on: 7th July 2023. It is updated to reflect Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) 2023 Statutory Guidance.

  • Developed by professionals
  • Accredited by CPD
  • Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Approximate duration: 2 hours
  • Earn 2 CPD points on completion
  • Same day digital certificate. Printed certificate posted the next working day

Aims of the course

By the end of the course, learners will:

  • Understand what extremism and radicalisation are.
  • Understand how young people are radicalised and how extremist messaging can be spread.
  • Understand what the Prevent strategy is and what its aims are.
  • Understand what the Channel programme is and what its aims are.
  • Understand their own Prevent responsibilities.
  • Understand what sector-specific responsibilities there are with regards to Prevent guidance.
  • Know how to recognise potential signs of concern.
  • Know what action to take if they are concerned about a child, young person or adult at risk.
  • Understand what steps might be taken following a Prevent referral.


CPD Approved

All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit. 

This certificate does not have an expiry date. However, based on industry best practice guidelines, the recommended renewal period for this training is 3 years. We will print this recommended renewal date on your certificate.

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If you wish to try this course then register for a demo by clicking the 'interactive demo' button. You will be given the option to purchase and continue with your course at the end of your demo!

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Course content

1Introduction to Prevent

Definitions of key terms, what does terrorism look like?, what is Prevent?, the Channel programme, how does radicalisation happen?, new social groups, online grooming and extremist messaging online.

2Prevent Responsibilities

The Prevent legislation, general guidance, sharing information, assessing risk, action plans, counter-terrorism local profiles, and monitoring inspection and enforcement. Choose Your Path Content (Sector-Specific Guidance) - Local Authorities, schools and childcare providers, further and higher education, health sector, prisons, probation services and the police.

3Potential Signs of Radicalisation

Example scenario, potential signs of radicalisation and example scenarios.

4 Responding to Concerns

Notice, Check, Share, what to do if you have a concern, example scenarios and levels of concerns.

5Prevent in Practice

Making a Prevent referral, Local Authority thresholds, Channel, local initiatives and community organisations, Prevent statistics, Channel programme success stories, criticisms of Prevent, independent review of Prevent and resources.

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The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked twenty multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed. If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.

Who should take this course?

This course is perfect for anyone working in frontline sectors who has contact with potentially vulnerable people. If you work in the sectors which have statutory Prevent duties and must show compliance, this course can be used to demonstrate due diligence.

The course is particularly useful for anyone working (including as a volunteer) in:

  • Education - from early years settings to further and higher education.
  • Childcare - including registered childcare providers.
  • Local Authorities.
  • Health care.
  • Prisons, the probation service and the police.

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Course access

Once you’ve completed your purchase, look out for an email containing the details you’ll need to start your training. 

If you’ve purchased a single course, we’ll send you a unique course code. You can use this to add your training to an existing account, or create a brand new one. 

Purchased multiple courses for training your team? We’ll email you all the login details you need to distribute to your staff.

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If your delivery address is in the UK, we will send a hard copy of your certificate to your UK postal address once you’ve completed your course. Although we try to deliver your certificates as soon as possible, please allow 3-4 working days for delivery.

Don’t want to wait? You can instantly download your digital certificate as a PDF after course completion.

Additionally, please note that if your company is paying by invoice we can only issue certificates after your order has been fully paid.

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Continued support

Our friendly customer support team is happy to help at any stage of your training. Call us on 0333 006 7000 or contact, and we’ll do our best to answer any questions you may have. 

Additionally, have you seen our help page? It’s full of useful information to help guide you through your training experience.