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NAHT Prevent E-learning CPD

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All schools are subject to a duty under Section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 to have "due regard" to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism. This is known as the Prevent Duty.

The Prevent Duty Guidance 2015 and Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019 both underline the importance of Prevent awareness training for staff to ensure that they have the knowledge and confidence to identify children at risk of being drawn into terrorism, and to challenge extremist ideas. They should also know where and how to refer children for further help.

Prevent is first and foremost a safeguarding duty. It should not be burdensome, and it is like how staff can safeguard young people from other social harms such as gangs and violence. However, it is often perceived as a complex and controversial area and people do not always have the confidence to tackle subjects like terrorism and extremism.

In partnership with a highly respected Prevent practitioner and subject matter expert, the NAHT has developed a comprehensive, accessible CPD that covers all aspects of the Prevent Duty that affect education. It is up to date, incorporating the recently released CONTEST STRATEGY 2018 (which includes significant changes to Prevent) as well as the latest Home Office Channel referral figures which highlight the essential role that education plays in safeguarding young people through Prevent.

Staff can access the training in their own time and at their own pace, via accessible modules, each followed by a short assessment (parts of which are scenario-based) to check understanding. They may re-visit the modules as often as they wish to improve or refresh their knowledge.

The CPD is divided into 7 sections, each one contains a short assessment at the end to check your understanding. Cases studies involving different types of extremism (base on real-life Prevent referrals) are incorporated throughout the module, to reinforce the learning and bring the CPD to life.



  • Background to Prevent Duty
  • Key terms and definitions that schools are required to understand
  • Latest information around threat/risk of terrorism
  • Response - UK CONTEST strategy, incorporating Prevent

What is Prevent

  • Outline of Prevent
  • Relevance to education, tackling myths
  • Channel-explanation of Channel Safeguarding process
  • Case study to embed understanding of Channel


  • Understanding of extremism
  • Emphasis on the most common types of extremism
  • Islamist-inspired extremism
  • Far right-inspired extremism

Responsibilities for schools

  • Legal obligations for schools
  • Understanding of Prevent as a safeguarding duty

British Values

  • How to build resilience to radicalisation
  • Prepare students for life in modern Britain
  • Tackles controversy around British Values
  • Consistent with latest Ofsted guidance
  • Practical advice on how to embed British Values within the curriculum


  • Understanding of processes of radicalisation
  • Types of vulnerabilities consistent with Prevent referrals

Warning Signs

  • Practical guidance on how to spot signs of concern
  • Case study


  • Prevent as part of safeguarding
  • How to report concerns
  • Notice-Check-Share principle
  • Additional resources

E-learning aims

To provide clear, up-to-date training for schools and childcare providers on the 'Prevent Duty Guidance for England and Wales' (HM Government, July 2015) and 'Contest The United Kingdom's Strategy for Countering Terrorism' (June 2018)

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E-learning module information

You can purchase this CPD module only - please see the costs below, or you can purchase this module together with the NAHT Safeguarding E-learning CPD module at the same time and receive a 10% discount.

To see the details of the Safeguarding module, please click the button below:


Primary Schools

Member - £340 for 12 months
Non-Member - £440 for 12 months

Secondary Schools

Member - £680 for 12 months
Non-member - £800 for 12 months

This module purchase includes access for all of your staff registered at your school. Terms and conditions apply - please click the button below to see these:

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