Preventing Radicalisation (Basic Awareness) for Volunteers - Level 1

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    Preventing Radicalisation (Basic Awareness) for Volunteers - Level 1 | Online Training Course | CPDUK Accredited

    Course Duration

    60 minutes

    CPD Hours

    1 hour


    CPD Certification Service


    CPD Certificate

    Certificate Validity

    3 years

    Who is the course for?

    This online preventing radicalisation (basic awareness) course is designed for all clinical and non-clinical staff, including unpaid and voluntary staff, who interact with adults, children, young people, and/or parents/carers. It is crucial for those who wish to understand the fundamentals of preventing radicalisation and the role they can play in safeguarding against extremism.

    Course content

    This preventing radicalisation (basic awareness) for volunteers online course is divided into the following sections:

    Key definitions 

    ·        Understanding terrorism, radicalism, extremism, and vulnerability.

    Legal definitions 

    ·        Overview of laws related to radicalisation and preventive measures.

    Prevent strategy 

    ·        Introduction to the UK government's Prevent strategy within the broader CONTEST counter-terrorism policy.

    Vulnerability signs

    ·         Identifying signs and factors contributing to vulnerability towards radicalisation.

    Information sharing 

    ·        Guidelines on the effective sharing of information to prevent radicalisation.

    Online safety 

    ·        Measures to ensure safety against online radicalisation.

      Course aims

      The aims of this preventing radicalisation (basic awareness) for volunteers online course are to:

      • Equip participants with the knowledge to understand and mitigate the risks of radicalisation.
      • Foster skills to identify vulnerability and implement the Prevent strategy effectively.

          Learning objectives

          In this preventing radicalisation (basic awareness) eLearning course, we will:

          • Review the aims and importance of the prevent strategy as part of the UK's counter-terrorism efforts.
          • Explore how to identify individuals vulnerable to radicalisation and the signs indicating potential vulnerability.
          • Discuss the factors contributing to radicalisation and how these vulnerabilities can be addressed.
          • Examine the need for and methods of information sharing within the framework of Prevent and related legal requirements.

              Learning outcomes

              On completion of this preventing radicalisation (basic awareness) for volunteers e-learning course, the learner will be able to:

              • Define terrorism, radicalism, extremism and vulnerability.
              • Identify how volunteers can support Prevent.
              • Identify factors that can make individuals more likely to be radicalised or be a risk to others.
              • State what action to take if you have concerns about an individual or individuals.
              • Explain the role of CONTEST in the prevention of radicalisation.
              • Discuss how to create online safety.
              • Explain what makes a person vulnerable.
              • Explain the importance of sharing information and the consequences of failing to do so.

              Accreditation and Certification

              This CPD-accredited preventing radicalisation (basic awareness ) e-learning course for volunteers is externally peer-reviewed and accredited by the CPD Certification Service. Upon completion, participants will earn a CPD Certificate valid for three years.

              The course meets comprehensive compliance requirements set by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), Regulatory and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) and Care Inspectorates (Wales and Scotland), Skills for Care Core and Mandatory Training Framework and the UK Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF) and other UK health and social care regulatory bodies.

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              Why is the course important?

              Understanding and preventing radicalisation is a critical component of modern safeguarding practices. With the diverse threats faced by the UK, it is essential for everyone, especially those in volunteering positions, to be aware of the signs of radicalisation and know the measures to prevent it. This training supports the broader efforts to safeguard vulnerable individuals from being drawn into terrorism and ensures that volunteers can contribute effectively to these efforts.

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