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Prevent Training

You may have been directed here by your line manager or simply want to know more about Prevent. Your starting point should be the Home Office online package (see below). This takes around 45 minutes to complete and is sufficient for most of our staff.

The University of Manchester is a specified authority under the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015. The Prevent duty requires specified authorities such as education, health, local authorities, police and criminal justice agencies (prisons and probation) to help prevent the risk of people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. The following is an extract from the Duty Guidance:

“We would expect appropriate members of staff to understand the factors that lead people to support terrorist ideologies or engage in terrorist-related activity. Such staff should have sufficient training to be able to recognise susceptibility to terrorism and be aware of what action to take in response, including the setting’s internal Prevent referral arrangements.”

Online training

The Home Office has produced an online training package for Prevent. This will take you around 45 minutes to complete. The course is available at:

If you have concerns that a student or colleague is vulnerable and at risk of being drawn into terrorism, or have any other Prevent-related queries, then please contact the University’s Prevent Lead, Dr David Barker, Director of Compliance & Risk. This can be on an anonymous basis.