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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.

If you need a greater depth of knowledge and understanding (for example if you are in a student-facing role) then the Workshop for Raising Awareness of Prevent (WRAP2) should be your next step, after first completing the Home Office online package.

The University of Manchester is a specified authority under the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015. As such we are subject to legally-binding sector-specific Duty Guidance and must demonstrate “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism“. Duty Guidance covers such areas as risk assessment, action planning and staff training. The following is an extract from the Duty Guidance:

"Compliance with the duty will require the institution to demonstrate that it is willing to undertake Prevent awareness training and other training that could help the relevant staff prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and challenge extremist ideas which risk drawing people into terrorism. We would expect appropriate members of staff to have an understanding of the factors that make people support terrorist ideologies or engage in terrorist-related activity. Such staff should have sufficient training to be able to recognise vulnerability to being drawn into terrorism, and be aware of what action to take in response. This will include an understanding of when to make referrals to the Channel programme and where to get additional advice and support."

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 think that you require further training, the University organises “WRAP 2” training sessions. These “Workshops for Raising Awareness of Prevent” typically take 2.5 hrs to complete and are facilitated by the Regional FE/HE Prevent Coordinator. They offer the opportunity to explore some of the issues in greater depth and are delivered face to face, rather than online.

The course is available on the Training Catalogue: TSLD002

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.