Prevent duty training

Access training courses on the Prevent duty, the threat from terrorism and extremism in the UK and how to support people susceptible to radicalisation.

Prevent is one part of the government’s overall counter-terrorism strategy, CONTEST. The aim of Prevent is to:

  • tackle the ideological causes of terrorism
  • intervene early to support people susceptible to radicalisation
  • enable those who have already engaged in terrorism to disengage and rehabilitate

This training is for people working in sectors covered by the Prevent duty, such as:

  • education
  • health
  • local authorities
  • police
  • criminal justice agencies (prisons, probation and youth justice)

Other sectors that are not covered by the Prevent duty may also complete this training.

Prevent duty courses

In these training courses, you will learn about:

  • the Prevent duty
  • different forms of extremism and terrorism
  • the risk around radicalisation and your supportive role
  • making a Prevent referral that is both informed and made with good intention
  • the interventions and support available

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This service is also available in Welsh (Cymraeg).

If you have started a course and would like to complete it, use your reference number to resume your course

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Published 1 September 2022
Last updated 25 July 2023 + show all updates
  1. Updated wording on Prevent duty training following the Independent Review of Prevent.

  2. First published.