Side by Side: the learner Prevent duty online modules

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) is pleased to launch Side by Side, the Prevent duty online modules for learners across the Further Education (FE) and Training sector. These are funded by the Department for Education (DfE) so can be used free of charge.

All FE providers have a duty to safeguard their students – and Prevent is about safeguarding our students to keep them both safe and within the law. The Prevent Duty is not about preventing students from having political and religious views, but supporting them to use those concerns or act on them in non-extremist ways.

You can access the free online modules at which cover the following topics:

  • Radicalisation and extremism
  • Online safety
  • What can you trust?
  • British values.

Each module includes a brief final assessment and after successful completion, learners can download a certificate.

The ETF are holding two free events in July to present the modules and to discuss how they can be used. Further events around the country will take place in September, October and November.

Visit our Safeguarding and Prevent pages

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