Certificate in Safeguarding, prevent, and British Values


13 Weeks


About the Course

An intensive, distance learning programme designed to develop skills needed to recognise and prevent radicalisation and extremism, the principles of safeguarding, the Prevent duty and its importance in society, and the importance of online safety and British values. By enrolling on this course, you’ll develop the skills needed to recognise and prevent radicalisation and extremism.


This course is designed for people who work in a line management role and wish to develop their knowledge of Safeguarding, Prevent, and British Values and for people with a personal interest in furthering your understanding of the topic.


These courses are delivered by online learning via our Equal platform, with 1:1 coaching from our team of expert tutors.


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Course Overview

As part of the online Safeguarding, Prevent, and British Values course, you will develop Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours in the below areas:

  • Principles of safeguarding
  • The importance of British Values
  • The Prevent duty and its importance in society
  • The importance of online safety

Course Delivery

Self-directed study

In studying through an online course, you will be expected to do a significant amount of self-directed study. We’ll support by structuring the online Equal platform to give you manageable deadlines to keep you progressing through the units to ensure you achieve the qualification.


We would recommend you set aside a minimum of 5 hours per week over the duration of the course to ensure you are successful.


Should you need support or further explanation of a topic after completing the online learning / reading, you will have access to a dedicated tutor who will be on-hand on the phone or email to answer your questions.



You will be matched with an experienced Tutor and Learning Support Assistant (LSA) who will be your guide through the programme. They will work with you to help you set your objectives for what you want to get out of your participation. You will have a minimum of 2 structured progress reviews with your Tutor/LSA through the course. However, they are of course on hand throughout to deal with any questions as they arise.



Throughout the qualification you will be continually assessed against the qualification’s unit criteria. The online Equal platform contains all of the assessments and will prompt you to complete each assessment after completing the relevant section of e-learning.


Your Tutor will review all submitted work and provide you with feedback to help you further improve your understanding.

How You Will Benefit

  • Learn the definition of safeguarding and the national and local context of safeguarding and protection from abuse.
  • Develop an understanding of the types of abuse and the duty of care through the principles that underpin safeguarding of children, young people, and adults.
  • Develop the skills needed to appropriately respond to a disclosure of abuse and what a person should do if a disclosure takes place.
  • Explore the principles of British values and learn about the relevant legislation concerning human rights and counter-terrorism.
  • Define the term ‘liberty’ and understand the impact of terrorism, extremism, and radicalisation.
  • Learn how Prevent duty supports British values.
  • Define Prevent and CONTEST, and develop an understanding of the threat of terrorism.
  • Learn key principles in duty and safeguarding, including the factors which may make an individual susceptible to becoming radicalised and the actions, including reporting procedures, that should be taken if there are concerns that a vulnerable individual or group may be at risk from radicalisation
  • Discover the positive uses of internet activity as well as the surface web, deep web, and dark web
  • Develop skills to identify individuals who may be vulnerable online and the risk of negative online activity
  • Learn the signs that an individual may be using the internet inappropriately, and how an individual can be supported to change their online behaviour.

Entry Requirements

We highly recommend that you have access to a laptop or desktop computer to best enable you to complete the assessments.


If English is your second language, we highly recommend that you complete an ESOL course before enrolling for this qualification.

Learner Journey

During your online course, you’ll work through a series of units to achieve your qualification. For more information, please download our Learner Journey map.


Download learner journey map

Contact for further information

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