Prevent Training for Employers

Safeguarding Apprentices from the Influences of Extremism

  • As an employer you have a responsibility to safeguard the people in your care. You may notice changes in behaviour from apprentices before their peers or parents.
  • As an employer you play an important role in helping build the resilience of apprentices against all forms of harm, and preparing them for life in modern Britain.
  • In this section you will find information to help you understand your ‘Prevent’ responsibilities and where to access support.

Understanding the threat from extremism and terrorism in the UK

What is extremism?

Extremism is the vocal or active opposition to our fundamental values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and the mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs. We also regard calls for the death of members of our armed forces as extremist.

(Source: Counter Extremism Strategy – October 2015)

What is terrorism?

Terrorism is defined as action designed to influence the government, intimidate the public, and done for the purpose of advancing a political, religious or ideological cause, that endangers or causes serious violence or harm to people, property, or seriously disrupts or interferes with an electronic system.

(Source: Terrorism Act – 2000)

According to the Home Office the current threat level for international terrorism in the UK is SEVERE. This means a terrorist attack is HIGHLY LIKELY.

Link for further information on threat levels:

FREE course for employers/Line Managers

Every employer who has apprentices working with them should undertake this short course on Prevent and it is free.


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