Preventing Violent Extremism Awareness Training: Welcome to Your Course


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Here are some tips to help you make the best use of this course. We hope you enjoy the experience.

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      Welcome to Safeguarding Against Violent Extremism


Check List

  • Make sure you’ve set aside sufficient time to immerse yourself in the course
  • The course will work on your different devices, and will save progress providing you have properly logged on and off
  • Ensure your browser is functioning and up-to-date, with a good internet connection
  • Switch your speakers on and/or have your headphones at the ready
  • Avoid resting your cursor over film clips, so the play bar doesn’t cover up the screen
  • When possible use the navigation buttons and menu options within the course. You can use your browser back button if you like, for example when you want to check a lesson whilst doing a quiz

Please note, there are short quizzes over the course of the lessons. You will need to score 80% or more to complete the course and get your certificate!


9/11: The Al Qaeda attacks on New York’s Twin Towers and the Pentagon in Washington on 11th September 2001, which triggered President George W Bush’s ‘War on Terror’ and the  wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

7/7: The co-ordinated bomb attacks on London by four young British men in the name of Al Qaeda, on 7th July 2005, which killed 52 people.

Al Qaeda: Terrorist group founded in 1988 by Osama Bin Laden, which committed the 9/11 attacks.

Islamic State (Daesh/IS/ISIS/ISIL): Terrorist group formed after the fall of Saddam Hussain in Iraq and the civil war in Syria. It is the most prominent recruiter of Westerners to its mission to establish its own state.

CONTEST & the ‘4 Ps’: The British Government’s Counter Terrorism strategy initiated in 2006, revised in 2011, consisting of 4 strands: Prepare, Protect, Prevent and Pursue.

Prevent: Aiming to stop (prevent) individuals from supporting terrorism or becoming terrorists.