Assessors and tutors

Assessors and tutors

ETF online resources for use with learners

Side by Side Online Prevent duty and British values course for learners

Side by Side: a free Prevent duty online module for learners click on the link or type in

Side by Side contains four modules

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

Apprentices can go through these modules independently on a PC, tablet or mobile phone. There is also a smart board or projector version if staff wish to use these in a group setting. There is a facilitator guide with advice and additional activities for use with groups or for use one to one. Apprentices can take the assessments at the end of each module and if they pass the assessment they will get a downloadable certificate. If your organisations wants to track progress there is a tracking available. See the staff section of the website for further details.

ETF Prevent videos: These can be used with adult apprentices.

Talking British Values PowerPoint


English and maths
British Values introduction for maths and  British values and maths guidance and resources This includes resources designed for Entry level, Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 learners and a guide for staff to support them in creating their own resources for learners:

British Values Practitioners Guide: this includes materials for use with Entry level learners, level 1, level 2 and level 3 and guidance to help English practitioners develop their own resources.

Level 2 English language activity. Benjamin Zephaniah poem The British (Serves 60 million) with a BBC video of young people reading the poem
A chart to support the use of the poem: The British (Serves 60 million)

Voter registration activity : NAMSS – Your Vote Your Voice 2017 

Human Rights and Democratic Citizenship resources. Compass: a programme of activities created because human rights education – that focuses on promoting equality in human dignity – is incalculable value in shaping a dimension of democratic citizenship for all young people and in promoting a culture of universal human rights

British Council: Young people and extremism – a resource pack for youth workers This resource supports staff in understanding extremism and also has some activities for use with apprentices

British values – One nation

Produced by Steve Wright and Routes Puppets. This is suitable for learners from Entry level to Level 3.

The resource is structured to focus on four key British Values in individual chapters.

  • Democracy
  • The Rule of Law
  • Liberty
  • Tolerance

The chapters start with basic discussions around each value and are intended to be interactive. Download resource

Values of different countries activities

This activity involves matching values to different countries. This shows that many countries identify their values and promote them

E-safety information pack  and Prevent matching card game: both developed by Hull Learner Consortium (HLC)

Websites and videos for use with apprentices

Getting on together countering extremism course. The full course materials including videos developed by the GOT team in Cardiff but applicable across both England and Wales. These resources explore extremism and encourage class discussion.

The Safe Website. Resources for students from the Metropolitan police which explain the facts about extremism, tells apprentices what to do if: they are concerned about a friend or family member being vulnerable to extremism; if they are worried about something they have done or if they have been a victim of extremism. This also contains a section on internet safety.

A research portal: Prevent violent extremism. The portal assembles recent research on violent extremism and social media – this is funded by the Canadian Government but covers world wide extremism

Extreme Dialogue is a cutting-edge project designed to provide young people with the tools they need to challenge extremism in all its forms.

  1. Far-right extremism – why should we be concerned?
  2. Far-right extremism – the human face
  3. Far-right extremism – policing the far-right
  4. Far-right extremism – we need exit programmes
  5. Far-right extremism – how to approach extremists
  6. Far-right extremism – speaking against prejudice
  7. Far-right extremism – empowering targeted communities
  8. Far-right extremism – online extremism

Digital Disruption: Digital Disruption is a specialist education project that develops and distributes the tools and training to improve young people’s critical digital judgement skills. Digital judgement combines ‘traditional’ critical thinking skills, such as source verification, with ‘new’ knowledge about how the digital world works, such as understanding search engines and YouTube.

A series of short videos setting out propaganda techniques which are used to influence the public:

  • Evidence of Vampires video A video which was made by Digital Disruption with young people in London. The film is fictional but convinced many young people that there were vampires in London; it went viral. This is an excellent way to demonstrate how propaganda can be effective but totally untrue.

Diary of a Badman:These materials have been developed by Hamza productions. This is one video in a series about a young Muslim man and moral issues he faces. This is a humorous series. It should be viewed in advance to decide if it is appropriate for your students. There are extensive notes to read before using the video.

Pathways video: This video has been used widely. It presents the route to extremism for two young men, one in terms of extreme right activity and one in terms of Islamic extremism.

Materials to support use of the Pathways videos:

Pathways video

Conspiracy theories and fake news

Fake News

How to spot fake news: An activity to identify fake news

Fake News Lesson Plan: From the British Council

Don’t feed the beast  Government web-page about watching out for fake new

UK fact checking website:  This is a registered charity. They actively seek a diverse range of funding and are transparent about all our sources of income.

Buzz news video: Avoiding fake news

Which pictures can we trust? Test your powers of observation

Conspiracy theories

Level 3 Study of the Moonlanding conspiracy using critical thinking skills. This can introduce level 3 students to a critical approach to claims which are presented at factually based. These skills can then be used in relation to other claims.

The Moonlanding conspiracy theory with images and video links using critical thinking skills to analyse the moon-landing conspiracy claims

The Moonlanding conspiracy theory word document and charts. These are to print out for the class. The document contains charts to consider the evidence for and against the conspiracy theory and it supports students in making a final judgement of their own

Resources from employer providers and ITPs

For further information from across the whole FE and training sector explore the main practitioners’ section