Prevent is the Governments strategy to reduce the threat to the UK from terrorism.

The Governments Prevent strategy has three specific strategic objectives

1. Respond to ideological challenge of terrorism and the threat we face from those who promote it
2. Prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure that they are given appropriate advice and support
3. Work with sectors and institutions where there are risks of radicalisation that need to be addressed.

Skills Group have taken the following steps to ensure that we are able to support the Prevent strategy

We have:

1. Introduced clear policies and practices that are capable of identifying where learners or staff may be at risk of radicalisation and extremism
2. Produced a range of support materials and teaching resources which are built into our curriculum to raise awareness to learners of risks and signs of radicalisation and actions to take if you have concerns
3. Developed sustainable relationships with partner organisations in relation to the promotion, implementation and delivery of Prevent in particular Plymouth and Devon & Cornwall Police
4. Undertaken risk assessments
5. Nominated a dedicated Prevent lead: Debra Rowan, Quality Improvement Manager
6. Introduced safe and secure ways in which concerns can be discussed
7. Ensured that all staff are trained and understand their Prevent responsibilities.




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Frequently Asked Questions


I just wanted to say the biggest thank you to Vanessa, my trainer. You have made my journey so much easier, I don’t know what I would have done without you. You have been amazing and helped me to achieve my qualification. You’ve guided me through every step of the way, I really appreciate it, Vanessa, you have been my rock.

Katie Shorland, Level 2 Hairdressing

I always struggled in school as I wasn’t very academic, so knew learning on the job would be a better option for me. I would find it difficult to get up for 9am but now I wake up and look forward to my day. I wanted to try a hair apprenticeship as I’ve always been interested in hairdressing, and by the end of the first week, I already loved it!

Jaimee Benson, Level 2 Hairdressing

I have developed a range of new skills through work including the technical, industry skills required for the job, to personal development such as ensuring I am always on time. The biggest change since leaving school is adjusting to the independence you gain from earning a salary. My advice to anyone thinking of doing an apprenticeship would be find what you like doing, and go for it!

Will Birch, Level 2 Bricklaying

Since starting the apprenticeship, I’ve become far more confident. In a classroom, you only interact with your classmates, but through working you develop your people skills as you interact with customers on a daily basis. At school, you are closely monitored and parented, however I am now more independent and feel grown up

Sam Collard, Level 2 Light Vehicle and Maintenance Repair

The most important thing I’ve learnt since leaving school is that there are other routes to success than just academia. I failed my GCSEs, as I never suited the school environment. Now though, I’m really enjoying my apprenticeship as I’ve discovered I learn more through hands-on practice.

Ben Freeman, Level 2 Carpentry

I would just like to thank you and your team for all the amazing work they do, you have provided me with the most invaluable experience which has helped to pave the way of my future. The work you do for young people is incredible!

Luke Kowalski, Teaching Assistant and former apprentice at Sir Robert Gefferys School