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CPD The Importance of British Values

Course Overview

British Values is an initiative set up by the government to teach students the Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, the mutual respect and tolerance for those of other faiths and beliefs, and the commitment to promote the Equality duty. Our short online Importance of British Values course is aimed at anyone looking to develop knowledge on the subject and employers looking for British Values training for staff, and it covers democracy, mutual respect, tolerance, individual liberty and more.

Key Information

Course Length
26 hours

Course Level
Level CPD

Learning Method(s)
Online materials
Online assessment

For Individuals


  • Automatic enrolment with an immediate start
  • Fully online course
  • Study from anywhere, at any time
  • Perfect for an introduction or refresher in a subject
  • A great addition to a CV
  • Receive a digital e-certificate upon completion
  • Nationally recognised
  • Access to an award-winning e-learning platform
  • No hidden costs

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Section 1: What is meant by the term ‘British Values’

Learn the British Values meaning, legislations including those concerning human rights and counter-terrorism, and the importance of the values today.

Section 2: Democracy in relation to British Values

Explore a range of democratic practices, ways in which individuals can become involved in democracy, local politics, and meetings and elections, as well as education and democracy, examples of democracy in society today, and the benefits of democracy.

Section 3: Mutual respect, tolerance and individual liberty

Learn about mutual respect and tolerance, what is meant by individual liberty and examples of individual liberties available to UK citizens, and the range of faiths and beliefs practiced by UK citizens including having no faith. Discover the impact of terrorism, extremism and radicalisation, positive and negative impacts of own behaviour, discrimination, stereotyping, labelling and prejudice, as well as the potential effects of discrimination, and the importance of positively promoting diversity.

Section 4: How to promote British Values in own activities

Discover ways of promoting British Values and how the Prevent duty supports British Values.

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