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The Importance of British Values

Subject Area

Skills for Independence, Life & Work

Student Type


Study Mode

Distance Learning

Course Type

Adult Further Education

What is the course about?

This qualification is aimed at anyone looking to develop their knowledge of the British Values. Students will learn what is meant by British Values as well as looking at democracy, mutual respect, tolerance, and individual liberty. They will also learn how to promote British Values in their own activities.

Why should I choose the course?

This is a flexible course allowing you to learn from your own home, in your own time. Understanding British Values is essential, especially in sectors such as education and public services. This course will ensure your knowledge of British Values is up to date. Studying with Warrington & Vale Royal College means you will have access to award-winning learning and assessment materials.

What will I learn?

Throughout this course you will cover the following topics:

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

  • What British Values are
  • British Values legislation
  • Legislation concerning human rights and counterterrorism
  • The importance of British Values today.

Section 2: Democracy in relation to British Values

  • Democratic practices
  • Ways in which individuals can become involved in democracy
  • Local politics
  • Meetings and elections
  • Education and democracy
  • Examples of democracy in society today
  • The benefits of democracy.

Section 3: Mutual respect, tolerance, and individual liberty

  • Mutual respect and tolerance
  • What is meant by individual liberty and examples of individual liberties available to UK citizens
  • The range of faiths and beliefs practiced by UK citizens including having no faith
  • The impact of terrorism, extremism, and radicalisation
  • Positive and negative impacts of own behaviour.

What will the course lead on to?

We offer a wide range of other continuing professional development (CPD) courses. For further information, please refer to the website or contact our Learner Services Team on 01925 494400 or

Are there any links with industry and university?

All modules will be linked to generic business needs as well as personal development needs.

What support is available?

We have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if required, as well as a Welfare Team that is on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed. Additionally, eligible students can access a wide range of finance and funding support to help them during their time at college.

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Why should I choose to study the course at Warrington & Vale Royal College?

Warrington & Vale Royal College has been rated as a good college in the latest Ofsted inspection. It has an excellent reputation for vocational courses and responds to specific business needs when requested. The tutors at Warrington & Vale Royal College are highly experienced in their fields and have a great deal of industry knowledge to impart. Our distance learning courses are delivered entirely online, allowing you to benefit from expert teaching in the comfort of your own home.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no specific entry requirements, but you should have access to and be able to use online learning platforms and be able to cope with level 2 literacy.

Are there any additional costs associated with the course?

There are no specific extra costs apart from access to IT and the internet, as well as any books/stationery you wish to purchase yourself.

Careers Information

Course options

Start Any Time

6 Weeks
Class Times
Distance Learning
In your own time
Adult Fee
16-18 Fee
Contact College

Call to Enrol 01925 494 400

Fees Information
This course is FREE*. If you have not been resident in the UK for 3 years you may be subject to overseas fees. *Ts&Cs apply

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