Keeping apprentices safe

At London Met we take our obligation to guarantee the security of our students extremely seriously which includes our apprentices. We're dedicated to working collectively to build a great learning experience, as well as to ensure the maximum levels of protection and welfare for our apprentices.


London Met's Safeguarding Policy applies to all university staff, applicants, learners, volunteers, anyone representing the University and visitors to the University. The policy applies to face-to-face activities and activities delivered online. Please report any safeguarding concern, no matter how small you think it might be. No concern is too small to share.


As part of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015, universities are expected to heed "due regard to the need to prevent individuals from being drawn into terrorism". There's no one means of recognising an individual who might be susceptible to radical dogma and it's frequently the result of a sum of impacts. These can consist of extended family, acquaintances or connections they've created online. Radicalism can also consist of peaceful activity.

The University’s part

  • Offer appropriate education for university staff so they're aware of the responsibilities the University has under the Prevent duty, as well as how to cope with dangers and fears.

  • Get obvious processes ready so any worries can instantly be given expert consideration.

  • Offer an opportunity for apprentices to investigate these issues.

  • Offer a contact used for any additional info concerning the Prevent duty.

  • Guarantee apprentices are capable of conveying ideas via non-extremist means and build an atmosphere that promotes considerate free speech.

The apprentice's employer's part

  • Show a dedication to the principles that reinforce the Prevent duty.
  • Seek out expert assistance if any matters are put forward.

British values

A valuable element of the Prevent duty is the advancement of British values. These are the rules that structure our culture and are preserved via legal legislation, for example the Equality Act 2010. British values are defined as:

  • Democracy – making decisions together, the right to an opinion
  • The rule of law – understanding rules and why they are important, following rules to develop order
  • Personal freedom along with reciprocal regard – freeom of speech for all, the right to make own choices
  • Acceptance for those with diverse beliefs and principles – listening to other viewpoints, understanding diversity, learning about different cultures and faiths

Apprentices are urged to delve into concepts where these principles are understood and respected.

The University’s part

  • To boost British values during an apprentice’s course.

  • Offer a dedicated course of education that specifies and investigates British values and how they affect our culture.

  • Design occasions for apprentices to use their knowledge to appropriate circumstances and situations.

  • Nurture apprentices to appreciate each other and their differences with regard to protected characteristics defined in the Equality Act 2010.

The apprentice's employer’s part

Health and Safety

  • Apprentice employers have the primary responsibility for Health and Safety of their apprentices and managing any risks as relevant to the workplace environment.

  • London Met has responsibility for Health and Safety of the University environment and making sure our employer partners are following Government Health and Safety regulations.

  • We ask all apprenticeship employers to provide evidence of their current Employer Liability Insurance and Health and Safety Policy.

Employers and apprentices with any questions or comments about apprentices welfare should contact the Head of Work Based Learning Policy and Practice at