RecoRa courses


The RecoRa Training Modules

Our master classes and two-day programmes integrate perspectives drawn from the following RecoRa modules:

  • A History of Global Jihadism
  • Understanding the development of the right wing ideology
  • Recognising Radicalisation – The RecoRa and comparative models
  • Violent extremism in the name of Christianity
  • Searching for the Radical – research and practice in identifying early warning signs to violence
  • Grooming and Recruitment – how radicalisers operate and the implications for counter radicalisation practice
  • Pathways to Global Jihadism – radicalisation and recruitment
  • Pathways to Right wing violence - radicalisation and recruitment
  • Safeguarding children and young people
  • The politics of fear
  • Designing and assessing interventions for commissioners
  • Designing and assessing interventions for community-based organisations
  • Developing a solution matrix
  • Outcome management
  • Safeguarding against violence for schools
  • Mentoring skills for responding to radicalisation.
  • Faith based mentoring
  • The Journey of the soul – a case study of an intervention that works
  • Women radicalisers and female terrorists. 
  • Service Learning – a new approach to building resilience through volunteering
  • Managing convicted terrorist [specialist course for prison and other staff who mange individuals convicted of terrorist related offences] - This also is referred to as Managing Extremist Offenders.
  • Addressing the narratives that promote terrorism. {Specialist course for  workers and mentors who are engaged in confronting groups or individuals who promote or are vulnerable to support Al Qaida inspired ideology}

The RecoRa Master Class Series

These are three, four or five day programmes designed to develop shared narratives and build collaborative partnerships across governmental agencies; between formal organisations at the State level and community level, or between formal organisations and community level activists. We also deliver a specific youth work master class; and a specific community work master class.

Each Master class is contextualised to the local situation but typically will use a series of lectures and group work exercises to enable participants to share perspectives, develop empathy for different viewpoints and build shared narratives that enables policy and practice to be developed.   

Our Master Classes focus on understanding Global Jihadism, and right wing ideologies and include: a focus on recognising and responding to the radicalisation processes that are used to promote and provoke the engagement in violence; designing and building effective policy solutions; designing and delivering interventions that safeguard individuals and groups; and managing outcomes.

Integrated in to the learning process is a relationship building focus. This is designed to ensure that collaborative partnership outcomes can be activated by a team from across different agencies who are involved locally in countering terrorism or preventing the growth of support for the ideologies that underpin violence.

We also deliver four specific masterclasses

  1. Graduate Course. This is a four day, usually residential course designed to enable Students of the Institute manage on behalf of their employing organisation The RecoRa Materials. 
  2. Institutionalising practice for Policy makers. This is for senior managers within Associate Member Organisations responsible for embedding practice within the workforce and/or community. This four day course has been designed to support Associate Members maximise the use of the RecoRa License.
  3. Addressing violence underpinned by right wing ideologies. Designed to build shared knowledge, policy and practice between formal organisations, front line workers and communities
  4. Motivational mentoring . This is a four day course designed to up-skill street level workers in supporting change in individuals through mentoring using motivational interviewing techniques.

Two day training Programmes

All of our courses use a mixture of lectures and training exercises.

Each course seeks to build confidence at a local level to develop effective practice underpinned by relevant and empowering policies.

Our training is concerned with building content knowledge as well as drawing out the experiential knowledge within individuals. We embed within all of our courses designed and tested solutions that can be applied in practice whether at a policy or street level. Whilst our courses are built from our evaluated modules, they are always contextualised and adapted to the local circumstances.

We use our training to recruit our graduates and provide opportunities for formal not for profit organisations to freely use our materials on an ongoing basis to develop policy and practice across their work force. We do not deliver one day training programmes. We do however provide one day briefings and workshops to enable local institutions, organisations and partnerships to appropriately understand the value of our approach; or to add to learning events or conferences.

The learning and practice outcomes that emerge from our programmes for  individual participants are summarised below.  

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Enhance knowledge of the process of radicalisation and the relating policy and practice options for responding which builds the confidence of participants to

  1. Understand the link between current knowledge on the process of radicalisation and the local policy options that emerge from this.
  2. Identify the training and development needs of themselves and key influencers of policy and practice in their organisation/community.

Develop understanding of the process of radicalisation to a level where participants have the ability:

  1. To provide advice on the process of radicalisation and the policy and practice options relevant to their locality.
  2. To provide advice on the priority training and development needs for policy makers and front line professionals.
  3. Encourage others to engage in recognising and responding to ideological violence.


Develop an understanding of the process of radicalisation and the policy and practice options for responding to radicalisation which enables the participants:

  1. To develop and deliver training and awareness sessions to other policy makers and front line professionals.
  2. To support front line professionals develop practical interventions.
  3. Engage in community dialogues aimed at building collaborative partnerships.


In addition we work to secure positive outcomes relating to collaborative partnership working. This  includes building a shared narrative designed to promote the active engagement of street level workers in tackling violent extremism; community participation within safeguarding individual and communities; effective skills in designing interventions to support radicalised individuals and groups dis engage from the radicalisation process; and building relationships between key influencers across different sectors.

Some example of our two day training courses

  • Safeguarding against violence

  • Recognising and responding to radicalisation

  • Understanding and responding to the narratives of the new radical right

  • Building collaborative partnerships

  • Designing and assessing interventions for commissioners

  • Designing and assessing interventions for community-based organisations

  • Managing outcomes

  • Managing Extremist Offenders.
  • Mentoring vulnerable individuals in group work settings. {schools version} {youth work version} {community version}

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