Freedom of Speech Training

Freedom of Speech
Freedom of Speech

Understand the history of freedom of speech.

Freedom of speech
Freedom of speech

Learn about the latest freedom of speech legislation.


Freedom of Speech

Freedom of speech has been a long-debated topic in society across history. Understanding what the concept of freedom of speech is, and its history, is integral to protecting and maintaining it in the right way. In recent years, freedom of speech has become an area of interest across the higher education sector, especially university campuses. Our Freedom of Speech training course is designed to equip learners with key information about freedom of speech and its relationship with universities.

Suitable for any higher education organisation or institution, this freedom of speech training provides learners with essential information about freedom of speech, including its history, key legislation relating to it, and more importantly, the role of universities in preserving it across their campuses for students and staff members.

This Freedom of Speech training explores the following:

  • The history of freedom of speech
  • Key legislation, including Article 10 of the Human Rights Act, Section 4 of the Public Order Act, Section 127 of the Communications Act, and the Terrorism Act
  • The impact of digital communications on freedom of speech
  • Freedom of speech and universities
  • Legal changes in the HE sector, including the new Freedom of Speech Act
  • Government concerns about freedom of speech
  • Core implications of the Freedom of Speech Act
  • The Freedom of Speech Act’s complaints scheme

Featuring high-quality graphics and interactions, thought-provoking questions and reflective exercises, our freedom of speech training is engaging and informative for all learners on this increasingly important topic.

Why choose Marshalls?

Marshall E-Learning has worked with leading universities across the UK for over two decades. Our strong relationship with university institutions and our positive reputation amongst the higher education sector ensures that we provide information that is relevant, accurate and tailored to higher education in our designated training courses. We pride ourselves on our connections across higher education, including our knowledge on the latest guidance and requirements for universities to adhere to. Universities and other HE institutions and individuals can rely on our training courses to be educational, engaging, informative and relevant.

FAQs about Freedom of Speech Training

How long is this course?

Our Freedom of Speech training takes 30 minutes to complete.

Who is this course for?

This training course is suitable for any individual interested in learning more about freedom of speech. Designed for higher education professionals and students, this freedom of speech course is relevant to all wanting a better understanding of how to protect freedom of speech.

Can this course be customised?

Yes. This training course is available for customisation for any organisation. Our in-house design team can tailor this Freedom of Speech training to suit the specific needs, requirements and aesthetic of your organisation. If you are a university institution for example, we can customise this course to feature your university branding, logo, photography and include your unique policies and procedures.

Is this course accessible?

Yes. Every Marshall E-Learning course is fully accessible. This Freedom of Speech training is available in an accessible WCAGGAA version.

Does the content of the course expire?

No. All of our eLearning courses are regularly monitored and updated where necessary to remain accurate and current. Our Freedom of Speech training is going to be regularly monitored to ensure its accuracy when the HE Freedom of Speech Act comes into force.

Do Marshalls offer any further training courses or content relevant for universities?

Yes. Marshall E-Learning has an extensive range of Student eLearning and Academic eLearning training courses that are relevant for university students and staff members. We regularly provide insightful news on our blog that universities may be interested in. Here are some of the lates blogs relevant to university and higher education institutions and professionals:

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This course is split into 9 parts:

History of free speech
Key legislation
The impact of digital communications
Freedom of Speech and Universities
Legal changes in the HE sector
Government concerns
Freedom of Speech Act
Core implications of the Freedom of Speech Act
Complaints Scheme


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Translation available
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WCAG version available
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Add your own photography and policies
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Customisation available, with bespoke scenarios
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Downloadable workbook
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Smartphone version
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End of course certificate
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Sector specific versions available

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