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Awareness e-Learning course update

UK police are launching an updated version of the ACT (Action Counters Terrorism) Awareness e-Learning course. It comes with a simplified registration system.

Over 400,000 people have taken the e-Learning since its launch in April 2018, completing nearly 2.5 million modules. It takes 45 minutes to work through the six sections and as with any online learning you can work through it on a personal or work computer, laptop or tablet; in one session or one module at a time. The course covers how to spot the signs of suspicious behaviour and what to do to help yourself, others and the emergency responders if an attack should take place.

Senior National Coordinator for Protective Security, Deputy Assistant Commissioner Lucy D’Orsi says: “This is really useful training that anyone can do and access at any time. It’s an opportunity for you to play your part in protecting the national security of the UK. I know these are difficult and unprecedented times. During COVID-19 CT Policing continues and we would ask that you help us by being a CT Citizen and undertaking this training.

“As we saw just this weekend, with a suspected terrorist stabbing attack in France leaving two dead and five injured, we all need to remain aware of the threat. Whilst many people are spending more time working online from home, I’m asking if you could find time and take just 45 minutes to complete the course.”

Version two of ACT Awareness e-Learning, by police and security managers from Marks and Spencer, and the exam awarding body Highfield, is available here. Companies can register on behalf of all employees and share the login details with their staff. Those already registered will be sent the link to Version 2 automatically shortly, police add.

Powered by Urim, the ACT app free for businesses was launched last month.

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