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Counter-terror e-learning course

The Security industry Authority (SIA) is launching Action Counters Terrorism (ACT) Security e-learning for security people. The SIA reports that it developed the new training with the UK official National Counter Terrorism Security Office (Nactso) and the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI).

ACT Security is free, specialised training for front line security operatives. The custom-built training provides up-to-date counter-terrorism knowledge to help operatives prepare for and respond to terrorist incidents while on duty.

The course will take around one hour and 15 minutes, the UK regulator says; and its flexible delivery will allow the user to pause and save progress. This new ACT Security e-learning course follows a pilot in August, that included security businesses and operatives.

Paul Fullwood, Director of Inspections and Enforcement at the SIA said: “The security industry plays a vital role in public protection. We’ve been working closely with counter-terrorism experts within the National Counter Terrorism Security Office and the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure to develop specialised e-learning for the security industry. ACT Security will provide operatives with greater knowledge and confidence to detect, deter, or disrupt potential terrorist activity. We urge all security operatives to take this free specialised training to enhance their skills to combat the threat of terrorism.”

This is besides the ACT Awareness e-learning. When taken with ACT Awareness, the new training covers the entire counter-terrorism content for the licence-linked qualifications and top-up training. There are five modules:

• role of a security operative in counter terrorism
• terrorist attack methods
• identifying and responding to suspicious activity
• incident response planning; and
• responding to a terrorist incident.

Security people can seek the training by:

Sending an email to with the subject “PIN request for ACT e-learning”. The SIA will reply with a PIN;
Go to the ACT e-learning site;
Enter the PIN sent by the SIA when asked for an access/PIN code.



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