ACT Awareness eLearning garners endorsements

A survey has revealed that nine out of ten users of the ACT Awareness eLearning course, developed by Counter Terrorism Policing, would recommend the package to a colleague.

A survey of 20,000 course participants also found that nine out of ten said the interactive nature of the programme enhanced their learning.

In total, more than 5,000 companies have signed up to use ACT Awareness eLearning since its launch 18 months ago, including shopping centres, football clubs, entertainment venues, and education and faith institutions.

The training course, which takes around 45 minutes and is divided into short sections so it can be fitted in around business needs, covers how to spot the signs of suspicious behaviour and what to do if an attack should take place.

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Lucy D’Orsi said: “All staff working in crowded places – not just those who have a security role – can follow the course and be in a stronger position to help protect themselves, colleagues and the public. We are grateful to Marks and Spencer, who entered into this collaboration with us. This is a perfect example of what can be achieved if we work in close partnership with the business community.”


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