SIA launches new counter-terrorism e-learning today

The Security industry Authority is launching Action Counters Terrorism (ACT) Security e-learning for security professionals.

Developed in partnership with the National Counter Terrorism Security Office and the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure, 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 whilst on duty.

The course will take around 75 minutes and its flexible delivery will allow the user to pause and save progress. This new ACT Security e-learning course follows a successful pilot in August 2021 that included security businesses and operatives.

When taken with ACT Awareness e-learning, the new training covers the entire counter-terrorism content for the licence-linked qualifications and top-up training.

There are five modules that cover: the role of a security operative in counter terrorism; current terrorist attack methods; identifying and responding to suspicious activity; incident response planning; and responding to a terrorist incident.

Paul Fullwood, director of Inspections and Enforcement, 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."


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