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ACT Awareness eLearning

ACT Awareness eLearning is a new CT awareness product designed for all UK based companies and organisations nd available to the public.

ACT Awareness eLearning

Devised by CT officers and security experts, the ACT Awareness eLearning package was previously only available to staff working in crowded places like shopping centres and entertainment venues.

Now Counter Terrorism Policing has decided to open up the training to anyone who wants to become a CT Citizen so they can learn how to spot the signs of suspicious behaviour and understand what to do in the event of a major incident.

ACT Awareness eLearning will provide nationally recognised corporate CT guidance to help people better understand, and mitigate against, current terrorist methodology.

The following eLearning Modules are available:

  1. Introduction to Terrorism
  2. Identifying Security Vulnerabilities
  3. How to Identify and Respond to Suspicious Behaviour
  4. How to Identify and Deal with a Suspicious Item
  5. What to do in the Event of a Bomb Threat
  6. How to Respond to a Firearms or Weapons attack
  7. Summary and Supporting Materials

Two options are available for you to access the eLearning:

  1. URL: You will be provided with your own URL link and PIN to immediately access the online version.

  2. SCORM: If you intend to deliver the ACT Awareness eLearning course using your own learning management system (LMS) then we can supply a SCORM 1.2 compliant file.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register?

To register please visit:

Is there a charge for this eLearning?

No, all NaCTSO guidance is free.

Can I share my password for the eLearning with other companies?

No, your login is unique to your company.

Will the e-learning programme work on my devices?

This online training solution will work on Windows or Apple desktop PCs or Laptop computers. It will also work on iPads running the current version if iOS and Android tablets from mainstream manufacturers.

I am a Small to Medium Enterprise (SME) with a small workforce and no Learning Management System, which version will best suit me?

In this scenario you should use the ‘URL’ based version which can be accessed from Staff will receive a certificate on completion of all modules.

Which version will allow me to track my employees’ completion of the eLearning?

The SCORM version will allow you to track the progress of your employees. You will need your own Learning Management System (LMS) in order to do that. Learning Management Systems can be downloaded for free if you have technical staff able to configure them. Many LMS providers offer subscription services, these can used if you do not have the internal resource required to manage an internal LMS.

How long will the URL last?

Once you have been issued with a ‘URL’ account, this will remain active for the duration of the tool’s availability unless you choose to close your account or your account remains inactive for a 12 month period. NaCTSO may choose to remove or replace this service.

How long will the SCORM last?

Initial SCORM packages will last for 3 months. Once we are satisfied that you are meeting the agreed reporting requirements, then we may choose to offer a SCORM package with a longer lifespan. Scheduled reporting requirements will still apply and NaCTSO, may withhold updates from any company not providing the agreed progress and completion

How long does the e-learning take to complete?

The course is split into 7 modules. The course can be completed in around 45 minutes, each individual module takes between 5 and 10 minutes.

Can this e-learning be completed in groups?

Yes. When you start the course you will be asked how many learners are present, please make a selection and deliver the course to your group.

I have lost my original access e-mail, what should I do?

Please contact who will be able to re-send your invitation.

I have lost my PIN, what should I do?

Please contact who will be able to re-send your PIN Code.

I am a private individual, can I register?

Yes, availability has now been extended to include unaffiliated individuals.

Can I share my organisation’s login with our international offices?

Yes, overseas operations linked to your UK headquarters can now use the eLearning.

I am an overseas organisation/individual without a UK footprint, can I register?

The product was designed for UK based organisations, however, availability has now been extended to include use outside of the UK. This still remains subject to acceptance of our terms and conditions and an ‘International Disclaimer’.

Published 18 April 2018