Sign up for Free ACT Awareness eLearning

The National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO), in partnership with Marks & Spencer, has launched a free ACT Awareness eLearning, a new counter terrorism (CT) awareness product designed for all UK based companies and organisations.

Very similar to the courses Marble Arch London BID has previously run for our businesses, the ACT Awareness eLearning will provide nationally recognised corporate CT guidance to help industries learn how to spot the signs of suspicious behaviour and what to do if an attack should take place.

To date, over 1,500 companies across the UK have signed up to and enrolled staff on the innovative training scheme that could help prevent terror attacks, including John Lewis & Partners, the English National Opera and Manchester Cathedral.

Free to use, the course can be divided into 7 short sections to suit business needs. However it takes just 45 minutes in total to complete with each module taking between 5 and 10 minutes. ACT Awareness eLearning will work on Windows or Apple desktop, PCs and laptop computers. It will also work on iPads running the current version if iOS and Android tablets from mainstream manufacturers.

To register for this free course click here.

The following eLearning Modules are available:

  • Introduction to Terrorism
  • Identifying Security Vulnerabilities
  • How to Identify and Respond to Suspicious Behaviour
  • How to Identify and Deal with a Suspicious Item
  • What to do in the Event of a Bomb Threat
  • How to Respond to a Firearms or Weapons attack
  • Summary and Supporting Materials

Two options are available for you to access the eLearning:

  • URL: You will be provided with your own corporate URL link and PIN to immediately access the online version. Your PIN is unique to your business and should not be shared. Best for smaller to medium businesses with a small workforce and no Learning Management System. Can be accessed here. Staff will receive a certificate on completion of all modules.
  • SCORM: If you intend to deliver the ACT Awareness eLearning course using your own learning management system (LMS) then NaCTSO can supply a SCORM 1.2 compliant file. This is best for larger companies and will allow you to track the progress of your employees. You will need your own Learning Management System (LMS), which 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.

To register for this free course click here. If you have any further questions, please refer to the guide here or email with the subject line ‘Free Act Awareness e-learning’.

"The feedback from the staff at M&S and the other organisation taking part has been very positive. Colleagues found the content informative and engaging and a second version of the product is now being planned to keep the training up to date with any emerging threats."

John Frost, Head of Business Continuity from Marks and Spencer