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:

I am a private individual, can I register?

Yes, availability has now been extended to include unaffiliated individuals. Please go to and select ‘start new training session’ then enter as an ‘individual’ where you will be given instant access to the course.

Is there a charge for this eLearning?

No, all NaCTSO guidance is free.

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

No, your login is unique to your company. Please direct external contacts to

Will the eLearning work on all my devices?

The course will work on Windows or Apple desktop PCs or Laptop computers. It will also work on iPads running the current version of iOS and Android tablets from mainstream manufacturers.

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

Please register for online access at

I have registered for online access, how do my staff now start the eLearning?

Please circulate to all your staff your organisation’s unique access details, emailed to you during registration. Colleagues should be discouraged from entering the learning as an individual as this will not be recorded as part of your organisation’s usage data.

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 this. 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. Online users will receive a certificate on completion of all modules to enable you to audit completion.

How long will online access last?

Your online account 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 reserves the right 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 (quarterly), 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. Please email

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