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ACT: Action counter-terrorism e-learning

The SIA has developed the ACT security training in partnership with the National Counter Terrorism Security Office and the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure.

ACT security is a free e-learning course for front line security professionals. The course is 1 hour, and 15 minutes and it covers:

  • the role of a security operative in counter terrorism
  • current terrorist attack methods
  • identifying and responding to suspicious activity
  • incident response planning
  • responding to a terrorist incident 

How to enroll? 

  • Send an email to CTcode@sia.gov.ukwith the subject “PIN request for ACT e-learning”. The SIA will reply with a PIN.
  • Go to the ACT e-learning site.
  • Enter the PIN sent by the SIA when asked for an access/PIN code.

The e-learning course is done on an annual basis. Once you receive the certificates, make sure you email us at admin@gss4u.co.uk


  1. On 27 January, the Manchester Crown Court sentenced Daniel John Harris, 19, to 11-and-a-half-years, with a further three years on license, for five counts of encouraging terrorism, contrary to Section 1 of the Terrorism Act 2006, and possession of material for terrorist purposes, contrary to Section 57 of the Terrorism Act 2000.
  2. On 25 January, the Winchester Crown Court sentenced Luca Benincasa, 20, from Cardiff, Wales, UK, to nine years and three months in prison after he pleaded guilty to five offenses under the Terrorism ACT including membership in a proscribed organization and possession of documents of a kind likely to be useful to a terrorist.

3. On 27 January, a UK court charged Daniel Abed Khalife, 21, an active member of the British Army, for a bomb hoax and a terror offense at a Royal Air        Force base in Stafford, UK.  (Counter-terrorism Weekly 2023)

“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.” Paul Fullwood, Director of Inspections and Enforcement (SIA)

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