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ACT: Awareness Training packages

ACT: Awareness replaced Project Griffin in April 2018 as the nationally recognised Counter Terrorism Awareness training, produced by the National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO).

The product consists of an e-learning package and a PowerPoint delivery.

The e-learning takes users approximately an hour to complete covering modules in:

  1. Introduction to Counter Terrorism
  2. Identifying Security Vulnerabilities
  3. Identifying and Responding 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

For more information, and to register, please visit

The PowerPoint presentation is for face-to-face delivery by Counter Terrorism Security and Awareness Advisors (CTSAs/CTAAs) and can be arranged with your local CTSA office. It includes the following modules:

  1. Introduction to Counter Terrorism (10 mins)
  2. Current Threat (30 mins)
  3. Identifying and Responding to Suspicious Behaviour (30 mins)
  4. Identifying and Dealing with Bombs and Suspicious Items (30 mins)
  5. Bomb Threats (20 mins)
  6. Responding to a Firearms or Weapons Attack (20 mins)
  7. Document Awareness (20 mins)
  8. Drones (10 mins)
  9. Social Media (20 mins)

Modules can be chosen to suit the audience’s needs, though we recommend that those in bold are covered as a minimum. The times quoted for each module are approximate.

The PowerPoint presentation and other materials are not for distribution to organisations or attendees, though supporting literature such as leaflets will be provided to attendees.

To arrange an ACT: Awareness input, please contact the Counter Terrorism Security Advisor on

Project ARGUS

Project ARGUS is a table-top, scenario based exercise designed to test the plans and policies of an organisation when responding to a terrorist attack.

Recommended for management and senior leadership staff and those responsible for creating and maintaining response plans, audio and visual clips will be used to illustrate the different stages of an unfolding attack, with delegates then required to consider their response to the situation.

The input is delivered by Counter Terrorism Security Advisors (CTSA) and Counter Terrorism Awareness Advisors (CTAAs) who will facilitate group discussions as well as providing best-practice guidance and signposting to further advice.

Project ARGUS inputs run for approximately three hours, allowing for a short break.

To arrange a Project ARGUS input, please contact the Counter Terrorism Security Advisors


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