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Online Terrorism Awareness Course

Online Terrorism Awareness training



£78 inc VAT
Or £26.00/mo. for 3 months...
Study method
Online, self-paced
8 hours
Access to content
Lifetime access
No formal qualification

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Terrorism Awareness was once a national or local issue and mostly restricted to within national borders. The terrorist aims were to use violence and fear to force a government to change its position and agree to the terrorists’ demands. This has changed in recent years.

There are now new terrorists and terrorist groups that have no state or national alliance. They have aims that are often very difficult for governments and people to accept or understand and so the violence will continue across borders, continents and around the world. Of concern is the increasing number of attacks and the level of fear they now achieve through increasing the scale of death and horror and also bringing such fear closer to innocent civilians.

A further aspect of modern terrorism is the levels of crime they are prepared to conduct in order to finance their terrorist activity. Terrorist related crime also now reaches across the world and exists in almost all parts of society where money can be made.

Course media


  • Terrorism Awareness Brochure - download



This iSMTA Short Course is designed to provide a basic awareness of Terrorism. The programme is aimed at people who have a responsibility within a Business or Organisation for the protection of people and property at risk of a terrorist incident.

Anyone in this position is strongly encouraged to continue with further studies as it is not possible to cover every aspect of terrorism awareness in a short course and, in any event, for many countries there is such an increase in terrorist incidents that keeping updated is a challenge for all of us.


This iSMTA Short course is titled Terrorism Awareness. The objective of this course is to provide the student with basic knowledge to understand terrorism and related counter measures. There is also a Module on “stay Safe” which is for the benefit of anyone who might find themselves caught up by accident as a terrorist incident happens.

Final Assessment
This Short course has a Final Assessment Paper consisting of 10 questions relating to the course content. The questions require a yes or no answer. When submitted, the Final Assessment Paper is marked automatically and immediately. This Short course is completed when the student has achieved a 60% pass mark from the course Final Assessment.

Students are awarded a pass certificate on successful completion of the course which provides evidence of professional knowledge, skills and commitment.

Download – Print – Display
On successful completion of the course, students are invited to download and print their course pass certificate and to display them with pride.

Unlike other providers iSMTA is an e-learning purist, in that all taught content that is delivered by one of our many Subject Matter Experts (SME) is a close resemblance to actually being in the classroom, but without all the costs and time constraints. This self-certifying (duty of care) course delivered over one hour will enable you to apply some basic reasoning to make informed decisions as to your safety.

Module 1: Introduction to Terrorism

Module 2: The Impact of Terrorism

Module 3: Terrorist Threats

Module 4: Stay Safe

Module 5: Counter-terrorism

Module 6: The Nightmare Scenarios

Who is this course for?


This course is aimed to provide knowledge and awareness to:
• Chief Security Officers
• Cyber Security Leaders
• Chief Information Security Officers
• Security Managers
• Risk Managers
• Resilience Managers
• Security Specialists
• Close Protection Specialists
• Business Continuity Specialists
• Business Leaders
• Travellers
• Workers in High Risk Areas
• Duty of Care Officers
• Police Officers
• Armed Forces
• Government Agencies
• Health and Safety Officers
• Emergency Responders


  • A PC or Laptop running Windows XP and above, or a Mac running OSX
  • web browser such as Internet Explorer 7 or above (IE9 is recommended), Google Chrome, Firefox 3 or above, or Safari. Cookies and JavaScript will also need to be enabled
  • If you are using a tablet or smartphone, then applications can be downloaded to enable optimal delivery (these applications will be prompted by our system, when required)
  • nternet connection speed of at least 256k, 3G or 4G, but we recommend over 1Mb

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.