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Anti-Kidnap & Hostage-Taking Awareness Training

Fully Online, CPD Accredited Risk Mitigation Training for Medium to High-Threat Environments

Course Introduction

The global threat of kidnap and extortion is an ever-increasing cause of concern for governments, law enforcement agencies and communities around the world. Many international businesses adhere to the ‘duty of care’ principle by providing their employees who travel regularly on business with anti-kidnap awareness training such as our CPD Approved, Fully Online Anti-Kidnap & Hostage-Taking Awareness Training Course. This training assists in the risk mitigation of a kidnap or hostage-taking event by providing the learner with an in-depth insight into the awareness and understanding that is required to maintain a ‘safe and secure environment’.

Course Features

  • Approved by the CPD Accreditation Group
  • Written by Subject Matter Experts from Elite UK Military
  • Fully Online Training Course – No Travel Requirement
  • Cost & Time-Efficient Means of Delivery of Training
  • Course Certificate Available on Successful Completion
  • Flexible Learning at Your Own Pace and Convenience
  • Fast Turnaround on Official Course Certifications
  • Consistent Quality Method for the Delivery of Training
  • eLearning leads to Better Retention of Information

About the Course

The newly upgraded CPD Accredited, fully online Anti-Kidnap & Hostage-Taking Awareness Training Course is aimed at those persons who either work or live in environments where the threat of abduction is high or are potential targets of such acts. This course has been written by subject matter experts hailing from UK Elite Military Units, highly-experienced at operating in high-risk environments for Private Security & Private Military Companies (PSC & PMC), this course offers the learner an in-depth insight into risk mitigation of security-related incidents such as risk of kidnap or injury.

Objectives of the Course

  1. Assist you in your pre-departure planning and preparation and associated due diligence in order to understand, mitigate and deter possible acts of kidnap and / or hostage-taking.
  2. Help you to understand the Threat Assessment Process and to better assess these threats and likelihood of risk to yourself and those around you.
  3. Acquire essential ‘tools’ and skills in assisting you in the recognition and handling of stress-related conditions.
  4. Maintain a sense of personal security as well as to understand the necessary risk mitigation strategies whilst in-country.

Target Audience

The course is designed for anyone, whether an individual, part of a team, company or organisation who travels frequently either on business, or for personal requirements within any type of environment, from low-risk to the more high-threat environments frequented by NGO’s, Charity Organisation and Relief Organisations where the threat of kidnap is a very real threat and poses a significant risk of injury or death.

Awarding Body

This course is Approved under the CPD Accreditation Group

Course Duration

The Course duration is approximately 4 hours. A slight variation is allowed for individual reading speeds, but this minimum must be met in order to successfully pass this course. Learners may enter and exit the course as often as they require. Your licence allows you access to the course for up to 6 months to complete [if required] or upon successful completion of the course.

  • Types & Areas of Kidnapping
  • Hostage-Taking
  • Kidnapping Targets
  • The Kidnapping Process
  • Hostage-Taking: Motives
  • Hostage-Taking: Resolution
  • Hostage-Taking: Effects
  • Hostage-Taking: Coping
  • Managing a Kidnapping Event

Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Certification

This course is fully approved by the CPD Accreditation Group which is an internationally recognised certification. Learners will receive an electronic copy of the official course certificate in PDF format upon successful completion of the course via the eLearning system. Each of these CPD Certificates will provide the following information to the learner:

  • Course Title
  • CPD Course Approval Number and associated Points
  • Unique Reference Number
  • Score and Completion Date

Anti-Kidnap Course Testimonial – Terence M.

Interesting course and in my job position it was something I hadn’t considered or thought about. Should make me more vigilant in the future. But all in all a very well put together course. Thanks ...

Anti-Kidnap Course Testimonial – Milo W.

Very well structured. The progression of the topic meant that it could be followed and understood in a non-complex manner. The language used was clear, with explanations provided where relevant.

Anti-Kidnap Course Testimonial – Malcolm E.

Really good course, in my opinion this should be implemented into schools for younger people to be informed not just for working people.



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