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Online Anti-Kidnap & Hostage-Taking Awareness Training

The global threat of kidnap and extortion is a 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, online Anti-Kidnap Awareness Training (AKAT) Course. This assists in the risk mitigation of a kidnap-type event by providing the learner with an in-depth insight into the levels of awareness required to maintain a 'safe environment'.

  • Approved by the CPD Accreditation Board
  • Fully Online Training Course
  • Take the Course at Your Own Pace and Convenience
  • Rapid Turnaround on Official CPD Approved Course Certificate
  • Written by Subject Matter Experts from Security Backgrounds

About the Course

The newly upgraded CPD Approved, 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.

Awarding Body

CPD Accreditation Group

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.

Course Duration:

The course lasts for approximately 4 hours depending on the learner’s abilities and reading speed, however, you can enter and exit this course as often as you require.


The course covers the following subjects:

  • 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

£45.00 Ex VAT

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