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Anti-Kidnap & Hostage-Taking Awareness Course

Fully Online CPD Accredited Personal Security & Situational Awareness Training
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Under a ‘Duty of Care’, your employer, Organisation, or Agency have a responsibility to ensure that you receive proficient training if you are to be placed within an austere, or high-risk environment, especially where the threat of kidnap is prominent. Special Projects Group, in Strategic Partnership with the award-winning e-Learning company, VIRSEC Ltd. have developed fully online, CPD Accredited courses such as the Anti-Kidnap & Hostage-Taking Awareness Course to provide you with an in-depth understanding of the threats associated with kidnap, and / or hostage-taking.
  • Over the past few years, we have seen a significant rise in the numbers of incidents associated with kidnapping. The average ‘global ransom demand’ has also increased by over an incredible 269% than what was recorded pre-pandemic. Kidnap for ransom is a lucrative business for both criminal, and terrorist organisations worldwide. No country is safe from such acts, and it is on the increase.

    To assist your personnel understand the threats associated with incidents of kidnap, and hostage-taking,  Special Projects Group now provides a CPD Accredited, online Anti-Kidnap & Hostage-Taking Awareness Training Course. Designed and written by subject matter experts hailing from UK Elite Military Units, and highly-experienced at operating in high-risk environments for Private Security & Private Military Companies (PSC & PMC). This online course provides the learner an in-depth insight into risk mitigation of such serious security-related incidents.

    Objectives of the Course

    1. Assist you in your pre-departure planning and associated due diligence to understand, mitigate and assist in deterring acts associated with kidnap.
    2. Help you understand the Threat Assessment Process, and to better assess these threats and likelihood of risk.
    3. Acquire essential ‘tools’ and skills to assist in the recognition of, and the handling of stress-related conditions.
    4. Assist you in maintaining a sense of personal security.

    Target Audience

    The course is designed for persons, whether an individual, part of a team, organisation, or company who travels frequently on business or for personal requirements, within any type of environment. This includes the low-risk areas, 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 online course is Accredited under the CPD Accreditation Group

    Course Duration

    The Course duration is 4 hours. 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.

  • The online Anti-Kidnap & Hostage-Taking Course consists of the following subject areas:
    • 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