Counter Terrorism Courses

Counter Terrorism Courses and Initiatives

We are involved with a range of counter terrorism courses and initiatives. If you feel that your company could benefit from counter terrorism advice check out the information below:

  • Project Griffin 
  • Project Argus
  • Continuous Professional Development
  • Business Resilience Management Course 


Project Griffin 

Project Griffin is an internationally acclaimed counter terrorism protective security initiative aimed at the business, retail and commercial communities. It aims to provide an understanding of the practical measures that can be taken to counteract terrorism and extremism in our communities.

Topics covered include:

  • The Terrorist Threat 
  • Dealing with Bomb Threats/Suspicious Packages
  • Hostile Reconnaissance
  • Project Griffin trained employees are better prepared to recognise and respond appropriately to threats from extremists and civil emergencies as well as the everyday criminality that can affect businesses.

Project ARGUS

Project ARGUS is a National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) initiative, exploring ways to aid you in preventing, handling and recovering from a terrorist attack.

It achieves this by taking businesses through a realistic terrorist attack using a multi-media simulation. A series of questions and challenges are put to delegates, both individually and as a group.

Delegates will work in small syndicate groups with other local business representatives and develop responses to the attack.

ARGUS is a free event and lasts approximately three hours.

Continuous Professional Development

Protect and Prepare: Securing Your Business is a Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Certificate course which has been developed in partnership between Police Scotland and the Robert Gordon University Aberdeen Business School.

This award winning* course is aimed at those who occupy a role in their organisation where they have responsibility for the co-ordination of a contingency or business continuity response to any threats to the organisation in particular security related matters.

The course is delivered in partnership between Police Scotland Counter Terrorism Security Advisers (specialist advisers who assist businesses and services that might be vulnerable to terrorist or extremist attack) and lecturers of the Aberdeen Business School.

The course is delivered over two days at the Aberdeen Business School and topics covered include:

  • The Current Terrorist Threat
  • Insider Threat
  • Integrating Security Systems
  • Bomb Threat Management
  • Business Continuity & Psychological Wellbeing Issues

The next course is scheduled for 12 & 13 September 2017 and places are available at a cost of £350 per delegate.

For more information on the course and to book a place please visit

*Robert Gordon University and Grampian Police received the Outstanding Skills Development Partnership Award in the Skills for Security (Scotland) Awards in 2007.

Business Resilience Management Course

The course is a two day event consisting of police and guest inputs.  Topics include response to various terrorist related or disaster incidents.  Business continuity and risk management also make up a considerable proportion of the training.  All subjects are delivered at a strategic level, and consider what managers are required to do, or need to know to develop a more resilient business.