University Recognition for Certified Counter Terrorism Practitioner (CCTP) programme

Following a period of review and due diligence, The Certified Counter Terrorism Practitioner (CCTP) programme has been recognized by The University of Portsmouth, Institute of Criminal Justice Studies.

CCTP delivered in partnership with SGW, has received recognition by the Portsmouth Institute to the value of 20 Level 6 credits, the equivalent of one final year undergraduate module. There are 180 credits at each level and 360 in an undergraduate degree in total. The course shall now be entered on the ICJS RPL Tariff.

The next Certified Counter Terrorism Practitioner (CCTP) programme will take place from Tuesday 24th to Thursday 26th July 2018, in Nottinghamshire, UK.

The course, delivered by SGW Consulting, consists of three days’/25 hours’ contact time and an examination.

The Certified Counter Terrorism Practitioner (CCTP) certification assesses your ability to apply counter-terrorism and security planning knowledge to real-life situations. Successful completion of the Certified Counter Terrorism Practitioner (CCTP) Program tells your prospective clients, industry professionals, other experts and future employers that you have met rigorous professional standards of competence in protection, defence and security planning.

It is aimed at Property Managers, Security Managers, Police Officers, Private Security operatives, and Security Search teams. Course benefits are as follows:

  1. Competence in the principles and best practices in the counter-terrorism field.
    Participation in a recognized professional group.
  2. As the global terrorism threat keeps evolving, the Certified Counter Terrorism Practitioner (CCTP) certification keeps you up to date with tools and tactics to counter and respond to the evolving threats.
  3. Recognition of professional competence by peers in your profession as well as management.
  4. Advanced career potential and growth due to recognition as a Certified Counter terrorism Practitioner.
  5. Certification can improve overall performance, remove uncertainty and widen market opportunities.
  6. The process of achieving and maintaining certification helps ensure you are continually improving and refining your activities within the homeland security and counter-terrorism fields.

Course Prerequisites

The participant is required to have either one of the following: 1.1. A minimum university degree and at least 2 years’ experience in the security, law enforcement or military field. 1.2. Relevant experience in the field of security, law enforcement or military with at least 5 years in an executive or management role and/or responsibility if you do not have a relevant degree. Age: Minimum Age of 25.

Candidates are required to submit two professional references.


Dr Alison Wakefield, Senior Lecturer in Security Risk Management at the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, University of Portsmouth said:

We are very pleased to recognise the CCTP certification through our Recognised Prior Learning process, which enables us to give credit exemptions to individuals progressing from the CCTP to undertake our BSc in Risk and Security Management. Due to the rigorous standards of entry, teaching and assessment, we will be offering graduates of the CCTP 20 credits at Level 6 on the UK’s Qualifications and Credit Framework. SGW Consulting is the UK’s sole provider of this prestigious international certification, and I am proud that we have been able to partner with SGW to provide this recognition.

Simon Whitehouse, Managing Director at SGW said; We are delighted that CCTP has gained recognition by academia, and in particular, the highly respected institute of Criminal Justice Studies at The University of Portsmouth. I firmly believe professional short courses provide an ideal platform for security and counter terrorism professionals to enter a learning pathway to academic degree programmes, giving students a mix of practical, operational and theoretical experience in their chosen security related discipline.

Pricing, Discount & Booking Information

For pricing and information on discounts available for The Security Institute and ASIS members, please visit our listing on All Security Events.

To book your place on this course, please visit the CCTP Course booking site page

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