The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has over 200 overseas diplomatic posts (Embassies, High Commissions, Consulates and Missions to international organisations). In addition to UK diplomats overseas, some 8,000 staff are employed locally.
It is essential that all FCO staff are security-aware and follow the proper procedures in order to protect:
The module forms part of a blended learning programme and its completion is a pre-requisite for attending an in-house security course. Overseas, the e-learning is followed up by face-to-face briefings or team events with an Overseas Security Manager.
The e-learning is also used as a ‘standalone’ refresher module for all staff.