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I was delighted to be commissioned by Ibrahim and his team at Act Now to produce this eLearning course. When I was Chief Inspector at the OSC I was aware that many local authorities, constrained by budget reductions, were attempting to provide their own training in-house. Despite valiant efforts the result was often regurgitation of the codes of practice and 'death by Powerpoint' lectures. More...

I wanted to produce something that was more interesting and included interaction, feedback and assessment. This is the first attempt and I am very grateful for the reviews by Ibrahim and Steve in particular. I'm certain that the style will not meet all tastes but it will provide a foundation for all staff not just those who are the 'usual suspects'.

With your feedback, we can revise and improve this course and produce shorter e-Learning content specific to your needs. Let us know what you want. In the meantime, I hope that you find this course of value.


Sam Lincoln, former OSC Chief Inspector

I was really pleased to be involved with the development of our new online RIPA Training Portal. I have used my experience of delivering RIPA training for many years to help create a product which will hopefully meet a previously unmet need amongst local authority investigators and authorisers; that of cost effective online training which is more than a superficial run through RIPA. More...

Sam has used his considerable knowledge and expertise to help us go beyond the traditional "recorded powerpoint" format for online training to something which will be interactive, fun and challenging for users.


Ibrahim Hasan, Solicitor and Director, Act Now Training

When Ibrahim told me Act Now were going to develop some online RIPA learning I acknowledged that it was a great idea, but I had reservations because so many online courses are lifeless PowerPoint, documents and quizzes. Also RIPA is a subject that can mean so many different things to people depending upon their roles and functions. More...

Involving Sam Lincoln with his knowledge and experience was a real coup for Act Now. I have had an opportunity to review the finished product and have to say it is a great mix of knowledge, animation and assessment, using many different learning delivery methods to keep the learner engaged. Sam provides clear well-paced narration and his choice of words make the modules easy to follow and understand.

I would say the modules are ideal for anyone involved with the management and application of RIPA, whatever their position.


Steve Morris, RIPA Trainer and former Detective Police Officer

The course provides concise and clear guidance on using RIPA and supports the user through the process. MT, A City Council
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