Perpetuity Academy, one of the UK’s leading developers and providers of security management training, has launched its new ‘Technical Surveillance Countermeasures for Security Managers’ Accredited Level 4 eLearning course in collaboration with the TSCMi. Perpetuity Academy is part of the Linx International Group, a consultancy providing security, risk management and training. Developed in collaboration with the Technical Security Countermeasures Institute (TSCMi) and delivered by Perpetuity Academy, the course is designed specifically for Security Directors and Managers that develop and implement security strategy, including the protection of intellectual property, information assets, reputation and people. Ken Livingstone, Group Training Director explained, “There is a very real and growing threat of espionage through advanced technical surveillance, which can threaten staff as well as intellectual property. This course shows Security Directors and Managers how effective countermeasures can be identified and applied to mitigate these worrying threats.” Course modules The eLearning course is conducted over six months and covers four modules: Principles of Technical Surveillance Principles of Technical Counter Measures and Threat Mitigation Principles of Threat and Risk Analysis in the Context of Technical Surveillance The Role of Technical Surveillance Counter Measures Consultants John Carter, with a wealth of informative and intriguing contributions from fellow members of the TSCMi, designed the course with Perpetuity and commented, “The course follows a logical sequence of learning to introduce students to the subject which, together with the assignments which are based upon real experiences and scenarios, are informative and build upon each other as the student progresses. We look at how technical surveillance can be applied and examine highly effective ways of tackling it, as well as how this should be included in new and existing security and systems planning.” Carter continued, “We also teach students how to find the right specialist professional advice to deal with threats and how to avoid the ‘cowboys’. The course examines different approaches to security planning in a variety of scenarios, the importance of fully assessing threat, risk and vulnerability, and the legal issues of surveillance and counter surveillance. For example, what to do if you catch a criminal in the act and the laws on personal privacy/monitoring suspects.” Professional expertise through formal training The course is designed to demonstrate professional expertise through formal training and qualification, something which has been lacking in some parts of the security industry. Livingstone elaborated, “Experience is very important and has tremendous value, but can be difficult to demonstrate. Equally, some levels of experience aren’t always relevant. You could have 20 years’ worth of experience, or simply be repeating one year’s experience 20 times! Specialist vocational training is filling this void by bringing all the elements together to validate experience.” Professional training also makes sound business sense as Livingstone concluded, “Research by the Cranfield School of Management shows that investing in training not only saves money, but is more efficient than searching for new talent. Staff are more likely to stay and it is easier to recruit the right newcomers if you offer relevant training.”
The eLearning course examines the key techniques in identifying and managing loss, essential security management knowledge and skills needed for the retail sector Perpetuity Academy continues to expand its eLearning prospectus with the addition of a Managing Retail Security course designed to benefit anyone who is involved in preventing loss within the retail sector. The IQ level 4 Managing Retail Security course, delivered through Perpetuity’s eLearning platform allows learners to study at their own pace and in their own time. The course examines the key techniques involved in identifying and managing loss, as well as the essential security management knowledge and skills needed to work within the retail sector. “We have addressed the latest ideas, techniques and systems for the protection of people, premises and stock through key areas within the retail industry” Retail security management “We have addressed the latest ideas, techniques and systems for the protection of people, premises and stock through key areas within the retail industry,” said Ken Livingstone MSc, Director of Perpetuity Training Ltd. “In addition to loss prevention and security management personnel, this course will be of value to anyone involved in retail management who is concerned about protecting their company’s profits.” The course takes approximately 30 hours to complete, includes guidance on retail risk assessments and security surveys, as well as identifying vulnerable products and how to protect them. It also covers current regulation and legislation issues affecting retail security.
The unique eLearning MSc programme has been developed in collaboration with the University of South Wales and can be completed within 12 months Perpetuity, a provider of security management training in the UK, is offering security professionals the opportunity to achieve an MSc in International Security and Risk Management.Twelve-month eLearning programmeThe unique MSc programme has been developed in collaboration with the University of South Wales (USW) and can be completed via eLearning within twelve months.“We are proud to be the first training provider within the security sector to be authorised to assist security professionals in achieving the highest level of security management training and accreditation available,” said Ken Livingstone MSc, Director of Perpetuity Training Academy. “The programme has been written by security experts, and combines theoretical knowledge with vocational best practice in order to produce a Master’s Degree that focuses on professional issues and advancement.”Virtual learning systemLearners will be supported by course tutors from both Perpetuity and USW, whilst an innovative aspect of the programme will enable participants to interact with others through a specially designed virtual learning system, which includes forums and discussion groups. "The programme exposes students to many of the theoretical, political, and practical issues faced by the modern security and risk mitigation sector" The collaboration between Perpetuity and USW follows the successful project to embed the Security Institute’ level 5 diploma delivered by Perpetuity, into the University’s BSc Risk Management, Security Operations, and Investigations course.Exposure to various security issues“We have established a good working relationship and a shared vision about developing the professional agenda,” said Brian Blakemore, Associate Head of the School of Health, Sport, and Professional Practice which includes Policing and Security, at the University of South Wales. “The MSc in International Security and Risk Management delivered by Perpetuity and accredited by USW, offers students the opportunity to engage in an intellectually challenging course, developing their potential to advance in a growing and vibrant sector. The programme exposes them to many of the theoretical, political, and practical issues faced by the modern security and risk mitigation sector.”Access to USW libraryWhilst participating in the MSc programme, learners will be enrolled as students of USW and will have full online access to the University library. Successful graduates will be invited to receive their award at a University of South Wales graduation ceremony. The inaugural intake for this programme commences February 2017. Save
The Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Security Management is delivered by distance learning and takes nine months to complete The Security Institute and its learning development partner, Perpetuity Training, part of the Linx International Group, are introducing a Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Security Management course via distance learning. Highest levels within security profession and the Security Institute The new course, set at Masters level, is designed to benefit those wishing to take their professional development to the highest levels within both the security profession and the Security Institute. “Perpetuity Training has been our training partner since 2007 and over the last eight years has excelled in providing training to large numbers of Security professionals which has resulted in their achieving a BTEC Level 3 Certificate and/or BTEC Level 5 Diploma in Security Management,” said David Thorp, Managing Director of the Security Institute. “I am confident that this new Level 7 Advanced Diploma will prove to be hugely popular as it takes the Security Institute’s qualifications to the next level and meets a definite demand within the higher levels of the security profession.” Delivered by distance learning The Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Security Management is delivered by distance learning and takes nine months to complete. Assessment is through three written assignments; the third of which is on a security management topic of the learner’s choice which gives an opportunity to produce a high level body of work of direct relevance to their own organisation, a move which should be of considerable value to employers. “We appreciate that security professionals have to carefully plan how they spend their time, which is why we are offering the Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Security Management as a distance learning course,” said Ken Livingstone, Managing Director of Perpetuity Training. “As such, it offers learners the advantage of being able to study from anywhere in the world and acquire a significant career enhancing qualification.”