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Linx International opens up additional training avenues

In recent news, Linx International Group has been increasing its training options available to the security sector. Training is now more accessible and affordable for armed forces personnel, while PerpetuityARC has also launched the UK’s only ASIS Associate Protection Professional Course for security management professionals.


Accessible and affordable training for armed forces

Members of the armed forces, veterans and armed forces community can now access a range of PerpetuityARC Training and Tavcom Training Courses with a 20% discount.

Linx International Group is supporting members of the armed forces, veterans and the wider military community, by offering 28 courses through the Defence Discount Service. A wide range of 28 classroom and online courses, focusing on security management and technical skills are available now from PerpetuityARC Training and Tavcom Training with a 20% discount.

Each year approximately 15,000 personnel leave the UK armed forces. As a Career Transition Partnership preferred partner, the Linx International Group has helped many hundreds of armed forces personnel to make the transition to employment on civvy street through its wide range of accredited security courses and qualifications. Sarah Hayward-Turton, Sales and Marketing Director at the Linx International Group states: “We have carefully selected some of our most relevant IQ, BTEC and certificated courses to be made available through the Defence Discount Service.”

The Defence Discount Service is the only official Ministry of Defence discount service for the Armed Forces, Veterans and Defence Community. The free to register service is accessible to people currently serving in the Armed Forces and their spouses/partners (including bereaved family members), reserves and cadets (over 16), MoD civil servants, NATO personnel in the UK and veterans.

Sarah Hayward-Turton adds: “The security industry can offer a hugely rewarding second career for ex-servicemen and women, but it is not without its challenges. There are many skills that are transferable, but it is important to have industry recognised qualifications to sit alongside experience, in order to get ahead in an increasingly competitive industry.”

The availability of technical and security management training courses through the Defence Discount Service, follows a recent initiative announced by the Defence Secretary on 1st November 2019. Through a newly formed Defence Transition Service, military personnel and their families will receive enhanced support from the Ministry of Defence as they re-join civilian life.

The classroom-based and online courses available now from PerpetuityARC Training and Tavcom Training (with a 20% Defence Discount Service reduction) include:

PerpetuityARC Training

Tavcom Training

ASIS course now available from PerpetuityARC Training

PerpetuityARC Training has also announced that it is the first and only organisation in the UK to offer training for the ASIS International Associate Protection Professional (APP) certification.

The APP exam assesses the knowledge of security management fundamentals – business operations, risk management and response management. This Board certification is an internationally-recognised security management accreditation, ideal for security management professionals with one to four years of experience. Upon passing the exam the post-nominals ‘APP’ may be used.

Sarah Hayward-Turton APP last year achieved the APP® qualification, and comments: “PerpetuityARC Training is committed to supporting security management professionals at every stage of their career. The APP is an important first rung on the ladder, offering an internationally-recognised Board certification. Having been through the process myself, I would advise others that the right preparation is key.”

In October 2019, the Linx International Group was confirmed as the UK’s first global ASIS International Preferred CPE Provider. The company states it is now the only training provider in the UK that can guide security management professionals from APP all the way through to the ASIS Physical Security Professional (PSP) and Certified Protection Professional (CPP). For security professionals wanting the best possible preparation for the exam, PerpetuityARC is now offering its courses online, as well as a five-day classroom-based bootcamp.

Security professionals taking the APP course will have the opportunity to review and discuss relevant materials, complete practice exam papers, and receive one-to-one tutor support with an experienced subject matter expert. The online learning platform also provides access to practice exam questions and materials within the key domains – security fundamentals, business operations, risk management and response management.

The Future of Security Theatre, in collaboration with Tavcom Training, will be returning to IFSEC International 2020, aiming to once again educate the audience of security professionals on future trends and innovations in the sector. 

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