Training/professional development


FIA launches ‘access to foundation’ course as bridge to fire alarm qualification

Now available to book, the new course is not part of the qualification pathway, instead giving students a grounding in the subject before they tackle the pathway’s first step. Read More

Pivot3 A&E Program to help architects and engineers deploy IoT and security infrastructure

Pivot3 has unveiled a suite of resources to help architects, engineers and consultants optimise specification of security, IoT and hybrid cloud infrastructure. Read More

The secrets to furthering your career in security

Andrea Berkoff, editor of City Security Magazine, asked a number of successful security professionals and recruiters specialising in the industry for their advice on progressing a career in the physical security sector. Read More

Managing CCTV investigations: Mick Neville on Tavcom Training’s new course

Tavcom Training has introduced a course for senior investigating officers who oversee the retrieval and analysis of CCTV footage during criminal investigations. We spoke to Mick Neville, former head of the central forensic image team at New Scotland Yard, about why he designed the course and what it offers. Read More

PerpetuityARC Training launches Principles of Security Management course

PerpetuityARC Training, part of Linx International Group, has also announced that its Advanced Investigation Techniques course is now accredited to IQ Level 5. Read More

Banham Academy launches Tavcom-developed BTEC Level 3 training pathway for trailblazer apprentices

Taking place at the Banham Academy the BTEC Level 3 courses will provide online and classroom teaching, practical exercises, assessments and exams during the three-year apprenticeship. Read More

Growth in demand for fire solutions exacerbates skills crisis in fire engineering

Defying any dampening effect Brexit-related uncertainty might have caused, enquiries for goods and services post-Grenfell have grown strongly, an FIA survey of fire solution providers has revealed. Read More

WATCH: Engineers of Tomorrow highlights and the benefits of apprenticeships in fire and security

Apprentices in the fire and security industry enthuse about the value of apprenticeships as an alternative to simply learning on the job or going to university, plus footage from Engineers of Tomorrow, a competition that took place at London ExCeL in June during IFSEC 2018. Read More

Risk, crisis and disaster management course from PerpetuityARC Training now available as eLearning course

The course is aimed at security, operations and facilities managers plus any other executives with responsibility for protecting an organisation against fire, flooding, terror attacks and other potentially disastrous events. Read More

FIA adds Advanced Maintainer course to fire detection and alarm pathway

The Advanced Maintainer unit covers legislative requirements, codes of practice like BS 5839, required documentation, maintenance methods, false alarm management and waste management. Read More



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