We work with some of the UK’s leading awarding bodies to ensure that learners receive the recognition they deserve when completing a course of study. Working closely with Pearson (BTEC), SFJ Awards and Skills for Security (SfS), the training we deliver provides learners with a recognised qualification to assist with personal development and a route to higher levels of study.
Qualifications – Levels
What is Level 3?
Level 3 is the equivalent working level to that of the A/AS Levels in the UK.
What will I be expected to do at Level 3?
At this level, learners should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of provided texts and to make use of simplistic examples based on outlined core theory. Learners should write in full sentences, demonstrate good literacy skills and be able to structure short written answers in a logical manner.
Example question at Level 3:
According to the text, what are the responsibilities of the Security Manager at ‘Fictitious Company A’?
What is level 4?
Equivalent working level to that of an Extended Diploma/Certificate(s) of Higher Education in the UK.
What will I be expected to do at Level 4?
Learners should demonstrate a good understanding of a selection of texts and be able to use experience-based examples to highlight theory in practice. Learners should write in the required format (essay-style, structured report, board presentation), provide well-formulated conclusions to an array of problems.
Example question at Level 4:
As the Security Manager at ‘Fictitious Company A’, you have been tasked with giving a short presentation to the board highlighting fire safety procedures. Detail the elements that you would include in the presentation.
What is Level 5?
Equivalent working level to that of a Foundation Level Degree in the UK.
What will I be expected to do at Level 5?
Learners will generate new ideas through analysis of various concepts to formulate well-defined responses to a set of abstract problems. Learners should construct logical and evidence-based arguments, making use of extracurricular texts, demonstrating good Harvard referencing techniques.
Example question at Level 5:
Due to a series of break-ins at ‘Fictitious Company A’, it has been decided by you and your team that there is a requirement for a new member of security staff on the factory floor. Perform a needs-analysis for the recruitment of a new officer and then design a short job advertisement for the role.
What is Level 6?
Level 6 is the equivalent working level to that of a Bachelor’s Degree in the UK.
What will I be expected to do at a Level 6?
At Level 6, learners should be able to generate and critically evaluate new concepts and to apply significant judgement to a range of complex research problems. Learners should demonstrate the use of a wide variety of extracurricular texts in order to build coherent and well-evidenced arguments and should demonstrate the ability to write under a series of set scenarios. The learner should demonstrate very good Harvard referencing techniques.
Example question at Level 6:
‘Fictitious Company A’ (2016) state that they cannot be beaten in the market place when it comes to product X. Conduct a literature review of similar products to either agree or contest with this statement.
Level 7 & MSc
What is Level 7?
Equivalent working level to that of a Master’s Degree in the UK with accreditation through a recognised accreditation provider such as SFJ Awards or Pearson. A Level 7 qualification is typically lesser credits than a full Masters but in some instances these credits can be transferred via Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) towards a full Masters.
What is an MSc?
An MSc is a Masters qualification awarded by a University. A full Masters is typically 180 credits.
What is expected on a Level 7 or MSc?
Able to demonstrate a mastery of a specialised area of knowledge, employing the appropriate skills to conduct well-evidenced research into a variety of complex issues. Ability to read widely (demonstrating excellent Harvard referencing techniques) and to tie arguments together to form logical and coherent conclusion(s). Ability to practice critical thinking and self-reflection.
Example question at Level 7 or MSc:
Provide a dissertation, with a specified word count, on a topic of your choice within the Security Management sector, making use of an array of research tools and critical analysis. Your dissertation should be founded on theory and you must make use of extracurricular readings.