PerpetuityARC Training and the University of West London Finalists in the Security and Fire Excellence Awards 2023

 Leicestershire, UK, 23rd October 2023 – PerpetuityARC Training (part of the Linx International Group) a leading provider of security and risk management training, and the University of West London, the number one University in the UK for Student satisfaction and teaching quality*, are thrilled to announce that they have been selected as finalists in the prestigious Security and Fire Excellence Awards 2023. They are finalists under the category of ‘Security Training Initiative of the Year’ with the MSc in International Security and Risk Management. This recognition is a testament to their commitment to excellence and innovation in the field of international security and risk management education.

The Security and Fire Excellence Awards, supported by IFSEC and FIREX, is one of the most respected events in the security and fire industry, highlighting the very best people, projects and processes that the security and fire sectors have to offer. Being named a finalist in this esteemed competition is a significant honour, highlighting the exceptional contributions made by PerpetuityARC Training and the University of West London in their collaborative efforts to drive the standards of security education.

The MSc distance learning programme is delivered in partnership with the University of West London which has recently been awarded Silver in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2023. The programme explores contemporary critical issues in security risk management and combines theoretical knowledge with professional best practice. By combining the knowledge of experienced senior security professionals with expertise to deliver a ‘pracademic’ approach in its teaching, the programme enables students to undertake original research on a risk topic that is a challenge in the security arena, and provides them with an opportunity to add to the body of knowledge in a dynamic and developing academic field.

Angus Darroch-Warren BA (Hons) MSc PSP RISC CSyP FSyI, Director of Training for the Linx International Group and MSc Course Director, expressed his excitement about the recognition, stating: “We are delighted to be named finalists in the Security and Fire Excellence Awards alongside the University of West London. This acknowledgement underscores our dedication to offering world-class training and education in security and risk management. We are committed to preparing professionals to meet the demands of a rapidly changing security landscape and the MSc programme offers delegates the opportunity to provide valuable contributions to this field, shaping its future.”

Professor Alison Wakefield of the University of West London and Link Tutor for the programme, shared Angus’ sentiments, saying: “At UWL we’re extremely proud of the success of our partnership with PerpetuityARC Training. We hear consistently great feedback from the students and have been extremely impressed with the quality of their work, including one learner’s excellent dissertation, which won the Security Institute’s Academic Achiever Award 2023. The course successfully blends the academic and the practical, taught by a first-rate team who are a pleasure to work with.”

The winners of the Security and Fire Excellence Awards 2023 will be announced during a prestigious ceremony on 4th December 2023 at Grosvenor Hotel, London. PerpetuityARC Training and the University of West London eagerly await the results and are looking forward to the opportunity to showcase their dedication to advancing security and risk management education.

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About PerpetuityARC Training:

PerpetuityARC Training and Linx International Group are part of Mitie plc. PerpetuityARC Training is a renowned provider of security and risk management training programs all over the world, with over 35 years in the sector. With a commitment to excellence and innovation, the organisation offers a wide range of accredited and non-accredited classroom, virtual and online courses designed to empower professionals in the security sectors with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in their careers. Learn more at

About UWL 

The University of West London (UWL) has been ranked 1st for Student Experience and 1st for Teaching Quality in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024*, with the Guide naming it ‘Best University for Student Experience’ out of 134 institutions the UK. UWL was also named University of the Year in these categories in 2023, when the Editors described the University as ‘home to the nation’s most contented students’; it was the second time in three years that the University had been named University of the Year for Student Experience.  UWL was also voted University of the Year for Social Inclusion in the 2024 Daily Mail University Guide.

UWL was rated the top modern London university (non- specialist) in the 2024 Complete University Guide. Overall UWL is in the top 50 universities in the UK, ranking No.32 in the latest influential Guardian University Guide. The University was also ranked 1st in London*, 3rd in England* and 4th in the UK* in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2023.

UWL is ranked in the top 100 universities in the UK for the overall quality of our research and almost 80% of our research is rated as world-leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*) in the latest Government Research Excellence Framework (REF) assessment.

Over the last few years, UWL has invested more than £150 million into the campus to create an inspiring social and learning environment for students in which they can develop and thrive.

UWL also has a First-Class rating among London universities in People and Planet’s University League 2022-2023 for its environmental and ethical performance. It used £5million of government funding to retrofit its campus with low-emission heating, energy and lighting to save 500 tonnes of carbon emissions a year.

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*Average of all questions, Non-specialist institutions only.


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