UK’s Security Institute

Perpetuity Academy is the exclusive learning development partner for the UK’s Security Institute and the sole provider of its accredited online courses.

Security practitioners in management positions have long recognised the need for their abilities to be understood clearly by employers. This requirement has manifested itself in a huge variety of Associations, Guilds and Institutes where security practitioners signpost their ‘professionalism’.

There has been an increase in the range and nature of academic and vocational security related qualifications. Inevitably the mix of qualifications, experience and industry affiliations has confused employers. It is difficult to compare a former senior Police Officer who has no commercial experience, a former Warrant Officer with ten years as an in-house Security Manager, and a graduate with 20 years’ experience as a Regional Security Manager.

Employers, and in particular, human resources departments need to be made aware of the values of and benefits inherent in employing qualified security staff.

The Security Institute provides a framework that addresses the issue of professional validation for security professionals.

The framework assesses security management experience, academic qualifications, vocational qualifications and contributions to the security profession. An independent professional board validates applications and grades those successful applicants.

The Security Institute Certificate in
Security Management

Qualification…………………BTEC Level 3
Duration……………………… 6 Months

This course provides learners with an introduction to key ideas, techniques and issues central to professional security management. Learners will gain an understanding of policy, best practice and legislation associated with security management principles, including health and safety, asset protection and information security.

From discussing the formation of risk, to analysing potential causes and prevention of crime, this course is a must for supervisors or those seeking to make that move. The course comprises six modules, three of which are mandatory and three chosen from elective modules.

Core Modules

  • Introduction to Security Management
  • Security Department Management
  • Information Security

Elective Modules

  • Health & Safety
  • Retail Security
  •  Strategic Security Physical Security
  • Terrorism Awareness & Management
  • Risk, Crisis & Disaster Management
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The Security Institute Diploma in
Security Management

Qualification………………….BTEC Level 5
Duration……………………….12 Months

This course provides learners with a broad understanding of how security theory works with best practice to form successful security initiatives in the workplace. It enables learners to explore a host of theoretically founded concepts, from their own ideas and experiences to scenarios related to the workplace, identifying issues and understanding ideas about the risks, to causes and prevention of crime.

This course is designed for those practitioners who have experience in Security Management and now wish to achieve professional recognition and gain an accredited security qualification, suitable for positions at middle and senior management levels.

Core Modules

  • Understanding Security
  • Threats to Security
  • Risk Management
  • The Legal System
  • Management

Eligibility Criteria

The course is open to all those who operate within the private and public security sectors and have: a minimum of 3 years security management experience or 3 years in the armed forces in a supervisory role or have successfully completed the Security Institute Certificate in Security Management.

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The Security Institute Advanced
Diploma in Security Management

Qualification……………………..IQ Level 7
Duration…………………………..9 Months

Set at Masters Level, this online course provides learners with the opportunity to research, analyse and explore a specialist area of their own choosing within the security  management sector. It covers core theory with accompanying methodologies and equips learners with the skills to think critically – a much sought after skill for today’s security professional.

From looking at core texts with a critical-eye, to extracting theory from best practice through to developing specialist knowledge in a niche area, this online course takes the study of Security Management to a very advanced level.

Core Modules

  • Critical Thinking & Critical Writing Skills
  • Research Methods & Project Proposals
  • Conducting Research & Projects

Eligibility Criteria

The course is open to all those who operate within the private and public security sectors and typically meet one of the following criteria: completion of the Security Institute Diploma, and 5 years experience working in security management or a related management field, or a security related degree and 7 years experience of working within the security sector, or a non-security related degree plus 10 years experience working in security management or a related field.

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