Welcome to iSMTA and our Modern Personal Protection Professional course at Level 5, which is certified by Industry Qualifications (IQ) who are approved by qualification regulators in the UK.
This Level 5 Qualification is the first of its kind in the UK and enables those to enhance their skills and knowledge compared to the traditional Level 3 competencies and increase the expertise in the industry (to Higher Education).
Personal Protection (Close Protection) has been a necessary part of business for a long time. The need to protect the business, its brand reputation, its people, its profits and its financial secrets has always been the main objective. Every business or individual, will be protected by some type of protective security measures, with most measures being so normal that they are a simple part of our everyday lives.
Another feature of Personal Protection is that it needs to be ever-changing, to adapt to evolving threats, including business needs and the ever-changing world. Personal Protection must continue to modernise in order to maintain it’s value and effectiveness. Having already qualified as an Licensed Close Protection Operative, this programme is an excellent way to be a Modern Personal Protection Professional for business and provides a perfect pathway to further Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
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This course is still under development and will be made available at the end of 2016
What this course provides and how it will benefit you
The iSMTA online e-learning Modern Personal Protection Training Course has been designed for anyone wishing to gain an Industry Qualifications (IQ) recognised Level 5 Certificate. So if you work in security, protective services or physical security, or are new to the sector, this course will teach you about becoming a Personal Protection Specialist.
Unlike other providers iSMTA is an e-learning purist, in that all taught content that is delivered by one of our many Subject Matter Experts (SME) is a close resemblance to actually being in the classroom, but without all the costs and time constraints. This recognised qualification course delivered over 150 hours of taught content and will enable you to apply your new knowledge and qualification as a Modern Personal Protection Professional within a business environment.
The qualification approved by Industry Qualifications (IQ) through the Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF) is certified as: IQ Level 5 Certificate for Personal Protection Professionals. This 150 hour course, split over 8 Units at Level 5, is the equivalent working level to that of a ‘Foundation Degree’ in the UK.
How it Works
By joining our Academy you will receive the following:
– Access to our Professional Dashboard
– Hours of taught Professional e-learning course Units
– Downloadable PDF Factsheets
– Access to Podcasts
– Directed research guidance through ‘Think Points’
– Scenario Based Assignment
– Access to discussion forums
– 1 Year Student Membership of the Security Institute
What you will be Taught
This course will provide the most up-to-date knowledge and a complete understanding of Modern Personal Protection and will greatly enhance your career opportunities within an Organisation’s Physical Security department and the protective security industry, whether you are a newcomer to protective services within security operations or an existing professional (Level 3) who wishes to enhance their professional development. The course consists of 8 Units with a minimum of 150 guided learning hours in total. The Units cover the following:
Unit 1: Personal Protection Professionals for Business – The Unit provides both a subject refresher of Level 3 content and why Close Protection (CP) should be integrated into the business world and converge with other security functions.
Unit 2: Threats of Today and Tomorrow – Threats of Today and Tomorrow covers current and emerging threats facing Businesses and individuals. This Unit will guide you through them and advise you to conduct further research to aid in your understanding from a protective perspective.
Unit 3: What is Personal Protection? This Unit describes the extensive protective measures available for reducing risks to Businesses and invaluable assets, such as people, as a Modern Personal Protection Professional.
Unit 4: Personal Protection and Risk Mitigation – Introduces the Risk Assessment methodology within security and protective duties and how to reduce risk through the implementation of protective measures. It also provides the correct vocabulary when discussing the term risk within a Business
Unit 5: Personal Protection and Convergence – Convergence introduces the modern approach of protective Convergence (by combining two or more security functions), which is essential for the effective and efficient mitigation of risk in the complex world of today.
Unit 6: Personal Protection and Incident Management – Personal Protection and Incident Management introduces the role that Security plays when a breach of security, an incident or crisis occurs within a Business or Organisation and additional security measures are required.
Unit 7: Personal Protection Being Modern – Personal Protection being Modern updates the topic of Global Protective Security with a truly innovative set of ideas and measures to reduce risk and enhance an Organisation’s success.
Unit 8: Research Management and Dissertation – This final Unit will explain how to conduct Primary and Secondary research and the basic principles of Harvard style referencing in order to complete the final report. You will also complete a final essay on what you have learnt on this course.