Welcome to the iSMTA and our Modern Physical Security Training Professional course at Level 5, which is certified by Industry Qualifications (IQ) who are approved by qualification regulators in the UK.
Physical Security has been a necessary part of organisations and business since they began. The need to protect the organisation or business, its brand reputation, its assets, its workforce, its profits and its trade secrets has been daily activity, the value of which is often only recognised when something goes wrong. Every organisation, business or even home, will be protected by the use of physical security measures, with most security protective measures being so normal that they are a simple part of our everyday lives. Our front doors, the locks to our car, the fence around our garden, are just such examples of physical security.
Another feature of Physical Security is that it needs to be ever changing, to adapt to changing threats, to changing business needs and to our ever-changing world. Physical Security therefore must continue to modernise to maintain its value and effectiveness. Those employed to advise on Physical Security need to keep up-to-date too. Qualifying through this programme is an excellent way to be a modern Physical Security Professional and provides a perfect pathway to further Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
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I am extremely delighted with this course. It was a great surprise that the Unit 1 content and my ideas on this subject are very similar; this has made the reading of this Unit very interesting. The research exercises are a great tool to get more information finding useful references. I have had the opportunity to put into practice some of the concepts learned and the result has been highly satisfactory. (F. Sande)
What this course provides and how it will benefit you
The Modern Physical Security Professional training course has been designed for anyone that wishes to gain a recognised Industry Qualification (IQ) Level 5 Certificate. So if you already work in security or are new to the sector this course will enable you to become a recognised Physical Security Professional.
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 provides over 150 hours of taught content and will enable you to apply your new knowledge and qualification as a Modern Physical Security Professional within a business environment.
The qualification approved Industry Qualifications (IQ) through the Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF) is certified as: IQ Level 5 Certificate for Physical Security Management 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 converged Physical Security and will greatly enhance your career opportunities within the security industry, whether you are a newcomer to physical security operations or an existing professional who wishes to enhance their professional development. The course consists of 8 Units with a minimum of 150 guided learning hours in total. It covers an understanding of what Modern Physical Security entails in relation to the converged approach now established between physical and logical. The course will also discuss the main ways in which Physical Security supports an Organisation, how it addresses risk, current and emerging threats and the concept of Modern Physical Security convergence. Units cover the following:
Unit 1: Modern Physical Security for Business – Modern Physical Security for Business is designed to show the successful placement of Modern Physical Security within Business. It is more necessary today to understand the role of a Modern Physical Security Professional and how to support the Business or Client in the best way possible.
Unit 2: Threats of Today and Tomorrow – Threats of Today and Tomorrow covers the various physical security related threats faced by Businesses and Organisations today and in the future.
Unit 3: What is Physical Security? This Unit describes the extensive Physical Security measures available for reducing risks. This includes the strengths and weaknesses of each physical security measure in Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) comparisons with each other.
Unit 4: Physical Security Risk Mitigation – Physical Security Risk Mitigation describes the Risk Assessment methodology and how to reduce risk through the implementation of correct Physical Security measures. This Unit will also discuss the vocabulary of defence-in-depth.
Unit 5: Physical Security and Convergence – Physical Security and Convergence (Physical Security working with other security functions) introduces the modern approach of Security Convergence which is essential for the effective and efficient way to mitigate risk in the complex world of today.
Unit 6: Physical Security and Incident Management – Physical Security and Incident Management introduces the role that Physical Security has when a breach of security happens, or an incident or crisis happens and additional Physical Security measures are required to investigate and minimise from future breaches or incidents.
Unit 7: Physical Security being Modern – Physical Security being Modern brings the topic of Physical Security up to date with a truly modern set of ideas and measures to reduce risk and to be more successful. You will also be presented with scenarios to create modern physical security approaches to secure a Business.
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. This Unit ends with a final essay on what you have learnt from the course.