About

Providing cutting-edge profesional training. Anywhere – Anytime

Our Mission

“The iSMTA is providing modern e-learning to modern people in a modern way”.

This modern approach to vocational skills training is breaking new ground, where anyone with an IT based device can access the highest quality of knowledge at an affordable price, to start or further develop their careers.

What we do

Modern Delivery – Our robust Learning Management System (LMS) combines e-learning, podcasts, videos, pdf factsheets and discussion forums delivered across PC, tablet and mobile smart phone platforms. We are utilising these cutting-edge delivery methods.

Benefits of e-learning

Modem Content – Our modern course content challenges traditional theories and bridges the knowledge gap found in many other courses because our content is based on good practice and working-world know-how.

Security Courses | Health & Safety Courses | Bespoke e-learning services

Modern People – Our international team of Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) are all highly respected within their chosen fields and bring vast real-world experience to the modern business world. This ensures our courses are knowledge-based, up-to-date and relevant.

iSMTA Team

Modern Qualifications – The iSMTA has been an Approved Centre for Industry Qualifications (IQ) since 2012. IQ is a modern, forward-thinking awarding body that certifies across a number of industries. The Health and Safety qualification courses are endorsed by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and most of our short courses are certified under the CPD Certification Service UK.

Qualifications Explained | Acreditation and Affiliations

Our Team

At the iSMTA we pride ourselves on the calibre of the specialists working with us to provide cutting-edge professional training. From the Head of the Academy, the production and business development teams through to the professional Subject Matter Experts, you can be assured you are in good hands. Please click on any of our team to learn more about them.

Doug Cook MBE CSYP FSYI

Doug Cook is Governor of the International Secure Minds Training Academy (iSMTA). He has iSMTA oversight with responsibility for content, quality and service delivery. He is a Chartered Security Professional, Fellow of The Security Institute and has 35 years’ experience of security at expert and management levels.

Doug Cook MBE CSYP FSYI

Tremaine Kent BA Hons, FDA, MSYL

Tremaine Kent has been the managing director of CTR high-risk security & investigations services limited UK since October 2003. With current SIA approved contractor status, Tremaine has led the company to becoming the first physical personal security provider dedicated to the Mobile Telecommunications sector.

Tremaine Kent BA Hons, FDA, MSYL

Elaine Wheatley

Elaine Wheatley is the International Secure Minds Training Academy (iSMTA) Programme Manager. She is responsible for programme delivery and administration for Academy students. She is a former corporate security advisor in UK and advisor for a number of security activities world-wide.

Elaine Wheatley

Adrian Kent MSC, MSYL

Adrian is an external advisor to the iSMTA, providing insight and feedback on courses. His experience comes from risk management and also identifying emerging markets and focusing on specialist consultancy projects, these include projects in Nigeria, Libya, Malaysia and operations in the UK.

ADRIAN KENT MSC, MSYL

Per Skobhus

Per has been working in the security industry for many years and having owned his own security company in Denmark, Per provides external consultancy to iSMTA.

PER SKOVHUS

Alison Littlewood

Alison is the iSMTA company secretary under the limited side of Secure Minds. Alison is an accomplished and professional person that has over 10 years working within the security sector developing ISO standards and administrative support.

Alison Littlewood

Teresa Rawling

Teresa has been working within the security sector for over 7 years conducting and managing the compliance and verification of our qualifications within our group.

Teresa Rawling

Keith Carrol

Keith began his career in the Royal Marines in 2004. Keith became a Close Protection Operative (CPO) and Counter Piracy Consultant in 2010 working in and around Africa. Keith is studying his BA for graphic design which adds to course development, not only from a security perspective but also a design one.

Keith Carrol

Alan Day MA, FSyI

Alan is the Director of AKD Services, a consultancy company specialising in fraud prevention. Previously Alan worked at Transport for London (TfL) where he was responsible for the awareness, prevention, detection and investigation of serious fraud throughout the TfL organisation including Crossrail (at the time the largest European construction project).

Alan Day MA, FSyI

John Zeppos FBCI

Managing Partner, Resilience Guard GmbH – A seasoned Business Continuity Management professional and entrepreneur who has shifted the global mindset of resiliency and risk awareness to the next level, leading to him being the two times winner of the BCI Global Business Continuity Awards Business Continuity Manager of the Year 2012 & 2014..

John Zeppos FBCI

Stephen Massey BEM MCGI MSyI

Stephen has a depth of experience in all aspects of security and specialises in ‘threat led’ counter-terrorism and protective security measures in a range of environments including being a trained practitioner in protecting ‘Critical National Infrastructure’.

Stephen Massey BEM MCGI MSyI

Thomas LeBrun EPO, PhD-Philosophy

Thomas LeBrun owner and operator of Nighthawk Security, est; 1988 and has been contracted and deployed to over 40 countries for advance work and close protection assignments. His primary focus and success is to provide protective services for those in the Entertainment Industry, Corporate CEO’s, Private citizens of high net worth.

Thomas LeBrun EPO, PhD-Philosophy

Tony Routledge

Following a 29 year career in the Intelligence Corps, Tony joined the Private Sector, working in Telecoms with T-Mobile and Vodafone, as Director of Security at Computer Associates and in the travel industry where he was the Head of Corporate Security for Travelport International.

Tony Routledge

Thomas Reiner MSc

Since 2011 owner of a Safety & Security Management Consultancy Company in Austria – (Physical Security / Access Management / Information Security Management, Risk Management, Safety, Fire Protection, Safety & Security Trainings and lectures); Trainer of ECHOCAST (Security staff – supervisors in museums).

Thomas Reiner MSc

Dr. Alexandros Soulahakis

Is an Associate Senior Consultant for Resilience Guard GmbH. Alexandros has more than 10 years of experience in Disaster Management and Disaster Risk Reduction having worked for a number of companies as a senior ICT Engineer and at managerial positions being responsible for Telecommunications and telecom resiliency.

Dr. Alexandros Soulahakis

Rupert Towers

Rupert completed 23 years army service reaching the rank of Warrant Officer (2). Rupert retired from the army in 2010 and moved to the Middle East, taking up employment within the Oil and Gas Industry, specialising in hostile environments working as a security site manager for Olive Group and British Petroleum, on fixed & mobile drilling platforms.

Rupert Towers

Carl Tucker CMIOSH

Carl Tucker CMIOSH