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The need for professional campus security

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The iSMTA has developed the IQ Level 3 Foundation in Security Management course which would be suitable to educate and qualify those responsible for security matters within an educational environment. Those members of staff that are responsible for safety and security, whether specific security managers or not should have a basic knowledge of security policies and procedures in order to help understand the threats that universities face.

Probably universities, like other high risk environments, are continually searching for ways in which to improve the security of their staff and learners, and by doing so often engage external consultants in order to source security products from CCTV, access control, external guard forces and more. This is an effective approach, although there is a need for their own personnel to also have relevant and working knowledge of the security measures needed for higher education organisations. This is important to both assess external service providers but to also acknowledge whether all measures are relevant and fit into the daily operation of their particular university.

In this age of uncertainty and global risk, it is important for organisations of any type to ensure that their security measures are up to date and effective and this requires continual assessment and auditing. There is also a need to liaise with external suppliers and to ensure that any equipment that is integrated is installed correctly and that maintenance schedules are planned and adhered to, especially in relation to security systems. It is also important to keep and maintain security policies and to assess these on a continual basis, this also requires knowledge of both security and policy administration.

The iSMTA have a suite of courses that can benefit universities and their staff, whether from a safety perspective or from a security basis. One of the main benefits of enrolling with iSMTA is the range of delivery methods we adopt, to ensure the training is Available, accessible and relevant. The Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) involved in our training programs have vast experience within the security sector, including military and police backgrounds and also educational staff. Our e-learning courses are all written and designed internally by industry experts and are delivered through our interactive and engaging learning management system.

One of the highlight courses delivered by iSMTA which is most effective to the university environment for relevant staff to increase their overall security knowledge, is the IQ Level 3 Foundation in Modern Security Management course. The course is widely recognised and has been adopted by many learners aspiring to become effective security suervisors or managers, although in addition to this it has been effective for those staff also responsible for overseeing security who may not be a dedicated security manager. The course is delivered via e-learning with the learner also receiving Podcasts and Pdf’s to assit them through their learning, but also to be used for future reference throughout their careers.
At iSMTA you can start your security learning pathway at Level 3 and go on to complete Level 5 Awards and Diplomas through our college to retirement program. You can also study by joining our academy and pay as you learn so that the cost of your Continuing Professional Development (CPD).


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