What do we expect from Security Training?
We have seen many changes within the security industry in the last 10 years and in particular in terms of technological advances, including but not limited to the use and integration of advanced technology such as CCTV, bio-metric systems and security orientated apps. As the security industry has evolved then so must the training available to all sectors of the security industry, and this means that the learning outcomes of any such course must meet the needs of the current state of the industry. Expectations would also include undertaking courses that have been written by specialists in their field and whom have experience of working in that particular role in security.
How important is accreditation
There are many reasons why we undergo training courses, but the two main goals would be to learn new skills and to gain more knowledge in a subject. Do we really need accreditation then? Not always but accreditation provides enhanced proof of qualification and is beneficial for continual professional development (CPD). Accredited qualifications are also known as regulated qualifications, the main difference from non-accredited programmes is that they will have been reviewed and quality assured by an awarding body of some form. The centre offering the qualifications will also be reviewed and monitored to ensure quality and compliance, in both the accredited qualifications and also with regard to the centre itself. The benefits to having accredited programmes is that potential recruiters and stakeholders will recognize the quality and distinction involved with that qualification.
How can I trust the content of a course?
It can be difficult to know which course is best for you, as there are a multitude of courses available, especially online where there could be pages and pages of courses to choose from. Trawling through such courses in order to find one that is suitable can be difficult, although once you have found a course then it is wise to ensure that the content delivered is exactly what you require to increase your knowledge in your chosen field. It is also imperative to ensure that the content of the chosen course has been written by experts in their field and also that the content is up to date and relevant. As the iSMTA understand the importance of expert content writers then we ensure that we employ some of the leading consultants in that field, including but not limited to subjects such as fraud prevention, business continuity, cyber security and relevant safety related courses.
Choosing modern concepts over standard training
Firstly, the iSMTA are an e-learning purist and have always strived to ensure that the delivery of accredited programmes is conducted with a modern approach. Currently, e-learning provides this modern approach and the iSMTA have the largest library of specialist security and safety related courses. It is recognised that the commitment from professional and personal aspects of our lives has increased, hence the need for a modern approach to learning and recognised and professional accredited programmes delivered via e-learning meets the needs of most learners.
If there is a need for professional accredited courses which are delivered using a modern approach then the International Secure Minds Training Academy is well placed.