Study-Security 24/7 has launched the first Level 7 accredited Security Management Programme. Originally taught as a post-graduate certificate and latterly available as a distance learning Master’s Degree from a leading UK university, the qualification is now the first QCF distance learning Level 7 Security Management Programme to be accredited by Industry Qualifications.
The overall Security Management Programme is described by Study-Security 24/7 as “contemporary and industry-relevant”, boasting an alumni of approximately 4,000 students emanating from over 70 countries. The majority of the students are drawn from international Armed Forces, law enforcement agencies and corporate security professional backgrounds.
Indeed, with professional alumni in every time zone and operating in every hostile environment, the graduates are considered to be the ‘Who’s who?’ of global corporate security management.
Level 7 is a post-graduate programme positioned between BA (Hons) and Master’s Degree level. Credits from the programme may be used towards further study at Master’s Degree level.
*Security Risk Management and Physical Security
*Security Risk Management and Information/Cyber Security
*Security Risk Management and Crime Investigation Management
The programme has been designed to meet the requirements of individuals currently employed in a security or related field in either the public or private sector and who have a first or second-class Honours degree (or an acceptable professional qualification). However, strong consideration is also given to those applicants without formal academic qualifications who can demonstrate relevant experience within the discipline of professional security.
Study-Security 24-7’s academic director Danie Adendorff MSc told Risk UK: “There’s international industry support and recognition for this study programme. Our aim and vision is to contribute to the professionalism of the international security sphere by providing cutting-edge contemporary and relevant security management training. Our commitment to quality education and training is evident in the programme’s development to date.”
Rigorous academic validation process
Substantial investment combined with triple academic validation provided by Danie Adendorff MSc, Peter Camilletti MA (Cantab) and James Willison MA, together with a modular delivery, ensures the study programme remains a “world class, industry-defining qualification” which, according to Study-Security 24/7, surpasses the recognised ‘Triple AAA’ test. In other words, it’s ‘Affordable, Attainable and Advantageous’.
Prior to founding Study-Security 24/7, Adendorff served as director of security programmes at Loughborough University’s School of Business and Economics where he was responsible for post-graduate studies in Security Management (Distance Learning), the Post-Graduate Certificate in Security Management, the Post-Graduate Diploma in Security Management and the MSc in Security Management.
With over 30 years’ experience, Adendorff’s renowned security management abilities are underwritten by contemporary academic qualifications and encompass all aspects of security management including risk assessments, CCTV and integrated security systems, business continuity, crisis management, crime prevention and reduction strategies, Health and Safety, fraud investigations, criminal investigations, emergency procedures and security training.
Peter Camilletti is the holder of two Master’s degrees: an MA in Law from Cambridge and an MA in Security Management from Loughborough University. Between 1968 and 2001, Camilletti served as a Metropolitan Police Officer and retired in the rank of Detective Superintendent. Experience gained in this period included the management of specialist investigations involving murder and organised gangland crime (via Operation Trident).
Camilletti was also personally responsible for the introduction of Criminal Justice Units into the Metropolitan Police Service’s divisional structures.
While serving with the police, Camilletti was awarded five commendations for outstanding leadership and investigative ability.
He’s the author of Study-Security 24/7’s learning modules on Crime Investigation and Criminology.
In 2011, James Willison was awarded the prestigious Imbert Prize by the Association of Security Consultants for his diligent work on the topic of security convergence with ASIS Europe and the information security community in general. He’s currently vice-chairman of the ASIS European Convergence/ESRM Committee.
Willison holds a BA in Theology from Durham University, a post-graduate Certificate in Education from the University of London and an MA in Security Management gained at Loughborough University (where he’s currently serving as an associate senior lecturer on the Post-Graduate Security Management Programme).
In addition, Willison is a regular speaker at international security conferences on the subjects of cyber threats, converged security and enterprise security risk management.
Willison has over 20 years’ experience in the field of physical and information security management having worked with leading global organisations to develop their security strategies.
He’s the co-author of Study-Security 24/7’s learning module on Information Security and Cyber Crime.
*Further information on the Level 7 Security Management Programme is available by e-mailing: firstname.lastname@example.org