Perpetuity-run Diploma course embedded within University of South Wales’ Risk Management degree

Perpetuity Training’s reputation as a leading provider of accredited security management training has been further enhanced with news that a Diploma course which it delivers on behalf of The Security Institute has now been incorporated within a BSc degree course run by the University of South Wales.

The Security Institute’s Diploma in Security Management has been embedded into three modules which students will encounter during the second year of the BSc (Hons) degree in Risk Management, Security Operations and Investigation.

The Diploma provides students with a broad understanding of how security theory works alongside Best Practice to form successful security initiatives. Delivered by distance learning, the training course provides students with an understanding about the risks, causes and prevention of crime, as well as the design and implementation of loss prevention and security initiatives. It does so by exploring theoretically-founded concepts and encourages students to introduce their own ideas and experiences to scenarios directly related to the workplace.

“The quality of the content of the Diploma course and the way in which Perpetuity Training presents the online content made it a very easy decision to embed the course as an integral component of our BSc Risk Management degree,” said Brian Blakemore, associate head of the School of Health, Sport and Professional Practice (the latter encompassing both policing and security) at the University of South Wales.

Brian Blakemore

Brian Blakemore

Blakemore added: “The objective of the degree course is to cover a wide range of subjects that will assist graduates to assess and minimise risk. These include physical security, customer/passenger security, IT security and financial security, managing security operations and carrying out investigative work. The Diploma course has helped us achieve this objective by dovetailing perfectly with the second year of the degree.”

In addition, Blakemore told Risk UK that five students are already on the second year stage of the BSc Risk Management degree and are therefore currently working through the Diploma modules. Among them is a student who, following a career in both the police service and the Armed Forces, has been able to directly enter into the second year of the BSc course.

About Perpetuity Training

Through its renowned distance learning platform, Perpetuity Training delivers accredited security management instruction worldwide.

The business also specialises in bespoke training for organisations wishing to provide tailored education for their employees in areas such as security surveying, cyber security, risk, crisis and disaster management as well as workplace investigation and interviewing.

Through Perpetuity’s parent company, the Linx International Group, consultancy and training in security and risk management and security systems training is also provided.

The Linx International Group comprises Perpetuity Training, the Linx Consultancy, ARC Training International and Tavcom Training.

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About the Author
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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