Perpetuity Training proudly heralds first MSc graduates in International Security and Risk Management

Perpetuity Training has announced the first graduates from its International Security and Risk Management MSc course developed and delivered by the business in collaboration with the University of South Wales (USW). The graduation ceremony took place in Pontypridd on Monday 17 December.

The course addresses the critical issues in security management and combines theoretical knowledge with professional Best Practice. The MSc can be taken on a part-time (two years) or full-time (one year) basis and is delivered online with expert tuition from Perpetuity Training. It’s aimed at practitioners in international security and risk management who are striving to embrace modern approaches to their line of work.

All assessments are research-based with modules including Security Management: Prevention, Design and Protection, Security Management: Risk Management, Loss Prevention and Corporate Security, Strategic Security Management and Leadership and Security Management and Delivering Value.

Peter Edgar-Lane, araduate of the course, explained: “The programme was well delivered and the help and services provided by the Perpetuity Training staff were second-to-none. By completing the programme, I feel the articulate knowledge and skills gained during the course of my studies will be extremely beneficial and prove useful to me as I move forward in my career.”

Christina Kent, director of operations at Perpetuity Training, attended the graduation ceremony. “When we announced the MSc in 2016 it was a landmark moment in the field of security training and qualifications, setting a new benchmark for vocational and academic excellence. Everyone involved in developing and delivering the course including the tutors, management and administrative team at Perpetuity Training are extremely proud to see our students graduate.”

The International Security and Risk Management MSc is open to applicants with a good Honours degree or appropriate professional qualification(s), an HND/Level 5 qualification in a relevant discipline with relevant experience or equivalent international qualifications.

Holders of The Security Institute’s Advanced Diploma in Security Management are eligible for recognition of prior learning (RPL) of 40 credits and a commensurate discount.

Furthermore, students who’ve completed ARC International Training’s three-stage Security Management Programme may be eligible to apply for up to 80 credits of RPL.

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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