PerpetuityARC Training attains IQ Level 5 accreditation for workplace investigations course

PerpetuityARC Training, which is part of the Linx International Group, has announced that its Advanced Investigation Techniques course has attained IQ Level 5 accreditation. The five-day classroom course provides security and HR professionals, general managers and individuals...
Posted On 07 Nov 2018
Raymond Clarke: Group CEO at IQ

Diston and Galloway appointed to key roles at awarding body Industry Qualifications

In two significant developments, Ofqual-regulated awarding organisation Industry Qualifications (IQ) has appointed Richard Diston MSc MSyI in the role of sector manager for security risk and resilience, at the same time appointing vastly experienced security training and...
Posted On 12 Apr 2017
Raymond Clarke: CEO at IQ

Industry Qualifications issues strong response in wake of Ofqual’s intention to levy monetary penalty

Industry Qualifications (IQ) has expressed “disappointment” at today’s public announcement by qualifications Regulator Ofqual of its intention to impose a financial penalty on the company following the exposure of qualification fraud at Ashley Commerce College...
Posted On 27 Feb 2017

Ofqual takes action over potential risks posed to private security industry qualifications

The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) has issued a comprehensive 28-page report entitled ‘Licence-Linked Qualifications Used in the Private Security Industry’ outlining the actions that the qualifications Regulator for England and Wales has...
Posted On 31 Jan 2017
Raymond Clarke: CEO at IQ

Industry Qualifications calls for Ofqual to establish Expert Panel on qualifications fraud

Awarding organisation Industry Qualifications (IQ) has called upon qualifications regulator Ofqual to establish an expert panel for confronting the issue of qualifications fraud in those industries which require qualifications to obtain a licence to work. IQ itself was a victim...
Posted On 13 Jan 2017

IQ works with Global Reach Security Training to devise emergency response qualification

Industry Qualifications (IQ) has been collaborating with Global Reach Security Training to create a bespoke qualification in working as an emergency response officer. Indeed, following on from recent terror attacks and alerts across the globe, one million people who work in...
Posted On 04 May 2016
Industry Qualifications has launched IQ India

Industry Qualifications and Essence X Consultancy Services launch IQ India

In collaboration with Essence X Consultancy Services, its business partner organisation in India, the IQ Group used the recent Smart, Secure and Sustainable Cities India: Technology and Investment Summit – convened in Windsor on Monday 13 July – as the platform for...
Posted On 12 Aug 2015

Study-Security 24/7 announces introduction of Level 7 Security Management Programme

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...
Posted On 24 Jul 2015
Raymond Clarke: CEO at Industry Qualifications

Industry Qualifications issues update on Ashley Commerce College and outlines BBC response

Following the broadcast of the BBC’s Inside Out programme back in March, during which an Industry Qualifications (IQ) Assessment Centre was exposed as operating in a fraudulent manner, IQ has been working to remove fraudulent certification, strengthen its own procedures in...
Posted On 06 Jul 2015
Stuart Galloway

Best Practice in Security Training and Assessment: What should it look like?

In the April 2015 print edition of Risk UK, we carried an extremely interesting article by Industry Qualifications’ CEO Raymond Clarke designed to stimulate discussion and thinking around improvements that could be made to training and assessment practices for Security Industry...
Posted On 21 May 2015