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“Risk of major fire tragedy remains” claims ECA in wake of ‘Raising The Bar’ consultation

The risk of further fire tragedies following the fatal Grenfell Tower blaze has been raised by leading engineering services Trade Association the ECA in its response to the ‘Raising The Bar’ consultation. In the aftermath of the tragic blaze at the Grenfell Tower high-rise block...
Posted On 31 Oct 2019
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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
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Global Cyber Academy launches #ProjectThankYou in bid to heighten UK’s cyber resilience

The London-based Global Cyber Academy specialising in cyber and tech-focused security has introduced #ProjectThankYou in a bid to make the UK more cyber resilient. The Academy will be providing a flat 40% course fee reduction for all applications received from UK Blue Light...
Posted On 03 Oct 2018
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Fire Industry Association unveils new qualifications suite for fire detection and alarms sector

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) has revealed that the organisation will be offering four new qualifications for the fire detection and alarms sector. Available to book from early July, the qualifications are designed to reflect the four main job roles of the sector –...
Posted On 03 May 2017
Raymond Clarke: Group CEO at IQ
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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
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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
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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
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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
Industry Qualifications has launched IQ India
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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
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Controls on Security Training and Assessment: Why they must be strengthened

Following recent BBC Inside Out reports of alleged malpractice in security training centres understood to be working with a number of awarding organisations, Raymond Clarke stimulates discussion and thinking around improvements that can be made to training and assessment...
Posted On 10 Apr 2015
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