The number of security professionals choosing to study online in order to acquire career-enhancing qualifications has grown dramatically over the last 12 months. That’s according to Tavcom Training, now part of the Linx International Group.
“There are an increasing number of students who wish to acquire new skill sets or fill gaps in their knowledge and who wish to do so within the context of their busy working lives,” said Paul Tennent, group sales director at Tavcom, “While our classroom-based courses continue to be extremely popular, the e-Learning option, such as that offered by our CCTV over IP Networking online course, is proving to be an attractive option for students who wish to take advantage of the opportunity to learn at their own pace and in their own time, without disrupting their daily routine in any way.”
Tennent continued: “The key to success, and what has made the CCTV over IP Networking course so attractive to large numbers of students, is that we’ve invested in the latest software platform and recruited specialists with superb graphic design, software development and computer programming skills. They’ve made the course truly intuitive, easy to navigate and enjoyable thanks to the use of engaging graphics, audio, video and interactive content.”
BTEC Level 3 certificate
The recently updated, tutor-supported CCTV over IP Networking e-Learning course, which leads to an internationally recognised BTEC Level 3 certificate, is designed to provide students with the essential knowledge such that they can then design, install and maintain IP and CCTV networking systems.
The wide range of topics covered includes cameras, lenses, lighting, IP addresses, Local Area Networks, bandwidth and security, with students learning about all the component parts that go together to make a successful networked CCTV system and, importantly, the pitfalls that need to be avoided.
e-Learning: an ideal alternative
Peter Mason, who has been the lead IP tutor for Tavcom Training for over ten years and subsequently developed a number of e-Learning programmes, provides tutor support to students should they have queries as they progress through the various course modules.
“For busy people who don’t have the time to attend classroom courses, e-Learning is an ideal alternative,” explained Mason. “Since launching the CCTV over IP Networking course, I’ve had the pleasure of interacting with students from all over the world, including learners from, for example, Hong Kong, Bermuda, Angola and New Zealand, as well as many from the UK, of course.”
Mason added: “As a Tavcom Training tutor, I provide online support, suggestions, comments and feedback on the assessments and projects. To date, we’ve enjoyed a 100% pass rate. It’s always satisfying to watch students develop their knowledge. The BTEC Level 3 award is an internationally recognised mark of their professional abilities.”