Tavcom Training reports burgeoning global interest in e-Learning courses

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.”

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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