With the increase in accountability for universities and the focus on increasing security in relation to both staff and students, our Level 3 security management course has been designed to educate those responsible for security matters within an educational environment. Those members of staff that are responsible for safety and security, whether specific security managers or not must have an all encompassing knowledge of security policies and procedures in order to fully understand the threats that universities face.

Universities are continually searching for ways in which to improve the security of their staff and learners, and by doing so often engage external consultants in order to source security products from CCTV, access control, external guard forces and more. This is an effective approach, although there is a need for their own personnel to also have relevant and working knowledge of the security measures needed for higher education organisations. This is important to both assess external service providers but to also acknowledge whether all measures are relevant and fit into the daily operation of their particular university.

In this age of uncertainty and global risk, it is important for organisations of any type to ensure that their security measures are up to date and effective and this requires continual assessment and auditing. There is also aneed to liaise with external suppliers and to ensure that any equipment that is integrated is installed correctly and that maintennace schedules are planned and adhered to, especially in relation to fire and safety systems. It is also important to keep and maintain security policies and to assess these on a continual basis, this also requires knowledge of both security and policy administration.

CTR Learning have a suite of courses that can benefit universities and their staff, whether from a safety perspective or from a security basis. One of the main benefits of enrolling with CTR Learning is the range of delivery methods we adopt, from professional e-learning through to scenario based training. The instructors involved in our training programs have vast experience within the security sector, including military and police backgrounds and also educational staff. Our e-learning courses are all written and designed internally by industry experts and are delivered through our interactive and engaging learning management system.

One of the highlight courses delivered by CTR Learning which is most effective to the university enviroment for relevant staff to increase their overall security knowledge, is the Level 3 Modern Security Management course. The course is widely recognised and has been adopted by many learners aspiring to become effective security suervisors or managers, although in addition to this it has been effective for those staff also responsible for overseeing security who may not be a dedicated security manager. The course is delivered via e-learning with the learner also receiving a suite of leading security related books to assit them through their learning, but also to be used for future reference throughout their careers. The course also incorporates the widely recognised ILM Level 3 Award in Leadership and Management.

In conjunction with our security partners, we can also enhance the level of security on and off campus. One particular area concerns staff and students travelling overseas whereby the organisation is required to provide a duty of care. This can be achieved through the use of CINPLAT Travel Safe, which can be integrated into an organisations security strategy.