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NOCN Level 3 Security Operations (QCF)


This course is designed for Security Professionals who have long required an interim award between the Level 2 licence-linked qualifications and the Certificate or MSc degree in Risk Management; to provide the underpinning knowledge and understanding of the practical skills needed for advancement of work prospects in the Private Security Industry.


This particular course is suited for supervisors and managers alike who wish to develop additional knowledge to function more efficiently within their roles and to support the continued professional development of security officers under their charge.


  • Health and Safety Operations and Management

  • Physical Security Operations and Management

  • Information and Personnel Security Operations

  • Private Security and the Law


  • An alternate view to Terrorism and Social Science

  • Being Proactive and the Decision Making processes involved

  • Understanding the Logical Criminality of Terrorism

  • Contemplating Terrorism - Tools and Goals

  • Reviewing Terrorism Case Studies

  • Anticipating the Hostile Planning processes involved

  • Tackling the Hostile Planning Process

  • Introduction to the Hostile Surveillance

  • Strategies against Hostile Surveillance

  • Applying Security Solution to Hostile Surveillance

  • Strategic placement of Surveillance Cameras and Mapping

  • The fundamentals of Surveillance Detection


I once read that though the subject of terrorism is quite large, but for the purposes of physical prevention methods, there are relatively few aspects that have actual and practical implications for the security professional (as opposed to strictly theoretical ones). This is what we will explore on this course.


Terrorism is a type of criminal activity


Let's face it, rather than being in a unique category on its own, terrorism falls under the general umbrella of criminal activity. This simple point might seem a bit counterintuitive at first, especially when comparing a conventional crime like, say, a bank robbery to a terrorist attack in the form of a suicide bombing.


While it is true that the outcomes of many terrorist attacks cannot be easily categorized with the outcomes of more conventional crimes, from a preventative standpoint, we should be focussing on influencing and disrupting the planning stages of the attack whatever the motive is.  We accept that there are huge differences between the results of a bank robbery and those of a suicide bombing for example, but when we reverse engineer these results to see how they were planned, we find almost identical planning stages – common general stages that can be used for achieving very different results.


This point is important to keep in mind because, as had been mentioned before, the idea behind proactive prevention is to target hostile planning rather than wait and then be forced to contend with hostile actions.  This means that it is possible, through criminal or terrorist activity prevention, to cast a wide preventative net that can disrupt not just the planning of terrorist attacks but the planning of all other crimes that share these same planning traits.

Craig Knowles Certified Anti-Terrorist Specialist.


7 days covering a minimum total of 60 hours of guided learning - Anything less is just not enough and you could be required to do more!

COURSE FEES are variable and depend on numbers per cohort



As we are registered as a "Not for Profit" organisation and with Education & Training being the core of our business, all course fees are exempt of VAT (value added tax)

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