We are the largest association for security professionals in the UK, offering networking, news, events and a unique validation of experience much valued by employers and clients.

The Institute understands that both professional and personal development is essential at all stages of a career within the Security sector. The CPD scheme promotes the value of development, helping track and validate the additional educational activities undertaken by professionals within the industry.

Opportunities for online distance learning is facilitated through the institute, offering opportunities for professional development at all levels and in various areas.



External Courses

One of our strategic aims of the Security Institute is to become a significant presence in the Education field and we have been developing relationships with a number of universities and other education providers.

Buckinghamshire New

BA (Hons) Security Consultancy

Bucks New offers a unique range of programmes within one school including Organisational Resilience, Security Consultancy, Business Continuity, Crowd Management and Cyber Resilience – all at degree level. It also offers degrees in Policing and Criminology. They deliver programmes by blended learning; some online and some at the High Wycombe, Aylesbury and Missenden Abbey Campuses. Bucks also offers programmes globally in all of its resilience specialisms.

The Department of Security and Resilience sits in the School of Management and Professional Studies, drawing on the capability of and working with the Business School, and Departments of Computing, Law and Aviation; offering the benefit of contextualism, the ability to use specialist academics from all disciplines to offer a unique focus for the security and resilience-related studies.

University of Portsmouth

BSc, MSc, MRes & DSyRM

Portsmouth course leader Professor Mark Button FSyI heada the UK’s largest team of dedicated risk and security scholars, closely involved with the security sector and actively engaged in security research: The Institute of Criminal Justice Studies.

Now one of the UK’s leading centres for teaching and research in criminal justice, police studies, security risk management and counter-fraud studies, it offers security-related courses to suit all levels of experience, offering programmes from BSc (BSc in Risk and Security Management), through MSc (MRes and MSc in Security Management) and onto doctoral programmes (Professional Doctorate in Security Risk Management) both on-campus and via distance learning, with the opportunity to study full-time or on a part-time flexible basis.


MSc Degrees by Distance Learning

For over fifteen years the Department of Criminology has been leading institution for distance learning degrees in the fields of security and risk, policing, community safety and criminal justice and can understand the specific needs relevant to distance learners with a team of staff dedicated to supporting distance learners. Main areas of research, training and postgraduate teaching are the study of crime and criminal justice, policing, crime prevention, security and risk management, community safety, and associated fields.

Of particular interest to Security Institute members will be the Masters degrees by distance learning which are recognised postgraduate qualifications studied over two years. Amongst a range of continuing professional development courses and undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, the University offers an MSc Security and Risk Management and an MSc in Security, Conflict and International Development.

Our Education Partner

PerpetuityARC is the exclusive training provider of The Security Institute’s own qualifications. The partnership has resulted in the Security Excellence Award for Security Training Initiative of the Year in 2010, and finalist nominations in 2011 and 2012 – a continuing mark of excellence.

Courses are delivered through flexible eLearning, perfect for security professionals who work full-time or are based outside the UK.

Fancy talking it through? Call the team on +44 01489 896549 or visit their website at www.perpetuityarc.com – they’re very approachable and happy to help.

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