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 promotes personal development through education and qualifications, and its annual CPD scheme.

In collaboration with the Institute’s education partner, PerpetuityARC, we offer an award-winning accredited eLearning pathway from Level 3 through to Level 7 for those wishing to enhance their professional security management skills. PerpetuityARC is at the forefront of security management training provision in the UK and has a unique background in security research, education and qualification. PerpetuityARC’s assessors and management team are all highly qualified and recognised experts in their fields.

The eLearning courses offer you the opportunity to study at a time and location of your choice whilst still continuing with your career and are recognised throughout the industry. All of our courses are accredited through internationally recognised awarding bodies. When you start studying you will be eligible to receive FREE student membership of the Institute, and your learning hours count as CPD activity.

The Security Institute

Internal Qualifications

The Security Institute is keen to promote personal development through education and qualifications. It has developed the award-winning Certificate in Security Management, Diploma in Security Management and Advanced Diploma in Security Management all fully accredited and available by distance learning.

When you start studying you will be eligible to receive FREE student membership of the Institute. These Security Institute qualifications are offered by Perpetuity Training Academy, the Institute’s education partner.


BTEC Level 3 Security Management

This course will benefit anyone seeking professional recognition and qualification in the security sector. The course is open to all those who operate within the private and public security sectors. Providing learners with an introduction to key ideas, techniques and issues central to professional security management.

This course offers learners an understanding of policy, best practice and legislation associated with security management principles, including health and safety, asset protection and information security. From discussing the formation of risk, to analysing the potential causes and prevention of crime; this course is a must for supervisors or those seeking to make that move.

This 6 month course consists of six modules; three of which are mandatory and three are chosen from option modules.

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BTEC Level 5 Security Management

This course is designed for those practitioners who have experience in Security Management and now wish to achieve professional recognition and gain an accredited security qualification, suitable for positions at middle and senior management levels. This course provides learners with a broad understanding of how security theory works with best practice to form successful security initiatives in the workplace.

This course enables learners to explore a host of theoretically founded concepts and to introduce their own ideas and experiences to scenarios related to the workplace. From identifying issues and understanding ideas about risks to causes and prevention of crime, this is the ultimate Security Manager’s course.

The course consists of five modules spread over the 12 month duration of the course.

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QNUK Level 7 Security Management

In this ever growing global market, linked with many other areas of development, this course will appeal to practitioners in international security and risk management who are striving to modern approaches to their line of work. This eLearning course set at Masters level, provides learners with the opportunity to research, analyse and explore a specialist area of their own choosing within the security management sector.

It uncovers core theory with accompanying methodologies and equips learners with the skills to think critically – a much sought after skill for today’s security professional. From looking at core texts with a critical eye, to extracting theory from best practice through to developing specialist knowledge in a niche area, this online course takes the study of Security Management to the most advanced level.

The eLearning course consists of 3 modules spread over the 9 month duration of the course.

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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 (0) 116 277 3313 or visit their website at www.perpetuityarc.com – they’re very approachable and happy to help.

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