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Certified Security Consultant

Qualification: Certificate

Study mode: Part-time

Location: Missenden Abbey

Credits: 80

The course is aimed at individuals who wish to secure employment at a management level within the security industry. It can also be applied as part of continuing development to aid future licensing criteria by the SIA.

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Is this course for me?

The course is aimed at individuals who wish to secure employment at a management level within the security industry.

It can also be applied as part of continuing professional development to aid any future licensing criteria by the Security Industry Authority.

Additionally, the CSC is aimed at non-security industry candidates who may be broadening their service to target larger companies. These organisations may need higher levels of general security and may seek an employee responsible for all security issues and wider organisational resilience.

Discover more about the Department of Security and Resilience at Bucks by visiting our blog or attending an open evening

What will this course cover?

The Certified Security Consultant (CSC) course is the UK’s prime educational programme for those who are looking to join the security industry as a consultant.

What are the modules?

 Module One – The Security Consultant Risk Adviser

  • Security Threat & Risk Management
                    
  • Security Survey & Audit
               
  • Security Awareness
            
  • Law & Legislation
              
  • Communication Methods
              
  • Information Gathering & Analysis

Module Two – The Security Consultant Risk  Manager

  • Roles & Responsibilities
     
  • Organising the Security Function
   
  • Corporate Governance
  Criminology & Crime Prevention
   
  • Physical Security
     
  • Emergency Planning
      
  • Business Continuity Management
  
  • Project Management
           
  • Emergency Evacuation Planning
    
  • Emergency Response Procedures
           
  • Journey Management

How will I be taught?

Each module is portfolio assessed. 

What will I gain?

The programme is delivered by flexible learning; with a mixture of face-to-face workshops and distance elements.

Each of the tutor led workshops include theoretical, practical and exercise sessions.

The course is structured to give you a broad understanding of security knowledge and management techniques in order to effectively manage a security function and/or provide a consultancy service to varying sizes of organisations.

Successful students will also have the option to progress onto the BA (Hons) Security Consultancy and to use the credits earned on the CSC as accredited prior learning for some elements of the overall programme.

Start date and attendance

The programme is delivered by flexible learning; with a mixture of face-to-face workshops and distance elements.

Modules one and two each comprise ten days guided learning with two distance learning assignments (one linked to each taught module) completing the programme. 

Duration: Two 20 week modules (Total 40 weeks)
Start date: June 2014

Workshop Module 1 : June 2 - 13

Workshop Module 2 : June 16 -27

Further sessions will be avaliable from September 2014, when the format of the course will move to a blend of three 2 day workshops with directed distance learning elements for each module, dates to be advised.

What are the entry requirements?

For entry requirements, please email advice@bucks.ac.uk or call 0800 0565 660.

The course is taught in English and computer literacy, including familiarity with an office suite, is recommended.

How much does it cost?

Fee: £2,250 per module

Funding: This programme is eligible for funding under the Ministry of Defence Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC) scheme. Our ELCAS number is 1682.

How to apply

You can book onto this course via our online store.

Those students already enrolled for Module 1 should contact BLU@bucks.ac.uk when wishing to pay for Module 2.

Open days & prospectus

Our University Open Days are open to everyone and are a real opportunity to sample the Bucks experience. Visitors and their guests will have the opportunity to talk to our staff and our students, to find out more about our courses and to look round our facilities. Staff will also be on hand for advice and will deliver presentations on the application process and financing higher education. You can book onto an Open Day or if you would like to view an Open Day online, please see our Open Day video. Alternatively, take a virtual tour of our campus.

To request a prospectus, simply complete this request form or call 0800 0565 660.

How do I find out more?

Home and EU Enquiries
Tel: 0800 0565 660
Email: advice@bucks.ac.uk

Home and EU Admissions
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