Security Managers and Consultants Course

The Security Managers and Consultants course (SMCC) prepares candidates for work in a wide range of corporate and commercial security functions in potentially challenging and hostile environments. Candidates completing the course will have a recognised formal qualification and be familiar with security industry best practices, procedures and knowledge to allow them to work in different sectors.

Attendees successfully completing the courses and all assessments will be awarded a BTEC Level 4 Professional Certificate in Security Management and a BTEC Level 5 Professional Diploma in Security Consultancy, along with the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) Managing Safety Certificate. As the course has been developed by Control Risks, the qualification is positively recognised by employers in the industry and gives participants a head start in their careers in security consultancy.

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Course content

The course is split into two separate modules (which can be attended concurrently):

BTEC Level 4 Professional Certificate (8 days residential), designed to provide the basic skills and core modules for a Security Manager:

  • The theory and application of risk management
  • Security management measures
  • Managing the security process
  • Industry-specific security

BTEC Level 5 Diploma (12 days residential; prior completion of Level 4 is mandatory), focusing on the key fields of security consultancy:

  • Institute of Safety and Health (IOSH) Managing Safety Certificate -3 days in duration (exemption possible if already held)
  • Management and planning for security incidents
  • Security management and business implications
  • Security management - global implications
  • Security planning and review

The full 20-day course covers the full spectrum of skills and knowledge required of a security manager and consultant, equipping participants with the expertise to manage any challenge they may face. It is one of the most comprehensive and highly respected courses in the security sector and places particular focus on the importance and value that security brings to the commercial environment. In addition to the experienced instructors, many of Control Risks’ staff and consultants give a number of presentations and share case studies, which provides participants with excellent networking opportunities.

Course fees

BTEC Level 4 Professional Certificate – £2,800 – 8 days (7 nights’ food & accommodation)

BTEC Level 5 Professional Diploma – £3,400 – 12 days (11 nights’ food & accommodation)

Combined £6,200 – 20 days (19 nights’ food & accommodation)

Available dates (for levels 4 and 5, can be separated)


 June 2017  5 - 12 June (Level 4)
 August 2017   7 - 14 August (Level 4); 15 - 26 August (Level 5)
 October 2017  9 - 16 October (Level 4)
 December 2017  4-11 December (Level 4); 12-23 December (Level 5)


Further dates upon request.

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