Interconnective Limited’s, Beyond Basics Training, the security industry training specialists have won the 2011 British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) NITA Security Training Award. The competition judges were highly impressed with Beyond Basics 10 day security officer training programme and regarded it as an exemplar in the sector. The course was designed as part of the Government’s Back to Work programme proving successful in training and placing a high number of candidates in the security industry. The judges were also impressed by the initiative taken to improve the number and the quality of the skills levels of security operatives as well as adding value to prospective employers. They felt that it was commendable that the program was extended to 10 days adding value to the individual, with the trainers identifying and dealing with potential learning barriers.
The Beyond Basics 10 day security training course includes; Licence to Practice (SIA – 4 days), Statutory First Aid at work (3 days), Communications and report writing (1 Day) Customer Service (1 Day) and employment skills (1 Day).
“The success of the programme can be found in the development of a well-trained operative to the security industry which is far above the minimum industry training standards. This means that the trainee have the required skills to meet the challenges of the modern security operative. As a result of the success of our employment uptake we have received further funding for this purpose.” said Beyond Basics MD Debbie Logue.
Beyond Basics Training were instrumental in the conception of the recently formed British Security Industry Association (BSIA) training section, which is committed to raising security industry training standards.
The ultimate recognition of training excellence within the licensed retail industry, the BII NITAs attracted a huge following and entries were received from all sectors of the industry – pub companies, breweries, colleges, universities, training companies and individual licensees. Entrants are judged on their own merits irrespective of the size of the organisation or the number of people being trained.
Cathie Smith CBII Director of BIIAB commented: “We were delighted with the volume of entries to the 2011 NITAs. We were impressed with the quality of these entries. The judging process is rigorous and I congratulate all the shortlisted finalists on their performance.”