2008 Skills for Security

The Infologue.com Building the Future Award is awarded this year to an entire organisation who from inception in January 2006 have led the development of the modern security industry. Innovation is one of their cornerstones and they have indeed created a significant footprint towards a vibrant, professional and mutually profitable guarding industry. This award goes to the entire Skills for Security team, past and present, who have contributed to the success of this organisation in such a short period of time. When Infologue.com researched its Innovation in Service series earlier this year Skills for Security created the benchmark.

Initiatives such as The Sorensen Centre, a modern facility dedicated to research and studies in security, policing, crime, terrorism and other related subjects. The Professional Register of Trainers and The Register of Security Professionals, are designed to provide a credible means by which individuals can demonstrate their professionalism within the Security Business Sector and also their commitment to their personal Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as educators. The aim of the recently launched Security Practitioner Programme is to provide a learning programme and full level 2 vocational qualifications of 325 guided learning hours for Security Officers, who would then be recognised as valued and competent employees. The Skills for Security course accreditation scheme also supports quality training and offers a range of flexible accreditation approaches designed to provide people in the Security Business Sector with access to unparalleled expertise and specialist knowledge.

Skills for Security has been established as the skills and standards setting body for the security business sector. The organisation will lead the way in setting a new skills agenda for the sector, aimed at increasing security related vocational education and training and raising the skills and professionalism of the sector’s workforce. Skills for Security is an employer led organisation with a Board of Directors drawn from the industry supported by a Stakeholder Management Committee and employer consultation groups which reflect the diverse activities of the security business sector. Skills for Security also has strategic partnerships within the Skills for Business Network to ensure that its voice is heard and so that it can fully participate in government’s skills initiatives.

The Infologue.com Building the Future Award is awarded to the person or organisation who in the view of the majority of previous winners has created the most significant footprints towards a vibrant, professional and mutually profitable guarding industry during each year. This award is presented  by the Editor of Infologue.com and sponsored by Interconnective Limited.