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A north west college is to offer a foundation degree in security management. University Centre at Blackburn College reports demand from professional, qualified and accredited security specialists.

The degree will be available to those working in security who would like to further their understanding of the principles and practices involved in the assessment and management of risk in a global society, or those wishing to enter the profession.

The course will include modules in criminology, IT and crime, such as the misuse and mishandling of data, criminal justice and law, private policing, corporate governance, personal development and planning?and security and risk management.

Dr Mark Wilkinson, lecturer in Security Management at the College, says: “Security management has become an increasingly important issue in most organisations – many companies across a variety of sectors are now starting to employ specialists in security.

“Our foundation degree, which is validated by Lancaster University, responds to this specific need and is designed for both those people who are already in the profession to strengthen their position with academic qualification as well as learning all the up-to-date trends in general security, and for those wanting to get in to it.

“It can be studied from home through our online learning system Moodle, with students only having to come to the centre a few times per year for certain modules and exams.

“We are enrolling for a September start, so I encourage both employees and employers alike to get in touch.”

The content of the programme includes the management of operational and strategic approaches, risk management, criminal justice, public order and the impacts on the public while, the college adds,  maintaining a commercial standpoint and working  with industry. For details and how to join the programme – visit the college website.


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