The Security Institute
The Security Institute is the largest membership organisation for security professionals in the UK, with members from allover the world. We promote standards, develop and endorse education across the sector and provide a rich membership experience.
With a membership of over 3,200 security professionals working in a variety of disciplines, Membership of the Security Institute bestows credibility, enhances career prospects, provides a valuable network of excellent contacts.
Joining the Security Institute also provides an exciting package of membership benefits, including weekly news bulletins and the Institute Quarterly Magazine; excellent networking opportunities at our educational CPD and social events; an online jobs board and Professional Development Platform with a range of career support resources; support and opportunities to become a mentor or mentee via our mentoring scheme; Corporate Partnership opportunities between the Institute and other specialist organisations; Special Interest Groups (SIGs), such as Cyber & Convergence, the Built Environment, Young Members Group and Middle-East Members Group; and complimentary access to the London Chamber of Commerce facilities, finance and HR resources and attendance of their events calendar.
Visit our website or contact Paula for an application pack. She can also review your CV to give you hints and tips for a better application. Membership is awarded on a points basis, based on your experience and any security-related education or training undertaken. Anyone who works in a role in security and wishes to develop a career in security can join, including students. Once a member, you can work your way up through our membership grades as your experience grows.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
We are committed to raising standards in the security profession and encourage everyone to think about how they can continue to develop and how they help and support others.
Our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) scheme has been developed uniquely for the security sector and the CPD Toolkit is an essential way to track how you keep up-to-date with latest issues and developments in security and management, giving participants a competitive edge over other practitioners, enhancing confidence and competence.
Our Toolkit helps you plan your personal development activity and tracks your achievements to reach set standards year on year. We challenge you to achieve 36 points or more each year. All sorts of development activity are recognised including events run by our CPD partners which score double points. Look out for the logo and check out who they are below. Members can track their CPD points on the go with our CPD mobile app.
Access to the scheme is open to all. Indeed, it’s a benefit that The Security Institute has uniquely developed for everyone working in the security sector and has already been adopted by four other organisations. In 2019, there were over 400 registered participants in the scheme. These numbers are set to grow significantly in 2020.
Distance Learning Qualifications
The Institute also offers distance Learning qualifications in collaboration with education partner, Perpetuity Training Academy; Security Management at BTEC Level 3 (Certificate), BTEC Level 5 (Diploma) and IQ Level 7 (Advanced Diploma), which can be studied at your own pace from the comfort of your home.
All qualifications are eligible for funding via the Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme (ELC) and you will also be entitled for FREE Student Membership whilst you are studying.
Chartered Security Professionals
We also manage the Register of Chartered Security Professionals on behalf of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals, with a list of over 150 CSyP’s demonstrating a gold standard of commitment to raising professional standards for the security sector.
Being admitted to the Register and becoming a CSyP is a means of being recognised and continuing to represent the highest standards and ongoing proficiency. It is the gold standard of competence in security.
The Register of Chartered Security Professionals is recognised across the UK, including the Association of Security Consultants (ASC), International Professional Security Association (IPSA) and the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI).
Visit our website to find out more and see how the Security Institute can help to support you through your professional and personal growth.
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