The University of Portsmouth has recognised the Silverback Certificate and Diploma in Security Management. Silverback participants who successfully complete the courses and obtain 240 credits will be eligible to apply for the final year of the BSc Hons Risk and Security Management by distance learning.
This course has been developed with the private security sector. It is designed to develop academic and professional expertise and provide the skills and knowledge needed to enhance and improve career opportunities across the public, private and military security sector.
The Security Institute is the UK’s largest membership body for Security Professionals with over 2,700 members. The Security Institute works to promote the highest possible standards of integrity and professional competence in the business of security.
There are three professional grades of membership – Associate, Member and Fellow, and 2 non-professional grades, Affiliate and Student.
The Security Institute offers a full programme of events https://security-institute.org/security-institute-events/ and is committed to raising standards in the security profession by supporting Continuing Professional Development (CPD) https://security-institute.org/cpd/
The Professional Security Officer is THE peer support magazine for front-line security professionals. The movement to raise standards in the security industry is growing. TPSO is run by front line security workers who recognise the need to provide security officers with information and guidance in order to support their professional development.
The TPSO publications contain interviews and articles by men and women, working on the front line, who are happy to share advice on how to improve practice. The TPSO website also contains a wealth of information relevant to the role of the professional security officer.