Level 4 Award in Foundations of Security and Risk Management

The Level 4 programme is designed for Team Leaders and Operational managers, who want to have a better understanding of how to do their job in well-structured and professional manner, and also get a first professional qualification.

As well as open courses, this programme can be run as an in-house programme for organisations that have scattered operation, and would like to develop a level of excellence in their front-line security management that is equal to any other aspect of their organisational management processes.

One of the advantages of embedding this training into the security and risk management division is that not only does it create a team leader culture of excellence across the organisation, but it also cuts back radically on staff turn-over, as it turns what can be seen as a low-status, low-skilled job into the first rung of a professional career.

We have been asked why it is that an Institute that focuses on strategic risk and crisis management is offering a Level 4 Award at the Team Leader level. The truth is, whatever the strategic nature of a crisis event may be, its manifestations are on the local level, and it is often the skills and capabilities of the front-line immediate responders that decides the effectiveness of the initial response. The ability to maintain communications with other stakeholders, both internal and external, and to work effectively with other teams to create effective and appropriate responses in unstable and rapidly developing situations, is something that is as important to an organisation’s crisis management capabilities as the decision making at the C-Suite level or the operational management at the tactical level.

  • Formally recognised by The Security Institute for the purpose of membership application.
  • Awarded 20 academic credits by the University of Portsmouth against their BSc (Hons) degree in Security and Risk Management (equivalent to one module exemption.

Course Content

  • Module 0: Introduction
  • Module 1: Basic Principles of Security Management
  • Module 2: Three Stage Risk Management Process
  • Module 3: Creating Risk Management Protocols
  • Module 4: The Five Risk Management Strategies
  • Module 5: Space and Territory (Security in Depth)
  • Module 6: Gold, Silver, Bronze Management System
  • Module 7: Hierarchy of Events
  • Module 8: Incident Response Management
  • Module 9: High Reliability Organisations
  • Module 10: Terrorism