Making sure that the best levels of training are on hand

Kevin Faulkner, Director of Banham Academy, speaks to Security Buyer about some of the accreditations they offer, and just how beneficial they can be for professionals within security.

16th May 2018

What makes training from Banham Academy especially fundamental to the professional?

The security systems industry is facing a skills shortage in various roles and it is vital that a new generation of professional technicians are given the skill sets to support our sector going forward. It is fundamentally important that our workforce can embrace new technologies and everything that is smart and digital, as well as the traditional requirements surrounding the installation and maintenance of security systems.

Banham Academy was established with the sole purpose of delivering high quality training and to support this, a purpose-built Academy was established. The engaging academy learning environment consists of workshops, classrooms and an e-learning suite.

We also have the staff to compliment this environment and to ensure excellent delivery. Our delivery team is made up of industry experts, further educationalists and experienced senior management / directors who bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the delivery programme.

What accreditations do you offer?

The main emphasis of our training is geared towards our apprenticeship programme and the skills required to supplement the workforce of the future. We currently have apprentice technicians from a number of large and small employers coming to the end of their first year of the Advanced Apprenticeship in Fire, Emergency and Security Systems.

Whilst the standard itself may have been written by employers with no formal accredited qualification mandated, Banham Academy has embedded the added value of four online Level 3 BTEC courses, used as milestones towards completing the apprenticeship programme. The online courses cover Electrotechnical Principles, CCTV, Intruder Alarm and Access Control.

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