State of Security Training in India

The Private Security Sector (PSS), which employs the second largest manpower in India after the agriculture sector, is a moderately motivated sector of the country. The sector engages approximately seven million people today and is growing at an annual rate of 25 per cent. But unfortunately, majority of job-seekers and already employed members of the sector are found unwilling to adopt security profession and resort to it as their last option. The employment normally comprises youth who lack in education and training, and hail from the weaker sections of the society. They are either school dropouts, or are unable to afford the huge cost of education and training which can enable them to meet their inherent desire of living a respectable life. The unwillingness is attributed to the presumed less respect to the role, as well as the miserable salary drawn which is fixed at bare minimum wage for unskilled/ semi-skilled labor.

Education and training not only elevate respect and livelihood, but also enhance the efficiency of the sector. Self-respecting and confident personnel are highly focused and more competent, and with their world class executions they could be able to get recognitions all around the globe. This also opens the global scope for employment.

The current government has also taken upskilling of the security persons seriously and designed several pertinent policies and institutions including Skill India, NSDN, SSSDC, PMKVY and so on.

Employee problems appear in various shapes and sizes such as complaints of sexual harassment, money missing from employee lockers, workplace accidents, employee sabotage, and so on. Workplace disputes often have personal importance to the employees involved, as well as they also impact their livelihood adversely. This makes the employees sometimes tending to tell lies and hide facts. From these differing accounts employers must arrange to thoroughly investigate the issue and determine what really has happened.

Any workplace investigation requires judgmental calls about what issues to investigate, who to include in the internal investigation, and ultimately who to believe on. The goal should be to conduct the investigation in the fairest way possible. But do the employers have an efficiently educated and trained team to successfully resolve such issues; or they need to arrange training?

There is surely a gap. Security education and training is a serious concern and need of the time, with a wide scope, of course.

Proactive call by Lancers Network Limited

Lancers Network Limited, under the leadership of Kunwar Vikram Singh, a security veteran, has proactively taken up the challenge and been engaged in facilitating security trainings for several years.

Lancers Network Limited is South Asia’s leading Risk Consulting firm, operating in the high-on-risk countries of the region. Established in 1980, the firm continues to pursue its founding principles of integrity, confidentiality and value addition, and thus has created a strong client base across the globe. Equipped with a highly experienced operational team of over 120 professionals drawn from the financial sector, armed forces, police, security services and industry professionals; the company has developed a reputation for providing quality driven, customer focused, and highly successful actionable intelligence and security solutions. They have achieved unmatched client retention levels across Automotive, Chemicals, FMCG, Banking, Insurance, and IT Industries.

Lancers impart security training in partnership with the following international organizations:

ARC Training International Academy for Security Management

Arc Training is the UK based leading international providers of security management training courses. They work with security professionals from all over the world, providing fully-accredited qualifications in subjects that are current, interesting and internationally relevant.

Tavcom Training

Part of the renowned Linx International Group, Tavcom Training is also the UK based world’s leading provider of accredited security systems training courses. They provide award winning BTEC certificated courses to installers, operators, managers, and designers of CCTV, Network IP, Intruder alarm, Access control, Fire alarm and all other types of electronic security systems.

Perpetuity Academy

Another UK based Perpetuity Academy is specialized in the fields of security, crime and risk management worldwide, offering accredited training courses designed for managers, supervisors, and practitioners. Strongly supported by universities and professional bodies, their courses provide the latest thinking and best practices, combined with academic knowledge that is required for today’s security professional.

Courses

Lancers, in collaboration with their partners, offer various levels of courses to cater to different categories of on-job as well as off-job aspirants. They provide both BTEC (Business and Technology Education Council) level, as well IQ level courses. Some of their offerings are as follows:

Corporate Intelligence Management (3 Day Programme)

The effective analysis and communication of commercial intelligence is a rapidly developing area of responsibility for security managers. This course provides a critical introduction to the key ideas, techniques and issues that make up the effective use of intelligence within a corporate environment.

The course is of immediate benefit to security managers, security supervisors or multi-tasked managers, and those who are seeking to make a career in security management.

Risk, Crisis & Disaster Management (BTEC Level 4: 3 Day Programme)

Acting confidently in a crisis is vital in protecting the business. This short course prepares staff at all levels in how to effectively manage a crisis, and to help prevent unexpected incidents.

It aims to equip security professionals with a broad spectrum of knowledge relating to risk, crisis and disaster management within their organizations. It also deals with all aspects of crisis and disaster management including the composition and operation of the crisis management team.

The course immediately benefits those who are working as security managers, or those seeking to make a career in security management with an inclination to crisis management.

Managing Security Surveying (BTEC Level 4: 3 Day Programme)

Conducting a security survey is an essential skill for security managers. This course provides a step-by-step guide to the process of conducting an effective survey, and supplies a template for conducting one’s own security surveys.

The course shows how to identify the particular threats to the business, premises and staff, and how one can protect against them.

The course benefits anyone conducting or overseeing security surveys.

Workplace Investigations & Interviewing (BTEC Level 4: 5 Day Programme)

This highly popular short course provides the basic skills and knowledge necessary to undertake fair, legally-compliant and effective internal investigations. From understanding the relationship between employment law, criminal law and corporate risk, to the nuances of body language and questioning styles and techniques, this qualification is relevant to those who are new to their role, or/ and as a refresher for the more experienced.

The course benefits anyone tasked with undertaking investigations and interviews within their organization.

Security Coordination & Design (BTEC Level 4: 5 Day Programme)

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the essentials of corporate security management, and is designed to provide full-time security management staff and those for whom security is one of a number of responsibilities, with the knowledge and confidence necessary to manage a successful loss prevention operation.

This course is designed for security managers, coordinators and their equivalents.

Crime Prevention & Security Design (BTEC Level 5: 5 Day Programme)

This course provides an in-depth study of the theories of criminal motivation and behaviour, and the strategies that can be employed to reduce crime in commercial organizations, especially those strategies which can be practically implemented by the careful design of security measures. This course gives an understanding of the theories of criminal motivation and the main principles of crime causation, progressing through to creating effective physical security and identifying procedural approaches to crime prevention.

The course immediately benefits business security specialists to provide them with the knowledge and confidence necessary to manage a successful business crime prevention operation.

Kidnap & Ransom Management (IQ Level 4: 4 Day Programme)

This unique short course is designed to provide the skills to act effectively in the event of a kidnap scenario. It focuses on the corporate world, and the roles and responsibilities of the response team. It provides a high level of practical skills and theoretical knowledge which are needed to act confidently, objectively and effectively when protecting the physical integrity of staff or company assets, if threatened by a kidnap or commercial extortion-related incident.

The skills taught transcend just kidnapping or commercial extortion; learners can also explore the fundamentals of crisis management planning. This highly participatory programme is aimed at security directors and managers, risk directors and managers, health and safety directors and managers, human resources directors, and anybody who has staff who can face the risk.

Managing Crises in the Oil & Gas Sector (IQ Level 4: 5 Day Programme)

Globally, the gas and oil sector presents energy companies with a particularly good return on investment, but this unique business prospect also brings in increased levels of risks. This course introduces the learners to all aspects of risks, risk management and resilience; particularly emphasizing the assets, threats and vulnerabilities found in the oil and gas sectors. The learners study a number of methods to utilize when crisis is put into context; pre, during and post crisis management. Throughout the course, learners examine and consider a number of related case studies, and through syndicated exercise; they critically analyze, try and test crisis management procedures.

The course benefits anyone involved in managing risk and crisis within the oil and gas sectors, other than operations and facilities managers.

Security Management – Stage One (Level 7: 10 Day Programme)

This is a very popular and comprehensive programme that has been successfully completed by hundreds of security managers from many of the world’s most famous and successful companies. It is designed for security managers, coordinators and their equivalents, equally suited to existing security managers and those newly appointed from police, military or business backgrounds.

The course is Skills for Security accredited, and form the first part of the pathway towards the University of South Wales and Perpetuity Training Master’s degree in International Security and Risk Management.

Security Management – Stage Two (Level 7: 10 Day Programme)

This programme is intended for managers. It is designed to enhance security managers’ ability to implement security risk management programmes that make a quantifiable difference to organisational loss reduction goals. The course focuses on developments in security risk management and addresses a range of complex issues. It focuses on how to select and specify technology and other security services for a specific crisis. This course also leads to the University of South Wales and Perpetuity Training Master’s degree in International Security and Risk Management.

Security Management – Stage Three (Level 7: 10 Day Programme)

This programme is designed to enhance security managers’ ability to formulate security policy and manage security programmes at a regional and/ or strategic level. Great emphasis is placed on broadening delegates’ contribution to their organisation’s security risk management strategy. It is designed for those who have already done Stage 2 or equivalent.

This course is also Skills for Security Accredited and forms the first part of the pathway towards the University of South Wales and Perpetuity Training Masters degree in International Security and Risk Management.

This course encompasses a security management project, which is designed to provide a realistic context in which delegates undertake a comprehensive analysis of the existing and future strategic challenges facing a notional company. The delegates are required to make recommendations on how the company can mitigate the risks whilst addressing the needs of company stakeholders in a balanced manner and simultaneously ensuring that corporate interests remain paramount.


“India, under the leadership of Hon’ble Prime Minister, Narender Modi, is witnessing tremendous growth, and his initiatives such as Make in India, Smart Cities initiative, and Skill Development are attracting a lot of international companies to come and partner with India in our nation building. It is becoming imperative for the security professionals to upgrade their skills and knowledge to match the global standards that will lead to more demand for high skill security professionals like security managers, chief security officers and directors. Lancers has partnered with ARC Training with an aim of providing quality education to match the international stands so that the security practitioners can up-skill themselves to address the changing security scenario in India.”

– Kunwar Vikram Singh
Founder and Chairman, Lancers Network Limited


“Lancers has partnered with ARC Training, UK for over three years. During this period a considerable amount of time, resources and energy were spent on localizing the courses for the Indian environment and realities. An upwards of 24 hours of backend research is invested for every single hour of classroom training ensuring high quality standards. It is our endeavor to ensure that Indian security professional is equipped with world’s best research and knowledge for executing their tasks as per global standards.”

– Shivindra Pratap Singh

Managing Director, Lancers Network Limited


“We are committed to raising professional standards in security management, and offering a wide range of qualifications, education, training and certification routes for security professionals and personnel across every industry sector. We believe in working as an extension of the team, delivering training which makes a real difference to the organization. As an ASIS Education Partner, our ASIS CPP and PSP preparation programmes are designed to give the best possible chance of achieving these internationally recognized industry accreditations.”

– Angus Darroch-Warren

Managing Director, ARC Training


 

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