Over the next year, CSS intend to use Skills for Security’s online courses to upskill their workforce, starting with an initial ten engineers. The courses are aimed at installers, project managers, surveyors and maintenance engineers. The training will be delivered through a customised virtual training portal enhancing their knowledge of the latest British and European Standards for the design of electronic security systems, including video surveillance intruder detection, fire detection and access control. As a BSIA member, CSS were also able to obtain a 20% discount.
David Scott, Managing Director, Skills for Security, says: “The pandemic has changed the way we think of training. People want flexibility, high quality, and affordable courses. CSS pride itself on having a fully qualified and competent workforce. I have worked with CSS for many years now and have always admired their investment in training and staff. CSS have come to Skills for Security with the intent of showing both their workforce and the wider security industry that upskilling engineers and staff members are necessary and easy to do.
“We are looking forward to implementing their bespoke training plan, which covers vital topics and all-important CPD accreditation.”
Corrie Stewart, Training and Development Manager, CSS, comments: “We are delighted to be undertaking several commercial courses with Skills for Security ensuring all of our team are up to date with current rules, regulations in our ever growing industry”.
Skills for Security is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the BSIA and is the largest UK provider in the delivery of fire and security training, priding itself in offering flexible and accessible provisions to ensure there are no barriers learning. In the last two years, Skills for Security has invested in its infrastructure and staffing to ensure the highest quality of training is guaranteed. Over 250 apprentices enrolled on their apprenticeship programme in centres in Warrington, Birmingham, Oxford and Southport.