30 Jul 16:00 by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia


Here at Cross Deck we have details of a huge range of training courses that can increase your chances of getting a job. The right course will not only increase your qualifications but also prove to employers that you are prepared to take the initiative to improve your prospects and are committed to the search for the right career.  But with so many courses and providers available how do you choose the right one?

Naturally your choice of course will depend on what role you are aiming for so research the kind of qualifications that your target employers look for and choose your course accordingly. In most cases you will have a choice of providers, so how do you choose between them?

Paul Tennent, chairman of the British Security Industry Association’s training providers section, has some good tips which I’ll pass on here. What’s more, they apply to any sector, not just security.

Paul says a reliable training provider will offer:

“*A free consultation about your training needs

* Courses designed for different types of roles and at different levels

*Nationally and internationally recognised certifications such as BTEC or City & Guilds

* Professionally qualified tutors with practical experience of the industry

*Evidence of endorsement from, or in association with, leading industry bodies

*A comprehensive range of state of the art equipment on which to learn and a professional teaching environment with modern teaching aids

*Clear continuing professional development paths to aid your career progression

*A good track record – check their website or visit their premises if in any doubt.”

The best recommendations are often from people who have already trained with the provider so ask if they can provide you with details of former trainees you can talk to.

And of course, don’t forget our members in the Cross Deck family. If you want comments on any particular courses, you can always ask fellow Cross Deck members about their experiences by posting a comment below this blog.

Good luck in choosing the right course for you.

Until next time,

Dixie Dean.