Welcome to Astute Training

Contemporary security and risk management training that goes further.

We deliver a range of security and risk management courses including formal qualifications as well as short courses on Acumen - our e-learning platform.

Online Courses

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Complete Security Officer

The Complete Security Officer is a bundled programme containing all of the Security Foundations courses in one place.

The Security Foundations courses are designed as short introductions or refresher to core security related topics. They are written to meet many of the learning outcomes in the new (2015) UK Security Industry Authority licence-linked qualifications, making them ideal refresher courses for officers who did their training a long time ago.

This bundle presents a saving of 20% over purchasing the Security Foundations courses individually.

The courses included are:

  • Access Control
  • Communication Skills
  • Confidentiality
  • Conflict Management
  • Customer Service in Security Environments
  • Data Protection
  • Disability Awareness
  • Effective Patrolling
  • Equality and diversity
  • Fire Safety Awareness
  • First Aid Incident Response for Non First Aiders
  • Officer Safety
  • Practical Health and Safety
  • Report Writing
  • Safeguarding Vulnerable People
  • Sustainability
  • Terrorism Awareness

Click the button below to be taken to Acumen. You will then need to log in or create an account, after which you can navigate to the Catalogue tab and purchase the course from the list.

The Security Foundations courses are designed as short introductions or refresher to core security related topics. They are written to meet many of the learning outcomes in the new (2015) UK Security Industry Authority licence-linked qualifications, making them ideal refresher courses for officers who did their training a long time ago.

Communication Skills

Communication skills form a core part of all aspects of our lives and this is especially true in our work.

All successful people have one thing in common – they are all excellent communicators.

To aid us in becoming a truly effective communicator this course will cover the following topics:

  • The basic elements and types of communication
  • The importance of communication in delivering customer service
  • Methods of overcoming barriers to communication

Presentation Duration: 09:46
Quiz: 9 questions
Situational Decision Making Unit

Click the button below to be taken to Acumen. You will then need to log in or create an account, after which you can navigate to the Catalogue tab and purchase the course from the list.

The Security Foundations courses are designed as short introductions or refresher to core security related topics. They are written to meet many of the learning outcomes in the new (2015) UK Security Industry Authority licence-linked qualifications, making them ideal refresher courses for officers who did their training a long time ago.

First Aid Incident Response for Non First Aiders

Whether we’re formally first aid trained or not we can all make a big difference in first aid situations by responding well and then providing further assistance when trained help has arrived.

This course will help us in doing this by covering the following topics:

  • The importance of an initial risk assessment
  • Identifying relevant information that should be communicated
  • Further support of trained responders
  • Gathering evidence and reporting

Presentation Duration: 04:57
Quiz: 10 questions
Situational Decision Making Unit

Click the button below to be taken to Acumen. You will then need to log in or create an account, after which you can navigate to the Catalogue tab and purchase the course from the list.

The Security Foundations courses are designed as short introductions or refresher to core security related topics. They are written to meet many of the learning outcomes in the new (2015) UK Security Industry Authority licence-linked qualifications, making them ideal refresher courses for officers who did their training a long time ago.

Conflict Management

The ability to manage conflict successfully is a key attribute in all security practitioners. Our role sometimes means that we need to perform enforcement activities, which can lead to anger and aggression in others.

This course will help us by: –

  • Discussing the key elements of conflict
  • Introducing methods of approaching conflict situations
  • Discussing dynamic risk assessment

Presentation Duration: 10:01
Quiz: 10 questions
Situational Decision Making Unit

Click the button below to be taken to Acumen. You will then need to log in or create an account, after which you can navigate to the Catalogue tab and purchase the course from the list.

The Security Foundations courses are designed as short introductions or refresher to core security related topics. They are written to meet many of the learning outcomes in the new (2015) UK Security Industry Authority licence-linked qualifications, making them ideal refresher courses for officers who did their training a long time ago.

Office Safety

This course is designed to help us understand the law relating to any situation where we are required to use force so that we can stay safe.

We will discuss:

  • The law relating to use of force
  • Situations where we may use force lawfully
  • The risks of using force
  • The amount of force we can use
  • What to do after an incident to reduce risks

Presentation Duration: 07:10
Quiz: 10 questions
Situational Decision Making Unit

Click the button below to be taken to Acumen. You will then need to log in or create an account, after which you can navigate to the Catalogue tab and purchase the course from the list.

The Security Foundations courses are designed as short introductions or refresher to core security related topics. They are written to meet many of the learning outcomes in the new (2015) UK Security Industry Authority licence-linked qualifications, making them ideal refresher courses for officers who did their training a long time ago.

Data Protection

We work in an industry that regularly interacts with private information from a whole range of different sources.

Understanding how this information is defined and protected in law, as well as how this impacts us as security operatives is therefore crucial.

This course will help us do this by discussing: –

  • Relevant legislation and codes of practice
  • CCTV data and its protection
  • Public access rights to data

Presentation Duration: 05:14
Quiz: 7 questions

Click the button below to be taken to Acumen. You will then need to log in or create an account, after which you can navigate to the Catalogue tab and purchase the course from the list.

The Security Foundations courses are designed as short introductions or refresher to core security related topics. They are written to meet many of the learning outcomes in the new (2015) UK Security Industry Authority licence-linked qualifications, making them ideal refresher courses for officers who did their training a long time ago.

Effective Patrolling

Patrolling forms part of the core work that almost all of us conduct on our sites on a daily basis. When patrolling we’re actually performing several key functions at the same time.

It’s understandable then, that we need make sure we patrol effectively and to support us with this, this course will cover the following topics: –

  • Purposes of patrolling
  • Types of patrol
  • How to perform effective patrols

Presentation Duration: 07:03
Quiz: 9 questions
Situational Decision Making Unit

Click the button below to be taken to Acumen. You will then need to log in or create an account, after which you can navigate to the Catalogue tab and purchase the course from the list.

The Security Foundations courses are designed as short introductions or refresher to core security related topics. They are written to meet many of the learning outcomes in the new (2015) UK Security Industry Authority licence-linked qualifications, making them ideal refresher courses for officers who did their training a long time ago.

Practical Health and Safety

Health and Safety is everyone’s responsibility, however it is something that security practitioners can support by making it a practical part of our everyday duties.

This course has been designed to: –

  • Introduce Health & Safety from a security perspective
  • Define hazards and discuss those commonly found in the workplace
  • Discuss best practice methods of responding to these hazards
  • Identify safety signs and signals
  • Discuss various methods of reporting for Health & Safety concerns

Presentation Duration: 08:23
Quiz: 10 questions
Situational Decision Making Unit

Click the button below to be taken to Acumen. You will then need to log in or create an account, after which you can navigate to the Catalogue tab and purchase the course from the list.

The Security Foundations courses are designed as short introductions or refresher to core security related topics. They are written to meet many of the learning outcomes in the new (2015) UK Security Industry Authority licence-linked qualifications, making them ideal refresher courses for officers who did their training a long time ago.

Customer Service in Security Environments

Customer service is becoming an increasingly important part of the security role and so having a good understanding of performing related duties effectively is now essential.

This course will help us by: –

  • Discussing the importance of perceptions
  • Introducing the basic elements of customer service
  • Discussing how customer service activities are also effective security tools

Presentation Duration: 09:02
Quiz: 10 questions
Situational Decision Making Unit

Click the button below to be taken to Acumen. You will then need to log in or create an account, after which you can navigate to the Catalogue tab and purchase the course from the list.

The Security Foundations courses are designed as short introductions or refresher to core security related topics. They are written to meet many of the learning outcomes in the new (2015) UK Security Industry Authority licence-linked qualifications, making them ideal refresher courses for officers who did their training a long time ago.

Confidentiality

As security operatives we play a large part in ensuring client confidentiality and this course has been designed to help us do this effectively by covering the following topics: –

  • The meaning of confidentiality
  • Different types of confidential information
  • Threats to confidential information and how they manifest
  • Best practice to protect confidentiality and report threats

Presentation Duration: 07:46
Quiz: 9 questions

Click the button below to be taken to Acumen. You will then need to log in or create an account, after which you can navigate to the Catalogue tab and purchase the course from the list.

The Security Foundations courses are designed as short introductions or refresher to core security related topics. They are written to meet many of the learning outcomes in the new (2015) UK Security Industry Authority licence-linked qualifications, making them ideal refresher courses for officers who did their training a long time ago.

Terrorism Awareness

As security operatives, we can have a significant impact on detecting and deterring acts of terrorism by simply being vigilant in our day-to-day roles and knowing what to look for.

This course has been designed to help us by: –

  • Introducing us to the basic concepts of terrorism
  • Discussing common terrorist activities
  • Discussing how effective security operatives can detect and deter terrorists

Presentation Duration: 11:48
Quiz: 10 questions
Situational Decision Making Unit

Click the button below to be taken to Acumen. You will then need to log in or create an account, after which you can navigate to the Catalogue tab and purchase the course from the list.

The Security Foundations courses are designed as short introductions or refresher to core security related topics. They are written to meet many of the learning outcomes in the new (2015) UK Security Industry Authority licence-linked qualifications, making them ideal refresher courses for officers who did their training a long time ago.

Disability Awareness

Understanding how disabilities are treated in law, how they can affect individuals and what we as security operatives can do to provide effective customer service to these individuals is hugely important.

This course has been designed to help us with this by covering the following topics: –

  • Understanding disabilities
  • Why disability awareness is important to security personnel

Presentation Duration: 07:06
Quiz: 7 questions

Click the button below to be taken to Acumen. You will then need to log in or create an account, after which you can navigate to the Catalogue tab and purchase the course from the list.

The Security Foundations courses are designed as short introductions or refresher to core security related topics. They are written to meet many of the learning outcomes in the new (2015) UK Security Industry Authority licence-linked qualifications, making them ideal refresher courses for officers who did their training a long time ago.

Safeguarding Vulnerable People

As security operatives, our most important responsibility is the protection of people. This is never more important when those people are already vulnerable.

This course will help us to: –

  • Understand what is meant by ‘vulnerable people’
  • Understand the effects of trauma
  • Discuss best practices for protecting vulnerable people

Presentation Duration: 10:22
Quiz: 10 questions
Situational Decision Making Unit

Click the button below to be taken to Acumen. You will then need to log in or create an account, after which you can navigate to the Catalogue tab and purchase the course from the list.

The Security Foundations courses are designed as short introductions or refresher to core security related topics. They are written to meet many of the learning outcomes in the new (2015) UK Security Industry Authority licence-linked qualifications, making them ideal refresher courses for officers who did their training a long time ago.

Access Control

Alongside other functions such as patrolling, access control forms a core part of the security role and it exists in one form or another on most sites.

This course has been designed to help us perform truly effective access control by covering the following topics: –

  • The purpose of access control and common methods
  • The importance of acting as a Capable Guardian while performing access control
  • Types of person wanting to gain unauthorised access and why
  • Best practice responses to unauthorised access

Presentation Duration: 07:36
Quiz: 10 questions
Situational Decision Making Unit

Click the button below to be taken to Acumen. You will then need to log in or create an account, after which you can navigate to the Catalogue tab and purchase the course from the list.

The Security Foundations courses are designed as short introductions or refresher to core security related topics. They are written to meet many of the learning outcomes in the new (2015) UK Security Industry Authority licence-linked qualifications, making them ideal refresher courses for officers who did their training a long time ago.

Fire Safety Awareness

Fire safety in the workplace is a core responsibility for everybody, but security operatives in particular have roles that are especially important.

This course will cover the following topics to help us meet these responsibilities: –

  • The components of fire
  • Methods of prevention
  • Methods of detection
  • Actions to take on the discovery of a fire

Presentation Duration: 10:10
Quiz: 10 questions
Situational Decision Making Unit

Click the button below to be taken to Acumen. You will then need to log in or create an account, after which you can navigate to the Catalogue tab and purchase the course from the list.

The Security Foundations courses are designed as short introductions or refresher to core security related topics. They are written to meet many of the learning outcomes in the new (2015) UK Security Industry Authority licence-linked qualifications, making them ideal refresher courses for officers who did their training a long time ago.

Report Writing

One of the hardest but most important skills to learn involves writing clear, detailed and professional reports. Because our reports are used in everything from shift hand-overs to internal incident tracking and even court appearances, understanding how to structure them and what to include can make all the difference.

This course has been designed to help us by covering: –

  • The different types of reports and their purposes
  • Information to be included in incident and hand-over reports
  • Why accurate and timely reporting is so important

Presentation Duration: 05:42
Quiz: 10 questions
Situational Decision Making Unit

Click the button below to be taken to Acumen. You will then need to log in or create an account, after which you can navigate to the Catalogue tab and purchase the course from the list.

The Security Foundations courses are designed as short introductions or refresher to core security related topics. They are written to meet many of the learning outcomes in the new (2015) UK Security Industry Authority licence-linked qualifications, making them ideal refresher courses for officers who did their training a long time ago.

Sustainability

Promoting and working towards a sustainable workplace is everybody’s responsibility and we as security operatives can have an influential impact on this.

Understanding sustainable working practices is therefore crucial, most people don’t realise that it’s more than just the environment that plays a part.

This course will help expand our knowledge by: –

  • Understanding what Sustainability is
  • Discussing the different components
  • Discussing ways in which we can have a positive impact

Presentation Duration: 04:34
Quiz: 9 questions
Situational Decision Making Unit

Click the button below to be taken to Acumen. You will then need to log in or create an account, after which you can navigate to the Catalogue tab and purchase the course from the list.

The Security Foundations courses are designed as short introductions or refresher to core security related topics. They are written to meet many of the learning outcomes in the new (2015) UK Security Industry Authority licence-linked qualifications, making them ideal refresher courses for officers who did their training a long time ago.

Equality and Diversity

As security practitioners, we come across people from all walks of life. Our position means that we are often responsible for the initial customer service interaction with our client’s customers, and we need to ensure that we treat everyone with the same high standards.

This course will help us by: –

  • Discussing the meaning of equality and diversity
  • Introducing the Protected Categories in UK law
  • Discussing the different types of discrimination

Presentation Duration: 06:27
Quiz: 7 questions

Click the button below to be taken to Acumen. You will then need to log in or create an account, after which you can navigate to the Catalogue tab and purchase the course from the list.