About

ASTA (Applied Security Training Academy) brings industry leading security training to an international audience.

Through a range of delivery methods (classroom, blended and e-learning), focusing on knowledge, skills and certification for professionals and organisations alike.

In conjunction with our central knowledge team, our in-country trainers and instructors provide an industry leading training solution on an
international basis.

As a company we have been instrumental in developing leading training programs including:

– Designing and implementing various Level 3 and 5 qualifications in conjunction with awarding bodies
– Designing and implementing accredited security e-learning programmes
– Designing specific training initiatives for foreign government and military clients
– Providing valuable input towards the National Occupational Standards for Close Protection

Our team comprises of security professionals, instructors, assessors and subject matter experts which provides an unparalleled infrastructure
dedicated to increasing knowledge, skills and progression for security professionals and organisations alike.

Our Team

Doug Cook MBE CSYP FSYI

Doug Cook is Governor of ASTA, he manages oversight with responsibility for content, quality and service delivery. He is a Chartered Security Professional, Fellow of The Security Institute and has 35 years’ experience of security at expert and management levels.

Doug Cook MBE CSYP FSYI

Tremaine Kent BA Hons, FDA, MSYL

Tremaine Kent is the Managing Director of CTR Secure Services and has been involved in training and consulting for many years, including consulting on the initial National Occupational Standards for the SIA Close Protection training. Tremaine has a wealth of operational security and military experience.

Tremaine Kent BA Hons, FDA, MSYL

Elaine Wheatley

Elaine Wheatley is the programme manager for ASTA. She is responsible for programme delivery and administration for all students. She is a former corporate security advisor in UK and advisor for a number of security activities world-wide.

Elaine Wheatley

Adrian Kent MSC, MSYL

Adrian is the Training Director for ASTA and has experience in developing training programs and working relationships within the security industry including the UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa. He holds an MSc in Risk Management and is an active member of the Security Institute and the Business Continuity Institute.

ADRIAN KENT MSC, MSYL

Alison Littlewood

Alison is the ASTA company secretary. Alison is an accomplished and professional person that has over 10 years working within the security sector developing ISO standards and administrative support.

Alison Littlewood

Teresa Rawling

conducting and managing the compliance and verification of our qualifications within our group.

Teresa Rawling

John Zeppos FBCI

Managing Partner, Resilience Guard GmbH – A seasoned Business Continuity Management professional and entrepreneur who has shifted the global mindset of resiliency and risk awareness to the next level, leading to him being the two times winner of the BCI Global Business Continuity Awards Business Continuity Manager of the Year 2012 & 2014.

John Zeppos FBCI

Marco Bali

Marco is the training manager for Italy and brings a wealth of security experience to ASTA. Marco had a distinguished military career before moving into the private security sector providing Close Protection and other security related services. Marco handles all training for ASTA in Italy.

Marco Bali

Juan Diaz

Juan has been involved in the security for a number of years and has gained experience in a variety of areas including Close Protection, Juan assists with training in Spain.

Juan Diaz

We adhere to strict standards in terms of the qualifications we offer, the training centre and the staff and tutors that work within ASTA. We are annually audited (internally and externally) to ensure the highest standards and also compliance, every programme delivered by ASTA has undergone intense scrutiny and approval to ensure our students and clients receive the best possible training.