Access Control


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Access control, and in particular electronic access control, is a fundamental aspect of security, allowing access to those that are authorised and denying access to those that are not. Access control systems will form part of an overall security plan and must be relevant and adequate in their design and interaction.Access control systems can be found everywhere in the modern world from high security buildings through to public car parks, both these examples strive for the same outcome, which is to control access by either allowing or restricting access. Electronic access control systems provide a convenient and efficient way in which to secure a building or asset whilst reducing costs in the long term. This course serves to introduce access control and systems from a basic perspective and to provide those that need to be aware of the usages and more importantly the benefits and weaknesses.


To enhance the knowledge of the candidate in terms of access control.


This course is aimed at those that need to have a basic understanding of access control systems, within a working environment.
The course would benefit:
• Security Staff
• Front of House Staff
• Maintenance Staff



This course is distance learning via e-learning, with the support of a dedicated tutor. For optimal experience you will be required to have access to the following:
• A PC or Laptop running Windows XP and above, or a Mac running OSX
• Web browser such as Internet Explorer 7 or above (IE9 is recommended), Google Chrome, Firefox 3 or above, or Safari. Cookies and JavaScript will also need to be enabled
• If you are using a tablet or smartphone, then applications can be downloaded to enable optimal delivery (these applications will be prompted by our system, when required)
• Internet connection speed of at least 256k, 3G or 4G, but we recommend over 1Mb Assisted learning provides email/telephone support, plus online interaction with your tutor.


Module 1: History of Access Control Systems – This module will look at the history of access control and the fundamental parts of the system.
Module 2: How Access Control Systems Work –This module will show the components and how they work together to form a complete system.
Module 3: Design and Implementation –This module considers appropriate design and implementation for use.

A course designed to increase your knowledge in the subject through professional delivery and knowledgeable instructors.

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If your organisation is interested in this course then please contact our office to discuss delivery options.

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Access Control Technician

Average Salary: £32k

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