IQ/SFJ Level 5 Organisation Certificate for Security Management Professionals


INTRODUCTION (e-learning)

This Level 5 Security Management course is aimed at practicing security professionals that want to broaden their knowledge and skills in terms of security management and leadership. As a leading training provider we have identified the areas of knowledge that are most relevant to managing security, making this course the most relevant security course on the market.

If you are looking for a Level 5 qualification in security management and want to increase your working knowledge then this IQ Level 5 Security Management course is perfect. Stay ahead of your competitors by increasing your general knowledge through content that has been written by industry leading professionals. From the moment you enrol with ASTA you will be guided through your learning journey by experienced tutors and support staff, you also receive 12 months access to the ASTA mentor program which provides you with various benefits and support.


To provide the required skills and knowledge to become a competent security manager and how to better protect clients.

E-learning (150 learning hours)



This security management course is for those that wish to embark on a career as a security manager or those that want to increase their knowledge in security by enrolling with a quality assured training provider.


Industry Qualifications Level 5


The Level 5 Security Management course is e-learning based, meaning that you can undertake your training in your own time but still gain the most from this qualification through direct contact with your tutor.

You will also receive access to your Learning Management System where you can benefit from additional e-learning resources. This means that you will always have access to your course material, whether from a PC or from your mobile device (tablet, mobile phone). You will also have assignments to complete, which will be marked by your tutor.


Your tutor for this Level 5 Security Management course is Doug Cook MBE. Doug has considerable experience in the corporate security sector having been the corporate security vice president for T-Mobile before becoming the International Security Vice President for the Deutsche Telecom group. Doug also served a full career in the British Army Intelligence Corps becoming a commissioned officer and holding various commands.

Doug is passionate about security and the level of knowledge and insight gained from this course is highly regarded across the industry.


This 150 hour Guided Learning Hours (GLH) Qualification course is broken down into 8 units of study. As this is 150 GLH, the qualification is that of a Level 5 Certificate and provides a regulated framework in the IQ Organisational Certificate for the Modern Security Management Professional.

Unit 1: Modern Security Management for Business – This unit is designed to show the successful implementation of security within a business. A key element covers the scope and role of a Modern Security Management Professional and we explain how to support the business or client in the best ways possible. The unit also explains how to effectively write a range of security reports and introduces the student to the importance of security regulations and standards.

Unit 2: Threats of Today and Tomorrow – Threats of Today and Tomorrow covers the various security related threats faced by businesses and organisations today and in the future. A key feature of this unit is the part explaining the need to better understand the threat actors and their methods.

Unit 3: What is Security Management – This unit describes the range of key security functions that should or might be, a part of a modern security department. Included are the strengths and weaknesses of each function and an explanation on their role to reduce and manage security risks.

Unit 4: Security Management Risk Mitigation – This unit describes the Risk Assessment methodology and explains how to reduce risk through the implementation of appropriate security risk mitigation measures. This unit will also explain the need to record crime and losses in order to measure the business impact and risk mitigation success.

Unit 5: Security Management and Convergence – This unit explains that convergence is about the need for close working collaboration and understanding of each security function and with the relevant business departments. Security management has an overall responsibility to ensure convergence is achieved to mitigate security risks efficiently and effectively.

Unit 6: Security Management and Incident Management – This unit explains the range of other tasks and issues that are normally expected of a modern security management department. These tasks might include the management of security incidents, executive protection, event protection and countering espionage.

Unit 7: Security Management being Modern – This unit highlights modern issues that are a common part of corporate culture. These issues include the need to keep up-to-date with regulations and standards, effective employee awareness programmes, adapting to corporate changes and the personal need for continuing professional development.

Unit 8: Research Management and Dissertation – This final unit will explain how to conduct primary and secondary research and the basic principles of Harvard style referencing. This Unit ends with a final essay on what you have learnt from the course.

Past Student

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

ASTA Trainer

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

ASTA Admin

Harry L

Very useful introductory course that gives you useful knowledge of the subject.
The learning platform works very well and staff at ASTA proved very useful in helping with any issues course related or more generally.

Harry L

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