Join us at IFSEC 2017 – 20-22 June 2017 at ExCeL London

Over three days Tavcom’s Training Theatre will be offering technical advice to over a thousand installers, integrators and engineers. Along with in-depth training on optimising network performance for CCTV, the 2017 seminar programme will provide free education to visitors on emerging areas such as drone security, cyber security and Li-Fi. To see the full programme please visit IFSEC International.

Friday 4th November 2016




Ken Livingstone, Linx International Group’s Director of Training, writes this month in Risk UK. He explains that when it comes to education for practising security and risk management professionals, there needs to be a genuine attempt to merge both skills and knowledge sets, and also construct and offer courses that genuinely combine the academic with the vocational. Ken Livingstone outlines a new MSc course devised by the Perpetuity Academy and the University of South Wales which is based on that model.

Click here to read the full article: Education in Security and Risk

Here are some of our colleagues previous articles:




Tuesday 1st November 2016

We are now accredited by the South African Institute of Security, in the lead up to our Security Coordination and Management and Security Management Stage 3 courses in Johannesburg.

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Monday 31st October 2016

It is always nice to welcome some familiar faces onto our Security Management Stage 2 training course, which began this morning in Reading, UK

Monday 31st October 2016

Today marks the start of our latest ASIS CPP Intensive 5 preparation programme in Nairobi. We wish all the participants the very best during their studies leading up to their exam!

Sunday 30th October 2016

We would like to wish the delegates that began our Security Management Stage 3 training course in Dubai a warm welcome. We are sure you are going to have a fulfilling and productive 2 weeks.

Friday 21st October 2016

Today we must say a fond farewell to the ASIS CPP Intensive 10 and ASIS CPP Blended Learning delegates. We wish you all the best for your upcoming exams!

Thursday 20th October 2016

Today we must wish the latest Kidnap and Ransom Management delegates safe travels on their way home. It has been a pleasure getting to know you, and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future.

Monday 17th October 2016

We would like to wish a warm welcome to our delegates who are beginning their Kidnap and Ransom Management or ASIS CPP Blended Learning training this morning. We hope you can find time to meet each other and expand your networks.

Friday 14th October 2016

Today we must say goodbye to the latest Security Management Stage 1 group. It has been a pleasure getting to know you all, and we hope to get the opportunity to welcome you back soon on Security Management Stage 2. Safe travels!

Monday 10th October 2016

We would like to wish a warm welcome to those delegates starting their studies on our ASIS CPP Intensive 10 preparation programme this morning.

Monday 3rd October 2016

We would like to wish a warm welcome to those delegates starting their journey on Security Management Stage 1 with us this morning.

Friday 30th September 2016




We would like to say a fond farewell to the latest class to complete our Security Management Stage 3 training course, we wish all the best to those planning to take on the Middlesex University Scheme.




Tuesday 27th September 2016


It was a pleasure to see everyone at the ASIS UK Autumn Seminar in London.
Special thanks to Ashurst for your hospitality and for hosting the event!


Wednesday 21st September 2016

Security Management Training in Johannesburg

Due to popular demand, ARC Training is pleased to announce we will be directly running our internationally recognised security management programmes in Johannesburg during November 2016.

Our certified courses provide practical, relevant training that ensure our delegates become more effective in their workplace and develop as security professionals.

All ARC Training courses are delivered by experienced security practitioners, ensuring our learners leave the training confident in their new knowledge and practical skills.

Security Management Stage 3 is a 10 day programme, working at the strategic level of security manangement, covering areas such as:


  • Enterprise Risk Management & Governance
  • Global Risks & Corporate Continuity
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Adding Strategic Value to Security Management
  • Setting a Vision for Corporate Security
  • Kidnap Risk Reduction & Response
  • Illicit Trade & Counterfeiting
  • Dealing with Protest Activity
  • Ethics
  • Corruption & Compliance
  • Product Tampering & Extortion
  • External Liaison & Stakeholder Engagement
  • Business Expansion – Security Considerations
  • Security Intelligence
  • Change Management & Future Trends in Security


The special price (non-residential) is $4150 (inclusive of taxes) per person and includes lunch, refreshments and training materials. Course dates are 7th – 18th November 2016.



Security Coordination & Management is a 5 day BTEC Level 4 certification programme, covering a broad spectrum of practical and theoretical security management principles, including:


  • Security Risk Management
  • Security Design & Implementation
  • Security Surveying
  • Physical & Electronic Security
  • Access Control
  • Intruder Detection Systems
  • CCTV & Lighting
  • Manpower Selection
  • Leadership & Deployment
  • Procedures & Emergencies
  • Information & IT Security
  • Protection Against Explosive Devices
  • Protection of At-Risk Personnel
  • Introduction to Investigations


The special price (non-residential) is $1990 (inclusive of taxes) per person, which covers lunch, refreshments, course materials and certification. Course dates are 7th – 11th November 2016.

The training will be delivered at the OR Tambo Conference Centre, part of theBirchwood Hotel ( close to O.R. Tambo International Airport and with good transport links to the local road network. A free shuttle from the airport is available for those arriving from international locations.

To book, please email Sarah Hayward – or phone +44 (0) 1489 896549.

Payment should be made 30 days before the programme starts – we welcome instalment payments and 50% discounts are available for multiple bookings.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

ARC Training

Friday 16th September 2016





We would like to say a fond farewell and safe travels to a lovely group of delegates, who have completed our BTEC Level 4 Security Surveying and Design training course this week. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon!




Thursday 15th September 2016




The end of an amazing week at the ASIS International Conference in Orlando. We have been overwhelmed by the demand for security training and consultancy; not just for our ASIS CPP and PSP preparation programmes, but for hospital security, school security, online training and much more. Thank you for such warm hospitality at our first international trade show in the United States. It was a real pleasure.




Friday 9th September 2016



Today brings a close to another successful Security Coordination and Management course. We would like to say a massive thank you to our delegates, and our esteemed trainer (Malcolm Taylor) for all of their hard work.


See Malcolm’s comments on the training here!




Cento IFSECCento Fire & Security Jobs and Linx International Group join forces to tackle skills shortage 

Cento Fire & Security Jobs reinforces its commitment to reducing the skills shortage and announces partnership with Linx International Group to reskill ex military personnel and help them find an exciting new career in the security industry.

The skills shortage in the security sector is widely documented, with a lack of trained applicants compared to the needs and expectations of employers.  It is difficult to find and recruit qualified staff, and the growth the industry is experiencing is only leading to increased demand for labour. One of the best ways of combatting this issue is to attract talented individuals from other sectors and equip them with the knowledge required to work in the security sector. Ex-military personnel have a reputation for demonstrating strong leadership, communication and analytical skills with high levels of self motivation and reliability.

Leading industry recruitment expert Cento Fire & Security Jobs together with the Linx International Group incorporating Tavcom, specialists in security systems training; have devised a scheme to introduce such talent into the security industry.  Linx International will initially advise and where necessary retrain ex-military personnel and provide them with the knowledge and qualifications required for the security industry.  Specialist recruitment consultants at Cento Fire & Security Jobs will then get their new career started by finding a suitable job, using their unrivalled industry insight and knowledge.

Commenting on the agreement, managing director of Cento Fire & Security Jobs Brett Ennals said      “We are thrilled to be working with Tavcom – Linx International Group to introduce a fresh resource of talent into the security industry that ultimately benefits employers. As someone with a Ministry of Defence engineering apprenticeship, I know first-hand the value of training with such an establishment and moreover the immense amount of opportunities the training can provide for an individual.  Furthermore, we have admired the skillsets of ex-military professionals for a long time so look forward to working with them in their transition from their military career and demonstrating to them the benefits of a career in the security sector.”

David Gill, Managing Director at Linx International Group said: “The Linx International Group’s Resettlement Division utilising our extensive accredited training programmes combined with Cento’s market knowledge and their outstanding reputation as a leading recruitment specialist, will offer those seeking to enter the security sector with a great opportunity to gain advice, the relevant training, qualifications and appropriate employment.  Being ELCAS approved we are able to support service leavers seeking security management training, or for the more technically minded there is no better place to undertake a security systems course than via our Tavcom academy.”

For more information on the Linx International Group please visit www.linxinternationalgroup .com


For more information on Cento Fire & Security Jobs please visit

About Cento Fire & Security Jobs 

Cento Fire & Security Jobs is the leading recruitment consultancy dedicated solely to fire and security recruitment. The company directors have over 80 years’ experience in their specialist sectors and are ideally placed to source permanent and contract engineers, sales positions, senior and executive employment into the fire and security sectors.

Founded in 2005, the company’s goal is to get the right people into the right vacancies. This is done by providing simple and cost effective solutions for employers with access to an experienced, flexible and reliable workforce.

For additional information please contact:

Chloe Denty

The McOnie Agency

Tel: + 44 1483 414751