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ISSEE releases full range of courses accredited by SQA

8th April 2019

Providing academically accredited Counter Terrorism, Explosives and Security training

ISSEE continues to work in a unique partnership with the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and has recently expanded the list of SQA-accredited courses to include the whole range of core training courses.

The SQA began working with ISSEE in September 2018, when they placed Explosives Storage Management and Security training courses on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF), formally allocating SCQF levels and credits to these qualifications.

Since then, ISSEE’…

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Course Dates for Spring/Summer 2019 Released

28th March 2019

We are pleased to publish some fixed dates for upcoming training opportunities:

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Level 3
13th - 31st May 2019
  Humanitarian IEDD
13th May – 7th June 2019
  Explosives Foundation Course
3rd – 7th June 2019
  Explosives Storage Management
17th – 21st June 2019
  Explosive Ordnance Disposal Level 1
1st – 19th July 2019
  Explosive Ordnance Disposal Level 2
5th – 23rd August 2019

Full board on-site accommodation is available at Heythrop Park including the use of the luxury…

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Security officer in front of a crowd of people who are standing behind a barrier

Meet ISSEE at Security and Policing 2019 – Stand B43

21st February 2019

Security and Policing is an official Government event which provides a world-class opportunity to meet, network and discuss the latest advances in delivering national security and resilience with UK suppliers, colleagues and government officials.

In 2019, Security & Policing takes place from 5th to 7th March at Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre. Visit us on stand B43.

This year, Senior Government Officials will lead an exciting conferencing and briefing programme. Alan Pratt, Chief Security, Science and Innovation Officer, Home Office, will…

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A presentation plaque from the Qatar Armed Forces Defense Attache at the ISSEE training centre

The Qatar Embassy commends ISSEE’s new International Ammunition Technician course

13th February 2019

A group of Qatar Embassy officials granted a presentation plaque to the ISSEE team to show their approval of the new International Ammunition Technician course. 

In January 2019 the representatives from Qatar visited the ISSEE training centre in Oxfordshire to meet the group of students who are the first undertake the new International Ammunition Technician course, a much anticipated advanced 24-week programme taught by experienced ex-British Army Ammunition Technicians who are also accomplished instructors in the army and police.  

Over the course of their training, the…

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Explosive detection dogs - TATP

ISSEE and T&L Canine Partner to Deliver Explosives Detection Dog Continuation Training

11th October 2018

ISSEE and T&L Ltd are pleased to announce the launch of a comprehensive Continuation Training (CT-EDD) package which provides Explosives Detection Dogs (EDD) and their Handlers with the opportunity to enhance existing skills to detect Military, Commercial and Home-Made Explosives (HME).  

In recent years the majority of IEDs deployed throughout UK and Europe have incorporated homemade energetic materials such as TATP in their construction both as initiators and main charges. For the first time, commercial Explosives Detection Dog Handlers will be able to train their dogs…

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Explosive Detection Dog

Explosive Detection Dogs: Can they help increase security at your next event?

2nd October 2018

Terrorism is a global issue which affects all continents; UK is 35th on the list of countries most affected by terrorism, and fourth in Europe. The threat to the UK from International Terrorism remains at SEVERE, which means an attack is highly likely. 

The UK has suffered five terror attacks in the last year whilst police and security services have foiled a further 16 terror plots since March 2017. The Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, has stated he expects the threat level from international terrorism to remain SEVERE for at least the next two years with the potential for the danger to…

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SQA - National Occupational Standards

SQA Accredit ISSEE’s Training To National Occupational Standards

15th August 2018

Working Together To Improve Safety For Explosives Workers

SQA and ISSEE Ltd announce a unique partnership which will allow explosives workers to gain academically accredited qualifications.  Training will be delivered by ISSEE to the internationally recognised UK National Occupational Standards for Explosives Substances and Articles (NOS ESA).

ISSEE, based at Heythrop Park, Oxfordshire, have a strong reputation for delivering explosives related training reaching across a wide spectrum of activity.  Established in 2001, the company has delivered training to support de-mining…

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Explosives Storage

Course Dates for Summer/Autumn 2018 Released

28th July 2018

We are pleased to publish some fixed dates for upcoming training opportunities:

Explosives Storage Management
3 Sep - 7 Sep 2018
3 Dec - 7 Dec 2018
  Explosive Ordnance Disposal - Level 1
20 Aug - 7 Sep 2018, and 
14 Jan - 1 Feb 2019
  International IEDD Operator
3 Sep - 21 Sep 2018
  Firing Officers Course
24 Sep - 28 Sep 2018
  Explosives Foundation Course
3 Dec - 7 Dec 2018

Full accommodation options are available which also includes all meals, free gym and swim pool access and free wifi.

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International Security Expo 2018

15th July 2018

Uniting Government and Industry by sharing innovative homeland and commercial security technologies, integrated solutions and intelligence to create a safer world.

Meet ISSEE on Stand B62.
Olympia, London.
28th and 29th November 2018.

International Security Expo is the fastest growing international showcase of security delivering over 12,500 international buyers and influencers from Government, CNI, Law Enforcement, Military, Major Events, Transport & Borders, Cyber Security, Facilities and Public and Private sectors.

The Protecting Urban Spaces…

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Armed Forces Covenant

ISSEE Sign Armed Forces Covenant

2nd July 2018

ISSEE is delighted to demonstrate our support for the Armed Forces Community by signing an Armed Forces Covenant.

To those who proudly protect our nation, who do so with honour, courage, and commitment, the Armed Forces Covenant is the nation’s commitment to you.

It is a pledge that together we acknowledge and understand that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, should be treated with fairness and respect in the communities, economy and society they serve with their lives.

The covenant focusses on helping members of the armed…

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Meet ISSEE at Security and Policing 2018 – Stand B12

1st February 2018

Security and Policing is the official Government event is a world-class opportunity to meet, network and discuss the latest advances in delivering national security and resilience with UK suppliers, colleagues and government officials.

In 2018, Security & Policing takes place from 6th to 8th March at FIVE, Farnborough. Visit us on stand B12.

Ben Wallace, Minister of State for Security, will open the event and a keynote address will be delivered by the Commissioner of The Metropolitan Police, Cressida Dick.

Since its inception over 30 years ago, Security &…

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Large-scale Munitions, EOD Trials and Training

19th January 2018

ISSEE has access to facilities to carry out a wide variety large-scale munitions, EOD trials and training activities, including static and dynamic munitions trials, complex Insensitive Munitions (IM) tests and explosive characterisation.

These facilities are often used as part of our EOD Training, Explosives Management Training, Humanitarian and IED-D Training, as well as our flagship International Ammunition Technician course.

Facilities include:

Arena testing of explosives with a maximum NEQ of 75kg HD1 in a single event is conducted in a valley area of…

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Explosives Storage

Meet ISSEE at MSPO 2017

21st August 2017

ISSEE will be exhibiting at the MSPO, a 4 day event being held from 5th to 8th September 2017 at the Targi Kielce in Kielce, Poland.

Visit ISSEE at MSPO on the UK Intec DIT/DSO Stand.

MSPO is Central Europe’s most significant fair event of its kind. It features not only the latest developments in military equipment but also technologies and systems applied in fields such as logistics, security and rescue.

A permanent element of MSPO is an exhibition of the Polish Armed Forces. In addition to the static exhibition, visitors have the opportunity to attend a…

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Talbot hall - ISSEE

ISSEE’s Latest Course Dates Released

15th July 2017

ISSEE are pleased to release our latest course dates for summer 2017.

In September, our courses focus on Explosives Safety Management, with a range of training for those involved with commercial manufacture, safety inspection and explosive storage & transport.

Organisations engaged in the Explosives Sector are required by law to satisfy the requirements of Explosives Regulations 2014 (ER 2014) or Joint Service Publication (JSP 482). These regulations call for the demonstration of an individuals training and competency demonstrated against National Occupational Standards…

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Ammunition Technician

International Ammunition Technician Course

1st May 2017

The next start date for ISSEE’s International Ammunition Technician Course is 3rd July 2017.

This advanced diploma is a unique opportunity to qualify as an international ammunition technician.

Course Dates:
 3rd July 2017 – 15th December 2017

This International Ammunition Technician course is a 24-week programme which reflects the UK MOD training course but has been upgraded to meet the exacting requirements of the UK National Occupational Standards for Explosives and Search occupations. 

This 24 week programme is taught by experienced ex-Ammunition…

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Qualified Training should be an essential component of Munitions Management Safety

6th April 2017

Explosives safety management is indisputable and quintessentially obvious to all who are in the business of manufacturing or handling munitions.

The risk of losing life, property and business should something go catastrophically wrong is ever present and naturally one would expect that every explosives, munitions, fireworks or other similar business that handles explosives in their line of work have solid risk assessments, training and supervision programmes in place. But does this answer the key question challenged by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) – “Can you demonstrate…

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Humanitarian IEDD training

ISSEE Assist Humanitarian Demining INGOs in Delivering IED Training

29th March 2017

ISSEE are working with humanitarian demining international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) to implement an Improvised Explosive Device Defeat (IEDD) Course and Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Awareness Course to be delivered in 2017. This, along with a Train-the-Trainer course, allows the INGOs to conduct training within their own operational sphere.

The ISSEE course offers a broader, more adaptable, full-spectrum approach to IEDD operations within a humanitarian demining context. The course, which will be accredited under National Occupational Standards, will allow the…

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crowd at football stadium

Mitigating the Risk of Terror Attacks at Sports Stadias

27th February 2017

Sadly, the days of being able to enjoy an afternoon of live sport, an evening of live music or just going shopping in any of the large, attractive shopping malls have now been overshadowed by the deadly prospect of a terrorist attack.

France, and the rest of the world, is still reeling from several attacks across the country and Europe, including a suicide attack outside Stade de France stadium in Paris ahead of the match between France and Germany. Fortunately, the only victim on that occasion was the bomber himself, but it is recorded that he had a ticket for the game and had…

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Is your place of work prepared for a terrorist attack?

2nd February 2017

UK Government Organisation at ISSEE for IEDD and weapons effects awareness days

The threat of a significant terror attack on traditionally ‘soft targets’ is evermore present.  Terrorist attacks are no longer restricted to bombings of military/police facilities or attacks on security forces; news reports are just as likely to detail the horrific aftermath of a lone wolf attack in a shopping mall or a lorry being driven at speed into a crowded public space.  Once such an event takes place, the very threat of a repeat event acts as an act of terror in itself – perpetuating the fear…

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Mk7 Wheelbarrow

Mk7 Wheelbarrow Refurbishment

1st February 2017

The Wheelbarrow Mk7 range of vehicles has been around for over 30 years, mostly mechanically still functional but the electronics have long been obsolete and no longer supported.

ISSEE offers cost effective refurbishment to bring Wheelbarrow Mk7 electronics to modern standards.

This new upgrade allows the vehicle to be brought back into an operational state at a fraction of the cost of new vehicles. The simplicity and robustness of the Mk7 makes the vehicle very suitable for training operations. The upgrade consists of a new control box with the latest state of the art…

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