ISSEE releases full range of courses accredited by SQA

Submitted by Charlie Fothergill on Monday, 8th April 2019
An ISSEE instructor does a demonstration for a student

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’s offer has grown to encompass a comprehensive range of courses including certificates in Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD levels 1–2), Improvised Explosive Device Disposal, Counter Terrorist Search and Post Blast Scene Management as well as diplomas in High Risk Search and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD level 3).

We have also launched our flagship course: International Ammunition Technician.  This 24-week duration, comprehensive, modular training package covers all aspects of ammunition and explosives safety, management and disposal.

Working with the awarding body enables ISSEE to give explosives workers academic recognition for their competencies in the explosives field. Certifications are essential for those who wish to develop their careers towards professional registration in the industry and ISSEE is committed to retaining the highest possible reputation for delivering accredited training.

ISSEE is in the process of adding further courses to the SCQF framework, including Weapons Technical Intelligence (WTI) and Explosive Storage & Area Management (ESAM), which will become part of the offer later this year or early 2020.

ISSEE is also working with the Institute of Explosive Engineers (IExpE) to endorse and further highlight the high academic quality of our training courses.

Explosive Suite

ISSEE Training Course

Leading to

English / EU Equivalent

Awarded Credit Points

IExpE Recognised / Endorsed

Explosives Foundation Course (EFC)

SCQF Level 4

Level 1

4

Endorsed

Explosives Storage Management (ESM)

SCQF Level 4

Level 1

4

Endorsed

Improvised Explosive Device Disposal

ISSEE Training Course

Leading to

English / EU Equivalent

Awarded Credit Points

IExpE Recognised / Endorsed

IEDD (Certificate in Improvised Explosive Device Disposal)

SCQF Level 7

Level 3/4

16

Endorsed

IEDD (Diploma in Improvised Explosive Device Disposal)

SCQF Level 8

Level 5

16

TBC

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Suite

ISSEE Training Course

Leading to

English / EU Equivalent

Awarded Credit Points

IExpE Recognised / Endorsed

EOD 1 (Certificate in Explosive Ordnance Disposal Level 1)

SCQF Level 5

Level 2

11

Endorsed

EOD 2 (Certificate in Explosive Ordnance Disposal Level 2)

SCQF Level 6

Level 3

11

Endorsed

EOD 3 (Diploma in Explosive Ordnance Disposal Level 3)

SCQF Level 7

Level 4

13

Endorsed

Search Suite

ISSEE Training Course

Leading to

English / EU Equivalent

Awarded Credit Points

IExpE Recognised / Endorsed

High Risk Search (Diploma)

SCQF Level 7

Level 3/4

13

Endorsed

Certificate in Counter Terrorist Search

SCQF Level 6

Level 3

13

Endorsed

Certificate in Post Blast Scene Management (PBSM)

SCQF Level 5

Level 2

8

Endorsed

International Ammunition Technician

Diploma in Applied Explosives & Munitions Technology (Credit Rating 85)

ISSEE Training Course

Leading to

English / EU Equivalent

Awarded Credit Points

IExpE Recognised / Endorsed

Diploma in Explosives & Munitions (Disposal)

SCQF Level 8

Level 5

16

Recognised

Certificate in Explosives & Munitions (Maintenance & Processing)

SCQF Level 8

Level 5

16

Recognised

Certificate Explosives & Munitions (Storage & Transport)

SCQF Level 8

Level 5

15

Recognised

Certificate in Explosives & Munitions Technology (Pt. 2)

SCQF Level 7

Level 4

26

Recognised

Certificate in Explosives & Munitions Technology (Pt. 1)

SCQF Level 6

Level 3

12

Recognised

Courses available late 2019 – early 2020

ISSEE Training Course

Leading to

English / EU Equivalent

Awarded Credit Points

IExpE Recognised / Endorsed

Explosive Storage & Area Management (ESAM)

TBC

TBC

TBC

TBC

Weapons Technical Intelligence (WTI)

TBC

TBC

TBC

TBC


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ISSEE is a world-class provider of security and explosives consultancy and training to national and international defence, police, INGOs and commercial organisations.

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