• Security SIA

    NOCN Level 2 Award in Door Supervision (QCF)

    ID Requirements

    Age: 18+

    4 Units:

    Working in the Private Security Industry

    Working as a Door Supervisor

    Conflict Management

    Physical Intervention (PI)


    The Door Supervision course is for learners who want to gain their SIA licence to enter the security industry.


    NOCN Level 2 Award in CCTV Operations (QCF)


    ID Requirements

    Age: 18+


    Working in the Private Security Industry

    Working as a CCTV Operator

    CCTV Practical Operations


    The CCTV course is for learners who want to gain their SIA licence to enter the security industry.


    Working in the Private Security Industry unit may have been achieved from a previous course. This would reduce the course duration by 1 day. RPL would be applied, granted that the candidate has their original certificate to prove exception.


    NOCN Level 2 Award in Security Guarding (QCF)


    ID requirements

    Age: 18+


    Working in the Private Security Industry

    Working as a Security Guard

    Conflict Management


    The Security Guarding course is for learners who want to gain their SIA licence to enter the security industry.


    NOCN Level 2 Award in Upskilling

    ID requirements

    Age: 18+

    Physical Intervention Training

    Security Awareness exam paper


    The course is a 1 Day course required to be able to renew an SIA Door Supervision Licence.


  • Training and Education

    NOCN Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (QCF)

    The NOCN Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (QCF) will be appropriate for those whose role involves the assessment of both occupational competence and vocationally related achievement.


    The ILM Associates Assessor course has been designed to train you in the practical skills needed to support and assess candidates completing vocational courses such as NVQ’s and Apprenticeships. There are NO tests or exams you must pass to become an Assessor, instead you are supported to build a portfolio of evidence including examples of your candidates work, assessment plans, your feedback to candidates, questions about assessing and discussions with your assessor. We allocate you with a mentor who guides you through the course, providing feedback at every stage. You may have heard of the A1 Assessors Award? Well the Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement replaced this in September 2010 and covers all QCF qualifications.


    Topics covered include knowledge of the QCF Framework, good and bad assessing, assessment planning, feedback, rules and regulations and roles and responsibilities. The course is completed entirely at your own pace so don’t worry if some days you’re a bit busy; your mentor is there to keep you on track!


    “ILM Associates provide a significant amount of practical and training support to trainees and the quality of candidate work demonstrates a sophisticated understanding of assessing vocational achievement”

    There are three units to complete; each carries a number of credits. You do not need to complete all units, but we recommend that you do complete them all to ensure you are fully qualified:

    • Unit 1: Understanding the principles and practices of assessment (3 credits) - does not require practical
    • Unit 2: Assess Occupational Competence in the work environment (6 credits) - requires practical
    • Unit 3: Assess Vocational Skills, Knowledge and Understanding (6 credits) - requires practical


    The first module is based and assessed by questions. Once you have completed all the modules for each of the other 2 units, you will then complete practical sessions with real life candidates, fully supported by your mentor. This will involve planning with learners work to complete, giving them feedback, carrying out observations, setting questions and assignments and helping them gather evidence that meets the required standards.

    When you feel confident with your candidates, your mentor will carry out a series of observations and discussions with you to ensure your assessing practice and knowledge meets the required standard. This is not a pass/fail exercise so if you do not meet the standards, your personal mentor will explain why and reassess you until you are! At ILM we want you to be successful and support all learners until you are fully competent.



    NOCN Level 3 & 4 Award for Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS) (QCF)


    The minimum age for access to the qualification is 19 years old because the purpose of the qualification is not appropriate for younger people. The qualifications are particularly suitable for those who:

    Wish to work as a tutor or assessor in a training provider

    Wish to teach in a voluntary or third party sector context

    Wish to teach within an employer-based context

    Wish to teach in Further Education.

    These qualifications are particularly suitable for those who are starting their career in teaching at a supported level with limited responsibilities and significant guidance

    ILM Associates are now accredited to deliver PTLLS Level 3 and 4

    PTLLS is the qualification required for all teachers, trainers and assessors who work in the lifelong learning sector.

    The PTLLS course covers the following key areas

    • planning a teaching session and a scheme of work
    • the role of the tutor
    • the training cycle
    • meeting individual learner needs
    • teaching and learning methods
    • assessment methods
    • evaluation strategies

    This is a professional teaching qualification and the course requires your active participation and the completion of coursework assignments. Assignments are set by the NOCN and comprise an assignment for each of the four units completed. Three of these are theory based assignments the final one is practical. Candidates are also required to complete a reflective learning journal throughout the course.

    All candidates deliver a 20-minute teaching session to the rest of the group and peer assess the other members of the group delivering their session. You will need to be able to express yourself effectively both orally and in writing.

    You will need a qualification or experience in the subject area you intend to teach. Finally PTLLS is part of both CTLLS and DTLLS and people completing this can count their PTLLS award towards those qualifications claiming recognized prior learning.


  • Employability

    NOCN Level 1 Award in Employability (QCF)

    Age: 16+

    NOCN Employability Certificate Level 1 Award (QCF) Aim is to meet the needs of employers for qualifications that cultivate a positive attitude to work and develop essential work skills and behaviour

    • Working as a team

    • Customer care

    • Dealing with problems & problem solving

    • Communication skills

    • Applying for Jobs

    • Basic IT skills

    NOCN Level 1 Award in Developing Skills for Employment (QCF) 501/1109/7

    NOCN Level 2 Award in Developing Skills for Employment (QCF) 500/9199/2


    This qualification is intended to develop a wide range of skills relevant to vocational employment which allow young people to make informed career and progression choices, building self-esteem and confidence.

    The qualification will provide learners with the opportunity to:

    • Investigate and gain experience in a chosen vocational area
    • Develop practical skills and techniques in a chosen vocational area
    • Communicate in a practical environment 
    • Develop awareness of health and safety issues in practical environments
    • Plan work experience 
    • Develop customer services skills
    • Use materials, tools and equipment in a practical environment 
    • Cash handling

    Select units appropriate to their needs and aspirations.


  • Retail

    NOCN Level 1 Award in Retail Knowledge (QCF) 600/4799/9

    NOCN Level 1 Certificate in Retail Knowledge (QCF) 600/4800/1

    NOCN Level 2 Award in Retail Knowledge (QCF) 600/5795/6

    NOCN Level 2 Certificate in Retail Knowledge (QCF) 600/5798/1


    The suite of NOCN Retail Knowledge qualifications is designed to be accessed by people who are seeking an introductory route into the retail sector, or those already employed in the retail sector, who wish to build on their existing retail knowledge.

    The qualifications are particularly suitable to those who:

    • Are working in the retail
    • Wish to gain recognition for a general or specific role in retail 
    • Are working towards a career in the retail sector.
  • Stewarding

    NOCN Level 2 Award in Understanding Stewarding at Spectator Events (QCF)

    The qualification is suitable for learners aged 16 years or over.


    The Qualification provides learners the opportunity to:

    • Gain the knowledge, skills and qualities required for employment as a steward.
    • Achieve a national recognized qualification that offers an introduction into the sector
    • Progress onto the NOCN Level 2 NVQ in Spectator Safety (QCF)


    Learners will gain the knowledge and skills that are required to prepare for spectator events: Control the entry/exit, movement of spectators, responding to emergencies and crowd control.

    Qualification Overview

    This qualification is aimed at learners who wish to work as a steward in the Active Leisure and Learning sector. This may include events such as sports, music festivals, concerts, parades or carnivals. Learners gaining this qualification will know how to prepare for events, control entry and exit of customers, identify and deal with crowd problems and respond to emergencies.

    The course provides a work-based qualification for people employed as safety stewards. It is suitable for staff working in a range of sports and other events where it will be necessary to safeguard the welfare of spectators, colleagues and other people. It is aimed also at those currently working as stewards and seeking recognition for their skills as well as those seeking employment as an event steward.

    Qualification Structure

    The qualification is made up of four mandatory units and is internally assessed through a portfolio of evidence.

    • How stewards prepare for spectator events
    • How stewards control the entry, exit and movement of spectators at events
    • How stewards monitor crowds and respond to potential crowd problems at spectator events
    • How to respond to injuries, illnesses and other emergencies in active leisure and learning


    Progression routes could include:-

    • Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Spectator Safety
    • Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Spectator Safety
    • Level 4 NVQ Certificate in Spectator Safety Management
    • Licence to Practice qualifications e.g. Door Supervision or Security Guarding

    NOCN Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Spectator Safety (QCF) 600/7138/2

    The qualification will help underpin the provision of spectator safety at sports events, parades, concerts or carnivals with static and/or moving crowds. The qualification aims to deliver competence based training relating directly to the National Occupational Standards developed by skills active.

    The qualification will:

    • Provide the learner with the opportunity to develop and apply skills and knowledge related to spectator safety within their work force. 
    • Enable the learner to demonstrate competence when carrying out their responsibilities at work
    • Develop a learner’s skills and knowledge in work activities relevant to their job role in the provision of spectator safety. 
    • Progress onto the NOCN level 3 NVQ Certificate in Spectator Safety. 
  • Health and Community

    NOCN Level 1 Award in Personal Well-Being (QCF) 600/1875/6

    NOCN Level 1 Certificate in Personal Well-Being (QCF) 600/1874/4


    The qualification will develop knowledge of personal and social development including personal relationships, values and beliefs, equality and diversity in society, mental and physical well-being, as well as the concept of risk and ways to manage and reduce risk, thus enabling learners to make positive and informed choices in their lives.

    There are 5 key concept groups:

    • Diversity 
    • Personal Identities 
    • Healthy Lifestyles
    • Relationships 
    • Risk 

    Various units able to undertake for each concept group including units such as:

    Drugs and Substance Misuse

    Interpersonal Communication Skills

    Valuing Equality and Diversity

    Developing Confidence and Self-Esteem

    Rights and responsibilities in Society


    Designated Responsible Person (DRP) – Security Awareness

    We are currently offering a “Designated Responsible Person” training course, aimed at shop floor employees of any business where it would be advantageous to have staff trained in general security awareness, fire safety awareness, conflict management and emergency management, among other subjects.

    This new ILM Associates Ltd designed course is based on Security Industry Authority approved material, as taught to licensed security operatives and is accredited by our awarding body, the National Open College Network.

    The course includes staff handover practices, communication, health and safety at work, law awareness and even counter- terrorism awareness and is designed to maximise safety and operational effectiveness in the workplace across a broad spectrum of possible situations, from everyday operations to emergencies. It has been designed by ILM’s own instructing staff of former police and armed forces members, drawing on their own extensive training and experience.

    Trained staff are an asset to any business, assisting with the day to day smooth running and success of the organisation but can also contribute considerably to wider issues if the need arises.

    Our course is delivered in approximately 5 hours, at the customer’s venue, minimising the amount of time staff are away from their core role but maximising the knowledge being made available to them within that time.

  • Bespoke Training

    Meeting your needs

    With our experience of providing bespoke training solutions for businesses we pride ourselves on the quality of the training we offer. ILM Associates training team has a wealth of expertise across a wide range of sectors and we can develop a programme based on your specific needs and budget.

    Our flexible, cost effective training can be delivered, using our most appropriate and experienced trainers, at a time and place that best suits your needs.

    We offer a wide range of training options, as an approved NOCN centre we can develop courses by selecting the appropriate units from several accredited courses to build a suite of units specifically designed for your individual needs, alternatively we are able to offer tailored in- house courses again designed with the client’s needs at the forefront of the design and planning stage.

    Delivered by qualified trainers to the level that you require

    To discuss your training needs please contact ILM Associate Ltd or email info@ilmassociates.co.uk

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