Train for a career in event security

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TWO Lanarkshire colleges are running a course this week that will give students the chance to develop a career in event security.

Cumbernauld College and Motherwell College are working in partnership with Skills Development Scotland to provide a free employability and skills programme, which will allow students to gain nationally recognised qualifications in security and spectator safety.

The course will also provide two weeks’ work experience at a top UK event security company and, on successful completion, there will be opportunities to work at major sporting and entertainment events within Scotland, potentially including the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

John McNair, head of business and community development at Cumbernauld College, said: “We are thrilled to be working with Skills Development Scotland to deliver this course.

“This course will provide the skills needed for a successful career in event security. It’s a fantastic opportunity to gain a qualification in a busy and demanding industry, leaving a skills legacy across Scotland.”

The course will be fully funded by both colleges and will enable students to apply for the SIA licence, which will allow the student to work across a variety of sectors including sporting and entertainment events.

The colleges are hosting two information sessions and prospective students who are interested are encouraged to attend.

These will take place at Cumbernauld College on Tuesday, 16 July, from noon-2pm and 4-6pm, and at Motherwell College on Wednesday, July 17, at the same times.

For more information about the information sessions or the course, call 01236 784514 or 01236 784523.