TSA Forum Do you need a degree level qualification to work in security management?

  31st July 2016 at 8:57am in Education

Do you need a degree level qualification to work in security management?

In an industry mainly based on technical knowledge, is it that beneficial to have a degree level qualification to compliment your experience.

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  31st July 2016 at 5:27pm


Since leaving HM Forces in 2010 I have had three jobs, the first two were on the back of my BA (Hons) and the 3rd was due to my MSC

Job No1 was a Senior Consultant with CRG, Job No2 Regional Security Advisor for Boeing and Job No3 with the UN

All of my jobs are at mid-senior management and in all of my roles I have recruited subordinates and peers.  For all roles that I was the hiring manager for a 1st level degree has been the minimum that would be accepted

So in answer to your question, In my humble opinion and in my experience, I would say, yes it is extremely beneficial to have a degree level qualification,



  1st August 2016 at 10:01pm

Not necessarily degree level I would say. But then I haven't done a degree so can't compare. But there are more internationally recognised security management qualifications out there; ASIS CPP being the main one. The CPP Protection Of Assets manuals are an in-depth read. There are others coming along such as Diplomas and Level 5 NVQ's etc which should be taken seriously.

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