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Training courses

We have a highly trained and motivated team with skills in all areas of airport operations

Industry training courses

We offer a range of industry-leading courses. These are for businesses focused on aviation, and commercial enterprises in need of high levels of security. Our trainers are all certified by the Department for Transport (DfT) and Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). Our courses are regularly updated to ensure you get the best and most up-to-date training in the market.

Aviation Security Manager training

This course is the most extensive in the industry. Our initial course meets all DfT requirements and takes just five days to complete. 

Training is mandatory. It is designed for security managers employed by: 

  • Airports 
  • Airlines 
  • Airline agents 
  • In-flight suppliers 
  • Cleaning contractors who have direct managerial duties for employees carrying out aviation security roles

Initial training

The initial course follows the DfT’s National Aviation Security Programme. It covers: 

  • The threat to aviation 
  • International and national objectives of aviation security and legislation 
  • Managing and responding to security incidents 
  • Legal powers – the role of the police and incident reporting 
  • Security Restricted Area (SRA) access control and security 
  • Quality control 
  • Airport security 
  • Aircraft security 
  • Air cargo security 
  • In-flight supplies security 
  • Airport supplies security

Those who complete the course will receive the Aviation Security Manager Certificate, accredited by the DfT. This is valid for three years, after which you’ll need to take a refresher course.

Refresher course

A one-day refresher course is required every three years, as a follow-on from the initial course. Topics covered are: 

  • The threat to aviation 
  • Quality assurance 
  • New technology 
  • Understanding the NASP 
  • Contingency planning and incident management 
  • Maintaining the entity security programme 

For more details and to book, please contact us at: 


Tanya Hodges 

M: +44 (0) 7765 124497 

Jo Buchan 

M: +44 (0) 7917 853609

ASM initial training dates 2024

12-16 February 2024

13-17 May 2024

9-13 September 2024

18-21 November 2024

ASM recurrent training dates 2024

20 February 2024

21 May 2024

17 September 2024

26 November 2024

RFX training courses

We offer initial and refresher DfT-accredited courses for the recognition of firearms and explosives (RFX). This is carried out with experienced trainers and on-site facilities.

Initial training

This course is aimed at delegates from the following: 

  • Aviation 
  • Rail 
  • Shipping and ports 
  • Channel Tunnel 
  • Government buildings 
  • Shopping centres 
  • Events/entertainment venues 
  • Sports stadiums 
  • Other locations or businesses needing high levels of security

This course gives you the skills and knowledge needed to train staff in RFX as well as incendiary devices and their components. 

Our two-day course covers all theory elements required by the DfT and CAA. We use our own range as well as the Gatwick Police indoor range.

Refresher training

The one-day refresher training gives the latest information and advice on firearms and explosives. It is a requirement for trainers needing to transport firearms in the course of their duties. You should have already completed the initial course. 

Both courses will lead to DfT and CAA accreditation. 

For more details or to book please contact: 


Tanya Hodges 

M: + 44 (0)7765124497

RFX initial training dates 2024

9-10 January 2024

5-6 March 2024

9-10 April 2024

4-5 June 2024

16-17 July 2024

3-4 September 2024

8-9 October 2024

12-13 November 2024

RFX recurrent training dates 2024

11 January 2024

7 March 2024

11 April 2024

6 June 2024

18 July 2024

5 September 2024

10 October 2024

14 November 2024