City & Guilds Maritime Security Operative course

A College is to offer the first City & Guilds Maritime Security Operative course at a further education centre
The Bournemouth & Poole College has partnered with Solace Global, a provider of security in maritime, offshore and land-based environments to provide the first City & Guilds Level 3 Maritime Security Operatives (MSO) course, the first of which will be held in January 2014.
The content for the MSO course has been mapped against the new maritime security standard, ISO PAS 28007, of which Solace Global was the first private maritime security company to be certified to by LRQA.
The course will be launched alongside the First Person on Scene Intermediate (FPOSi) qualification and from July 2014, Solace Global will require all of its MSOs to obtain both qualifications.
Solace Global Training Director, Mark Knowles, recently established the company’s own training cell dedicated to developing premium courses at reduced costs.
He, said: “We understand that the industry requirement for security contractors to remain qualified is costly and constantly changing. The market is also saturated with low-quality training providers whose qualifications aren’t accepted by many of the leading private maritime security companies (PMSCs). The training cell here has worked hard to establish an audited list of providers and to develop our own courses that not only exceed industry standards, but are the most competitively priced in the UK.”
Since its establishment in 2010, Solace Global has performed in all aspects of compliance, legislation and standards in the maritime industry. It is one of the only PMSCs to hold the ISO 9001, OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001 accreditations as well as the new ISO PAS 28007 certification.