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Bruneian Ammunition Technician Graduation

24th June 2022

Last week, we held a graduation ceremony for students from the Bruneian Armed Forces who successfully graduated from our International Ammunition Technician Course.  The students have now qualified as Ammunition Technicians and their certificates were presented to them by our chairman, Paul Sandford and Lt Kol Mahd Hairy Erwandy bin Hj Raya of the Bruneian Armed Forces.



This course lasted for 24 weeks, and the students learnt how to safely identify, handle, repair, store, manage, and dispose of munitions and explosive nature. They know have the…

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Anti-Bribery & Corruption Policy Update

15th June 2022

We recently updated our anti-bribery and corruption policy to ensure that we meet our legal obligations in respect of anti-bribery and corruption regulations. Bribery and corruption can distort reputation, increase the cost of doing business and damage customer trust. 

We apply a common approach towards bribery & corruption, which is one of zero-tolerance; such that any breach by our staff will render them liable to dismissal, ceasing to provide services or solutions to customer when they have been based or sustained through bribery or corruption, and assisting relevant…

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ISSEE Delivers Training for the Royal Navy of Oman

9th June 2022

In the last three weeks, we had students from the Royal Navy of Oman attend our Explosive Storage & Area Management Course.

This course covered topics such as Explosive Storage Inspections, Safety & Control of Explosive Areas, Principles of Explosive Storage, and Explosive Legislation & Safety Requirements.

It was our pleasure to be able to present them with their hard earned certificates

They left with a more comprehensive understanding of the principles and practices of day to day explosive storage management.



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ISSEE Training

Course Dates for Summer 2022 Released

26th May 2022

We are pleased to publish some fixed dates for upcoming training opportunities:

Explosives Storage Management
18th July - 22nd July 2022 Explosives Foundation Course
28th July - 29th July 2022

Follow the links above for more information about each course and submit an enquiry for detailed information and quotes.

All of these courses can be booked by contacting ISSEE directly at or calling +44 (0) 1295 981550.

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ISSEE Provides ANAMA EOD Training

23rd May 2022

Throughout February and March, ISSEE delivered EOD Level 3 and 3+ training to the Deminers of the Azerbaijan National Agency for Mine Action (ANAMA). The course built upon existing skills and experience of making safe Explosives Remnants of War (ERW) in a post conflict situation but also introduced the students to IEDs and Armoured Fighting Vehicle (AFV) Clearance amongst other new skills conducted.



The training incorporated many different Low Order Techniques on a wide selection of recovered UXO, Logistic Demolitions and specialist techniques.

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IAT students

Graduates from our recent International Ammunition Technican Course

12th May 2022

We recently had three students from the UAE Military graduate on our flagship International Ammunition Technician course. This course lasted for 24 weeks, and the students learnt how to safely identify, handle, repair, store, manage and dispose of munitions and explosive nature. They know have the knowledge, skills, and practice to safely undertake the duties of an Ammunition Technician.



This International Ammunition Technician course is a 24-week programme which reflects the UK MOD training course but has been upgraded to meet the exacting requirements…

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Eid Celebration

ISSEE Celebrates Eid al-Fitr

10th May 2022

We recently celebrated Eid al-Fitr with our Bruneian students.

Our students certainly enjoyed a traditional Bruneian lunch which was prepared by the wife of our Business Development Manager.




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Training Provider Of The Year Trophy

ISSEE Wins Training Provider of the Year

12th April 2022

We are thrilled to be awarded Training Provider of the year at Fulmination 2022.  This award is a recognition of the resilience, determination, and commitment demonstrated by our team throughout the year. From our home office team, to our instructors and contractors delivering the training on the ground, each one of our team has played a vital role in our achievement.  Last year, we conducted training for 500 students across 11 different countries, covering a wide range of disciplines. We are engaged in more projects than ever before, and are keen to use this award as a springboard to…

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Online Training Programmes

ISSEE Launches Online Training Programmes

11th February 2021

We are excited to announce that our popular, entry-level courses are now available through online learning.

Students wishing to join our Explosives Foundation Course (EFC) or our Explosives Storage Management Course (ESM) will soon be able to enrol online and complete all learning modules at their own pace through our secure learning management platform and still achieve an accredited qualification through SQA.

Explosives Foundation Course

Listening to customer feedback we are pleased that the Explosives Foundation Course is meeting the requirements of…

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Update from our CEO

10th June 2020

I’m grateful for the opportunity to be able to update all our customers, friends and well-wishers on how ISSEE continues to operate during these challenging times.

As I wrote in my last report, we were forced to close our training facilities and our staff have worked from home as advised by the UK Government. This also meant that our students attending the International Ammunition Technician’s course were also confined, in isolation, to their accommodation.

With a determined combination of innovative thought, willingness, and attention to every safety concern of both…

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Tony Deadman experienced ISSEE instructor talks on Forces TV about ISSEE's work in Kenya

ISSEE featured on Forces TV training African troops in safe bomb disposal

30th March 2020

Watch this new 5-minute feature by Forces News to find out about the inspiring work our experienced instructors have been doing at the Counter IED wing of the Humanitarian Peace Support School in Nairobi, Kenya.

The school opened in 2016, and since then over 1600 students from 15 nations have received training in safe bomb disposal from instructors such as Tony Dedman, who has half a century of experience behind him, and Glyn Hannah, who has a a 25-year career spent within Search, IEDD and Conventional Munition Disposal.

Tony talks about how important it is to…

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Glyn teaching an international course

Get to know our team: Glyn Hannah

18th March 2020

Glyn Hannah - MIExpE MInstRE Eng Tech

Glyn brought his expertise to ISSEE as an instructor after a 25-year career spent within Search, IEDD and Conventional Munition Disposal. He's always the most cheerful member of the ISSEE office and he's an experienced and energetic teacher, having held a number of important training roles prior to joining ISSEE, including as an instructor at the British Army’s IEDD School as well as the senior soldier instructor at the British Army’s Search School. 

You might find Glyn teaching Improved Explosive Device Disposal, Explosive Ordnance…

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Tom does work experience at ISSEE

Work Experience with the ISSEE team

20th February 2020

Tom came to ISSEE in January to do some work experience and gain valuable insights from our team of experienced ex-military instructors as part of his preparations for a career in the British Army.

“With an aspiration to join the British Army, I spent two weeks undertaking work experience with ISSEE because I wanted to gain an understanding in some of the methods and practices that they utilise in their training and operations that could be applicable to working in the army. I spent my time shadowing the Counter Terrorism (CT) Search course, which was an incredibly useful and…

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Victoria Prentis MP meets Gordon Storey CEO at ISSEE in Bloxham

Local MP Victoria Prentis welcomes ISSEE to Bloxham

28th January 2020

Victoria Prentis, the recently re-elected MP for Banbury and North Oxfordshire, enjoyed a tour around ISSEE on Friday 25th January 2020, welcoming the company to Bloxham after its offices and teaching facilities relocated to Bloxham Mill at the end of 2019.

Victoria was welcomed by ISSEE’s committed team of instructors and support staff at the new location, and she was impressed by the contemporary, accessible new facilities that comprise ISSEE’s classrooms, exhibition rooms, refectory, breakout areas and offices.

Victoria met students from Brunei and Barbados attending…

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ISSEE conference stand

Meet ISSEE at Security and Policing 2020 – Stand C2

14th January 2020

Security and Policing is an official Government event which provides a world-class opportunity to meet, network and discuss the latest advances in delivering national security and resilience with UK suppliers, colleagues and government officials.

In 2020, Security & Policing takes place from 3rd to 5th March at Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre. Visit us on stand C2.

Security & Policing 2020 presents the ideal setting to truly learn about the innovations, policies and equipment available. A range of dedicated features run along side the…

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ISSEE turns twenty years old

ISSEE Turns 20 Years Old

8th January 2020

ISSEE turns 20 years old this year. Since the year 2000, ISSEE has been a world-class leader providing explosives & security consultancy and advisory services to national and international Defence, Police and Commercial organizations.

Over the past 20 years, ISSEE has become recognised internationally for the design and delivery of solutions to generate and sustain capability, assess, coach and mentor newly qualified operators and provide whole-life munitions management services.

ISSEE was born from an idea planted by Alan Hatcher, our founder and first CEO.  His…

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Course Dates for Winter/Spring 2020 Released

5th December 2019

We are pleased to publish some fixed dates for upcoming training opportunities:

Explosives Storage Management
30th March - 3rd April 2020
  Explosive Ordnance Disposal
6th - 24th April 2020
  Explosives Foundation Course
6th - 10th April 2020
  Firing Officers Course
9th - 13th March 2020

Follow the links above for more information about each course and submit an enquiry for detailed information and quotes.

All of these courses can be booked by contacting ISSEE directly at or calling +44 (0) 1295…

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ISSEE is an Institute of Leadership and Management approved training centre

Logistic Management courses are approved by the Institute of Leadership and Management

13th November 2019

ISSEE’s latest qualifications have been approved as meeting the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) Standard.

The Logistic Management programme has been recognised as a pathway grading to Associate Membership with the Institute of Leadership & Management on completion, providing learners with professional recognition related to their leadership learning and an ongoing commitment to continue to develop as effective leaders and to inspire others to achieve excellence. 

ISSEE recently started offering students from military, police and civil agencies the…

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ISSEE Celebrating its 20th Anniversary - 2000 to 2020

ISSEE Celebrates its 20th Anniversary

4th November 2019

Open Letter from the Chairman of ISSEE Ltd – Alan Bates

Some 20 years ago, I would enjoy my daily runs around and about in Henley-on-Thames. On a number of occasions, I would be joined by Alan Hatcher who was a tall, talkative enthusiastic ex-RAF officer who started to sow a seed in my mind that I should become involved with his idea to start a training company specializing in explosives.  I confess, a more distant thought had never crossed my mind, even after a long career of working with and supporting a very wide range of businesses. 

Such was his persistence, I…

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ISSEE brand new offices at Bloxham Mill

ISSEE is Relocating

14th October 2019

ISSEE is relocating and is moving a short distance to Bloxham. We will move from our current location in Heythrop Park, Enstone to brand new offices just outside Banbury in North Oxfordshire at the beginning of 2020.

The new state-of-the-art building is a high-tech, contemporary and spacious structure set on the edge of the Oxfordshire village of Bloxham. It has been specially adapted to host student classrooms, orientation, lunch and common areas, while our world-class practical training moves to a purpose-built location nearby.

Student accommodation will be in nearby…

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