Submitted by Daniel Johnson on Saturday, 1st January 2000
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…

Read more


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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

A person in a bomb suit training doing practical explosives tasks

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

ISSEE staff at the International Security Expo in Olympia London

Find ISSEE at the International Security Expo 2019

2nd October 2019

Bringing Government, Industry, Academia and the entire end-user community in charge of regulation & procurement together under one roof to debate current challenges and to source the latest security technologies and services.

Meet ISSEE on Stand J80.
Olympia, London.
Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th December 2019.

International Security Expo is the fastest growing international showcase of security with 375+ international exhibitors and educational sessions delivered by over 200 world renowned speakers this year. It provides an ideal place to meet suppliers,…

Read more

ISSEE new UK training courses logistics management specialist

New Logistic Management Courses

1st August 2019

ISSEE now offers students from military, police and civil agencies the opportunity to study for qualifications in Logistic Management with a range of courses aligned to UK MOD standards.

Drawing on the lessons identified in over 50 years of operationally focused military logistic experience, ISSEE is pleased to offer bespoke training solutions to both military and commercial partners.

Whether it is basic warehouse management or more complex logistic operational design ISSEE draws on former military instructors who passionately believe in achieving desired outcomes…

Read more

BJ (Jon) Clarke, ex IEDD instructor at ISSEE

“BJ” Clarke, IEDD instructor, takes on a new role

17th July 2019

After working as an Explosives Instructor at ISSEE for the past five years Jon Clarke, better known in the industry as “BJ”, has been offered great new opportunity and will be moving on this month to bring his immense set of talents to a new team. 

During his time at ISSEE, Jon has instructed students in a variety of ammunition and explosive subjects, from the storage of explosives to the making safe of chemical munitions and rendering safe of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).  

His wide variety of skills and knowledge around all aspects of complex counter terrorism…

Read more

An ISSEE instructor teaching a class

ISSEE Instructors Gain Level 3 Qualification in Education and Training

8th July 2019

ISSEE’s experienced instructors have been brushing up their teaching skills this summer with a Level 3 qualification in Education and Training.

The team worked with Train Aid to achieve the nationally recognised Ofqual approved Level 3 Award in Education and Training. Train Aid is a national training provider who specialise in accredited first aid, teaching and assessing qualifications.

The aim of the course is to give learners more confidence and knowledge in order to teach in an effective and inclusive learning environment. During the course each participant designs,…

Read more

An explosive ordnance disposal expert wearing a bomb suit

Course Dates for Autumn 2019 Released

24th June 2019

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

Explosives Foundation Course
16th – 20th September 2019
  Explosive Ordnance Disposal Level 1
16th September – 4th October 2019
  Explosive Ordnance Disposal Level 2
21st October – 8th November 2019
  Explosives Storage Management
4th – 8th November 2019

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…

Read more

An member of ISSEE office staff working on a laptop

ISSEE is Awarded Cyber Essentials Certification

10th June 2019

ISSEE takes every aspect of security seriously and, with so much of our lives and business now taking place online, cyber-crime is an ever-growing concern for companies across the globe. The recent addition of the Cyber Essentials certification is the latest measure ISSEE has taken to protect the data security of its clients and employees.

The Cyber Essentials certification, run by the National Cyber Security Centre, is an initiative produced by a collaboration between government and industry to help UK organisations improve their cyber…

Read more

UN Global Compact

ISSEE Supports the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact

6th June 2019

ISSEE is proud to declare its commitment to the world's largest corporate sustainability initiative, the UN Global Compact.

This initiative encourages companies to consider the impact their operations have on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and calls on them to take action that will have a positive impact on society. By actively making the commitment to working with sustainability in mind, businesses can be part of a culture that takes shared responsibility for achieving a better world.

To make this happen, the UN Global Compact supports companies…

Read more

ISSEE instructor Roger with students on an explosives training range

The Institute of Explosives Engineers Endorses ISSEE Training Courses

20th May 2019

ISSEE has had its core training courses endorsed by the Institute of Explosive Engineers (IExpE), including Explosive Ordnance Disposal Levels 1-3, Improvised Explosive Device Disposal, Counter Terrorist Search and many more. 

IExpE endorsement highlights the academic rigor of ISSEE’s training programme. As an endorsed centre our courses have been externally verified by the IExpE, checking that there are policies and procedures in place to ensure safe and effective training. It demonstrates to potential learners that course content has been technically vetted by the professional…

Read more