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 body for the sector.
The IExpE aims to be the organisation that establishes and oversees National Occupational Standards for the Explosives Industry. Their goal is to raise explosives industry standards and encourage liaison between like-minded professional colleagues from individuals to industry experts, as well as supporting members’ professional development.
IExpE endorsement for ISSEE’s courses, in addition to the opportunity to attain qualifications accredited by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA), helps students to further their professional development by assigning mentors, listing job opportunities and providing links to education providers among other resources.
On successful completion of a course, the Institute provides ISSEE students with one year's student membership of the Institute of Explosives Engineers as part of their training, giving them the opportunity to use the IExpE forum that enables and promotes consultation between individuals, professional private organisations, government departments and experts within the explosives industry.
Dave Welch, President of the Institute of Explosives Engineers, said:
“We are delighted to add ISSEE to our growing list of endorsed training course providers. The availability of professional training is a crucial aspect in ensuring the ongoing and future capability within the energetics sector and the range of courses offered by ISSEE provides opportunities for training across a number of specialist areas.”
Courses that are endorsed by the Institute of Explosive Engineers currently include:
- Explosives Foundation Course (EFC) (SCQF Level 4)
- Explosives Storage Management (ESM) (SCQF Level 4)
- IEDD (Certificate in Improvised Explosive Device Disposal) (SCQF Level 7)
- EOD 1 (Certificate in Explosive Ordnance Disposal Level 1) (SCQF Level 5)
- EOD 2 (Certificate in Explosive Ordnance Disposal Level 2) (SCQF Level 6)
- EOD 3 (Diploma in Explosive Ordnance Disposal Level 3) (SCQF Level 7)
- High Risk Search (Diploma) (SCQF Level 7)
- Certificate in Counter Terrorist Search (SCQF Level 6)
- Certificate in Post Blast Scene Management (PBSM) (SCQF Level 5)
See the full list of SQA accredited and IExpE endorsed courses here: https://www.issee.co.uk/articles/issee-releases-full-range-courses-accredited-sqa