9 Days ‘From Novice to Working Professional’Nasdu Level 2 General Purpose Security Dog Handlers Course (Level 2)
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The “From Novice to Qualified Professional” NASDU level 2 General Purpose Security Dog Handlers course is designed for novice handlers without prior security industry working experience or a working security officer who wishes to become a qualified dog handler. This package includes 2 days preparation training before the 7 day NASDU level 2 General Purpose Dog Handlers Course, selected GP green dog, and 1 day K9 First Aid course. You are welcome to bring your own dog to the course. The Nasdu Level 2 General Purpose Security Dog Handlers Course aims to provide the learner with the basic skills, knowledge and understanding required to ensure the provision of a professional level of service as a general purpose security dog handler. This Award has been developed by NASDU to meet the National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Security Dog Handling and the training requirements contained in BS 8517-1:2009.
For Whom Suitable
This course is designed for novice dog handlers who wish to start a new career in private security dog work but without prior working experience in the industry or a working security officer who wishes to pursue a new career of dog handling.
Residential 9 days however learners with an untrained dog should expect additional learning hours to achieve NASDU team accreditation (dog & handler).
All learners should hold an appropriate S.I.A. licence (unless exempt). If you have not been trained in either Security Guarding or Close Protection you will be given a self-study pack and asked to sit a multi-choice exam during your course period. If you have applied for your licence you may attend the course as long as you’ve completed a recognised course and have proof of this. Although we will not be able to apply for your NASDU / EDI certificate until you have a licence number, learners who have proven GP dog handling experience as a police, prison officer or a member of HM Armed Forces within the last 5 years may apply for accreditation of prior learning (APL) of up to 35
GLH’s. A minimum of 15 GLH’s shall be required for final assessment and examination to confirm understanding of the private security industry dog sector.
The assessment shall be carried out by an approved NASDU Trainer/Instructor; internal moderation shall be carried out by NASDU. There are 15 practical assessments and a multi-choice exam to complete. You will be continually assessed throughout with many topics intended to improve the mental and physical ability of dog handlers while learning to deal with conflict situations, violence and terrorism in realistic scenario based training.
The successful learner can proceed onto NASDU Advanced Awards, qualified handlers can also enjoy career progression to Mobile Patrol Officers / Supervisors, Detection Dog
Handlers and ultimately into Security Dog Training. This nationally recognised award can also provide the underpinning knowledge to assist learners to progress to NVQ’s and higher qualifications.
• Health & Safety
• Meet your canine partner (if purchasing a green dog from us)
• Kennel management
• Site orientation
• Inspection & Grooming
• Use of radio communication
• Patrolling without a dog
• Introduction to basic security procedure
• Bonding with your dog
Unit 01 (10 GLH)
Roles and Responsibilities of a General Purpose
Security Dog Handler
• Handler Qualities
• Control Incidents
• Customer Services
Unit 02 (30 GLH)
Controlling a General Purpose Security Dog under
• Access / Egress
• Handler Protection
Unit 03 (10 GLH)
Maintaining the Health, Well-Being and Safety of a
General Purpose Security Dog and Handler
• Health & Well-Being
• Safety Requirements