Nasdu Level 3 Dual Purpose Drug Detection Dog Handlers Course(Level 3)
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The NASDU Level 3 National Award for Passive and Proactive Drug Detection Dog Teams 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 Passive Drug Detection Dog Team. This Award has been developed by NASDU to meet the National Occupational Standards (NOS’s) for a Security Detection Dog Handler and the training requirements contained within BS 8517-2:2010, (in that) it is an assessment of the learners (handlers) ability to read the indications given by a dog and to meet the required performance criteria.
For Whom Suitable
This programme meets the requirements of those learners who have experience as General Purpose Security Dog Handlers who wish to become Passive Drug Detection Dog Handlers. It would also be suitable for members of HM Armed Forces, Police, Prison Service or Customs Officers who wish to take on a Passive Drug Detection Dog Handler role in the private security industry. Awarding Body: NASDU and externally accredited by HABC recognised awarding body by the SIA Level: Level 3 Course Duration: Training would be delivered 2 x 16 day module which is sufficient duration to ensure competency, having a minimum of 200 guided learning hours (GLH’s). GLH’s are recorded hours of direct training and structured learning given to an individual learner by their tutor and not the duration of a course.. Programme Structure: The programme is flexible with a mixture of theory and practical tuition and is made up of 3 units all of which are compulsory (see content).
All learners should hold an appropriate S.I.A. licence (unless exempt) and should be trained and competent in a Door Supervisor role (Unit 1 Working in the Private Security Industry and Unit 2 Working as a Door Supervisor). The learner should be competent in the handling of a dog.
The dog should possess the suitable drives required for its role and have had basic obedience training. Learners who have proven drug detection dog handling experience as a United Kingdom Police or Prison Officer or a Member of HM Armed Forces within the last 5 years may apply for accreditation of prior learning (APL). A minimum of 15 GLH’s shall be required for final assessment and examination and to confirm understanding of the private security industry dog sector. It is strongly recommended that learners and their dog are assessed prior to commencement of training by a NASDU Approved Instructor/Trainer for which additional GLH’s may be identified.
Course assessment shall be of the team and carried out by an Approved NASDU Instructor/Trainer; internal moderation shall be carried out by NASDU. External moderation shall be carried out by Skills for Security. The mode of assessment shall be by practical assessment, by question and answer sessions and by a written examination. Final assessment/examination regarding the indication of target scents shall be carried out by a suitably qualified individual (i.e. ACPO) that does not have an interest in the learner passing the qualification.
Certification shall be as a Team i.e. Handler and Dog Progression: The successful learner can proceed onto a variety of dog detection work including Pro-active Drug Detection, Explosive Detection or into Dog Training.
Sale of Dogs
Malpeet K9 Academy is able to provide part or fully trained dogs for sale conjunction with the course. This would ensure that your dog is at the correct level to complete and pass the course with-in the 18 day syllabus. We can also loan a course dog for the duration. Please note If your bringing your own dog on a UK based course and it successfully completes the final team assessment you will be invoiced a dog training fee surcharge of £500.00 which is due for payment prior to certificates being issued.
*This course is an ELCAS approved course.