Nasdu Level 3 Proactive Drug Detection Dog Handlers Course(Level 3)

Course Features.
  • 16 days Residential Course
  • 100 Guided Learning hours (GLH's)
  • NASDU approved Instructors/Trainers
  • Training delivered meets requirements of BS8517-2:2016
  • Practical and written assessments/examinations
  • Kenneling is provided free of charge for your dog
  • If you have your own suitable dog you are very welcome to attend the course with the same dog.
  • Training carried out at live venues using real drugs
  • Independent final NASDU assessments

Current Course Dates.
24/11/18 to 09/12/18 Wales 02/03/19 to 17/03/19 Wales 08/06/19 to 22/06/19 Wales 28/09/19 to 13/10/19 Wales

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The NASDU Level 3 National Award for 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 proactive 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 8517-2:2016, (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, door supervisors or security officers and wish to become proactive drug detection dog handlers. It would also be suitable for members of HM Armed Forces, police, prison service officers or customs officers who wish to take on a proactive drug detection dog handler role in the private security industry. This course is always open to novice dog handlers who wish to start a new career in private security dog work.

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).

Course Duration
A minimum of 100 Guided Learning Hours. This course is delivered over one sixteen day module. 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.

Awarding Body
NASDU and externally accredited by High field Awarding Body for Compliance

Prior Learning
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, 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 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.

Sale of Dogs
Malpeet K9 Academy is able to provide part or fully trained dogs for sale in conjunction with the course. This would ensure that your dog is at the correct level to complete and pass the course with-in the 16-day syllabus. We can also loan a course dog for the duration. Please note If you are brining your own dog on a UK based course and it successfully completes the final team assessment you will be invoiced adog training fee surcharge of £500.00 which is due for payment prior to certificates being issued.

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 HABC. 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.

The successful learner can proceed onto a variety of dog detection work including passive scanning drug detection, explosive detection or into dog training.

2018 Continuation Training & Assessment Days
Feb 13th / Apr 10th / May 22nd / Jun 19th / Jul 17th / Aug 21st / Sep 18th / Oct 23rd / Nov 20th / Dec 18th