NASDU Courses

All qualifications have been developed by NASDU to meet National Occupational Standards for a security dog handler and the training requirements contained in BS 8517-1:2009 Code of Practice for the use of a General Purpose Security Dog and/or BS 8517-2:2010 Code of Practice for the use of a Detection Dog.

All qualifications are awarded by Highfield Awarding Body for compliance (HABC) an Awarding Body authorized by the regulatory authority OFQUAL and recognized by the SIA as a body providing licence to practice qualifications to the private security sector. In addition the Skills Body for the private sector and for those learners achieving the Level 4 certificate for an Explosive Detection Dog Handler this qualification is also endorsed by the Institute of Munitions Clearance & Search Engineers (IMCSE).

About Nasdu

NASDU promotes Welfare, Standards, Training and Education within the Security Dog Sector and offers support and guidance to its membership.
NASDU is recognised within the security industry by the Security Industry Authority (S.I.A.)*, Skills for Security, BSIA, IPSA together with the Home Office, ACPO, MOD, DEFRA, BSI, as well as Animal Welfare Groups like local Authority Dog Wardens. NASDU produce a regular and informative glossy magazine, keeping members up to date with the industry and related topics together with Codes of Practice and training materials. The following pages contain information about NASDU, how to join, together with the benefits of membership. Regular updates will be made announcing news and items of interest within our sector.
*Whilst a recognised body by the SIA NASDU is not endorsed nor is it an Approved Contractor for the deployment of Security Dogs.

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