808, 2012

Mandatory Physical Intervention Training

By |August 8th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Physical intervention training is to become mandatory for all door supervisors when they renew their SIA licence from February next year.

This training is already a compulsory part of the current nationally-recognised Award in Door Supervision introduced from June 2010. It is now to also become a requirement for those with the previous door supervision qualifications.

From 4 February 2013, all door supervisors with one of the older qualifications will need to pass the new ‘Up-Skilling Door Supervisors’ award before they are able to renew their SIA licence.

The award includes physical intervention skills training, awareness of terrorist threats, considerations in dealing with 14 to 18 year-olds and first aid awareness. Being trained in the appropriate techniques and how to use them will help door staff to manage difficult situations, minimising the risk of injury to members of the public and to themselves.

Any individual who currently holds a door supervisor licence but does not carry out licensable activities in this sector can, after 4 February 2013, on renewal of their licence obtain instead a security guarding licence and will not have to take the additional training.

ILM Associates Ltd provide this necessary and mandatory Up-Skilling Physical Intervention training as a stand alone qualification to companies and individuals who currently hold a valid SIA Door Supervisor licence to enable you to apply for your SIA licence or a renewal of currently held licence.

2707, 2012

Open Day

By |July 27th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

ILM Associates Ltd celebrated its first year in business and the moving into our excellent new premises in Carville, Durham. Today we held an Open Day with invited guests present including; David Hutchinson, Director of compliance and Geoff Cooling, External Quality Reviewer both from our awarding body the NOCN, other guests included, Tom Doyle, proprietor of Resources NE Limited, Kelvin Ross and Linda Wilson from New College Durham, Steve Watson work coach from the esg group, Paul Fairne of North Tyneside council, local councillor Ken Holroyd and three former students of ILM Associates who spoke of their pride in the success at gaining their SIA Licenses and of gaining work or being very close to acquiring a post quite soon following their Door Supervisor and CCTV training provided by ILM Associates Ltd.

ILM Associates Directors Ian and Les would like to thank all staff, visitors and guests who attended our open day, we would like to express our thanks and appreciation to our trainers Lee Richardson, Brian Dawson and Phil Dixon also Roger Langley for his efforts in training and in the heading up and launching of ILM Resources.


ILM Associates open their new training premises in Durham – ILM directors Ian Robinson (L) and Les Bowcock with Linda Wilson of New College Durham
ILM Associates Ltd would like to thank the Beechtree Cafe, Mandale Business Park, Belmont Industrial Estate, Durham for the providing of the catering.

At the Open Day we were able to be able to introduce our subsidiary company ILM Resources to the assembled guests. ILM Resources was created to continue the work of the Trainers of ILM Associates. The Company ethos is to provide the ‘if’’, e.g. ‘if I had a licence I could work in Security!’ We are now able to extend that to include, ‘now that I have a licence, if I could get some help I could secure that job!’ ILM Resources is an Employment and Recruitment Agency specialising in the Security sector, open to external persons who have trained elsewhere. Following registration on web site we will market their skills to interested parties throughout the North East and beyond so that Security Companies anywhere in Britain who are short of staff or setting up new contracts can turn to us to fill their vacancies from our growing pool of trained and licensed staff.

If you are not yet signed up to ILM Associates or ILM Resources web site please do now. If you are a corporate client looking for staff please e mail me @ or go to the web site directly otherwise you may call me on 07940 833303.


ILM directors Ian Robinson (L) and Les Bowcock (2nd right) with Geoff Cooling (2nd left) External Quality Reviewer, NOCN and Dr.David Hutchinson (R) Director of Compliance, NOCN