ASTA Certificate for Physical Security Professionals

ASTA Security Academy
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Course description

ASTA Certificate for Physical Security Professionals

Physical security is the means to protect locations, personnel and assets from various threats including unauthorised access, cyber attacks and other potential breaches which could occur. Understanding the capabilities to deny unauthorised access to buildings, assets and information is a key element of implementing an effective physical security strategy. This physical security course will explore physical security in its entirety and provide a high level of knowledge on the subject.

When choosing a physical security course, it is important to choose a quality assured provider. This includes ensuring the qualification is fit for purpose and the instructor has industry experience.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This course is for those that wish to embark on a career as a physical security manager, it is also relevant to those persons responsible for the safety and security of their organisation’s buildings and assets.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

ISMTA/ASTA Certified

Training Course Content

Unit 1: Modern Physical Security for Business

This unit is designed to show the successful placement of Modern Physical Security within a business environment. It is more necessary today to understand the role of a Modern Physical Security Professional and how to support the business or client in the best way possible. 

Unit 2: Threats of Today and Tomorrow

This unit covers the various physical security related threats faced by organisations today and in the future. We explore how these threats interact with the modern business world. 

Unit 3: What is Physical Security?

This unit describes the extensive Physical Security measures available for reducing risks. This includes the strengths and weaknesses of each physical security measure in Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) comparisons with each other. 

Unit 4: Physical Security Risk Mitigation

This unit describes the risk assessment methodology and how to reduce risk through the implementation of correct physical security measures. This unit will also discuss the vocabulary of defence-in-depth. 

Unit 5: Physical Security and Convergence

Physical Security and Convergence (physical security working with other security functions) introduces the modern approach of security convergence which is essential for the effective and efficient way to mitigate risk in the complex world of today. 

Unit 6: Physical Security and Incident Management

This unit introduces the role that physical security has when a breach of security happens, or an incident or crisis happens and additional physical security measures are required to investigate and minimise from future breaches or incidents. 

Unit 7: Physical Security being modern

This unit brings the topic of physical security up to date with a truly modern set of ideas and measures to reduce risk and to be more successful. You will also be presented with scenarios to create modern physical security approaches to secure an organisation and its assets. 

Unit 8: Research Management and Dissertation

This final unit will explain how to conduct primary and secondary research and the basic principles of Harvard style referencing in order to complete the final report. This unit ends with a final essay on what you have learnt from the course.

Course delivery details

E-learning (150 learning hours)

The Physical Security course is e-learning based meaning that you can complete this course in your own time, but still gain the most from this qualification through direct contact with your tutor.

You will also have assignments to complete, which must be submitted to your tutor for assessment.


  • Full E-Learning Course - £480.00
  • Single Unit (4 X Payments Required) - £120.00

Pay as you learn!

Spread the cost with interest-free instalments. Purchase this course in units instead of paying for the full course upfront. Upon completing a unit, you purchase the next when you are ready to do so.

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ISMTA/ASTA Security Academy

ISMTA/ASTA  focuses on subjects of study that have a practical use in today’s world, we focus on security, risk and cyber related training. We make it simple for you to gain professional certification with a library of courses which can...

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Britannia House
Van Road Business Park
CF83 3GG Caerphilly

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