Tavcom celebrates 25 years and reaffirms commitment to professionalising security industry


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Tavcom Training – a global provider of accredited security systems training courses and part of the Linx International Group – is celebrating its 25-year anniversary.

Since 1995, the company has trained and certified in excess of 50,000 learners (in over 100 countries), across its portfolio of more than 100 classroom and online courses.

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With the growth in manufacturers of security technology in the mid to late 1990s – including CCTV, access control, alarms and IP networking – there was a growing demand for expert vendor agnostic training, regarding the design, installation, management and use of these increasingly complex systems. Tavcom Training was founded by Mike Tennent to meet this need and he rapidly established the company’s international reputation.

Today, the pace of technical innovation is faster than ever and Mike’s commitment to delivering relevant high-quality training is a large factor in Tavcom’s continued success 25-years on.

Kevin Matthew, Operations Director at Tavcom Training, recalls: “In 1995 there were training courses which were accredited by a variety of industry bodies, but there were no standardised vocational qualifications, that were universally recognised by employers in the UK and overseas.”

Matthew considers a key milestone for Tavcom was in 2001 when their BTEC courses were accredited by the Edexcel Foundation, adding: “This proved to be a game changer for the security industry, with quantifiable and accredited qualifications available for the first time.” 

An industry commitment

Tavcom’s commitment to professionalising the industry through recognised and accredited training has continued for 25 years, the company forging ties with the BSIA, SSAIB, CCTV User Group / NASCAM, NSI, Skills for Security and the Career Transition Partnership, as well as other certification bodies including City and Guilds and its Certificates and National Vocational Qualifications.

The company has also taken the lead in other industry-defining initiatives, notably the Certified Technical Security Professional (CTSP) Register. Launched in 2017 and managed by Tavcom, this professional public Register recognises the competency of individuals fulfilling technical roles in the electronic security and fire sectors.

Tavcom continues to make long-term investments in its training provision by seeking out subject matter experts and trainers, whilst developing new courses in response to the changing requirements of security professionals and the rapidly evolving technology accessible to them.

The company has also made significant upgrades to its future-proofed training centre in Bishops Waltham, Hampshire, as well as opening a new facility in Shipley, West Yorkshire, and delivering courses at a training centre in Singapore.

“Proud of our rich 25-year heritage”

Matthew remarks: “One of the biggest transformations in how we deliver training has taken place in the past few years, with demand for online courses growing exponentially. Our portfolio of accredited online security training courses, bitesize training and interactive courses enable security professionals to access the training and qualifications they need, from anywhere in the world.”

Tavcom’s online training program has proven invaluable for many security professionals this year, with restrictions on travel and national lockdowns providing an opportunity for many to improve upon their knowledge and skills.

“We are immensely proud of our rich 25-year heritage and as the security market and technology continues to evolve and grow, Tavcom is committed to being a trusted and respected training partner for learners at every stage of their career, whatever their training needs, circumstances, and requirements.” 

To join Tavcom in their anniversary celebrations, keep an eye out on their social media channels and visit: www.tavcom.com.

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