UK DfT GSO Course (Initial) (Modules 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19)

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Modules

  • 1.1 The threat to aviation
  • 1.2 Aviation security - Organisation and legislation
  • 1.3 Reporting procedures
  • 1.4 Security Communications
  • 1.5 Escorting employment and/or visitor passholders
  • 2 Access Control and airport security
  • 3 Preparing people for security
  • 4 Recognition of prohibited articles, firearms, explosives, incendiary devices, and dangerous goods
  • 5 Screening baggage using x-ray equipment
  • 6 Threat Image Projection
  • 7 Explosive trace detection (ETD)
  • 8 Liquid testing equipment
  • 9 Metal detection equipment
  • 10 Security scanners
  • 11 Searching people
  • 12 Searching baggage / items carried
  • 13 Patrolling and searching
  • 14 Searching vehicles
  • 15 Searching airport supplies
  • 16 Hold baggage screening
  • 19 Holding a resolution conversation

Course aims & objectives

Course overview:
Our course is based on the UK DfT syllabus, for ground security operatives to learn about the context and requirements within which they will operate. Delivered by experienced instructors that have first-hand experience across the industry, so delegates will leave the courses having a full understanding of legislation and how to effectively implement it into their own aviation entities.

Course Aims:
To ensure that all trained staff understand their role and responsibilities in relation to the security of the Critical Part of the Security Restricted Area (CPSRA), the Security Restricted Area (SRA) and the airport.
To provide ground security operatives operating at an airport with the relevant knowledge and skills to provide effective security in accordance with the relevant legislation.

This course includes the following modules:
Module 1.1 Threat to aviation
Module 1.2 International, national objectives of aviation security and legislation
Module 1.3 Response to security incidents
Module 1.4 Security communications
Module 1.5 Escorting employment and or visitor pass holders
Module 2 Access control and airport security
Module 3 Preparing people for security
Module 4 Recognition of prohibited articles, firearms, explosives, incendiary devices and dangerous goods
Module 5 Screening baggage using x-ray equipment (inc EDS and CT EDS)
Module 6 Threat Image Projection (TIP)
Module 9 Metal Detection equipment
Module 11 Searching people
Module 12 Searching baggage and items carried
Module 13 Patrolling and searching within the SRA
Module 16 Hold Baggage Screening
Module 19 Holding a resolution conversation

Operatives that are employed to carry out any of the activities listed below at a UK airport:
a. controlling access points to Airside, SRA and CPSRA
b. preparing people for security checks (e.g. the x-ray loader)
c. screening of baggage (cabin and hold) and items carried, including searching by hand
d. screening and searching of airport supplies
e. searching by hand of passengers and staff

Instructional techniques:
PowerPoint Presentations and group discussions
Practical - Demonstration and learner practice with coaching
Interactive Group exercises

Assessment methods:
Assessment under this syllabus must comply with the Ground Security Operative Assessment Strategy, which includes details of classroom training gateway and on the job competency assessments.
This will include:
Question and answer recap session (at the end of each module)
Recap session (at the end of each day)
Written assessment with Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Practical assessments

Persons operating x-ray, Explosive Detection Systems (EDS) and / or Computer Tomography (CT) EDS equipment must pass, and repass at intervals of at least 13 months, the National X-ray Competency Test (NXCT). The results of such testing must be provided to the trainee.