Cert Ed, MCIPD, MILM, MCMI, V1 NVQ Internal Verifier, A1 NVQ Assessor, First Aid at Work BTEC Professional Award in Instructional Techniques Level 4, PRINCE2 Practitioner, NEBOSH General Certificate Level 3 Certificate in Close Protection, Level 2 Award in Door Supervision, Level 2 Award in CCTV
Ian completed a 24 year Army career in 2008, during which time he served in the Infantry, initially joining The Royal Hampshire Regiment and after amalgamation in 1992 The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment. Ian qualified as a military instructor in 1988, having passed the instructor course, Ian discovered a passion for all aspects of the training cycle, design, delivery and evaluation. This proved to be extremely useful throughout his career as Ian was posted to numerous instructor positions which included being appointed as a Senior Permanent Staff Instructor (SPSI) with the Territorial Army in London and being appointed as the Divisional Sergeant Major at the Support Weapons School in Warminster. It was this last posting that Ian held the additional role of the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Defense Instructional Techniques (DIT) in the Infantry.
Ian also gained a raft of operational experience during his military service, this included deployments to Northern Ireland, Denmark, Poland, Kenya, Canada, America, Romania, Mauritius, Zaire, Congo, Gabon, Senegal, Ghana, Germany, Kosovo, Macedonia, Albania, Bosnia and Iraq.
In Congo Ian was deployed at short notice as part of a small reconnaissance team for the potential Non-Combat Evacuation Operation (NEO) in 1997; this led to him being left in theatre for five months as the Battle Group representative until the remainder of the unit deployed. In Iraq Ian was deployed as the Operations Warrant Officer/Regimental Signals Warrant Officer of the Force Reserve Battle Group to Operation Telic in 2006. His ability to plan operationswas exploited fully when he was appointed part of ‘the first 11’ and was involved in the planning and deployment of some of the biggest operations in Iraq. His dedication and knowledge led to him being awarded the General Officer Commanding Commendation for his exceptional contribution to the Coalition Mission in Iraq.
In addition, Ian graduated from the University of Greenwich in 2004 with his Certificate in Education, he qualified as an NVQ Assessor and an NVQ Internal and External Verifier and has achieved many other occupational and training qualifications.Ian is also an External Standards Verifier for Pearson for Apprenticeships, NVQs and BTEC delivery in the UK and internationally, he has also recently been appointed as a Lead Examiner for Vocational Tests in BTEC Public and Security Services for Pearson.
Ian is still operational in the security industry and he has current SIA Licenses in Close Protection, Door Supervision and CCTV Operations. This experience within the industry has enabled Ian to accept his most recent appointment as the Deputy Safety Officer at one of The Premier League Football Clubs.