Gardant Training Academy

Thanks to extensive research, meticulous planning and the appointment of Operations and Training Director Kev Lawrence, Gardant Training Academy (GTA) is open for business!

Kev is a highly qualified Training Manager, working within the security industry for 20 years, with senior Training and Assessment Management appointments within both Private Training Providers and FE Colleges.

Gardant has been one of the UK’s most trusted and reliable security contractors since 2014. In formulating GTA, we wanted to take our existing service to the next level, providing our clients with a more tangible and evolutive way to protect themselves and their customers.

For most companies, this means vocational training – helping your existing staff members to develop their job roles and educate themselves further in the areas that are most important to you and your organisation.

How It Works

To create our unique training service, we looked at the existing corporate training market and identified gaps that we could fill. The three areas we decided to focus on are:

Creating a bespoke training service

Our team starts every job with a thorough Training Needs Analysis that reviews the company and identifies the training needs of each member of your team.

This assessment enables us to provide a bespoke mix of off-the-shelf and tailored training packages that are individual to the requirements of your business.

Promoting ongoing relationships

We believe that training in itself should not be a complete process, as staff members should be able to enjoy further development and job progression opportunities.

We are training experts, whose years of experience working with large corporate clients have led to us developing ongoing relationships of our own, and it is this knowledge that allows us to best assess and work to your changing needs.

Offering affordable training

Thanks to our in-house team of trainers and fully-equipped training rooms we are able to offer competitive rates and a wide range of qualifications at various levels.

Gardant Training Academy is currently taking bookings from individuals, groups and businesses, for tailored training packages at all levels.

A thorough assessment will be carried out to identify the ways in which we can help you, and we guarantee a competitively-priced training programme.

Consultation is free so contact us today on 0345 5480184, or make an enquiry below, and Kev will be in touch to talk through your options.

Spectator Safety Courses

A raft of courses to aid both Security Staff and Stewards working at events, with a focus on crowd safety, movement of spectators, controlling entry & exit and dealing with emergencies.

Working in partnership with various funding organisations we can often provided these courses for free / fully funded through their respective pre-allocated adult education budgets

Available courses:

  1. L2 Extended Certificate Understanding Stewarding at Spectator Events
  2. L2 Award Understanding Stewarding at Spectator Events
  3. L2 NVQ Certificate Spectator Safety
  4. L3 NVQ Certificate Spectator Safety

SIA Licenced Courses (Trident / Laser)

These are essential qualifications for those working or seeking work as a SIA Licenced Security Operative in the private security industry. They are also a pre-requisite under the terms of the Private Security Industry Act (2001) for individuals working as Door Supervisors, Security Guards and CCTV Operators in the private security industry, in order to obtain a licence from the Security Industry Authority.


Available courses:

  1. L2 Award Working as a Door Supervisor within the PSI
  2. L2 Award Working as a Security Guard within the PSI
  3. L2 Award Working as a CCTV Operator (public space surveillance) within the PSI
  4. Level 3 Award in Security Management
  5. Level 2 Award in Vehicle Searching
  6. Level 2 Award in Behavioural Detection Analysis

First Aid Courses (QNUK)

These first aid courses are delivered by experienced and qualified response medics to a minimum of FPOSi / FREC 3.  We can provide courses ranging in basic life support (CPR) to the use of AEDs (Defib) to Management of Catastrophic bleeding and utilizing Tourniquets and hemostatic agents.


Available courses:

  1. L3 award Emergency First Aid at Work
  2. L3 award Emergency First Aid at Work – Management of Catastrophic Bleeding
  3. L3 award First Aid at Work
  4. L3 award First Aid at Work – Management of Catastrophic Bleeding
  5. L2 award Basic Life Support
  6. L3 award Pediatric First Aid

Fire and Health & Safety Courses (QNUK)

These courses are all delivered by IOSH and NEBOSH qualified trainers with real life experience as Fire fighters to ensure both real life experience and compliance to Health and safety at Work Act 1974 and Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order 2005. We can also provide full fire extinguisher training on ALL types of extinguishers.


Available courses:

  1. L1 Award in Fire Awareness at Work
  2. L2 Award in Fire Safety for Fire Marshals
  3. L2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace
  4. L2 Award in Manual Handling at Work

Hospitality Courses (QNUK)

Experienced pub and hospitality Managers are used to deliver these courses to ensure compliance to the Licensing Act 2003


Available courses:

  1. L2 Award in Principles of Customer Service
  2. L2 Award for Personal Licence Holders
  3. L2 Award in Preventing Violence in the Workplace

  • 5 star review  Can’t fault the service provided! Very quick response and very reasonably priced for the service! Would definitely recommend and use this company again 🙂

    thumb sophie england
    17th June 2020

    5 star review  I cannot fault this company one bit, they advised, supported and helped with every aspect of my holiday park. the security was fantastic and was obvious they took their time picking their own staff

    thumb Dom Weeks
    17th June 2020

    5 star review  We have been working alongside Gardant Security Ltd for now for six months plus, I have received nothing but a first-class Door Supervision service, working together to provide a safe environment. From risk assessments to training, the Gardant team are always trying to improve so they can achieve a great customer experience. We have a great relationship that I hope we can continue moving forward, thank you.

    thumb Abbie Clarke
    17th November 2020

    5 star review  Absolute delight to talk to Easy to follow and we'll managed would highly recommend services

    thumb dwc inc
    27th August 2020
  • 5 star review  We had Gardant install a CCTV system to our property and we cannot fault the work carried out! From start to finish they assisted in providing the highest quality of service. I will definitely use Gardant for future requirements going forward.

    thumb Bailey Dell
    17th March 2021

    5 star review  Probably one of the most professional companies I have used, everything was pain free from start to finish. All their staff turn up to work looking smart and presentable.

    thumb David Sellars
    16th June 2020

Contact Us

0345 5480184

North Devon Office: Gardant Security Ltd, Unit 15, Two Rivers Industrial Estate, Braunton Road, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 1JY

South Devon Office: Gardant Security Ltd, 3 Buckland House, William Prance Road, Plymouth, Devon PL6 5WR


Monday-Friday: 8am - 5pm

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