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NOCN Group appoints Stuart Galloway to manage security sector offer

02 December 2020

EDUCATION SECTOR charity the NOCN Group – whose core aim is to help learners reach their potential such that their host organisations thrive – has appointed Stuart Galloway Cert Ed Dip RSA as product manager for the private security sector.

Galloway brings extensive experience in security, training, assessment, quality assurance and management to the role. He joins the NOCN Group as an industry specialist tasked with developing the organization’s education and training offer for the security sector.

From 1999 until 2001, Galloway served as the managing director of Integral Security Management, a Glasgow-based business providing professional security guarding solutions for clients operating in the commercial, retail and construction sectors. In January 2001, he established WSG Associates (a business that Galloway has built and run ever since with a keen focus on providing business support and education services to companies by dint of developing training policies and strategies, designing courses and implementing e-Learning programmes).

Galloway has served as an external verifier for the Scottish Qualifications Authority and as a training centre qualify reviewer on behalf of Pearson Edexcel. Galloway also spent just shy of three years with Industry Qualifications in the roles of head of quality and responsible officer and chief operating officer.

Speaking about his appointment, Galloway informed Security Matters: “I’m extremely excited about this opportunity to play a strategic and pragmatic role in shaping education, training and assessment for the sector and having the chance to develop professionals within it. One of my main aims is for the NOCN to increasingly be seen as the Awarding Organisation of choice by employers and training providers who want to develop security professionals.”

Investment in security

Mark Buckton, the NOCN’s Group executive director of awarding and services, stated: “I’m delighted to have someone with Stuart’s knowledge and experience on the NOCN team. This demonstrates the NOCN Group’s intention to invest in our security training products and build a team that’s capable of providing the high-quality service that the security sector deserves.”

Buckton added: “This is an exciting period for the NOCN in terms of its development in the security sector as we’re looking at innovative ways in which to provide the trusted products that employers need and the delivery models that work for training providers themselves. Indeed, this process has already started with the recent introduction of our remote invigilation provision”

The NOCN Group offers a range of integrated services including endpoint assessment, regulated UK and international qualifications, access to Higher Education, assured short courses, SMART job cards, assessment services, consultancy and research.

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