NCL’s David Scott to speak at security industry conference


David Scott from New College Lanarkshire is set to speak at a security industry conference and exhibition in Glasgow.

The Curriculum and Quality Leader for Built Environment and Securities has been invited to give a talk at the Security Twenty 19 event being held at the Hilton Hotel on William Street in Glasgow on Tuesday, April 30.

He is giving a 30-minute presentation to employers, suppliers, manufacturers and buyers on the apprenticeship programme at the College, the challenges faced, and the future of training in the industry.

Organised by Professional Security Magazine, the conference aims to showcase the latest developments in the security sector for attendees, many of whom have a background in corporate security, local government CCTV or retail loss prevention.

David said: “It is an honour to be thought of so highly and trusted to deliver an effective presentation on such an important subject matter.

“New College Lanarkshire is the largest provider of the fire and security apprenticeship in the whole of the UK.

“We have a fantastic reputation for delivering innovative high quality learning and teaching.

“To be seen and heard at industry events is vital to our continued sustainability.”

Other speakers at the conference include Les Allan of Heriot-Watt University, Maxine Fraser of Retailers Against Crime, Michael White of G4S Secure Solutions, and Mike Gillespie of Advent IM.

New College Lanarkshire has a state-of-the-art hub for Electronic Fire and Security Systems at its Kirkintilloch Campus, which currently trains around 200 Modern Apprentices and 40 students and pre-apprentices, in addition to providing upskilling opportunities for existing workers in the industry.

Around 100 industry specialists, including representatives from the National Security Inspectorate (NSI) and British Security Industry Association (BSIA), recently attended a skills challenge for third-year Modern Apprentices.

Last year, David was named as a ‘Global Influencer’ by leading fire and security industry organisation IFSEC.

A former student apprentice at Motherwell College, David has been involved with the College since 2011, becoming a lecturer at age 23.

For more information on Fire and Security courses at New College Lanarkshire, please visit or call 0300 555 8080.

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