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Each year, according to and Career Transition Partnership (CTP), 20,000 personnel leave the armed services.
For civilian employers, this provides an annual pool of talented, disciplined and motivated individuals seeking new careers,
many with the transferable skills that facilitate a speedy transition.

For those leaving the Forces, the transition to civilian employment can be a challenge. Which new vocation to choose? What qualifications are required? What are the career opportunities? Which employers to approach? Who can provide the support and information to help ensure a smooth transition?

The security systems sector is a varied, vibrant and rewarding sector. With a selection of professional roles and a progressive career structure to match, the security profession can provide the post-forces employment to match your personal post-military ambitions. Tavcom Resettlement is here to help. From, potential vacancies, industry information and sector specific training, Tavcom has the complete package to provide you with the skills, knowledge and qualifications that can give you the advantage in securing your second career.

Our parent division, Tavcom Training, is the leading security systems training company. We have been delivering a comprehensive portfolio of BTEC certificated courses to the armed services for over 20 years. Our courses are recognised by an extensive network of national, regional and local security systems employers and by security departments of leading organisations. They can also provide you with the knowledge necessary to start your own business!

Through offering the personal touch and an exclusive focus on transitioning forces personnel into security related employment, Tavcom Resettlement is a recruitment agency with a real difference.

Tavcom are members of the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) and the British Forces Resettlement Services (BFRS). By finding your new post-forces career via Tavcom Resettlement you will be ensuring that your career transition is helping support a selection of military based charities.

Contact us
Whether you are about to leave the forces, have recently left the forces or if you are seeking to recruit for a security systems related position , then please contact or phone +44 (0)1489 895099 to discuss the benefits and options available to you.

Liam Gray – British Army

Liam Gray“I am just writing to say that the fast track integrated security systems course that I completed as part of my resettlement training has helped me secure a job with an installation company. I would like to thank Tavcom for the expert advice and training you gave me to help me successfully achieve this. I would recommend anybody from the forces wanting a job in the security industry to choose Tavcom. “

We are grateful to Liam for the positive feedback following his participation in the Tavcom Fast Track Integrated Systems BTEC Diploma training programme. Comprising four separate five day courses covering Access Control, CCTV, Intruder Alarms and IP, the Fast track programme is designed to be completed in just four weeks.

Liam’s service within the British army has included tours of duty in Afghanistan, Canada, Jordan and Kenya. Looking to build on his skills as an electrician acquired during his 10 years in the army, Liam decided to take advantage of the Ministry of Defence funded Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC) scheme to book his place on the Fast Track programme. The ELC scheme is designed to assist service personnel to fund training courses as part of their resettlement into civilian life.

Following his successful completion of the programme, and having left the army in February 2015, Liam was immediately employed as an installation and service engineer by Camwatch, which has recently been acquired by VPS Holdings Ltd.

Wayne Dalton – British Army

 Wayne Dalton“Having served my country overseas in Germany, Afghanistan and Iraq for eight years as a driver in the British Army, I decided to take advantage of the Ministry of Defence funded Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC) scheme to help me fund the cost of a training courses which could help me develop a career when I resettled in a civilian job.

I had the opportunity to take over my father’s business, Chris Dalton Aerials, and although the company is very successful, having over many years established an excellent reputation for the quality of its work, I felt there was an opportunity to expand into other areas which require the same high standards of workmanship. With this in mind, I signed up for the Tavcom Practical CCTV training course.

As it says in the Tavcom catalogue, this five day course offers a combination of ‘need to know’ classroom theory and ‘hands-on ‘experience. This proved to be an ideal way for me to take on board all the important day-to-day practical issues that I needed to know about in order to meet customers’ expectations when we win orders to install CCTV. I would have no hesitation in recommending Tavcom Training to anyone who wishes to learn about how to professionally install a CCTV system.” 

Gareth Smith – Royal Marines

Gareth Smith

There are an increasing number of installation companies offering apprenticeships to school, college and university leavers and Tavcom, the UK’s leading security systems training company, has been playing its part in helping many of these eager to learn apprentices by providing theoretical and hands-on training on a wide range of electronic security topics. Tavcom also offers training programmes for more mature students, many of whom are ex-service personnel who are able to take advantage of the Ministry of Defence funded Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC) scheme to fund training courses as part of their resettlement into civilian life.

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Enhanced Learning Credits Administration Services (ELCAS)
ELCAS administer the MOD’s initiative promoting lifelong learning amongst members of the Armed Forces. Their Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC) Scheme can deliver welcomed financial support in the form of a single up-front payment in each year for a maximum of three separate financial years.

ELC support is available in two tiers dependent on your years of eligible service. For four years of eligible service, the lower tier allows for 80% of fees, up to £1000 per claim instalment. For eight years of eligible service this is also 80% of fees but raises to £2000 per claim instalment.

ELC are only available for the pursuit of higher level learning. Tavcom’s comprehensive range of courses satisfy this criteria; our ELC registration number is 1582. Please call the Tavcom Team on 01489 895099 or email to find out more about the extensive range of Tavcom qualifying courses that can further your potential for securing a career in a security related vocation.

For details of the funding process and for the full ELCAS terms & conditions please visit

Individual Resettlement Training Costs (IRTC)
IRTC allows up to a maximum of £534 towards costs with Careers Transition Partnership (CTP) Preferred Suppliers, of which, we are proud to say, Tavcom is one. Further details on eligibility criteria and accessing IRTC are available via

For the latest information click here  Enhanced Learning Credits


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Course Title

CCTV Technical  Access Control
37062 Principles of CCTV 36241 Access Control
37063 CCTV Installation 1647 Advanced Access Control
37064 CCTV Repair & Maintenance 37057 Practical Access Control
1628 CCTV Optical Fibre and Transmission
1630 CCTV Masterclass Intruder Alarms
37067 Practical CCTV Applications 37056 Intruder Alarms
37068 Wireless CCTV Transmission 37058 Intruder Alarm Systems Planning
36167 Closed Circuit Television Consultancy 1643 Intruder Alarm Masterclass
36123 CCTV Legislation 1644 Practical Intruder Alarms
37084 Electronic Countermeasures 37061 Intruder Alarm repair and Maintenance
37085 Covert CCTV
37075 CCTV Systems Planning CCTV Control Room
36165 Security and Emergency Lighting 37083  Control Room Supervisory Skills
36162 CCTV Operational Requirement 37086  Managing CCTV Control Rooms
37076 Online Course 37074  Gathering Video Evidence
Professional Diploma Practices of CCTV Design (Distance Learning) 37073 Application of Control Room Skills in a Security Environment
IP Networking Management
37069  CCTV Over Internet Protocol 37078 Managing Security Systems
1638 Networking Masterclass 1655 Managing Technology
36129 IT and Cyber Security 37080 Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity
37071 Structured Cabling Techniques 37081 Professional Security Consultancy
37072 Practical Internet Protocol 37082 Project Management in Security Systems
 Fire Alarm Electro Technical
37077  Fire Alarm Installation and Legislation 36052 Basic Electronic Principles
36126 Practical Fire Alarm Installation

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