All aspects of specialist search.
All K-9 Roles
K9 Water search
Drone (UAV) & K9
UK Government DSTL C.O.D DESA Testing Courses
This page will remain mainly current. ie: Licensing new centres and taking on new consultants.
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Most recent K9 Course list below these Pictures
World Class Truly Independent Quality Assurance and Assessment Service
and search team licensing....DESA
Ready Now & Abbreviations list below;
A Totally Independent Specialist K-9 QA Licensing Body
DESA's K9 Quality Management System (QMS with CAPA built in)
A Quality & Licensing Agreement (QLA) Dogs and or Handlers as a team (DESAs equivalent... DSTL COD's testing is separate)
The CET 4 Teaching (old was the PTTLs) and IQA are mainstream QCF awards with our DESA search units embedded, if already held by students training as Instructors there will be just the DESA search units to take... as a top up.
CT search K9 Instructor level 4 (includes CET4 & IQA 4)
CT search-K9 Trainer level 4 (includes CET4 & CAVA 3)
CT- search K9 Handler level 3-4 ( Narcotics @3 Explosives @4 )
Canine Odour Testing Officer Level 3 (x3 units @ level 3 includes CAVA 3)
Canine Odour Discrimination Technician (x3 units@ level 3)
Canine UAV (Dog drone familiarisation unit, level 2 & Handler/operator Courses Level 3)
DESA Approved Centres/K9 Supply Vendors applications being taken/ or COD's test station "packs" (As per DSTL)
(still being drafted... final will be after feedback and input from the first few Instructor Cohorts).
Various EOD (level 3 initially) and Bomb Countermeasures, ERW, De-mining, etc To be delivered by our International and UN approved EOD Instructors.
Other IMAS approved Awards at various stages and levels are available on request. These from Highly Qualified SMEs mostly ex EOD Royal Engineers etc (not by the DESA 'Canine' Instructors). Most of these courses and the K9 Explosives demonstrations and handling etc will be held at our new Euro HQ training facility... due mostly to the UK's explosives restrictions on use and storage.
K9 Prefix for Dogs (Canine)
QMS Quality Management Systems
CAPA Corrective Actions Preventative Actions
COD's Canine Odour Discrimination (testing)
QLA Quality Licensing Agreement
DSTL Defence Science & Technology Laboratory
CET 4 Certificate of Education & Training level 4
PTLLS Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector
IQA Internal Quality Assurance
QCF Qualification Credits Framework
CT Counter Threat
CAVA 3 Certificate of Assessing Vocational Achievement
EOD Explosives Ordinance Disposal
ERW Explosives Remnants of War
IMAS International Mine Action Standards
GICHD Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian De-mining