Rapiscan Systems earns CAA 'Outstanding' recognition

Posted on 19 November, 2020 by Advance 

Manufacturer of security inspection equipment, Rapiscan Systems, has been awarded an ‘Outstanding’ grade for its Learning Academy, as a certified training provider, by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) UK.

Rapiscan Systems has also launched a new website for its Learning Academy.
Courtesy Rapiscan Systems

The Learning Academy provides certified training globally to an average of 3,000 students per year, having trained approximately 9,800 security professionals to date. The Academy supplies a range of training and educational programmes to suit individual customer requirements, including Threat Recognition and accredited UK Security Training across Rapiscan’s range of security and inspection technologies and areas of expertise.

CAA Accreditation utilises a formal certification framework with strict criteria. This includes requiring a Management and Governance structure of training content, enacting specific policies around Learning and Development to enhance the learning experience, putting in place a stringent Quality Assurance model across all areas of course delivery and providing support tools for all students that include dyslexia screening and additional assistance as required.

“Passing the audit process is a challenge for any training service provider, but passing with an ‘outstanding’ result across all framework areas makes me immensely proud,” explained Brian Reid, Global Director Training and Education. “We pride ourselves on offering informative, industry-leading training across our product range, in line with the highest possible standards and with EU regulation. The CAA Award reflects these high standards, but most importantly the hard work of our Learning Academy team.”

“Going forward, as the aviation and transport industries recover from the current global health crisis, operator skills are likely to fade,” Brian continues. “Training and skill building will be essential to ensure that security screening operators return to top-form. With increased numbers of staff working remotely, virtual training and learning from home will be key. As the only security manufacturer able to deliver fully CAA accredited end-to-end training solutions, from initial introductions to concepts through to actionable skills and certification, our Outstanding CAA Certified training is here to support companies and learners across the industry.”

Learning Academy has also just launched its new website - a fully digital and interactive resource. In an industry first, the site provides access to the entire portfolio of training courses provided by the Learning Academy, also providing learning resources and support - making it easier to keep up to date, strengthen operational competence and business excellence.

Brian said: “Over recent years we have seen technology, tools and approaches to training evolve, the launch of our new Learning Academy website marks an exciting step forward in the provision of quality training across the sectors we serve.”

“As a global training leader, developing and delivering a diverse range of training and educational programs in a relevant and accessible way has always been our priority and this new site puts everything at our customer’s fingertips.”

The launch of the Academy website marks a culmination of 18 months of development, involving extensive customer consultation and feedback at every stage. As a result, streamlined processes and an intuitive user experience make finding, selecting and requesting training effortless.

A flexible blended learning approach enables training and recertification to be delivered with ultimate convenience – through one of our training centers, at your preferred location, remotely or through digital learning options. With direct links to our Learning Management System (LMS), learning resources and digital learning options the new website brings everything together in one place.

Brian said: “By making our entire portfolio available through the new website, training and resources are available on our customers’ terms - whether in the office, at home or on the go, we’re with you anywhere, anytime.

“Recently, e-learning and virtual classrooms have become a customer priority as the COVID-19 pandemic impacts ways of working everywhere. In the past seven months alone, we have developed over 30 different e-learning courses in response to increased demand for training and learning delivery options beyond conventional classroom scenarios.”