GoAGT to run the only City & Guilds MSO accredited course outside of the United Kingdom

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Damian McCormack Special Projects Manager at GoAGT supervising the City Guild  MSO instruction course at the training centre in Galle Sri-Lanka

City & Guilds has accredited Gulf of Aden Group Transits (GoAGT) to operate the course for the Level 3 Award for Maritime Security Operatives (MSO 8269-03).

The first City & Guilds MSO course is starting on Monday July 1st 2013 and will be delivered in the DNV (Det Norske Veritas) Accredited GoAGT Maritime Training Centre located in Galle, Sri Lanka. The course will be delivered twice monthly on the first and third weeks of each month, lasting five days and covering 38 guided learning hours.

On successful completion the student will be awarded a City & Guilds Level 3 certificate, a qualification that is set to become a core requirement for compliance with the new industry standard for armed security provision, ISO/PAS 280007:2012.

GoAGT Chief Operating Officer, Gerry Northwood OBE said: “At GoAGT we are very excited about our first City & Guilds MSO course. Preparing it has required a dedicated effort from a small team of qualified and highly experienced training personnel, including Eamon Dolan and Damian McCormack, and we are proud to have established the only course which is accredited for teaching outside the UK.”

He added: “The unique location of GoAGT’s training facilities will leave students ideally placed to take up Maritime Security opportunities as soon as they are qualified. It also allows MSO’s who are currently on deployment in Galle to undertake this course.”

Applications are now open and can be made through GoAGT’s website http://goagt.org/training/mso-training/.

Course Content

Unit 1 – Understanding the Maritime Security Industry
Unit 2 – Understanding Maritime Pre-deployment Planning & Procedures
Unit 3 – Understanding Maritime Security Operating Procedures
Unit 4 – Understanding Maritime Incident Management & Post Operational Procedures
Pre-Course Criteria

Previous military or security industry experience would be an advantage
Further details about the course are available at http://goagt.org/training/mso-training/

Eamon Dolan, Fleet Standards Training at GoAGT, holds a BA (hons) Degree in Leadership, Management & Naval Studies from the National Maritime College of Ireland and a ‘Train the Trainer’ L6 FETAC Qualification. He has extensive Naval Service experience as a trainer and has delivered training in Ireland and also during International overseas Missions for the NATO and UN.

Damian McCormack, Special Projects Manager at GoAGT, retired commissioned Irish Naval Officer with 22 years experience. He was an operations branch officer specialised in Naval Diving and Naval Boarding Operations. He held many training appointments when not operational most notably OIC Seamanship and Survival Training in the National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI) where he was responsible for delivery of all Small boat, Survival and HUET training to all branch’s of the Irish Defence Forces. He was also involved in the development and training of the Irish Naval Boarding Teams (NBT). Damian holds many civilian instructor qualifications including specialised instructor (IDF/Cork Institute of Technology), PST, HUET and RYA powerboat to advanced level.

For further information, viewers and or interested parties do please contact:

David Barzilay – T: 0207 544 8980 | M: 078 6032 2333 | E: david@barzilay.co.uk

Julian Menendez – T: 0207 544 8831 | M: 078 3854 7531 E: julian@barzilay.co.uk

About GoAGT

GoAGT Ltd. (Gulf of Aden Group Transits Ltd.) has been in continuous operation since 2008 and has achieved an enviable 100% success rate on over 1600 Armed Security Transits throughout the Indian Ocean. Annually GoAGT provides over 50, 000 man days of protection at sea and since commencing operations we have protected in excess of 38, 000 seafarers.

GoAGT now employs over 300 personnel and at any one time between 160- 180 security personnel are deployed. GoAGT recruits from the UK Royal Marines, Parachute and other Army regiments with front line experience, as well as the Irish Navy, Estonian Army and Filipino Marines.

For further information please visit http://goagt.org/

About City & Guilds

City & Guilds is the UK’s leading vocational education organisation. The City & Guilds Group operates from three major hubs: London (servicing Europe, the Caribbean and Americas), Johannesburg (servicing Africa), and Singapore (servicing Asia, Australia and New Zealand). City & Guilds is a charity and any surplus made through its work is reinvested into education or used for student support programmes

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