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Non-Verbal Communication for the Security Environment

Unit 1 of the Non-Verbal Surveillance & Analysis Training (N-VSAT) Programme
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Understanding subtle cues in body language, detecting shifts in facial expressions, and recognising patterns of behaviour are paramount in assessing potential threats and de-escalating tense situations. Non-Verbal Surveillance & Analysis Training (N-VSAT), Non-Verbal Communication (NVC) serves as an invaluable tool for security specialists, allowing them to establish rapport, project authority, and navigate complex scenarios with heightened situational awareness.
  • Non-Verbal Communication for Security Environments (NVC-SE) Course

    Understanding subtle cues in body language, detecting shifts in facial expressions, and recognising patterns of behaviour are paramount in assessing potential threats and de-escalating tense situations. This is the base-level course that will provide the learner with a foundation NVC Course, covering all the mandatory learning required to gain a good grounding. The course takes you on a transformative journey that will enhance your instinctive skills in reading non-verbal cues, honed and tested on the battlefields of Afghanistan, and now tailored specifically for the Security Environment. Whether it’s ‘reading the room’ during crowd control or assessing the demeanour of an individual during a security screening, proficiency in non-verbal communication is a force multiplier, enabling security professionals to enhance safety measures and respond effectively to constantly evolving, dynamic, and challenging situations.

    Conveying & Interpreting Information

    In a security environment, Non-Verbal Communication plays a critical role in conveying and interpreting information, often supplementing or even replacing verbal exchanges in certain situations. One key aspect is the use of body language and gestures to signal and interpret security-related cues. For example, Military, Law Enforcement or Security Personnel may use specific hand signals or gestures to communicate silently during tactical operations, or in environments where maintaining silence is crucial to operational security and success. The absence of verbal communication significantly reduces the risk of giving away sensitive information to potential threats and hostiles. The ability to read and interpret facial expressions can also play a crucial part in identifying potential threats, detecting deception, and assessing the overall mood of a situation.

    Posture & Physical Positioning

    Posture and physical positioning contribute to Non-Verbal Communication in security. A strong and assertive posture may convey confidence and authority, deterring potential threats. Conversely, a relaxed or non-threatening posture can help in de-escalating tense situations. Understanding and utilising Non-Verbal Cues effectively is essential for personnel to navigate and respond to various scenarios, contributing to the overall safety and security of the operational environment.

    Tailored for the Security Environment

    Join us on a transformative journey that will enhance your instinctive skills in reading non-verbal cues, honed and tested on the battlefields of Afghanistan, and now tailored for the Security Environment. The NVC for the Security Environment (NVC-SE) Course has a specific focus on non-verbal cues – the silent language of threat detection. Understand how to ‘read the human landscape’ and identify subtle, pre-incident indicators utilising A.N.O.T.A and A.N.P.A Situational Awareness mechanisms.

    Why Choose our NVC-SE Course?

    • Field-Tested Techniques: Our unique course material has been developed and refined in action, ensuring you are learning tried and tested methods.
    • Comprehensive Coverage: From Advanced Proxemics and Threat Detection, to Micro-Expressions and Cultural Differences, our course covers a wide range of relevant subjects.
    • Expert Coaches: Learn from the best. Our team of experienced instructors brings a wealth of knowledge and practical tips to help you excel.

    NVC-SE Course Learning Outcomes

    • Understand the nuances of Advanced Proxemics to maintain effective space boundaries.
    • Learn to identify Hidden Weapons and Threat Detection for increased security.
    • Gain insights into Pre & Post-Attack Profiling to prevent potential threats.
    • Master the art of Client & Target Control to manage situations effectively.
    • Develop skills in Duress Detection and recognising Suspicious Behaviours.
    • Understand Cultural Differences to communicate effectively across diverse cultures.
    • Learn to read Micro-Expressions for an added layer of communication.
    • Hone your skills in Interview & Questioning Procedures for effective information gathering.
    • Establish strong relationships using our effective Building Rapport techniques.

    Course Pre-Requisites

    There are no pre-requisites to attend this course.

    Available Course Dates for 2024

    The dates below are available for delegates to choose from once they click on the ‘Buy Now’ button located at the top or bottom of this page. You will then be directed to our online Strategic Partner VIRSEC Ltd, where you can select the date (session) and make payment for your course. If you prefer to book via an alternative method, or to make group bookings, please email us at [email protected] and one of our team will contact you.

    • 12th to 14th February 2024
    • 11th to 13th March 2024
    • 15th to 17th April 2024
    • 20th to 22nd May 2024
    • 17th to 19th June 2024

    Training Venue

    The course will be held at the following address:

    Unit 2a(ii)
    Beehive Mill
    Jersey Street
    Manchester
    M4 6JG
    United Kingdom

    NOTE: A detailed Course Joining Pack will be emailed to you in advance of your course.