Training Providers

    ILM Associates Ltd has firmly established itself as one of the leading training providers in the North East.

    We are an established training provider with our Head Office based in Durham. We offer accredited and non accredited qualifications along with bespoke training courses nationwide. We have centre approval with the NOCN, British Safety Council and Pearson VUE.

    All of our trainers have comprehensive knowledge and core competency in the sectors they deliver.

    Our courses are offered to you as an individual, company or local authority to achieve the required qualifications to meet sector requirements or for continuous professional development (CPD).

    We offer a range of training courses including:

    Security Training

    Physical Intervention

    First Aid

    Health and Safety

    Train the Trainer

    Training and Education



    Health and Community

    Bespoke Training


    For More information view our Course Info Page here

    Should our clients have adequate training faculties we are able to deliver training on site. Course delivery can be tailored to suit your needs.

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  • About us

    Our Mission

    Our mission is to provide quality training linked to the needs of the community. Through our centres we welcome everyone into a friendly atmosphere where friends are made, learning is enjoyed and high standards are maintained. We continue to extend our links with industry, commerce and education sectors, while responding to the needs of a changing community.

    At ILM Associates Ltd we have a number of key objectives which aim to:

    • Value each individual
    • Provide a challenging and stimulating learning environment
    • Enable each individual to reach their full potential
    • Offer equality of opportunity
    • Develop and encourage the desire to learn
    • Promote independence and responsibility
    • Provide an awareness and experience of industry, commerce or education
    • Provide clear and concise communication within our centres and the wider community


    ILM Associates Ltd was founded and incorporated in Aug 2011, becoming an NOCN approved centre shortly afterwards. Since establishing the company we have been rapidly growing and have expanded our training portfolio from security training to other industry sector areas. We became a Pearson VUE Test centre in March 2013 to enable the provision of the CSCS examinations and subsequently became a British Safety Council approved centre. We are listed on the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) Register of Training Organisations (RTO). In August 2014, ILM Associates became the sole provider in the North of England to deliver the Stand 2 CARE and Physical Intervention programmes.

    Ian Robinson

    Managing Director

    Ian has been within the security sector for 30 years, starting as a Security Guard for ten years prior to achieving promotion into Security Supervision and subsequently into a Contract Managers position, Ian entered the Training sector when the SIA was established following the Private Security Industry Act 2001. Ian gained the necessary qualifications to deliver the Security Guard, Door Supervision and CCTV courses. Ian has achieved Centre Approval from the awarding body the NOCN and now passes his long experience to learners wishing to enter the security industry.


    Les Bowcock

    Finance Director

    Les has a long background in the Security sector also rising through the ranks; Les started in the retail sector and achieved the position of Head of Security for the House of Fraser group before moving into Contract and Operations management in the Manned Guarding sector. Les joined Ian in the establishing of ILM Associates Ltd. Les also has the qualifications to deliver the required training to enable candidates to apply for the SIA licence. The experience Les has gained over the years again enables training to be directed and targeted from an employer’s point of view to the benefit of candidates wishing to enter the security sector.


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