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Guinness World Records Champion Develops New IQ Qualification

Multi Guinness world record holder Paddy Doyle puts his hard earned knowledge and experience together to develop a new qualification in self defence and protection.

The award, accredited by Industry Qualifications (IQ) is IQ’s first customised award approval of 2013. Titled the IQ Level 2 Organisation Award in Personal Self Defence Protection it includes knowledge based content on self defence and the law and an understanding of conflict management, as well as practical self defence skills.

Paddy Doyle’s training company, Force Self Protection Association, submitted the qualification to IQ for accreditation. Paddy wrote the original course upon which the qualification is based. It is delivered to learners of all ages, from youngsters, private individuals to employees working in higher risk customer facing environments and in settings as diverse as schools and colleges, to women’s groups and staff working in the social or probation services.

Paddy commented "What makes this IQ Level 2 qualification different is that the teaching is based on genuine experience. I have been in threatening situations, working as a security operative, dealing with aggressive behaviour and I have had to defend myself on the streets. I have had many years competing in boxing and martial arts so I can also pass on my knowledge to others."

The course can be tailored for all age groups and for the private and public sector.

Head of Business Development of Industry Qualifications, Sallyann Baldry said;

“Paddy has a passion, as well as an encyclopedic knowledge, for his subject. His ability to motivate and engage with his students is truly remarkable.”

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Paddy is recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records and the Registry of World Record Holders for achieving 273 strength speed stamina records, he is the current holder of 173 endurance records. He is also a Black Belt 3rd Dan in free style full contact martial arts, a former amateur boxer and an ABA boxing tutor

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