The Security Industry Authority is the organisation responsible for regulating the private security industry. We are an independent body reporting to the Home Secretary, under the terms of the Private Security Industry Act 2001.

SIA licensing  covers manned guarding (including security guarding, door supervision, close protection, cash and valuables in transit, and public space surveillance using CCTV), key holding and vehicle immobilising. Licensing ensures that private security operatives are ‘fit and proper’ persons who are properly trained and qualified to do their job.

There are two types of licences:

Front line – All the activities being done as door supervisors, CCTV operators security guards and close protection fall under the category of front line

Non front line – As the name suggests, this licence is required if you wish to work in the industry in a non-front line position may be as a manager in a security company etc.

How do I get my SIA licence?

Getting your SIA Security Licence may seem like a long-winded process. Getting your licence actually involves the following 3 easy steps:

Step 1: Book and attend any of the SIA Security licence course

Step 2: Get certified by passing the course.

Step 3: Complete the SIA application process on the SIA’s website.

Once you have successfully completed your training and passed the exams you would be required to apply for your SIA licence. The SIA licence would cost you (£220) at the current price and will be valid for a period of three years.

Working as a Door Supervisor

The Pearson BTEC Level 2 Award for Working as a Door Supervisor within the Private Security Industry (QCF) is for learners who work in, or who want to work in, the security industry as a Door Supervisor.

It gives learners the opportunity to:

  • Develop knowledge related to the Private Security industry, including, the purpose of the industry, the functions of the regulator, governing legislation and the acceptable work practices, procedures and standard
  • Develop skills in conflict management and their abilities in managing and resolving conflict in the context of the role of a Door Supervisor
  • Learn about the role, duties and responsibilities of a Door supervisor.
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Working as a Door Supervisor within the Private Security Industry

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  • Private Security industry: The legal aspect
  • Health and Safety for private Security operatives
  • Fire Safety awareness
  • Emergency procedures
  • Communication Skills and Customer Care
  • Behavioural Standards
  • Civil and Criminal law
  • Searching
  • Arrest
  • Drugs awareness
  • Recording incidents and Crime Scene preservation
  • Licensing law
  • Emergency procedures
  • Avoiding Conflict and reducing personal risk.
  • Defusing Conflicts.
  • Resolving and learning from Conflicts.
  • Application of Communication Skills and Conflict Management for Door Supervisors.
  • Introduction to physical intervention Skills
  • Must-know legislations

On the final day of the course, there will be three multiple choice exams and a practical assessment.

Benefits:

  • Prices Starting From £190 Inc VAT
  • Instant Results & great offers on resits
Working as a CCTV Operator

Working as a CCTV Operator (Public Space Surveillance)

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Working as a CCTV Operator

The Pearson BTEC Level 2 Award for Working as a CCTV Operator (Public Space Surveillance) within the Private Security Industry (QCF) is for learners who work in, or who want to work as a CCTV Operator.

It gives learners the opportunity to:

  • Develop knowledge related to the Private Security industry, including, the purpose of the industry, the functions of the regulator, governing legislation and the acceptable work practices, procedures and standard.
  • Develop technical knowledge underpinning the role, duties and responsibilities of a CCTV Operative. This covers areas such CCTV codes of practice, operational procedures and guidelines, relevant legislation, emergency procedures and the importance of effective communication with third parties
  • Develop their practical skills and their abilities in the functional aspects of the role, including, locating and tracking, lost contact drills and capturing images in the context of the CCTV
Unit 1: Working in The Private Security Industry
Unit 2: Working as a CCTV Operator
Unit 3: Practical Use of CCTV Systems

At the end of the CCTV course, you will be required to pass two exams to achieve your qualification.

Benefits:

  • Prices Starting From (£220) Inc VAT.
  • Instant Results & great offers on resits.

Upskilling (Physical Intervention)

Who is this qualification for?
This qualification is for those learners who already have a door supervisor licence and their licence has expired or about to expire. If you wish to renew your licence with Security Industry Authority you would be required to undergo refresher training. Once you qualify the training you would be able to renew your SIA door supervisor licence.
The Physical Intervention module is an SIA approved course that instructs candidates on how to use non-harm escorting techniques to manage difficult situations, without causing injury to themselves or members of the general public.

Upskilling (Physical Intervention)

Upskilling (Physical Intervention)

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This qualification is assessed by a multiple-choice examination.

Benefits:

  • Course Price: £100 Inc VAT
  • Instant Results & great offers on resits
  • 1 Day Course
Upskilling (Physical Intervention)

Security Guard Training

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Security Guard Training

The Security Guard Course is required if you want to obtain the SIA Security Guarding Licence which allows you to work in the private security industry as a security officer. Security Officers can work in a wide variety of roles including static guarding, manned guarding and key holding.

It is important to note that Security Guard licence holders cannot work in licensed premises. We, therefore, recommend doing the SIA Door Supervisor licence course as it is a better investment with more job prospects.

The SIA Security Guarding course runs over 4 days and is divided into 3 units:

  • Unit 1: Working in The Private Security Industry
  • Unit 2: Working as a Security Officer
  • Unit 3: Conflict Management for The Private Security Industry

On the final day of the course, there will be three multiple choice exams.

Benefits:

  • Prices Starting From (£190 Inc VAT)
  • Instant Results & great offer to resits

Basic First Aid Work

Who is this qualification for?
This qualification is aimed at learners who wish to become emergency first-aiders in the workplace. This qualification meets the requirements for training emergency first-aiders in those organisations that have identified that staff need to be trained to this level within their first-aid needs assessment.

Topics covered:

These include the role and responsibilities of a first aider, being able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally, being able to manage a casualty with external bleeding and being able to manage a casualty with a minor injury.

Assessment method:

This qualification is assessed by a practical demonstration and written/oral questioning.

Basic First Aid at Work

Basic First Aid at Work

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  • Prices Starting From (£100 Inc VAT)
  • 1 Day Course
(CSCS) Health and Safety in a Construction Environment

(CSCS) Health and Safety in a Construction Environment

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(CSCS) Health and Safety in a Construction Environment

The Pearson BTEC Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment is for learners who work in or who want to work in construction.

It gives learners the opportunity to:
• develop introductory knowledge related to health and safety in the construction industry
• develop introductory skills in health and safety in the construction industry
• learn about health and safety issues related to different occupations in the construction industry
• achieve a nationally-recognised Level 1 qualification
• develop their own personal growth and engagement in learning.

Since 1 July 2014, this qualification is a mandatory requirement for all new labourers who want to hold a CSCS green card.
This course allows you to apply for the CITB test and apply for the CSCS green card.
Learners must also pass the CITB Operatives Health, Safety and Environment test within two years of applying for a new card.

  • Starting Price: (£90 Inc VAT).
  • Distance Learning.
  • 1 day to complete the Level 1 exam online.