August 2015 work based learning and colleges update
This month's update includes information on delivering the Close Protection BTEC overseas; the Security Industry Authority's (SIA) 'Search for a Training Provider' facility; and the SIA's equality impact assessment and consultation on its specifications for learning and qualifications.
Delivering the Close Protection BTEC overseas
If centres want to deliver BTEC qualifications overseas, including the BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Working as a Close Protection Operative within the Private Security Industry, they must submit a new application to gain approval to deliver the qualification internationally.
Approval to deliver internationally is required as well as approval to deliver the qualification within the UK.
If the qualification includes externally tested units, centres must apply for and deliver the on-screen tests. Paper tests cannot be transported overseas under any circumstances.
SIA ‘Search for a Training Provider’ facility
Centres approved to deliver BTEC Security Licence to Practise qualifications can request that their details are forwarded onto the SIA to appear on the list of approved providers under the ‘Search for a Training Provider’ facility on the SIA website.
Centres need to contact the Pearson Approvals team on firstname.lastname@example.org and provide the following information:
- Security qualifications that they hold approval for that they wish to appear on the list
- Centre name
- Telephone number
- Website address
- Regions they operate their security qualifications in