Security update - December 2021
An update on everything new within the Security sector.
Retention of Video Recordings: Change to the retention duration
We have previously advised you that the retention period of all video recordings of practical assessments has been reduced to 1 year.
The SIA have now published the updated version of Get Training to reflect this change. Please download the updated version from their website.
The updated section is on page 20:
You must take video recordings of practical assessments unless the learner is under 18 years of age (see 'Age restrictions for qualifications' above). Video recordings must be retained for a minimum of 1 year for audit purposes.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 Award for Professional Investigators
Please be advised that the last registration date for the Pearson BTEC Level 3 Award for Professional Investigators has been set for 30 June 2022. The last certification date is 30 June 2025. This qualification will not be replaced.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 Certificate for Working as a Close Protection Operative in the Private Security Industry
Please be advised that the last registration date for the Pearson BTEC Level 3 Certificate for Working as a Close Protection Operative in the Private Security Industry is 31 March 2022. The last certification date is 31 August 2022.
A replacement qualification will be available for registration from 1 April 2022.
The new qualification will include the Physical Intervention unit currently in the Level 2 Door Supervision qualification; the Principles of Terror Threat Awareness unit currently in the Level 2 Door Supervision and Security Officer Top Up qualifications, a new Physical Intervention for Close Protection unit and a new unit covering key knowledge relating to the door supervisor role required for Close Protection Operatives. More information about the new qualification will be available in the New Year.