Security update June 2019

17 June 2019

An update on all that is new in the Security sector. 

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Extension to the SIA Licence Linked Qualifications

The SIA licence linked qualifications listed below have a review date of 31 December 2019.  We are pleased to confirm that the last registration date will be extended until 31 March 2020.  The last certification date will be 30 June 2020.  Learners registered by 31 March 2020 will be able to resit the external tests between 1 April - 30 June 2020.  If learners do not pass the external tests and do not complete their qualification by 30 June 2020 they will be required to register on the new version of the qualification that will be available from 1 April 2020.

This applies to:

  • Pearson BTEC Level 2 Award for Working as a Door Supervisor within the Private Security Industry
  • Pearson BTEC Level 2 Award for Working as a CCTV Operator within the Private Security Industry
  • Pearson BTEC Level 2 Award for Working as a Security Officer within the Private Security Industry
  • Pearson BTEC Level 2 Award for Working as a Vehicle Immobiliser within the Private Security Industry
  • Pearson BTEC Level 2 Award for Upskilling a Door Supervisor within the Private Security Industry
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 Award for Deliverers of Physical Intervention Training within the Private Security Industry

Please note that the Pearson BTEC Level 3 Certificate for Working as a Close Protection Operative within the Private Security Industry will be extended until 31 December 2020.  It will be replaced with a new version in January 2021.

SIA Resources for Centres and Licence Applicants - You’re Trained. What Now?

Please see the following message from the SIA:

As a training provider, you are probably more aware than most of the extent to which the private security industry is growing.

The SIA want anyone who has recently received their private security qualifications to understand how to apply for an SIA licence. However, many applicants may not understand what to do once they have achieved their qualification.

As a result, the SIA has put together some guidance to clarify the process and help licence applicants understand a few important things before applying for a licence. This guidance explains the next steps and includes the following:

  • What job an applicant can get and the sectors linked to that role
  • What the SIA check when an applicant applies for an SIA licence
  • What happens if an applicant has a criminal record
  • What an applicant needs to apply for an SIA licence
  • What to do if an applicant needs help with an application

Please share this guidance with any newly qualified security operatives who will be applying for an SIA licence.

Download the SIA’s ‘You’re Trained– What Now?’ guidance

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