Security update - June 2023
An update on everything new within the Security and Protective Services sector.
Please be advised that the SIA has updated the list of approved providers for the Physical Intervention (Doors and Close Protection) Train the Trainer programmes. You can access the updated lists here: Guidance | Teaching SIA licence-linked training courses
You will need to scroll down to the ‘Trainers and assessors’ section, and click on the relevant links to access the updated document.
Alternative and Additional Sites
A reminder that more information on the requirements and guidance on how to apply for approval please see the Alternative and Additional Sites: Guidance for Security Centres document on our website: Door Supervisors in the Private Security Industry | Course materials
Tests: Notifying us of cancellations
A reminder to please notify us if you need to cancel any tests that you have booked and confirmed to us via the Test Notification form. This will help ensure that a Test Inspector is not allocated to visit your centre unnecessarily. Many thanks for your co-operation.
Learner to Assessor Ratios
A reminder that there is a 12:1 learner to assessor ratio for units where there is an assessment of practical skills. If the number of registrations you are making appears to exceed this ratio according to the assessors approved for your centre, we will be in touch with you to confirm how you are delivering the qualification(s) and confirm that you are operating in accordance with the requirements of the SIA Get Training document and the Security Centre Handbook. Please ensure you reply to this correspondence promptly. Many thanks for your co-operation.
Physical Intervention: Communication
A reminder to ensure that learners demonstrate the communication element of the physical intervention units and that this is captured as part of your video recording evidence:
Physical Intervention (Door Supervisors):
Physical Intervention (Close Protection):