Security update - March 2021

An update on everything new within the Security sector.

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Security Licence to Practise update

The SIA licence-linked qualifications listed below have a last registration date of 31 March 2021:

  • Pearson BTEC Level 2 Award for Working as a Door Supervisor within the Private Security Industry
  • Pearson BTEC Level 2 Award for Upskilling Door Supervisors 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.

Learners registered on or before 31 March 2021 have until 30 June 2021 to achieve all units and claim certification. Learners will be able to sit the tests for these qualifications until 14 June 2021. Learners who do not complete and claim the qualification by 30 June 2021 will have to register onto the new qualifications if they wish to complete a licence-linked qualification in order to apply for licence to practise.

The new licence-linked qualifications listed below will be available for learner registration from 1 April 2021:

  • Pearson BTEC Level 2 Award for Door Supervisors in the Private Security Industry
  • Pearson BTEC Level 2 Award for CCTV Operators (Public Space Surveillance) in the Private Security Industry
  • Pearson BTEC Level 2 Award for Security Officers in the Private Security Industry.

The specifications are now available on the qualification pages of our website.

Learn more about our Security qualifications

Please note that we will not be offering a Vehicle Immobiliser qualification from 1 April 2021.

From October 2021, anyone wishing to renew their Door Supervisor or Security Officer licences will be required to achieve the following qualifications before they can submit their licence renewal application to the SIA:

  • Pearson BTEC Level 2 Award for Door Supervisors in the Private Security Industry (Top Up)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 2 Award for Security Officers in the Private Security Industry (Top Up)

These qualifications will be available for learner registration from 1 April 2021. Tests will be available from 1 June 2021.

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