Security update - May 2023 | Pearson qualifications

Security update - May 2023

16 May 2023

An update on everything new within the Security and Protective Services sector.

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Alternative and Additional Sites 

Approval for Security qualifications is given at centre level and then subsequently for each qualification that you wish to offer and each sub-site you will be delivering/assessing at.   

If you wish to deliver and assess security programmes at alternative and/or additional sites you must gain authorisation and/or approval for those sites prior to any delivery.   

An alternative site will typically not be owned or rented by the centre and is being used as a one-off venue for delivery of a course e.g. an employer’s workplace for delivering training to their staff; at a conference facility. Centres must notify us of their intention to use an alternative site at least 5 working days before the start of the course, and must not deliver or assess any training at this site before they have received authorisation from us to do so. 

An additional site will typically be owned or rented by the centre and will be used regularly by them for delivery of training. The site will be a registered sub-site and will be approved on EOL. Centres must apply for approval for all additional sites that they wish to use. An approval visit (either in person or virtual) is required. Centres must not deliver or assess any training at the site until the site has been approved by us. 

For 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

Quality Nominee Details on Edexcel Online 

We contact the Quality Nominee with all updates and instructions relating to the delivery of the Security qualifications. Please ensure the email address for your Quality Nominee is up to date on EOL. 

SIA | ‘You’re trained, so how do you get a licence?’ document 

The SIA have asked us to advise centres that they have just published the new document, which can be found on the GOV.UK website here: You're trained, so how do you get an SIA licence?

In particular the SIA would like to draw your attention to Step 1 point 4 below, and the importance of ensuring that the learner name on registration for the qualification matches the name they use when registering for an SIA online account. 

Step 1 - Point 4:

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  • Enter your name as it appears on your identity documents
  • Include any middle names that appear on those documents

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