Security update - September 2022 | Pearson qualifications

Security update - September 2022

20 September 2022

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

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Close Protection (Top Up)

We are pleased to announce that the Pearson BTEC Level 2 Award for Close Protection Operatives in the Private Security Industry (Top Up) is now open for registrations.

The specification is available to download here:

Close Protection Operatives in the Private Security Industry | Specification

From 1 October 2022 anyone wishing to renew their SIA Close Protection licence must complete the above qualification.

SAVE THE DATE - Security Webinar: 6 October, 2.30pm

We are hosting a Security Centre webinar on Thursday 6th October at 2.30pm.  The agenda will include:

  • Get Training requirements
  • First Aid Training requirements
  • LSV visit
  • Security Centre Handbook and other resources available to you
  • Administering Externally Set Tests
  • Test Inspections
  • Close Protection Top Up
  • System Improvements

Please add the date to your diary and use this link to join the meeting.  It will be recorded and made available on the Security pages of the website for those unable to attend, but we do encourage a representative of your centre to attend if at all possible. 

Security Centre Questionnaire

We would like to get more information from centres about how you schedule and run your Security licence-linked courses to enable us to review our systems and processes and implement improvements.  We would be grateful if you could complete this questionnaire to help us understand how Security courses are run and how we can help make the administration more efficient. 

Access the questionnaire here: Security Centres Questionnaire


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