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Free SIA Course – Want to work in the Security Industry

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The Security Industry Authority (SIA)

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) is the organisation responsible for regulating the private security industry in the UK. It is compulsory for individuals wanting a career in security to be approved and licensed to work within specific sectors of the private security industry.

You must be over 18 and have to pass a criminality check (DBS formerly known as CRB).

Two Types of SIA licence

There are two types of SIA licence:

  • Front line
  • Non Front line

More info at www.sia.homeoffice.gov.uk

Front Line – Door supervision course

The most popular course is the SIA accredited Door Supervisor which offers a huge number of employment opportunities across the country. Just by conducting a quick search on an online jobboard for security or SIA, you’ll receive hundreds of results.

Others courses include CCTV and Close Protection.

Free SIA Training

Templegate Training are an offering free SIA courses to anyone who is out of education and unemployed (over 19).

Is it really free?

Yes, we have contacted the company and they have assured us this is a free course which is offered as part of their “Back to work” support programme. There is some eligibility criteria you need to meet before you can enroll.

The course is open to anyone who is

  • Not in Education
  • Unemployed and not in any training
  • Over the age of 19 years
  • UK National or Resident (for 3 years or more)
  • Claiming benefits such as JSA, ESA or income support

The free security training course is held at various locations across the. Previous courses have been conducted at training centres in Blackpool, Burnley, Liverpool, Blackpool, Leyton, Derby and Bristol.

Good luck with your training

Apprenticeships – Earn and Learn


What is an Apprenticeship

Apprenticeships are a combination of education and work which result in a recognised accredited qualification and career. They cover numerous sectors, job roles and a range of qualifications.

Apprenticeships are designed to give real life hands on work experience.

An apprentice will gain practical job training whist studying and earning a wage.

An apprentice will spend the majority of the time in the workplace working alongside experienced staff gaining valuable job specific skills.

Apprenticeships are recognised and respected by both small and large employers.


1 to 4 years depending on qualification level

Apprenticeship Qualification Levels

  • Intermediate – Level 2 – equivalent to 5 GCSE passes
  • Advanced – Level 3 – equivalent to 2 A level passes
  • Higher – Level 4 – can lead onto various further education routes such as NVQ Level 4 and above, foundation degree, HNC and HND.


An apprenticeship can be started at any age after leaving full-time education at 16.

How to find an apprenticeship

  • Pick up course prospectus and applications forms from local colleges or training providers
  • Apply online on college and training organisation websites
  • Search online on job boards like Jobsball and Apprenticeship vacancy matching service
  • Phone, email or drop-in to ask student services at the training provider

Apprenticeships open up opportunities to develop your career and a better future.

We wish you good luck with future