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