Training & qualifications
One of the SIA’s main objectives is to raise standards of corporate and individual performance within the private security industry. A key element in achieving this will be to raise the levels of individuals’ skills. At present, standards of training and skill levels in the industry are highly variable and, in general, insufficient to meet likely future challenges. Staff in some companies are well trained and highly skilled. In others training is often only cursory and fails to equip individuals for a job, let alone a career in the industry.
The current situation in the industry.
The SIA’s approach to training in the industry.
Who does what
An explanation of who is responsible for the various aspects of the training and qualification.
SIA approved qualification for door supervision
A description and content of the SIA approved qualification.
Previous qualifications for door supervision
Check here to see if your current qualifications mean you are exempt from the SIA approved training or qualification.
How to get training
Who to contact to organise the the training you need.
Information for training providers
Background information for those interested in providing training.
Information about EEA and Accession States Licences
What to do if you hold a licence valid in the European Economic Area and Accession States.