Training & qualifications – Information for training providers
Training organisations and individual trainers, who wish to be involved in any of the SIA approved qualifications, should contact an SIA endorsed awarding body who will consider them for approval. Training organisations and individual trainers, who wish to be involved in any of the SIA approved qualifications, should contact an SIA endorsed awarding body who will consider them for approval.
Approved trainers and training for trainers
Approved trainers delivering programmes against the SIA specification must have successfully completed a formal training or instructional qualification or programme. Examples of such are…
- BTEC Advanced Training and Presenting Award
- CIPD certificate in training practice
- CIPD NVQ levels 3, 4 or 5 in Learning & Development
- C&G level 4 Certificate in Further Education Teaching
- C&G level 3 Certificate in Teaching Adult Learning
- C&G level 3 Certificate in Delivering Learning
- Edexcel NVQ Levels 3, 4 or 5 in Learning & Development
- HMF Methods of Instruction full qualification
- Home Office approved trainers i.e. police, fire service, HM Customs and HM Prisons
- SITO train-the-trainers programme
- SITO training and Delivering Learning Programme
- Recognised Teaching Qualification
- Other instructional/training qualification approved by the SIA endorsed awarding bodies
Additionally, approved trainers delivering training against the part 2 communications skills and conflict management specification must have successfully completed a conflict management Induction course as defined by the SIA endorsed awarding bodies offering the qualification.
This list is not exhaustive and awarding bodies may require attendance in additional train-the-trainer courses in order to deliver the training outlined in the SIA specification. Please note also that this list includes a number of trainer programmes that do not lead to an externally recognised ‘trainer’ qualification. The SIA recognises that many trainers will need to update their skills and gain an external awarding body trainer qualification which will be a prerequisite for trainers to train SIA qualifications for licensing in the future. The current trainer awards will remain valid during the licence roll-out period and probably until the end of 2005. The SIA will give adequate notice to its awarding bodies when this is required.
Sector competence for approved trainers
Trainers delivering SIA approved training courses will need to demonstrate that they have the necessary understanding of the relevant sector within the security industry. For instance, to deliver the training course for door supervisors, they will need an understanding of the licensed trade.
Basic and Key Skills Requirements
It is important that candidates are not excluded from taking the core competency training and qualification through lack of basic and/or key skills. Awarding bodies and training organisations are asked to ensure that they have methods in place to identify candidates with basic and/ or key skills requirements and to support them or direct them to a separate training provision.
LSC Funding may be available to training providers offering the Level 2 National Certificate for Door Supervision course. Please click here for further details