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 then assess them and may approve them.
Approved trainers and training for trainers
Trainers delivering SIA approved training courses are required to have successfully completed a formal training or instructional qualification. Examples of such are:
- 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
- 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
- CIPD certificate in training practice
- CIPD NVQ level 3 or 4 in learning & development 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 training)
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.