Posted on: Thursday, 19 February 2015

If someone tried to sell you a Ferrari for £5000, would you take the offer at face value? Would you hand over the money without asking to see it? Would you accept their description of the car without checking it over? Would you accept the owner’s credentials without asking them some tough questions? It’s pretty unlikely. Before you part with your hard-earned cash, you’re going to want to know all about the car and about the person selling it to you.

So why is it many people simply sign up for security training without finding out one thing about the company who is providing it? This happens all the time, and results in potentially very good security personnel getting a poor start in the industry, or not gaining the skills they need to progress their career.

Security training companies are not all the same. The standard of training they provide varies from amateurish to excellent. There are many reasons for this, the most obvious being the experience of the instructors. And unless you’re prepared to dig beneath the surface, you won’t know how good the training providers really are until it’s too late.

Fortunately, help is at hand. The NFPS has produced a comprehensive check-list to help you ask the right questions of your potential providers. We recommend that you download the document, and keep it with you while you phone or email your questions to potential providers.

Or if that seems like too much work, perhaps you’re in the market for a second-hand Ferrari…

Download the NFPS guide

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