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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all-day SIA Level 2 Award – Door Supervi... @ IBAUK
SIA Level 2 Award – Door Supervi... @ IBAUK
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Highfield Level 2 Award for Working as a Door Supervisor in the Private Security Industry (RQF) Download full course details or visit the training page. Under the Private Security Industry Act 2001, all door supervisors must hold a licence to practice, issued by the Security Industry Authority (SIA). To work as a door supervisor you need to apply for a SIA licence. You cannot get your SIA licence without first attending this training course and gaining the Door Supervisor qualification. Once you have your licence you can start earning and have an exciting career in the security industry earning rates of between £8-10 per hr, and salaries of £19K+ year. Qualification Structure This qualification consists of four units, which learners…
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Timings: On each day, the course runs from 9:30 – 4:30 with breaks. Qualification Overview The qualification is designed for those learners already working or preparing to work in industry who have been identified within the company’s risk assessment of First Aid. Topics covered include: the roles and responsibilities of the First Aider; assessing an incident, recognising signs and symptoms of injury and illness, assisting a casualty who is suffering from major injury and illness, chest injuries, spinal injuries and anaphylaxis. The qualification is assessed via on-going oral questioning, and end of course theory test and practical demonstration. This is an RQF qualification. Further information on this qualification Qualification Structure This qualification consists of two mandatory units, which learners must…
all-day HABC Level 3 Award in First Aid ...
HABC Level 3 Award in First Aid ...
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Timings: On each day, the course runs from 9:30 – 4:30 with breaks. Qualification Overview Comprehensive understanding of first aid along with an understanding of how important medical/environmental intelligence is when dealing with a range of casualties. This qualification is the ideal course that can be specifically related to specialist roles such as SIA Close Protection Operatives and SIA licensed Door Supervisors, and SIA licensed Security Operatives and anyone who works in remote areas, hostile environments or where there could be mass casualties. It meets the SIA requirements for CP licence/renewals first aid qualification and re/qualification. Further information on this qualification Qualification Structure This qualification consists of three mandatory units, which learners must complete successfully in order to achieve the…
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Highfield Level 3 Award in Emerg... @ IBA UK Headquarters
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Qualification Overview The objective of this qualification is to support learners in becoming emergency first aiders in the workplace. The content of the qualification meets the HSE requirements for training emergency first-aiders in organisations that require staff training to that level. The qualification covers knowledge such as the roles and responsibilities of the first aider and how to assess an incident. The qualification also covers first aid skills in CPR and use of an AED, providing first aid to a casualty who is choking and dealing with external bleeding and hypovolaemic shock. This is an RQF qualification. Further information on this qualification Visit the First Aid in the Workplace course page Qualification Structure This qualification consists of one mandatory unit…

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