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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The course runs from 8:30 – 17:30 on each day. Download full course details This course is required for door supervisors who completed their SIA qualification before the QCF course and are looking to renew their licence. After you have completed the sessions and passed the exam, you can apply for your renewed SIA licence. Who should take this course? You will need to take this extra training if: your qualification was awarded before June 2010, or your qualification was awarded between June and September 2010 and your training course did not include the physical intervention skills module. You do not need to take this extra training if: your qualification was awarded after September 2010, or, your qualification certificate says “[Awarding body name] Level…
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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