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

Upcoming Training Courses

all-day SIA Level 2 Award – Door Supervi...
SIA Level 2 Award – Door Supervi...
Jul 21 – Jul 22 all-day
This course runs over 2 weekends. This is the second weekend. Coursework is to be completed prior to attending the course in Wootton Bassett.
09:00 HABC Emergency Paediatric First Aid
HABC Emergency Paediatric First Aid
Aug 4 @ 09:00 – 16:00
HABC Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (QCF) Who is this qualification for? This qualification is aimed at individuals wishing to gain the knowledge and skills required to enable them to provide effective emergency paediatric first aid. It is intended for learners such as parents and relatives, pre-school or nursery staff, toddler group volunteers, childminders and nannies, au pairs and foster parents, or those responsible for caring for infants and children who are not required to have an Ofsted/EYFS qualification, but want to learn about emergency paediatric first aid. How long will it take? To complete this qualification learners should expect to undertake 10 hours of learning, with a minimum contact time, excluding breaks of 6 hours.…
09:00 Close Protection – HABC Level 3
Close Protection – HABC Level 3
Aug 6 @ 09:00 – Aug 24 @ 17:00
HABC – Level 3 Certificate for Working as a Close Protection Operative within the Private Security Industry (QCF) Summary The Highfield HABC qualification prepares you for a role as a professional bodyguard. After successfully completing the course and assessment, you will be eligible to apply for a SIA CPO licence. Who should take this course? Anyone who is interested in working in as a close protection officer. Duration This qualification must be undertaken over a minimum of 12 days. The course can be completed flexibly according to individual needs. It can be completed in one go , or in blocks of learning over a period of time.  The course can be provided as a residential (including three meals a day)…
all-day SIA Level 2 Award – Door Supervi...
SIA Level 2 Award – Door Supervi...
Aug 11 – Aug 12 all-day
This course runs over 2 weekends. Coursework is to be completed prior to attending the course in Wootton Bassett. The HABC Level 2 Award in Door Supervision has four units: Unit 1: Working in the Private Security Industry Unit 2: Working as a Door Supervisor Unit 3: Conflict Management for the Private Security industry Unit 4: Physical Intervention Skills for the Private Security Industry


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