Security Industry Authority is introducing new licence–linked qualifications – Universal Security

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Security Industry Authority is introducing new licence–linked qualifications

 

New licence-linked qualifications

On 1 April 2021, we are introducing a new licence–linked qualifications that will better equip operatives to work in the private security industry. The new qualifications will give a more robust foundation of skills and knowledge and reflect what we have learned from extensive industry consultation and engagement.

They will be in line with current private security industry working practice; help manage new risks and reflect changes caused by new technology. As most job roles will demand greater responsibility and skill operatives need to be equipped to deal with the challenges to come.

A good example of this is first aid training; research and industry feedback highlighted a strong need for security operatives to have knowledge of first aid, especially in emergency situations where they are likely to be the closest to an incident.

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