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New SIA Requirement – Top Up Training

New requirement: top-up training (Door Supervisors & Security Guards)

From 1 October 2021, you must have one of the following before you can apply for a door supervisor or security guard licence: one of the new qualifications introduced on 1 April or one of the older licence-linked qualifications and a ‘top-up’ qualification. This applies to any applications submitted on or after 1 October, including renewals. If you submit your application before this date, you will not need to take additional training.

More relevant course material

The SIA have moved training that is critical for all sectors to the ‘common unit’ (taken by all security operatives). This includes new training on terror threat awareness, dealing with emergencies, and statement writing, in addition to new sector-specific content – for example, The door supervision course includes new material on the use of equipment such as body worn video recorders and breathalysers. The security guarding course includes new material covering personal safety

More practical assessments

They have increased the number of practical elements in the training to help learners reinforce their knowledge. The practical assessments include, searching, dealing with conflict, report/statement writing and using communications devices.

First Aid

Attendees of both top up and full Door Supervision & Security Guarding courses require a recognised first aid qualification with a minimum of 12 months remaining certification prior to commencing the course. Pure Training Solutions deliver 1st aid training and have courses conveniently aligned to each scheduled security course.

For further details or check available dates (Unless an in-house course, all courses are delivered at Pure Training Solutions, 1 Enterprise Way, Bridlington, YO16 4SF. Please contact Pure Training Solutions on 01262 424368 or email for dates and availability.

The following link may be useful: Changes to SIA Licence Linked Training – Updated 3rd August 2021

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