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The Professional Bodyguard Association places such a strong emphasis on the importance of quality training in the private security industry whereby the recognition of the industry's role in protecting the public and the need for exacting standards is critical to maintaining the trust of customers and the wider community.

The focus on advanced teaching methodologies and the ability to handle a variety of situations, including emergency medical intervention, is an essential aspect of training for any security operative. The evolution of training in response to litigation and changes in society is also vital to ensure that security staff are prepared to manage a range of scenarios while staying within the limits of their responsibilities.

The Professional Bodyguard Association's commitment to exploring the impact of legislation, working practices, and societal changes on the industry is a key step to developing the workforce and protecting the community and infrastructure. As a Pearson-approved BTEC Training Provider for SIA licensed-linked qualifications since 2008, the Professional Bodyguard Association (PBA) is committed to maintaining the highest standards of quality training and best practice methodologies. To ensure this, all PBA staff undergo extensive vetting annually.

Vetting is a crucial part of the process of ensuring that all staff members are qualified, competent, and trustworthy. It involves a thorough background check to verify the credentials and experience of each staff member, as well as their suitability for the role they perform. This helps to ensure that learners receive the highest quality training from professionals who are knowledgeable, experienced, and committed to excellence.

By requiring all staff members to undergo annual vetting, the PBA demonstrates its utter commitment to maintaining the highest standards of quality in its training programs. This commitment to excellence helps to ensure that learners who complete their training with us are well-prepared to meet the demands of the private security industry and to excel in their careers.

Overall, the PBA's commitment to annual vetting of its staff is a testament to its dedication to providing high-quality training programs that meet the needs of learners and the demands of the private security industry.
Quality training focuses on using advanced teaching methodologies to achieve a higher level of confidence and perception of any security strategy while underscoring the “force multiplier” of a well-trained security force. This includes being able to provide emergency medical interventions too.

The association's endorsement of the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers demonstrates a strong commitment to respecting human rights and fulfilling humanitarian responsibilities towards those affected by its business activities.

Overall, the Professional Bodyguard Association's approach to training and professionalism is a positive example for the private security industry especially with Security Operatives being the first line of defence within any organisation and so the quality of security staff training is critical to the overall success of any security strategy and a direct reflection on the company’s commitment to their employee and customer safety. 

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   90 High Holborn, London WC1V 6LJ

Tel: 0300 123 9298

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) is an independent body reporting to the Home Secretary, under the terms of the Private Security Industry Act 2001.


Their purpose is to regulate the private security industry effectively; to reduce criminality, raise standards and recognise quality service.



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Provide our licence-to-practice Security qualifications accepted by the SIA.


They provide the qualifications for initial emergency care, required by Community Responders, Fire and Police Officers and Security Personnel too.



The Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh through its interest in education, training and examinations, provide qualifications beyond the initial emergency care, required by Community Responders, Fire and Police Officers and Security Personnel.

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