Together we’re driving innovation through high quality teaching methods, and supporting skills to enhance employability in the Private Security Industry with BTEC qualifications from Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, and in the UK, the largest awarding organisation offering academic and vocational qualifications that are globally recognised and benchmarked, with educational excellence rooted in names like Edexcel, BTEC and LCCI.

Together we put the learner at the centre of everything we do, because wherever learning flourishes, so do people.

Qualifications on offer:

  • BTEC Level 3 Certificate for Working as a Close Protection Operative in the Private Security Industry (QCF)

  • BTEC Level 2 Award for First Person on Scene (Intermediate)(IHCD)

Local support is given for SIA applications for licensing to those who have trained with us and successfully achieved the above mentioned certifications.


In order to obtain an SIA licence you will need to show that you are trained to the right level and to achieve the Level 3 Certificate for Working as a Close Protection Operative within the Private Security Industry you will need to attend and take two training modules and take and pass an exam. The duration of the training should be 140 hours.

Additionally when applying for your licence you will be required to produce evidence that you have attained a recognised first aid award. You should present your valid first aid certificate to your training provider before you start your training. If you do not have a recognised first aid award you will need to get one in order to get your licence. This is in addition to the minimum 140 hours knowledge and practical skills training which means that you will be required to undergo an addition 30 hours training to achieve your recognised first aid award.

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