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How can I become a Private Security Trainer Trainer?

Look no further for your Security Trainer Training needs. There are 2-3 parts to becoming a security trainer, see the steps below:

Firstly, you’ll need a teaching qualification such as the Level 3 Award in Education and Training (AET) course. The Level 3 AET online course (used to be called the PTLLS course) is suitable for teaching most private security training courses like Security Guarding, CCTV, Door Supervisor, etc. 

However, you will need the Level 4 CET if you want to teach the Level 4 Close Protection course because it is a higher level qualification. You do not have to do both AET and CET, you can choose to do either or do the AET first and come back and upgrade to the CET in a few years if you gain frontline experience in Close Protection. If you don’t have experience in Close Protection it’s best to go with the Level 3 AET training as it’s much cheaper and quicker to get done.

Once your teaching training qualification is sorted, you will need separate conflict management trainer training. This is called the Level 3 Award in the Delivery of Conflict Management course and is required to teach some, but not all private security training e.g. it is required for teaching the Security Guarding, Door Supervision, and Close Protection courses. At least 3 years of frontline experience is required and a teaching training course is required before you can enrol on this course. At ELN, we allow you to enrol in both the L3 AET and L3 Conflict Management courses together. This way we can give you a discount package on both courses together.

The Level 3 Physical Intervention is also required as a final step if you wish to teach the Door Supervisor or Close Protection Course. This will teach you how to train SIA Approved physical manoeuvers to deal with and de-escalate potential conflict situations that arise during your Door Supervisor career. 

How can I assess private security qualifications?

According to the new Ofqual guidelines, you will also require the following qualifications if you wish to assess security training courses:

If you wish to assess security training courses, you will need a Level 3 Assessor qualification such as the L3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment which is a theory-only unit and can be done by anyone, no pre-requirements or experience is required. 

Alternatively, you can study the Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement for which you will need to have at least two learners who you can assess via observation, classroom tasks, Q&A, etc. As a security trainer instructor or assessor, this could be the L2 Physical Intervention practical assessment (part of the Door Supervisor course), the simulation exercises done as part of the Close Protection Course, or even the CCTV operation exercises done during the CCTV course.

How can I become an SIA Internal Verifier?

If you wish to verify or quality assure security training courses, it is not enough to be an experienced SIA Trainer or owner of the centre. As per the new Ofqual requirements, you will now need a Level 4 IQA qualification such as the L4 Award in Understanding IQA of Assessment which is a theory-only unit and therefore easier to do. Or, you can register for the L4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment if you already have 2 or more SIA trainers and assessors whose delivery and assessment you can quality assure. Doing this course will really boost your career because as you know IQA in the security industry is very compliance-heavy with not only your Awarding Body but also the SIA. Therefore, it’s better to get fully qualified rather than take the risk of having unqualified decisions overturned after an inspection.

How much can I earn as a Security Trainer and IQA?

The job titles vary and income depends on whether you’re a part-time, full time or freelance SIA Trainer and how much work you take up.  Generally, the salary you will get after the Security Trainer Training qualifications can be as listed below. Please note these are correct at the time of publishing and amounts may vary per employer.

  • Security Trainer Assessor (£24,000 - £36,000 a year)
  • Assessor – IQA Security Training (£22,747 - £25,000 a year)
  • SIA Security Trainer / Tutor (£150 - £180 a day)
  • Freelance Security Tutor (£22,975 - £60,363 a year)
  • Associate Tutor Assessor, Security (£15.07 an hour)

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