What do I need to become an SIA trainer

What do I need to become an SIA trainer

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What do I need to become an SIA trainer and progress in my career?

The Security Sector in the UK is a multi-billion dollar industry. There are 400,000 licensed security operatives actively working in the country. After the US, Japan, China, and Germany, however, the UK stands fifth in the global security market. 

Post-Brexit, the UK became more vigilant about security at the local level. Therefore, areas that gained the most importance are surveillance technologies and managed services. 

This industry's growth is helping people choose the security industry as a profession. However, like all growing industries, this brings up the need to train more professionals; prepare new Door Supervisors and CCTV Operatives. Indeed each position needs professional training to ensure the security is not compromised, from a Doorman to a Security guard.

This ongoing training creates a requirement for more trainers, which is why many people want to become security trainers' trainers.

How to become an SIA Instructor?

Are you the one who enjoys teaching in the classroom? Do you like to help your students gain the necessary knowledge and skills to succeed in their careers?

As a security trainer, you can impart the knowledge to your students as they prepare to acquire the skills. Empower them with the education needed to work at the front lines of the security industry. 

To become an SIA trainer, one must fulfil the specific criteria detailed below.

Level 3 Award in Education and Training (AET / PTLLS Course) 

The first and foremost requirement to become an SIA trainer is a teaching qualification. ELN offers a Level 3 Award in Education and Training (AET) course. Watch the SIA Trainer course webinar by our five-star rated AET tutor, giving an overview of the course. He talks about what this course covers, and career opportunities, and answers your frequently asked questions about studying the course online with us. 

Within the context of the security industry, this trainer training course will qualify you to teach all level 2 and level 3 security courses, including Door Supervisor, CCTV, Security Guarding, Event Stewarding, etc.

Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (CET / CTLLS Course)

Our Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (CET) will help you be a trainer for higher-level qualifications in the security trainer training sector. If you have frontline experience in Close Protection, the CET is a better qualification for you if you want to become an SIA trainer. 

AET is a Level 3 qualification, and CET is a Level 4, so you have to choose one according to your requirements and qualifications. If you lack experience in Close Protection, then Level 3 AET training is an economical and quicker option.

Level 3 Award in Delivery of Conflict Management

To become an SIA instructor, you need further training and experience after the initial trainer training. After completing the teacher training, you will need Conflict Management Trainer training. We offer a course at ELN known as the Level 3 Award in the Delivery of Conflict Management course.

This conflict management course gives security trainers the opportunity to train in Security Guarding, Door Supervision, and Close Protection. 

You can not be an SIA trainer without some hands-on experience. So, before enrolling in this course, you must have at least three years of frontline experience. A completed teaching training course (see above) is also required before you apply for this course.

You can enrol in the L3 AET and the L3 Conflict Management courses at ELN. Also, you will get a discount package if you opt to take both courses simultaneously.

Level 3 Award for Deliverers of Physical Intervention Training within the Private Security Industry

One final step to becoming an SIA instructor for Door Supervisor or Close Protection Course qualifications is to complete the Level 3 Physical Intervention course. You will be taught how to teach SIA-approved physical manoeuvres and deal with and de-escalating potential conflict situations that may arise during your Door Supervisor career.

SIA Assessor Course

Indeed our classroom assessor course is suitable for you if you plan to further progress in your teaching expertise. 

According to recent changes by Ofqual and the SIA, if you want to be a fully qualified SIA trainer, then you must also do an assessor course. However, you can choose to do the unit 1 only or the classroom assessor course (includes units 1 & 3). With proper qualifications and experience, you can be an excellent asset to the industry. 

If you want to learn more about how to become a security trainer instructor, then visit us and get an in-depth analysis of your options as an SIA instructor.


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