Wherever possible Adana try to assist employees to become better front line officers by giving the opportunity to gain whatever further education is needed to enable their career development with SIA Training.
It is essential that individuals working in the private security industry undergo a structured training programme that results in a recognized qualification.
The Security Industry Training Authority (SIA) have developed a competency (skills) requirement as part of their licensing function.
Individuals applying for a front line SIA license must prove that they are properly qualified to do their job. If they don’t hold one of the SIA-endorsed qualifications, then their license application will be refused.* We believe that this will result in a more competent and professional workforce. It will also improve the public image of the private security industry and make it more attractive to potential employees.
Use the SIA e-learning portal to refresh knowledge of the relevant industry Codes of Practice. The portal can be accessed via the following link: http://training.sia.homeoffice.gov.uk/login/index.php.
• Maintain core competency specifications that meet the needs of the private security industry and are based on industry best practice.
• Consult with key stakeholders to continuously improve the standards of both training and qualifications.
• Take into consideration the National Occupational Standards that are relevant to the private security industry. National Occupational Standards are work-related statements of the competence an individual requires in order to carry out key tasks effectively.
The competencies specified by us cover the core activities of vehicle immobilizing and manned guarding. We accept that there may be competencies relating to more specific activities that we have not covered. We have identified the skills that an individual must have in order to obtain an SIA license: this does not prevent them from undertaking further training if they wish or if the specific nature of their role requires it.
* Some previously existing qualifications in security-related disciplines may allow exemption from all or part of the SIA approved training.