Required Qualifications for Trainers

England, Wales and Northern Ireland

All trainers delivering SIA licence-linked qualifications are required to hold the 'Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector' (PTLLS) or a recognised equivalent and/or higher level teaching qualification.

Further information on equivalencies of teaching qualifications can be found on the Institute for Learning- this link opens in a new window website.

Scotland

All trainers delivering SIA licence-linked qualifications are required to hold a teaching or training qualification at S/NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) that has been accredited by SQA/QCA or validated by a Higher Education Institution (HEI).

Trainers of Conflict Management

All trainers delivering scenario-based conflict management training for the SIA licence-linked qualifications are required to hold an NQF or QCF Level 3 qualification in the delivery of conflict management training. These include:

  • City & Guilds Level 3 Award in Delivering Conflict Management Training
  • Edexcel Level 3 Award in Delivering Conflict Management Training
  • EDI Level 3 Award in Delivering Conflict Management Training
  • HABC Level 3 Award in Delivering Conflict Management Training
  • IQ Level 3 Award in Delivering Conflict Management Training

Trainers of Physical Intervention Skills

All trainers delivering physical intervention skills training for the door supervisor licence-linked qualifications are required to hold:

  • A suitable teaching/training qualification (PTLLS or above, or a suitable equivalent);
  • A suitable level 3 qualification in training conflict management;
  • A level 3 Award for Deliverers of Physical Intervention Training in the Private Security Industry (QCF), and;
  • A certificate from an approved level 3 programme that confirms the trainer's ability to deliver the skills in an approved level 2 programme.

Trainers are expected to take annual refresher training for the delivery of the physical intervention skills programme they deliver. This training should be certified by a recognised programme provider.

Physical Intervention Skills 'Train the 'Trainer' Programmes

Download the 'Guidance for the Delivery of Physical Intervention Skills' document (download size: 378kb). This document sets out the quality arrangements for delivery of the new unit.