The Security Industry Authority [SIA] has started the revocation process for 129 SIA licences that are linked to alleged training and qualification malpractice.
The revocations relate to training malpractice at Ashley Commerce College, in Ilford, East London, and qualifications obtained fraudulently from awarding body Industry Qualifications (IQ).
The licences being revoked cover Door Supervision and Public Space Surveillance (CCTV). More revocations may follow.
Employers and security buyers can check the validity of an SIA licence by using the SIA's online Register of Licence Holders: www.sia.homeoffice.gov.uk/RoLH
Training malpractice relating to licence linked qualifications can be reported to the SIA at: www.sia.homeoffice.gov.uk/tell-us
- The responsibility for standards of training provision lies with the qualification awarding organisations and Qfqual. We will work with the awarding organisations and Ofqual to deal with training malpractice, and to address those who have gained a qualification inappropriately and used it in support of an SIA licence application.
- For further information about the Security Industry Authority or to sign up for email updates visit www.sia.homeoffice.gov.uk. The SIA is also on Facebook (Security Industry Authority) and Twitter (SIAuk).