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Licenced-Linked Qualifications & Top-up Training shaking up the security industry in 2021

The SIA has announced that Door Supervisors and Security Guard Professionals will be required ‘top-up training’ from next year. Top-up training includes security professionals having being updated with first aid. For example, having an updated Emergency First Aid at Work qualification. Why is this change happening? From 1 April 2021 onwards the SIA will introduce […]

What should Security Guards learn from The Stanford Prison Experiment?

What should Security Guards learn from The Stanford Prison Experiment?

How can a Security Guard relate to The Stanford Prison Experiment? Could an experiment conducted over 49 years ago still be relevant now? The Stanford Prison Experiment The Stanford Prison Experiment was conducted by Philip Zimbardo, providing a crucial learning experiment. The aim was to analyse the effects of roles, labels and social expectation. The […]

Licenced-Linked Qualifications & Top-up Training shaking up the security industry in 2021

How Top Security Professionals Recognise Terrorism Threats

With the devastating and recent terrorist attack in Reading, Get Licensed has highlighted key prevention techniques for Security Professionals. These are in compliance with the CPNI – Threat Recognition Guide. What Should Security Professionals Do? When encountering a potential terrorism threat, it is essential that you “consider both where you are working and who or […]

Licenced-Linked Qualifications & Top-up Training shaking up the security industry in 2021

What is the role of a Retail Security Officer?

Are you someone with who pays strong attention to detail and has a passion for ensuring the safety of others? The role of a Retail Security Officer could be a career fit for you.  What is a Retail Security Officer? A Retail Security Officer primarily operates in preventing theft. This is typically by observing shoppers […]

Licenced-Linked Qualifications & Top-up Training shaking up the security industry in 2021

A Licence to Skill – SIA Security Training Online

A movie review about A Licence to Skill – The mission for SIA Training Online Main Characters – James, Get Licensed Dr Training Provider and mastermind Odd Bob Setting – Online Virtual Class Rating – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “It was like I was in the classroom” “I cannot believe how much time I save by learning online” […]

Licenced-Linked Qualifications & Top-up Training shaking up the security industry in 2021

Olu – “I enjoy saving people’s lives.”

“I enjoy saving people’s lives.” – Olu In our latest edition of Behind the Licence, Get Licensed speaks with bodyguard to the stars Olu ‘Henchy’ Johnson. In this candid interview, Close Protection Operative Olu lets us know his thoughts on the security industry and what it’s like being an international bodyguard. What made you decide to […]

Licenced-Linked Qualifications & Top-up Training shaking up the security industry in 2021

Carl – “I continued performing CPR as there was no way I was going to let him die.”

“There was no way I was going to let him die” – Carl Our Behind the Licence series takes a look at the men and women who have trained to hold a licence and work in their chosen field, whether that be having an SIA Licence as a Door Supervisor, or a Bar Manager with […]

Licenced-Linked Qualifications & Top-up Training shaking up the security industry in 2021

Wendy – “When I turned 50 I vowed to enjoy life and that’s what I do.”

I’ve not found it difficult as a female in this Industry” – Wendy Standing at a petite 5 ft, Wendy is probably the least likely contender to work in the security sector. However, don’t let the height fool you, as this 52-year-old mum has been around the security sector for much of her life, raising […]

Licenced-Linked Qualifications & Top-up Training shaking up the security industry in 2021

Dean – “I had the awkward task of seizing the very people I trusted.”

“The time I fell into security, also happened to coincide with the hardest period of my life” – Dean     Back when I started out, this game was all about catching people; restraining them, getting them arrested or banned from a store. It was about playing the hero. Now – in the retail industry […]

Licenced-Linked Qualifications & Top-up Training shaking up the security industry in 2021

Anthony – “I had a knife pulled out on me once.”

“If I sense things are escalating, I’ll ask my colleague to come back me up.” – Anthony https://youtu.be/tygQJX6Lg6M   I’ve been doing security for 26 years, not just in London, but Essex, Kent – everywhere. I fell into it through my brother in-law. He asked if I wanted to earn a little bit of extra […]

Licenced-Linked Qualifications & Top-up Training shaking up the security industry in 2021

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