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Are you a Ghanaian Passport holder seeking job opportunities in the UK security industry? This page guides you through the SIA Licence application process, improving your chances for a wide range of security jobs in the UK.
Work legally in the UK's private security industry, reducing risks during your transition from Ghana to the UK job market.
Your SIA Licence formalises your skills and training, making you a preferred candidate for employers.
Access diverse security roles, from door supervision to close protection, broadening your job prospects as a Ghanaian national.
Showcase your dedication to maintaining high security service standards, emphasising your commitment to security excellence.
Kickstart your career in the UK's security industry by enrolling in and successfully completing one of our specialised SIA training courses.
Before initiating the application, make sure you have all required documents. These include your Ghanaian Passport, BRP card (Biometric Residence Permits), proof of address, and Police Clearance Certificate from the Republic of Ghana.
The application fee is £184, and you should expect a response within 25 working days. Use your Ghanaian Passport for identity verification.
If you've spent significant time outside the UK, you may need to provide additional criminal background checks, such as a Police Clearance Certificate from the Republic of Ghana.
Congratulations! You are now licensed to work in the UK's security industry. Keep your licence renewed to ensure continuous employment eligibility.
The training and licence you need depends on the career path you want to go on.
Select a job role to view the right licence
Door Supervisor Licence
Earn up to £3000 per month working as a Door Supervisor or Corporate Security Guard
Get your SIA Security Guard Licence and work as a Security Officer for shops, offices
Work in a huge variety of roles including: CCTV Operative, Security Supervisor
Get your Close Protection Licence, protect VIP’s and earn £200 to £400 a day.
£10 - 14 per hour £24 - 40k per annum
£10 - 12 per hour £24 - 32k per annum
£50 - 100 per hour £40k - 60k per annum
Where can you work?
Retail, Events, Offices, Licensed premises, Static guarding, Manned guarding - covers all Security Guarding roles
Static guarding, Manned guarding, Key-holding, Retail
CCTV operator, Control room, Public space surveillance
Bodyguard, VIP security, Maritime, Asset protection, International assignments
SIA Application cost
Time to recover costs
The cost of applying for an SIA Licence is £184. If
you already hold a
valid SIA Badge
you can apply for another at a
The costs of the SIA card is non-refundable, so ensure that you have all the necessary
documentation and correct
licences before applying.
Please note, the SIA Licence is a requirement to work in the UK Private security industry. However, different countries outside of the UK may have their own licensing or training requirements for security personnel.
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