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SIA Top-Up Training for Security Guards/Officers Upskilling Course

The SIA Top-Up Training for Security Guards/Officers Upskilling Course is for anyone who is currently working as a Security Guard and needs to renew their licence on or after 1st October 2021.


The SIA Top-Up Training for Security Guards/Officers Upskilling Course is for anyone who is currently working as a Security Guard and needs to renew their licence on or after 1st October 2021.


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Quick facts

Duration

From

£99


MANDATORY REQUIREMENT FOR

SIA Security Guard/Officer Licence


ELIGIBILITY

18+ years old

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Basic level of English


EARNING POTENTIAL

£10 - £14

Course NAME

SIA Top-Up Training for Security Officers Upskilling Course

DURATION 1
FROM £99
MANDATORY REQUIREMENT FOR SIA Security Guard/Officer Licence
ELIGIBILITY 18+ years old
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Emergency First Aid Certificate
1

Principles of Terror Threat Awareness in the Private Security Industry

Pass mark 7/10 (70%)

2

Principles of Minimising Personal Risk for Security Officers in the Private Security Industry

11/16 (69%)

ASSESSMENT

Multiple choice exams and practical assessments

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SIA Top-Up Training for Security Guards/Officers Upskilling Course

SIA Top-Up Upskilling Training for Security Guards and Security Officers is designed to keep your skills up to date with the needs of the modern security industry.

 

It's not just a skill refresher course. The changes to security work as introduced to SIA Licensing in April 2021 are mandatory qualifications that all security professionals now need to have. Security Guards therefore need take Top-Up Upskill Training before renewing their SIA Licence.

 

Looking to book more than one candidate? Get a quote from our Top Up Refresher Training for Security Company Staff page.

 

Luckily, the process is simple. SIA Security Officer Top-Up Training gives you skills employers are searching for to protect people and property. Do the course, get the new skills, renew your licence, stay in work, and keep earning.

 

Who is SIA Top-Up Security Officer Training for?

Security Officers and Security Guards who are renewing their SIA Licence after 1st October 2021 need to take this course.

 

Top-Up Training for an SIA Licence includes new knowledge, which was introduced to recognise the new risks and challenges of modern security guard jobs.

 

For example, you'll learn how to effectively control crowds, the best practices for working in security post-pandemic, as well as specialist skills in recognising and proactively preventing terrorist acts.

 

 

Requirements:

✔️Action Counters Terrorism Course (ACT Course): Bring your certificate of completion for your ACT Course when you go to your SIA Top-Up Training course

✔️Complete the supplied e-learning videos

 

First Aid requirements for an SIA Security Guard Top-Up Training Course:

Candidates should be qualified in Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW), or an equivalent qualification. If you haven't yet completed an EFAW course, don't worry. You can take it in your booked course package and get qualified that way.

 

Understanding which First Aid qualifications count towards your SIA Licence is very important. Your certificate must be EFAW or higher. Make sure it's also valid for over 12 months as of the start date of your Top-Up Training course.

 

Get a head start on your SIA Security Guard Top-Up Course with a First Aid Refresher

If you're taking an EFAW course during your SIA Top-Up Training, we have resources to help you prepare. Taking a First Aid Refresher Course before your course can boost your knowledge ahead of time, making the training day itself easier.

 

Our First Aid Refresher Courses are easily completed online for free. Be aware that doing so won't give you an EFAW qualification, and getting that qualification will still need to be done during your Top-Up Training. However, you'll have added skills to move forward with, including:

 

✔️ Taking charge and summoning help

✔️ Priorities in First Aid

✔️ Basic life support and use of AED equipment

✔️ Controlling bleeding

✔️ Epilepsy

✔️ Poisoning

✔️ Burns and scalds

✔️ Record keeping

 

SIA Top-Up Training for Security Guards and Security Officers takes 1 day in class

Although Top-Up Training is mandatory for many security professionals, the good news is that the course itself isn't going to take a huge amount of your time.

 

Unlike Door Supervisor Top-Up Training, your course will only take 1 day. Besides EFAW training, you'll cover:

 

✔️ Principles of Terror Threat Awareness in the Private Security Industry

✔️ Principles of Minimising Personal Risk for Security Officers in the Private Security Industry

 

These are the topics you'll be assessed on by your training instructor. You need a pass rate of about 70% in both of these topics to pass the course, and you'll show your new skills with practical assessments and by completing a few multiple choice exams.

 

Overall, your Security Guard Top-Up Training is nothing to worry about. But remember, by taking a day of your time to do it now, you're potentially saving a lot of hassle and possible interruptions to your working life when renewing your SIA Licence later.

 

Stay sharp with the Get Licensed GuardPass app

GuardPass puts the power to progress in security work in the palm of your hand. With mock tests, insider tips and access to e-learning material, you're never short of the answers you need, whatever the situation.


Get the GuardPass app on Android or iOS, and you'll have everything you need to stay confident on the job.

 

Remember, you can't renew your SIA Licence if you haven't completed your Top-Up Training. Why take the risk when you can sort it with just 1 day of learning new skills?

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Birmingham
6th Jan to 6th Jan 2022 | 8:00am - 6:00pm

Fairgate House, 205 Kings Road, Tyseley, Birmingham, B11 2AA

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Fairgate House, 205 Kings Road, Tyseley, Birmingham, B11 2AA

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10th Jan to 10th Jan 2022 | 8:00am - 6:00pm

4 Cam Road, London E15 2SN, UK

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4 Cam Road, London E15 2SN, UK

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4 Cam Road, London E15 2SN, UK

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Unit 6, 45 Holmes Road, Kentish Town, NW5 3AN

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Unit 6, 45 Holmes Road, Kentish Town, NW5 3AN

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Unit 6, 45 Holmes Road, Kentish Town, NW5 3AN

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4 Cam Road, London E15 2SN, UK

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7th Nov to 7th Nov 2021 | 8:00am - 6:00pm

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Cypriot Community Centre, Earlham Grove, London, N22 5HJ

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Cypriot Community Centre, Earlham Grove, London, N22 5HJ

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Cypriot Community Centre, Earlham Grove, London, N22 5HJ

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17th Nov to 17th Nov 2021 | 9:00am - 5:00pm

Unit 31, Basepoint Centre, Premier Way, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 9AQ

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Frequently asked
questions

Security Officers and Security Guards who are renewing their SIA Licence either on or after 1st October 2021 need to complete the Top-Up Upskilling Course.

This is now a legal requirement to working in the security industry, because Top-Up Training covers new risks and Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) knowledge.

 

It's easy. Book the course online, or call our friendly customer service line on 0207 078 7259.

 

The SIA Security Officers Top-Up Training Course takes place over 1 day. Your training instructor assesses your skills with a mix of multiple choice exams and practical exercises. The course lasts 4 hours and 10 minutes and is taught within the classroom.



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