What is an SIA Qualificaiton?
An SIA qualification is a license provided by the Security Industry Authority. Which is the central regulatory body that carries the sole responsibility for regulating and overseeing standards within the security industry. They were established in 2003 to ensure that only the highest standards are adhered to by organisations and staff working within the security industry. If you want to work in any position within the security industry, you legally need a license before you can do so.
Is it worth having?
As we have covered already if you are wanting to work in any role within the security industry it’s essential to have an SIA qualification. Not only to work within your chosen role within the industry but if you want to progress within the industry or to even switch to another role in the industry you already have the qualification that you need.
How much does it cost to get an SIA qualification?
When studying for your SIA license with ourselves not only will you get a course packed with enough material to ensure that you’re prepared for any job within the industry, but when you attain your license it will be valid for 3 years before it has to be renewed.
How do you obtain your qualification?
If you’re considering applying for an SIA qualification there are just three steps that you have to go through:-
Complete your SIA training course – here at Ascend we have an abundance of learning materials included with your course to prepare you to pass with flying colours.
Pass your course – our tutors have an outstanding record of helping all students of the course pass their final examination.
Apply for your license – now that you have got the hard part out of the way and passed your course, apply to the Security Industry Authority for your license!
That’s it! You are now a proud holder of an SIA license that is valid for the next 3 years and now you can pursue your opportunities within the security industry.
What jobs can you expect to get after your qualification?
Once you have attained your SIA qualification the doors open to plenty of opportunities within an industry as wide and diverse as the security industry. Some of the roles that you can start applying for once you’ve got your license include:-
Security guarding/ static security
CCTV oversight & monitoring
Security in retail
Security in events
And many, many more!
Want to know more?
If you either want to know more about the course, the qualification, or if you want to book yourself in to get your SIA license and pursue your career within the security industry, get in touch with a member of our team and we can get you on board today.
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