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If you want to work in the security industry in UK the first step you need to take is to get a SIA licence.

SIA - The Security Industry Authority is the organisation responsible for regulating the private security industry in UK.

In this thread I would like to list the main information about SIA and SIA licensing.

If anybody has any helpful comments or questions about SIA or getting SIA licence, pleas post it in this thread.

 
Who needs a licence?

  • Security Guard
  • Door Supervisor
  • CCTV Operator.
  • Cash and Valuables in Transit Operative
  • Close Protection Operative
  • Key Holder
  • Vehicle Immobiliser
 
The licence application fee for licences above is £245 for a three year licence. You will get 50% discount if you need more than one licence so in such cases the second licence will be discounted by 50%.

To apply for a SIA licence for any of the security positions above you need to have a relevant qualifications.

Required Qualifications for Door Supervisors:
Level 2 Award in Door Supervision

Required Qualifications for Security Guards:
Level 2 Award in Security Guarding

Required Qualifications for Cash & Valuables in Transit:
Level 2 Award in Cash and Valuables in Transit

Required Qualifications for Close Protection:
Level 3 Certificate in Close Protection

Public Space Surveillance (CCTV): Required Qualifications:
Level 2 Award in CCTV Operations

Required Qualifications for Vehicle Immobilisers:
Level 2 Award in Vehicle Immobilisation

Required Qualifications for Key Holding:
There are no training and qualifications required for a key holding licence.





Awarding Organisations:
  • BIIAB
  • City & Guilds
  • Edexcel
  • EDI
  • NOCN
  • SQA
  • Buckinghamshire New University
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SIA Security Industry Authority - sia.homeoffice.gov.uk

Door Supervisor Licensing Info

Door Supervisor Training Info

Security Guard Licensing Info

Security Guard Training Info

CCTV Operator Licensing Info

CCTV Operator Training Info


Key Holder Licensing Info

Vehicle Immobiliser Licensing Info

Vehicle Immobiliser Training Info

Close Protection Operative Licensing Info

Close Protection Operative Training Info

Cash and Valuables in Transit Operative Licensing Info

Cash and Valuables in Transit Operative Training Info


SIA News and Updates
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Default How To Fill In SIA Licence Application Form

I would like to point out the importance of correctly filling in your SIA licence application form.

I did recently applied for SIA door supervisor licence and I did send in my form using recorded mail which costs about £ 5 to send. As you have to send in your passport and other documents then it is lot safer to send it with recorded mail and to get the documents back by recorded mail you have to send self addressed envelope so that the SIA can return you document safely and that will cost another fiver.

Well, my point is that I had made a really small mistake on my application form and after two weeks sending in my application form with all the documents I did get it all back because of that small mistake I made. I did not only loose two weeks but I did also lose over then pounds on royal mail recorded delivery and I had to do it all over again.

One out of every 10 SIA Licence application is returned due to incorrectly completed SIA Licence application form. So take extra care when filling in your application as it can save you lot of headache.

Very useful link here: How To Fill In Your SIA Licence Application Form
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Hi Miles,

You said that you had to send in you passport and some other documents with your SIA licence application. What documents do they need exactly and can’t I just send copies as I don’t really want to send my passport anywhere, recorded or not.
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Hi Miles,

You said that you had to send in you passport and some other documents with your SIA licence application. What documents do they need exactly and can’t I just send copies as I don’t really want to send my passport anywhere, recorded or not.
When you mail your licence application to SIA you will need to provide supporting identity documents with it and unfortunately they only accept originals, that is why I would recommend using recorder delivery or you can arrange courier service to do it for you.

As I am not originally form UK, I also had to get my birth certificate translated. And it is not like you just translate it into English for them, they have these approved translators that they only accept. So that cost me another $ 100 to get that done.

If you have UK passport then that is all you need to send but if you don’t have UK passport then you need to send in some more documents.


This is quoted from SIA website.

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If You Don't have UK passport We will accept:

•Two identity documents from group A. At least one document must show your current address and at least one document must show your date of birth.
Or

•One identity document from group A and two documents from group B. At least one document must show your current address and at least one document must show your date of birth.

What do we mean by "group A" and "group B"?

Group A documents:

•Signed valid passport of any nationality, or UK digital passport number entered on the application form – this is the preferred option as it will help us speed up the processing of your application.
•Identity Card issued by the UK Home Office*
•Signed valid UK photo driving licence (both parts of the full or provisional licence are required)
•UK original birth certificate issued within 12 months of birth
•UK adoption certificate
*We will accept Identity Cards issued only by the UK Home Office as follows:

•Identity card for British citizens
•Identification card for EU or European Economic Area and certain British citizens living in the UK
•Identity card for Foreign Nationals


Group B documents:

•Valid EU photo ID card.
•Valid UK firearms licence with photo
•Signed valid UK paper driving licence.
•Marriage certificate or Civil Partnership certificate, with translation if not in English.
•UK birth certificate issued more than 12 months after date of birth, but not a photocopy.
•Non-UK birth certificate, with translation if not in English.
•P45 statement of income for tax purposes on leaving a job issued in the last 12 months.
•P60 annual statement of income for tax purposes issued in the last 12 months.
•Bank or building society statement issued to your current address, less than three months old. You can use more than one statement as long as each is issued by a different bank or building society.
•Mortgage statement issued in the last 12 months.
•Utility bill (gas, electric, telephone, water, satellite, cable, mobile phone contract) issued to your current address within the last three months. You can only send us one utility bill in support of your application.
•TV licence in your name and current address issued in last 12 months.
•Pension, endowment or ISA statement issued in last 12 months.
•Certificate of British nationality.
•British work permit or visa issued in last 12 months.
•Letter from H.M. Revenue & Customs, Department of Work and Pensions, employment service, or local authority issued within the last three months. You can use more than one letter as long as each is issued by a different Government department or a different local authority.
•A credit card statement sent to your current address within the last three months. You can use more than one statement as long as each is issued by a different issuer.
•Council Tax statement issued in the last 12 months.
•Court summons issued in last 12 months.
•Child benefit book issued in last 12 months.
•A payslip, with your address and the employer's name or logo, that is less than three months old.
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Hi,

Thanks very much for this comment. It help me to think about my ideals.

Tks again and pls keep posting.

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If you want to work in the security industry in UK the first step you need to take is to get a SIA licence.

SIA - The Security Industry Authority is the organisation responsible for regulating the private security industry in UK.

In this thread I would like to list the main information about SIA and SIA licensing.

If anybody has any helpful comments or questions about SIA or getting SIA licence, pleas post it in this thread.

 
Who needs a licence?


  • Security Guard
  • Door Supervisor
  • CCTV Operator.
  • Cash and Valuables in Transit Operative
  • Close Protection Operative
  • Key Holder
  • Vehicle Immobiliser
 
The licence application fee for licences above is £245 for a three year licence. You will get 50% discount if you need more than one licence so in such cases the second licence will be discounted by 50%.

To apply for a SIA licence for any of the security positions above you need to have a relevant qualifications.

Required Qualifications for Door Supervisors:
Level 2 Award in Door Supervision

Required Qualifications for Security Guards:
Level 2 Award in Security Guarding

Required Qualifications for Cash & Valuables in Transit:
Level 2 Award in Cash and Valuables in Transit

Required Qualifications for Close Protection:
Level 3 Certificate in Close Protection

Public Space Surveillance (CCTV): Required Qualifications:
Level 2 Award in CCTV Operations

Required Qualifications for Vehicle Immobilisers:
Level 2 Award in Vehicle Immobilisation

Required Qualifications for Key Holding:
There are no training and qualifications required for a key holding licence.




Awarding Organisations:
  • BIIAB
  • City & Guilds
  • Edexcel
  • EDI
  • NOCN
  • SQA
  • Buckinghamshire New University
Links

SIA Security Industry Authority - sia.homeoffice.gov.uk

Door Supervisor Licensing Info

Door Supervisor Training Info

Security Guard Licensing Info

Security Guard Training Info

CCTV Operator Licensing Info

CCTV Operator Training Info


Key Holder Licensing Info

Vehicle Immobiliser Licensing Info

Vehicle Immobiliser Training Info

Close Protection Operative Licensing Info

Close Protection Operative Training Info

Cash and Valuables in Transit Operative Licensing Info

Cash and Valuables in Transit Operative Training Info


SIA News and Updates



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I would like to point out the importance of correctly filling in your SIA licence application form.

I did recently applied for SIA door supervisor licence and I did send in my form using recorded mail which costs about £ 5 to send. As you have to send in your passport and other documents then it is lot safer to send it with recorded mail and to get the documents back by recorded mail you have to send self addressed envelope so that the SIA can return you document safely and that will cost another fiver.

Well, my point is that I had made a really small mistake on my application form and after two weeks sending in my application form with all the documents I did get it all back because of that small mistake I made. I did not only loose two weeks but I did also lose over then pounds on royal mail recorded delivery and I had to do it all over again.

One out of every 10 SIA Licence application is returned due to incorrectly completed SIA Licence application form. So take extra care when filling in your application as it can save you lot of headache.

Very useful link here: How To Fill In Your SIA Licence Application Form
Hi Miles...You are providing How To Fill In Your SIA Licence Application Form. It's really helpful. FOR CLEAR AND UPTO DATE INFORMATION ON SIA LICENCING VISIT http://www.sia.homeoffice.gov.uk/Pages/home.aspx

If you have passed your exam then and then you can apply for your SIA licence.

You can request an application pack from the SIA direclty by contacting them on 0844 892 1025 or to request an application pack online click here Request SIA Application

Want to check the status of your SIA Licence Application? Check Application status

Having difficulty filling your SIA application form? click to view an Example Application form

Applicants with a criminal record, find out if you can apply for licence Criminal Record Indicator.
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Hello, I am a Portuguese citizen who wants work as security guard in Northern Ireland, what do I need? Thank You
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Actually your post is very useful thanks so much.
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Thanks for all the info.
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Hi miles,

I have just signed up for a door supervisors course, they sent me details etc but they say I have to go to
AEGIS Skills QAC Area in Association with DSTO to complete a pre course study document which would take about 3 hours to complete and would have tick boxes at the end to say true or false.

I have been to this site and cant find anything.
Do you know what it is or where i can find it?
What did you do for pre course?
or is it a book ?

Please help
thanks
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Hello..i am searching for a security guard job. All the given information are very helpful. Thanks a lot for the info.
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Your information has been very useful to me. Many thanks.
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Excellent sticky.
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Number seven post I hope.
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Thanks for this info.
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Without a job in advance, in London is it better to get a Security Guard Licence or a Door Supervisor one?
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