How Long Does It Take To Complete The Level 3 Sia Trainer Certification

If you are looking for a rewarding career in the private security industry, you may have considered becoming a trainer. Trainers are responsible for delivering high-quality training courses that prepare learners for the SIA licence-linked qualifications. These qualifications are required for working as a door supervisor, security guard, CCTV operator, close protection officer, or vehicle immobiliser.

But how long does it take to complete the Level 3 Sia Trainer Certification? And what are the benefits of becoming a trainer?

In this article, we will answer these questions and more. We will also tell you how Bs Security can help you achieve your training goals.

The Process Step-By-Step

The Level 3 certification has a multi-step process:

  • Meet the prerequisites – Candidates must hold a Level 3 qualification related to the sectors they’ll be training in, have experience working in that sector, and hold a Level 3 Award in Education and Training (or equivalent).
  • Complete the 35-hour training course – The Level 3 course covers topics like roles and responsibilities, lesson planning, inclusive learning environments, and more. Sessions focus on practical application.
  • Take the 2-hour exam – The invigilated exam has 60 multiple choice questions and 5 short written questions. You must score at least 70% overall to pass.
  • Submit your portfolio – This shows you meet the required competencies. It may include documents like your certificates, lesson plans, feedback forms, and observations.
  • Get approved – The SIA reviews your qualifications and development needs. If approved, you’re officially certified to deliver training.

How Long Does It Take?

The total time to gain Level 3 trainer certification depends on each person’s situation.

  • Meeting the prerequisites can take 6-12 months or more. You likely need sector-specific experience and may need to complete the Level 3 qualification and/or the Level 3 Education and Training course if you don’t already hold them.
  • Once you meet the prerequisites, the training course takes about 35 hours spread over several weeks, depending on the training provider.
  • Studying and preparing for the 2-hour exam can take 20-40 hours. The actual exam administration time is included in the 35 hour course.
  • Compiling your portfolio evidence may take 15-30 hours. This depends on your prior experience and how readily you can gather past training materials.
  • SIA approval often takes 2-4 weeks once you’ve submitted your portfolio.

In total, it typically takes 4-8 months to gain Level 3 certification after meeting the initial prerequisites. Some candidates may progress more quickly if they already have solid experience, while others may take longer if they need to build competencies.

Worth the Investment

It’s understandable to balk at the extended process and time commitment required for Level 3 trainer status. However, the investment pays off in many ways:

  • Increased earnings potential – Certified trainers earn 30-50% higher wages than those without the qualification.
  • Job stability – The certification makes you more valuable to employers and expands your career opportunities.
  • Industry recognition – Being SIA approved demonstrates your expertise, knowledge, and credibility.
  • Personal satisfaction – Sharing your experience and helping others learn is intrinsically rewarding.
  • Ongoing development – You must complete annual CPD training to stay current on best practices.

For security professionals passionate about instruction, the journey to become an SIA certified trainer at Level 3 is time well spent.

What are the benefits of becoming a trainer?

Becoming a trainer in the private security industry has many benefits, such as:

  • You can share your expertise and experience with others, and help them achieve their career goals.
  • You can enhance your own skills and knowledge, and keep up to date with the latest industry standards and regulations.
  • You can increase your income and flexibility, as you can work as a freelance trainer or for a training provider, and choose your own schedule and location.
  • You can expand your network and reputation, as you can meet and collaborate with other trainers and learners, and gain recognition from the SIA and awarding organisations.

How can Bs Security help you become a trainer?

Bs Security is a leading provider of SIA training courses in the UK, with over 10 years of experience and thousands of satisfied customers.

We offer the Level 3 Sia Trainer Certification as a combined course, which means you can complete both qualifications in one go, saving you time and money.

Our course is delivered by qualified and experienced trainers, who will guide you through the learning process and provide you with feedback and support.

Our course is also flexible and convenient, as you can choose from various dates and venues across the UK, or opt for online learning if you prefer.

By choosing Bs Security, you will benefit from:

  • High-quality training materials and resources, including manuals, handouts, slides, and videos.
  • Interactive and engaging sessions, including group discussions, role plays, case studies, and quizzes.
  • Practical and realistic assessments, including micro-teaching, assignments, and portfolios.
  • Ongoing support and advice, including access to our online platform, tutor feedback, and customer service.

Our Final Way

The Level 3 Sia Trainer Certification is a valuable qualification for anyone who wants to become a trainer in the private security industry.

It takes between 3 to 4 days to complete, and it can open up many opportunities and benefits for your career.

If you are interested in becoming a trainer, why not book your course today with Bs Security?

We are here to help you achieve your training goals, and we guarantee you a rewarding and enjoyable learning experience.

 Book your course today Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries or concerns. You can contact us by phone at 02089650955 or 02084230169, or email us; Courses@Bssecurity.com.

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