How to Become a Qualified SIA Trainer in Just 7 Days

Are you interested in teaching security courses and helping others get their SIA licence? Do you want to boost your career prospects and income potential as a security professional? If so, becoming an SIA trainer might be the perfect option for you.

But how do you become an SIA trainer? What qualifications and experience do you need? And how can you get started in just 4 days?

In this article, we will answer these questions and more. We will also share some tips and insights from Bs Security, one of the leading training providers in the UK. By the end of this article, you will have a clear idea of how to become a qualified SIA trainer in just 4 days.

What is an SIA trainer or Instructor course?

An SIA trainer is someone who delivers training courses that lead to SIA licence-linked qualifications. These qualifications are required for anyone who wants to work in the private security industry in the UK. The SIA licence-linked qualifications cover various sectors, such as:

  • Door supervision
  • Security guarding
  • CCTV surveillance
  • Close protection
  • Cash and valuables in transit
  • Vehicle immobilising

As an SIA trainer, you will be responsible for teaching the knowledge and skills that learners need to pass the assessments and obtain their SIA licence. You will also need to follow the rules and standards set by the Security Industry Authority (SIA) and the awarding organisations that offer the qualifications.

Why become an SIA trainer?

Becoming an SIA trainer can have many benefits for your personal and professional development. Some of the reasons why you might want to become an SIA trainer are:

  • You can share your expertise and passion with others who want to join the security industry.
  • You can enhance your credibility and reputation as a security professional.
  • You can increase your income potential by offering training courses to individuals and organisations.
  • You can expand your network and opportunities by connecting with other trainers and learners.
  • You can keep your knowledge and skills up to date by staying on top of the latest trends and developments in the security industry.

How to become an SIA trainer?

To become an SIA trainer, you need to meet certain requirements and complete a specific training course. The requirements and the course vary depending on the sector you want to teach. However, there are some common elements that apply to all sectors. These are:

  • You must be approved by an awarding organisation that offers SIA licence-linked qualifications. There are currently six awarding organisations that you can choose from. They are: BIIAB, Highfield Qualifications, Pearson BTEC, Qualifications Network, SFJ Awards, and Trident Awards (Laser Learning Awards).
  • You must be competent in the sector you want to teach. This means that you must have relevant front line operational experience in the UK or abroad. The amount and recency of experience depend on the sector. For example, for door supervision, you need at least 2 years of experience from within the last 5 years. For cash and valuables in transit, you need at least 12 months of experience from within the last 3 years.
  • You must have the right qualifications. You need to have achieved the Award in Education and Training (QCF/RQF level 3 or SCQF level 6), or an equivalent teaching or training qualification. You also need to have achieved the Deliverers of Conflict Management Training (QCF/RQF level 3 or SCQF level 6), or an equivalent qualification. These qualifications will equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills to plan, deliver, and evaluate effective training sessions.
  • You must follow the published rules. You need to adhere to the specifications, guidance, and code of practice issued by the SIA and the awarding organisations. These documents outline the learning outcomes, assessment criteria, delivery methods, quality assurance, and other aspects of the training courses. You also need to comply with the relevant legislation, regulations, and codes of conduct that apply to the security industry.

How to become an SIA trainer in just 7 days?

If you meet the requirements and have the qualifications mentioned above, you can become an SIA trainer in just 7 days by enrolling in the Level 3 SIA Trainer Course (Combined) offered by Bs Security.

This course is designed to prepare you to teach any of the SIA licence-linked qualifications, except for close protection. The course covers the following topics:

  • The role and responsibilities of an SIA trainer
  • The principles and practices of teaching and learning
  • The design and delivery of training sessions
  • The assessment and evaluation of learning
  • The management and operation of SIA training courses
  • The conflict management skills and techniques for security trainers

The course is delivered in a blended learning format, which combines online and classroom sessions. You will need to complete some pre-course work online before attending the 7-day classroom course. The course is assessed by a portfolio of evidence, which includes lesson plans, teaching observations, learner feedback, and self-evaluation.

The course is delivered by experienced and qualified trainers who have extensive knowledge and expertise in the security industry. They will provide you with constructive feedback, guidance, and support throughout the course. They will also share some practical tips and insights on how to become a successful SIA trainer.

The course is accredited by Qualifications Network, one of the awarding organisations approved by the SIA. Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate that will enable you to apply for approval from any of the awarding organisations. You will also receive a free membership to the Bs Security Trainer Network, which will give you access to exclusive resources, discounts, and opportunities.

How can Bs Security help you become an SIA trainer?

Bs Security is one of the largest and most reputable training providers in the UK. We have over 40 venues nationwide and offer a wide range of courses in security, first aid, health and safety, and more. We have trained over 100,000 learners and helped them achieve their career goals.

We are committed to providing high-quality and affordable training courses that meet the needs and expectations of our learners. We have a dedicated customer support team that is available to answer any queries or concerns you may have. We also have a flexible and convenient booking system that allows you to choose the date and location that suit you best.

We are proud to offer the Level 3 SIA Trainer Course (Combined) as one of our flagship courses. We have designed this course to help you become a qualified SIA trainer in just 4 days. We have also included some unique features and benefits that make this course stand out from the rest. These include:

  • A job guarantee scheme. We are the first training provider in the UK to offer a job guarantee scheme for security trainers. If you have the quality and personality to become a successful SIA trainer, we can offer you direct jobs or contracts upon completion of the course and the SIA process.
  • A 98% pass rate. We have a proven track record of delivering excellent results for our learners. Our pass rate for the Level 3 SIA Trainer Course (Combined) is 98%, which is well above the national average. We also offer free resits and extra support for those who need it.
  • A free SIA licence application service. We can assist you with applying for your SIA licence, which is required to work as a security trainer. We can help you with filling out the application form, uploading the documents, and paying the fee. We can also fast-track your application and get your licence within 10 working days.

Our Final Thoughts!

Becoming an SIA trainer is a rewarding and lucrative career choice for anyone who wants to teach security courses and help others get their SIA licence.

To become an SIA trainer, you need to meet certain requirements and complete a specific training course. The Level 3 SIA Trainer Course (Combined) offered by Bs Security is the ideal course for you if you want to become a qualified SIA trainer in just 4 days.

This course will prepare you to teach any of the SIA licence-linked qualifications, except for close protection. It will also provide you with some unique features and benefits that will enhance your learning experience and career prospects.

If you are ready to take the next step in your security career, 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.

We hope you found this article helpful and informative. Do you have any questions or comments about becoming an SIA trainer? Let us know in the comment section below.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) Level 3 SIA Trainer Course!

How long does it take to become an SIA trainer?

The journey to becoming an SIA trainer can vary depending on individual circumstances. However, with the right qualifications and experience, it is possible to become a qualified SIA trainer in just 4 days.

Can I become an SIA trainer without any security industry experience?

While having experience in the security industry is highly recommended, it is not mandatory. However, having practical knowledge and understanding of the industry will significantly enhance your credibility as a trainer.

Are there any prerequisites for the SIA Trainer Course?

Yes, to enroll in the SIA Trainer Course, you need to hold the Level 3 Award in Education and Training (formerly known as PTLLS) and a valid SIA license in the sector you wish to train in.

Can I become an SIA trainer in multiple sectors?

Yes, once you have obtained SIA Trainer Approval, you can become a trainer in multiple sectors. However, it is important to have the necessary qualifications and experience in each sector.

How can BS Security help me in becoming an SIA trainer?

A5: BS Security offers comprehensive SIA training courses, including the SIA Trainer Course. Their experienced trainers provide expert guidance and support throughout the training process, ensuring you have the necessary skills and knowledge to become a qualified SIA trainer.

How do I find my SIA Trainer Job?

There is high demand in the industry, You can find your job by contacting us or visiting following  websites : Support, training and advice on finding your next opportunity – JobHelp or Jobs are our job | Totaljobs or www.gumtree.com or Welcome to the G4S Career Center – Register or Login or Security Manager Jobs | Reed.co.uk

Other training provider near you : www.advancetraininguk.com www.nationaltraininggb.com etc

Security Related news or article you can read: Doorman saves woman from broad daylight robbery as onlookers do nothing and suspects run away laughing | Fox News or www.bbc.co.uk or www.gov.uk

More details of the course you can always find in Security Industry Authority – Wikipedia

Or visit for more information www.gov.uk or  www.sia.homeoffice.gov.uk

For the awarding body: Home | Highfield (highfieldqualifications.com)

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Salary range for the SIA Trainer: £180 – £250 per day or £60000 Per annum.

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