What Are The Requirements For Obtaining A Level 3 Sia Trainer Certification

If you are passionate about teaching and security, you might be interested in becoming a Level 3 SIA Trainer. This is a qualification that allows you to offer the training that leads to an SIA licence-linked qualification, such as Door Supervision, CCTV, Close Protection, or Security Guarding.

But what are the requirements for obtaining a Level 3 SIA Trainer Certification? And how can you prepare for it? In this article, we will answer these questions and more. We will also tell you how Bs Security, a leading provider of security training courses in the UK, can help you achieve your goals.

Why Get SIA Trainer Certification?

Before we dive into the process, it’s worth understanding why you might want to become an SIA accredited trainer. Here are some of the key benefits:

  • Share your experience by training the next generation of security professionals
  • Earn good money delivering SIA license training courses
  • Gain an in-depth knowledge of the SIA qualification syllabuses
  • Enhance your professional status and career prospects

Whether you want to do it full time or deliver occasional courses, SIA trainer certification can be extremely rewarding. As demand for licensed security operatives continues to grow, skilled trainers are needed.

Key Requirements for Level 3 SIA Trainer Certification

So what exactly do you need to get Level 3 status? Here are the five key requirements:

1. Hold a Relevant SIA License

The first requirement is that you must hold a valid SIA license relevant to the qualifications you’ll be delivering training for. For example, if you want to train door supervisors, you’ll need an SIA door supervision license.

Ideally, you should hold licenses for all the qualification types you’ll be covering. However, holding just one is enough to get you started. You can add more over time.

2. Have 3+ Years of Relevant Sector Experience

As well as holding an SIA license, you’ll need extensive experience working in the security industry. For Level 3 status, you’ll need at least 3 years of frontline experience relevant to the training you’ll provide.

For instance, if you want to train CCTV operators, those 3 years should be spent actively working in CCTV. This demonstrates you have the necessary experience and knowledge to properly train new recruits.

3. Pass Background Checks

Due to the nature of the security industry, trainers must pass background checks before being approved.

These will include:

  • Criminal record checks – These verify you don’t have unspent criminal convictions that could affect your suitability to train others.
  • Right to work checks – The SIA will check your right to work documentation to ensure you can legally work as a trainer in the UK.

Maintaining a clean record is crucial. If any issues arise during your certification period you must notify the SIA immediately.

4. Hold a Teaching or Training Qualification

This requirement demonstrates you have the classroom skills and knowledge required to deliver effective training programs.

There are two routes to meeting this requirement:

  • Hold a teaching or training qualification – Examples include the Level 3 Award in Education and Training, PGCE, or PTLLS. Any regulated teaching qualification is acceptable.
  • Pass the SIA Learning and Development Unit – This SIA-designed course covers lesson planning, instructional techniques, assessment methods and more. It ensures you have the right skills to teach security-related material.

Either route is acceptable to the SIA. So you can choose the option that best fits your existing skillset and experience.

5. Pass the SIA Trainer Assessment

The final requirement is passing the SIA trainer assessment. This evaluates your ability to deliver training to the standards required.

There are two parts to the assessment:

  • Teaching observation – You’ll deliver a 15-minute micro-teach on a security topic to assessors. This demonstrates your instructional skills.
  • Professional discussion – A 30-45 minute structured discussion of your skills, knowledge, and understanding.

Both elements will focus on your ability to deliver engaging, effective training sessions. Passing this assessment is key to gaining your Level 3 accreditation.

Top Tips for Gaining Level 3 SIA Trainer Certification

If you meet the above requirements, follow these tips to put yourself in the best position for success:

  • Choose your specialism carefully – Select qualification types that match your interests and experience most closely. This makes it easier to demonstrate your knowledge.
  • Get some experience first – Try assisting on a few courses or delivering unaccredited training. This will boost your classroom confidence before the formal assessment.
  • Brush up on syllabuses – Review the learning outcomes and topics covered in your chosen qualification syllabuses. This ensures you know the content inside-out.
  • Practice your instruction skills – Rehearse training sessions with colleagues or friends and ask for honest feedback. This allows you to fine tune your methods.
  • Prepare thoroughly for assessments – Use the criteria checklists provided to ensure you tick all the boxes on teaching observation and professional discussion.

With dedication and hard work, achieving Level 3 SIA trainer status is within your grasp.

Next Steps: Get the Qualification You Need!

Gaining accredited trainer status requires dedication. But the rewards make it more than worthwhile.

At Bs Security, we provide training needed for SIA qualifications, as well as teaching qualifications.

We can help you achieve all the requirements you need to become an SIA accredited trainer.

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.

Whether your goal is to train door supervisors, CCTV operators or security guards, we’ll support you each step of the way. Get in touch today to take the first step on your journey to becoming an SIA Level 3 accredited trainer.

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