The Security Industry Authority (SIA) is continuing to develop new licence-linked qualifications as part of its review of industry skills and qualifications. To allow all parties sufficient time to prepare for the changes, the SIA expects to launch the new qualifications this coming autumn.
The new qualifications will give a more robust foundation of skills and knowledge and reflect what the SIA has learned from extensive industry consultation.
The SIA aims to ensure that operatives have up-to-date skills that are critical to public safety.
The SIA will provide further details on the changes in due course.
Qualifications awarded before the autumn will still be accepted for new licence applications and renewals.