Skills for Security offers learners free online training courses “for limited time only”

Skills for Security is offering some brand new free online courses that will be made available for a limited time only. Available for up to 1,000 learners, the courses are fully-accredited and lead to nationally-recognised qualifications. While all learning takes place online, a member of Skills for Security’s enrolment team will enrol all learners on a face-to-face basis before they begin their chosen course.

One course of particular interest is the NCFE Level 2 Extended Certificate in Understanding Stewarding at Spectator Events (which is worth 18 credits). This qualification is aimed at anyone considering a career in stewarding at spectator events, as well as those individuals already working in the industry who wish to formalise and further develop their existing experience and skills.

Other courses offered include Principles of Customer Service, Principles of Team Leading and Equality and Diversity, all of which are at Level 2.

By enrolling a learner on one of these courses, businesses have the opportunity to upskill staff members and increase teamwork and morale.

To be eligible, learners must have been a UK/EU resident for three years or more, have to be 19 years of age or over and able to provide a National Insurance number.

If you’re interested in enrolling a staff member on any of the courses available, Skills for Security can enrol up to 100 learners at any one time up to the stated maximum number of 1,000 learners.

Note that the enrolment process is scheduled to be completed by close of play on Monday 31 July.

Learners can register their interest on Skills for Security’s website or businesses can enrol their learners by contacting Peter Sherry (interim director general of Skills for Security) on (telephone) 07713 146748 or via e-mail at:

About the Author
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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