On 1 April 2022 the SIA is introducing an updated close protection qualification, including a physical intervention unit. Changes to the qualification includes new physical intervention skills for close protection operatives.
The new content will allow the integration arrangement that permits close protection licence holders to work as Door Supervisors to continue.
The SIA will run a series of webinars for training providers, operatives and the wider industry towards the end of September. These sessions will outline the content added to the new qualification and also provide an overview of the new bespoke physical intervention skills for close protection operatives.
- The Security Industry Authority is the organisation responsible for regulating the private security industry in the United Kingdom, reporting to the Home Secretary under the terms of the Private Security Industry Act 2001. Our main duties are: the compulsory licensing of individuals undertaking designated activities; and managing the voluntary Approved Contractor Scheme.
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