Changes have been made to the training you now need for a front-line SIA license.

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Security Industry Authority (SIA) front-line license holders will be required to complete compulsory first aid training. 

As you may or may not be aware, from the 1st of April 2021, Door Supervisor or Security Guard license applicants will now be required to complete first aid training. 

In addition, those looking to renew their SIA license will be required to complete training from the 1st of October 2021. 

More specifically, front line SIA license holders will be required to complete an Emergency First Aid at Work qualification (or an equivalent) before training to be a door supervisor or security guard. 

Why is the SIA making these changes? 

The SIA has decided to make these changes to keep the public safe and improve the skills of license holders. 

Those working in the private, front-line security industry must understand how to both follow new working practices and make the best use of new technology. 

Do I have to have the first aid training before I do my door supervisor or security guard top-up training?

To clarify, the SIA has clearly stated that both new license applicants and those looking to take top-up training will be required to complete Emergency First Aid at Working training (or equivalent training). 

Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF) 

Here at Ajuda, we can provide the Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF).

Furthermore, this Regulated Qualification is ideal for anyone wishing to become an SIA license holder and provides learners with the skills and knowledge to deal with first aid situations in a low-risk workplace environment for the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981. 

On completion of this course, delegates will be able to: 

1. Understand the role and responsibilities of a first aider. 

2. Be able to assess an incident. 

3. Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally (recovery position). 

4. Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally (CPR). 

5. Be able to recognise and assist a casualty who is choking. 

6. Be able to manage a casualty with external bleeding. 

7. Be able to manage a casualty who is in shock. 

8. Be able to manage a casualty with a minor injury. 

We want to work with you. 

At Ajuda, we have been delivering accredited First Aid qualifications for the security industry since 2006, and we have already welcomed many SIA License Holders since the start of 2021 in preparation for the proposed changes mentioned above. 

We thrive on watching all our candidates succeed and we have a 98% pass rate on all accredited qualifications. 

Above all, our prices are highly competitive, starting at just £795 + vat per group of 12 delegates. That is only £66.25 per person for a fully accredited qualification in first aid. 

What is even better, is the fact we will come to your place of work and train your staff in a venue of your choice; at a time and date that best suits your needs. 

We can help you be ready for the changes that are about the come. 

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