2010 in review – Skills for Security – Co-operation and partnership

In our fourth article in our of the 2010 in review series, David Greer, Chief Executive of Skills for Security, looks at Skills achievements during the year. David Greer writes; “The swift and concerted response to the threatened demise of the SIA in September led me to consider the level of co-operation and partnership working we now enjoy within this industry. Skills for Security has this year joined forces on successful projects with organisations across the security industry and beyond.”

“In response to the new, modular SIA licence to practise training, we have developed new Basic Job Training packs (BJTs) and an e-learning platform to support learners in completing the guided learning hours. We worked with Maybo and others to provider trainer support materials for the door supervisors’ Physical Intervention module and to publish new risk assessment and violence management guides for security managers in the retail sector and the NHS.”

“The NOS team has developed National Occupational Standards for Locksmiths and Enforcement Agents and reviewed those for Security & Loss Prevention and Community Wardens. They won a commercial contract to develop suites of NOS for the Institute of Motor Vehicle Engineers and also worked with Skills Active to complete the review of NOS for Spectator Safety.”

“Mindful of the Coalition Government’s plans to fund training, we have concentrated our efforts on apprenticeships, introducing a new Guarding apprenticeship model which delivered its first achievements within six months. We are working with new training providers for the Systems apprenticeship technical certificates and with the Fire Industry Association to encourage wider take-up of the apprenticeship scheme in the fire sector.”

“We have introduced new training programmes through our training alliances and course accreditation and, in support of the Security Institute CPD scheme, our courses now carry a points value towards the structured CPD that has to be evidenced each year.”

“In October we celebrated the re-launch of our Sørensen Centre training facilities with a breakfast briefing by Worcester MP, Robin Walker, attended by industry colleagues and over 40 local business leaders.”

“As one of the founder members of the Security Alliance, we will continue to make our contribution to the future of regulation and respond to the training needs that will emerge in 2011.”

Skills for Security Website