The UK’s private security industry is tightly regulated by the Security Industry Authority also known as SIA.
Who needs an SIA Licence?
Any one who wants a Security Job as a Door Supervisor, Security Guard, CCTV Operator or Close Protection Officer must have appropriate training and an SIA licence issued by the regulator.
Can I get a job without an SIA Licence?
If you get employed without an SIA Licence is an offence under the Private Security Industry Act, you can get fined or even sent to prison.
What are the steps required to get an SIA Licence?
The first step is to find the right training, after successful completion of the training you may apply for your licence. The training course is typically done over 4/5 days.