New Course Option: Certificate in Static & Retail Security (Augmented)

Now available, this route to a Certificate in Static and Retail Security is open to holders of a current Security Industry Authority (UK) Security Guard Licence. It was developed in consultation with the Training and Qualifications Division of the Private Security Authority to recognise the knowledge and skills of UK licence holders and put in place a process for top-up training, leading to Certification and licensing of those individuals’ seeking employment with the Static and Retail sectors in Ireland.

The Security Institute of Ireland Static and Retail Security Augmented Programme applies best practice Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) processes to develop a programme that adds to the general requirements for licensing in the UK. Augmented, in this context, means that the existing UK requirements for ‘Security Guard’ are increased or enlarged to satisfy the training requirements prescribed by the Irish security industry regulator, the Private Security Authority. This programme is only open to those who hold a current SIA Security Guard Licence.

Further information on this course is available on both our website and online learning platform.


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