Work placement while your SIA application is in progress

All our partner security companies are ACS approved contractor. Only approved contractors can issue LDN and they must maintain a register of every LDN issued. An operative's first two LDNs may be issued at the discretion of an approved contractor (LDNs expire after eight weeks); Operatives can only work under LDN provided that their company is approved for the relevant sector; the required training has been completed and the SIA is processing their application.

How to apply for the SIA licence

According to the SIA website, before you apply for a licence you should check that you will meet their licensing criteria. Doing so may save you time and money: you will not be granted a licence unless you meet the criteria outlined below and the licence fee is non-refundable. Read more.......

First Aid Course

On this course, we will teach you how to deal with burns, shock, bleeding and giving CPR. Currently, there is not legal requirement to have First Aid certificate. However, it is very useful to have relevant knowledge in order to manage above situations. No exam takes place, the learners are assessed throughout the duration of the course and after successfully completing the course, you will be given a certificate. More.....

The SIA licence required for:

a) Manned guarding including

  • Cash and valuables in transit

  • Close protection

  • Door supervision

  • Public space surveillance (CCTV)

  • Security guarding

b) Vehicle immobilisation – only in Northern Ireland (immobilisation, restriction and removal of vehicles)

c) Key holding

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