SIA Security Instructor

Why I became an SIA Security Instructor

'Embark on a transformative journey with me as I share my compelling experience. Armed with a background as a seasoned educator and adept at overseeing diverse security contracts, I found myself weary of enduring relentless 12-hour shifts. It was then that I made the bold decision to transition into the role of an SIA Instructor. Little did I anticipate the wealth of opportunities awaiting me in this new venture. Beyond security courses, I discovered the exhilarating prospect of imparting knowledge in areas such as health and safety and first aid. Join me in embracing this enriching path where teaching extends far beyond the expected.'

Matthew Reynolds

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'The decision to shift from close protection to the role of a CP instructor was a meticulously thought-out step, influenced by various compelling factors. Fuelled by an unwavering passion for close protection and a recognised demand for highly skilled professionals, I was propelled to impart my expertise to the next generation. This transition not only enables me to make a positive impact on aspiring security professionals but also allows me to contribute to elevating industry standards while fostering continuous growth in my own career..'

John McVey

Success Stories

Envision a career where your proficiency in the security sector goes beyond safeguarding assets—it's about transforming lives and communities. Take inspiration from our esteemed instructors, Matt and John, who leveraged their security expertise to become qualified SIA Instructors. You too can embark on a journey that enables you to educate and empower others. Their commitment to teaching has transcended mere emergency response; they've become catalysts for lasting change, positively impacting countless lives and the communities they serve. Join the league of passionate professionals like Matt and John, and uncover the remarkable potential to leave an enduring mark on the world by sharing your security expertise.

Matthew Reynolds

Step into the origins of my extraordinary journey – a journey with the transformative potential to reshape your life as well. Armed with a strong security background and a PGCE from my university years, I initially believed I had my path well-charted. Little did I anticipate that enrolling in the comprehensive SIA instructor courses would unravel a world of possibilities, altering the trajectory of my career forever.

While my initial goal was to teach security, what caught me off guard was how my extensive security experience seamlessly bridged into teaching diverse subjects such as first aid, health and safety, fire safety, and virtually any specialization I chose.

Today, after years of unwavering dedication, I specialise in delivering trainer programs up to degree level. My our thriving Continental Training Academy stands as proof of the harmonious blend of my security expertise and my fervor for teaching. I've had the privilege of imparting knowledge to numerous individuals, much like yourself, who are poised to embark on a journey akin to mine.

Having walked the walk, I intimately understand the challenges and aspirations of learners. Witnessing individuals re-enter the job market, secure promotions, or radically shift their career trajectories is immensely fulfilling. In the dynamic realm of teaching, my skills consistently find purpose, transcending any specific sector.

I stand ready to guide you toward your goals and propel your career to new heights. Your aspirations are not distant dreams; together, we can turn them into tangible reality. Let's embark on this remarkable journey hand in hand, making your dreams a shared accomplishment.

John McVey

From a devoted close protection professional to a thriving Close Protection (CP) instructor, my journey has been nothing short of remarkable. This transition wasn't merely a change in career; it marked a profound transformation that allowed me to carve out a meaningful impact in the security industry while fostering my own personal growth.

As an instructor, my mission was crystal clear: to empower the upcoming generation of close protection agents with the knowledge, skills, and ethical standards required for excellence in the field. Leveraging my extensive experience, I shared real-world scenarios and insights that only a seasoned professional could provide. This hands-on approach resonated with my students, ensuring they absorbed not just theoretical concepts but practical wisdom.

Over time, I witnessed the tangible impact of my instruction as my students flourished in their careers, embodying the professionalism, adaptability, and responsibility instilled in them. Many of them secured prestigious positions in close protection, and some even surpassed my own achievements.

Becoming a CP instructor not only contributed to the success of my students but also opened avenues for my personal growth. Today, I proudly run courses across the globe, sending my learners to various parts of the world to kickstart their CP journey. Looking back, I see my transition from close protection to CP instructor as an unequivocal success. I take pride in the lasting impact I've had on the lives and careers of aspiring security professionals, and their achievements continue to inspire me.

Expected Salary

£25

Per Hour

£250

Per Day

£38,000

Per Year

Our Recommendations

Sector Qualifications Required

While becoming a Security Officer instructor may have limited course options, starting with teaching Door Supervision provides an excellent entry point. The inclusion of bolt-on courses typically associated with Door Supervision and Close Protection courses opens up opportunities to expand your teaching repertoire. Consider branching into instructing first aid and health and safety courses, as your extensive experience likely qualifies you to teach these essential subjects. This strategic move not only broadens your instructional scope but also enhances your overall impact as a versatile and valuable educator in the security industry.

Experience Needed

In order to qualify as an instructor, a minimum of two years of frontline experience within the past five years is required. However, if your goal is to teach Close Protection (CP), a more specialised area, a minimum of three years of experience within the past ten years is necessary. These experience requirements ensure that instructors bring recent and relevant practical knowledge to their teaching roles, enhancing the quality and effectiveness of the instruction provided to aspiring professionals in the field.

Teaching Requirements

To qualify as an instructor, it is imperative to attain at least the Level 3 Award in Education and Training (AET) and the Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment (UPPA). Additionally, we highly recommend pursuing the Level 4 Award in Understanding IQA (Internal Quality Assurance), as this qualification not only enhances your expertise but also opens doors to additional opportunities and responsibilities within the field. Investing in these certifications ensures that you are well-equipped to deliver effective and high-quality instruction, contributing to the development and success of your students.

What Do I Need to Teach SIA Security Officer?

Qualifications Required

Experience Required

Trainer / Assessor Requirements

None - SIA SG, DS or CP Licence preferred
Two years frontline operational experience in the last five years
Level 3 Award in Education and Training
Level 3 Award in Understanding Principles and Practices of Assessment
Level 3 Award in the Delivery of Conflict Management Training

What Do I Need to Teach SIA Door Supervision?

Qualifications Required

Experience Required

Trainer / Assessor Requirements

None - SIA DS or CP Licence preferred
Two years frontline operational experience in the last five years
Level 3 Award in Education and Training
Level 3 Award in Understanding Principles and Practices of Assessment
Level 3 Award in the Delivery of Conflict Management Training
Level 3 Award for Deliverers of Physical Intervention Training in the Private Security Industry

What Do I Need to Teach SIA Close Protection?

Qualifications Required

Experience Required

Trainer / Assessor Requirements

None - SIA CP Licence preferred
Three years frontline operational experience in the last ten years
Level 3 Award in Education and Training
Level 3 Award in Understanding Principles and Practices of Assessment
Level 3 Award in the Delivery of Conflict Management Training
Level 3 Award for Deliverers of Physical Intervention Training in the Private Security Industry
Level 3 Award for Deliverers of Physical Intervention Training for Close Protection Operatives

What Do I Need to Teach SIA CCTV?

Qualifications Required

Experience Required

Trainer / Assessor Requirements

None - SIA CCTV Licence preferred
Two years frontline operational experience in the last five years
Level 3 Award in Education and Training
Level 3 Award in Understanding Principles and Practices of Assessment

The SIA Security Instructor Bundle

Our teaching and assessing qualifications are officially recognised by Ofqual and the SIA, positioning you as a certified security instructor not only nationally within the UK but also internationally. The comprehensive nature of these qualifications extends beyond the realm of security, enabling you to teach and assess in various industries. This bundle, requiring two to three weeks of dedicated learning, serves as a swift and effective pathway to equipping yourself with the skills and certifications necessary to make a meaningful impact in the field of instruction and assessment.

Level 3 Award in Education and Training (AET)

From £280

The Level 3 Award in Education and Training stands as a fundamental requirement for anyone looking to teach any qualification, serving as an essential introduction to the art of teaching. Widely acknowledged, this qualification is meticulously designed for individuals with aspirations of becoming adept educators, trainers, or instructors across diverse sectors and industries. Offering a robust foundation in teaching and training principles, the Level 3 Award equips candidates with the necessary knowledge and skills to deliver engaging and informative sessions. Conveniently, this course is available online, providing flexibility for learners, and must be completed as the initial step in the journey toward effective teaching.

Level 3 Award in the Delivery of Conflict Management Training

From £295

The Level 3 Award in the Delivery of Conflict Management Training is a specialised qualification crafted to empower individuals with the expertise needed to proficiently conduct conflict management training for others. Centered on imparting conflict resolution strategies, de-escalation techniques, and communication skills, this award is especially beneficial for those occupying roles that require proficiency in conflict management training. This could encompass security professionals, educators, or trainers across diverse fields. The course adopts a blended format, involving both theoretical learning and practical application, with the completion of a conflict management teaching session as a key component. This approach ensures a comprehensive understanding and practical application of conflict management principles.

Level 3 Award for Deliverers of Physical Intervention Training in the Private Security Industry

From £499

The Level 3 Award for Deliverers of Physical Intervention Training in the Private Security Industry is a specialised certification tailored for individuals aspiring to become instructors in teaching physical intervention techniques within the private security sector. This award imparts the essential knowledge and skills required to proficiently deliver training on physical intervention, with a focus on safety, legality, and proper techniques. It holds particular significance for professionals tasked with training security personnel in the private security industry. Notably, the course is designed to deliver the DS PI Model.

Upon successful completion of this course, participants receive an annual SIA PI Licence, enabling them to officially deliver this training. As a practical and face-to-face course, it ensures a hands-on and interactive learning experience, equipping individuals with the expertise needed to effectively teach physical intervention techniques in the private security sector.

Level 3 Award for Deliverers of Physical Intervention Training for Close Protection Operatives

From £595

The Level 3 Award for Deliverers of Physical Intervention Training for the CP PI Model is specifically designed for individuals seeking to instruct on physical intervention techniques within the context of Close Protection (CP) courses. Distinguished from the DS Model, this certification allows instructors to exclusively deliver the CP PI Model without the requirement to teach the entire course. This distinction is highly recommended, providing instructors with the versatility to teach both PI Models.

Upon successful completion of this course, individuals receive an annual SIA PI Licence, granting official authorisation to deliver physical intervention training within the Close Protection domain. This practical, face-to-face course ensures a hands-on learning experience, equipping instructors with the specialised skills necessary to effectively teach physical intervention techniques tailored for Close Protection courses.

What else you can teach with this bundle

Level 2 Health and Safety
Level 2 Fire Safety
Level 3 First aid Work - Adult and Paediatric
Level 3 Award for the First Person on Scene (International)
Level 3 First Response in Emergency Care
Level 2 Mental Health First Aid
Subject to you holding the relevant subject qualification and experience

Ready to enrol onto the Security Instructor Bundle?

Booking Dates & Prices

Fantastic choice! Enrolling in the Security Instructor Bundle, which includes the Level 3 Award in Education and Training, Level 3 Award in Understanding Principles and Practices of Assessment, Level 3 Award in Delivering Conflict Management, and Level 3 Award in Delivering Physical Intervention Skills, is a comprehensive step towards enhancing your skills and qualifications in the security training field.

This bundle equips you with a diverse set of competencies, ranging from teaching and assessment principles to conflict management and physical intervention skills. It positions you as a well-rounded and capable security instructor, ready to make a positive impact in the industry.

As you embark on this journey, make the most of the practical and face-to-face elements of the courses, ensuring you gain hands-on experience that will greatly contribute to your effectiveness as an instructor. Best of luck in your enrolment, and enjoy the enriching learning experience ahead!

Level 3 Award in Education and Training with Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment - starting 23rd to 26th April

SIA Door Supervisor Instructor Bundle: £1299 per delegate

With the Level 4 Award in Understanding Internal Quality Assurance - £1449

SIA Close Protection  Instructor Bundle: £1399 per delegate

With the Level 4 Award in Understanding Internal Quality Assurance - £1549

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Level 3 Delivering CM and PI starting 30th April to 3rd May

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Make a group booking for multiple delegates 

Our group courses can be delivered in-house at your offices or at a suitable venue. Group training can often work out more cost effective if you have several members of staff you would like to be trained at any one time. 

Why Choose Continental Training Academy?
Accredited Courses
We are a national training organisation approved by the SIA and Ofqual.
Realistic Training
Our training is realistic reflecting incidents that you will encounter in the workplace preparing you for work.
CV & Job Searching Support
We can also help you to secure your dream job with CV and job searching support. We will interview you with our security partners.
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