Sector BodySkills for Security the sector skills body for the private security sector offers information, advice and guidance to employers, employees and trainers.
Our work includes the development of industry standards, work-based qualifications and apprenticeships alongside careers information and guidance.
National Occupational Standards
National Occupational Standards (NOS) are a free resource for employers and training providers. They describe the knowledge and skills required to perform work to the nationally agreed standard for each specialism across the spectrum of different occupations within the security sector. The standards are determined by experts in their field; and now is your opportunity to contribute to setting those standards.
Once finalised NOS are used to design qualifications, and are an invaluable resource for anyone who wants to design a training programme, assess the skills of their workforce, write job descriptions or undertake staff appraisals.
The better expressed and more accurate the National Occupational Standards are the more useful they are to our industry.
Skills for Security are happy to discuss potential new areas of qualification development, whether you are an Awarding Body already working with us, or are looking to enter the sector.
If you are interested in developing a qualification that is either new to yourselves or new to the sector, please view/download CPD Scheme User Guide where you will also find the early dialogue form in the annex to ‘start the ball rolling’.
There is a wide range of security qualifications available.
For further information about any particular security qualification please contact the relevant Awarding Body (BIIAB, Bucks New University, City & Guilds, Edexcel, EDI, HABC, IQ, NOCN, NCFE , SQA and Trident) or contact our Customer Services team via firstname.lastname@example.org
Trailblazer Project 2016
All new apprenticeships are to be developed against employer standards & Skills for Security set about reviewing security apprenticeships