Skills for Security, the Sector Body for the Security Industry is pleased to announce accreditation of two E-Learning courses for Healthcare Security Officers from AEGIS Protective Services.

A healthcare security officer role is recognised as one of the most challenging and demanding within the security profession. Besides guarding against the growing menace of terrorism and protecting millions of pounds’ worth of assets and resources against loss by theft, fraud, waste and damage, on a daily basis, healthcare security officers are called to manage emotional, frightened, desperate, vulnerable people and volatile situations. In each case, failing to make the correct decision could have disastrous and potentially even lethal outcomes.

The AEGIS Healthcare Security Officer Training & ‘Top Up’ Training courses are the result of a comprehensive ‘Knowledge-Needs’ assessment by healthcare security professionals, following on from a ‘Risk Assessment’ of the role of a Security Officer working in the NHS. The training is designed to drive up standards of security in healthcare settings nationally and by achieving accreditation from Skills for Security is setting the benchmark.

The ‘Top Up’ course is for those who are already SIA trained, enabling them to upgrade to the new training standard, avoiding the expense of training duplication.

Available online, the courses can be studied when and where convenient and learners have up to 18 months to complete the programme.

On achieving accreditation from Skills for Security, Jim O’Dwyer from AEGIS Protective Services said:


“I am very pleased and proud to have gained accreditation by Skills for Security for the Healthcare Security Officer e-learning courses and would like to thank and praise all who have contributed to development of the programmes, including the National Association for Healthcare Security (NAHS) and all the NHS Security Managers and Security Officers whose feedback has helped shape the training.”

Accreditation is the formal recognition that ensures training is meeting the appropriate criteria for best practice and that it meets or exceeds nationally recognised training standards.

Skills for Security’s Accreditation endorses quality courses, training providers, trainers as well as in-house training schemes for the security industry, giving employers and individuals confidence that the training they are considering has been approved by the skills body.

For further information, please contact Skills for Security on 01905 744000 or at [email protected] or to view the courses visit AEGIS

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