The UK’s skills body for the private security sector

Skills for Security the sector skills body for the private security sector offers information, advice and guidance to employers, employees and trainers.


We accredit specialist organisations to provide services and training to the private security sector. Look for the Skills for Security Authorised Service Provider badge to be assured of working with an accredited organisation.


Apprenticeships are a vital route into a successful career in the security sector. We help organisations to plan, budget for and implement highly effective apprenticeships programmes.


We promote training across the sector, and provide a range of courses either directly or through trusted partners. Much of the training we provide leads to a recognised certification – and we also provide a portfolio of fully funded training programmes.


We help organisations in the private skills sector with sector-specific services, including consulting, insurance and legal briefings. We also enable security organisations to create and implement apprenticeships and other learning programmes in the most efficient and cost-effective way.

We’re here to help

If your organisation needs help or advice with any aspect of its apprenticeship programme or learning requirements, please get in touch. We’ll be happy to help.