Brian Sims

SIA takes part in NOCN Group webinars on new licence-linked qualifications

LEADING EDUCATIONAL charity the NOCN Group is delivering a series of webinars on the new Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence-linked qualifications. The webinars are being hosted by the NOCN Group’s security product manager Stuart Galloway, with a nominated representative of the SIA on hand on each live broadcast to explain the various changes in delivery, assessment and quality assurance for the revised qualifications which take effect from 1 April 2021.

Speaking about the webinars, Galloway informed Security Matters: “Given the considerable changes in the delivery, assessment and quality assurance requirements, these webinars are about ensuring employers, training providers and trainers/assessors are aware of the forthcoming changes to support their planning and implementation and, as a result, ensure a smooth transition from the current qualifications to the reformed ones. From my own perspective, these webinars are about continuing the good work that has been achieved in the last 16 years or so when it comes to improving the training available for new and talented individuals entering the sector.”

Tony Holyland, head of individual standards at the SIA, added: “The new SIA qualifications have been developed after significant consultation with the industry and close working with and between awarding organisations such as the NOCN Group. I’m really pleased to see the launch of new qualifications which will prepare those entering the industry to ensure members of the public are kept safe from harm.”

The first webinar in the series was delivered to a variety of employers, training provers and trainers/assessors on 18 February with the feedback from participants being very positive, duly indicating that the information imparted was both supportive and extremely informative.

Each session includes an overview of the content of the new security qualifications, key detail about the new practical assessments and multiple choice tests, an outline of the SIA’s new quality assurance requirements and information on resources and training available from the NOCN Group.

Further webinars will run on Thursday 4 March (3.00 pm-4.30 pm), Thursday 18 March (10.00 am-11.30 am), Thursday 25 March (3.00 pm-4.30 pm), Thursday 8 April (10.00 am-11.30 am) and Thursday 22 April (3.00 pm-4.30 pm).

*To book your place on one of these webinar sessions visit the NOCN Group’s events page

The NOCN Group’s core aims are to help learners reach their potential and organisations to thrive. The Group offers a range of integrated services including end point assessment, regulated UK and international qualifications, access to higher education, assured short courses, SMART job cards, assessment services, consultancy and research.

**Further information about the NOCN Group is available on the organisation’s website

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