The security industry will have brand new qualifications to offer clients and potential candidates early next year, with HABC assisting in the development of revised units.
The changes come after one of the largest ever reviews into learning in the sector was launched earlier this year, when the Security Industry Authority (SIA) announced it was evaluating their specifications for learning and qualifications.
The outcome of the review will affect the security licence-linked units, which will result in qualifications containing these units being withdrawn and replaced. HABC has been asked by SIA to assist in the development and work alongside other SIA-endorsed Awarding Organisations to create the units that will make up the new qualifications.
Existing qualifications will be withdrawn on 31 December 2014, to be replaced with the revised qualifications with immediate effect from 1 January 2015.
Jason Sprenger, HABC Chief Executive, said, ‘This is perhaps the largest review the SIA has conducted into training since it took responsibility for the sector, and will result in the development of completely new suites of qualifications that better meet the needs of learners and employers.
We actively encouraged all our Approved Centres offering security courses to take part in the public consultation to ensure that the sector had a voice in the review, and that the resulting qualifications would be valued by security professionals’.
HABC will be working with the SIA and Centres over the next few months to ensure that all providers have full details on the new qualifications. A series of events across the country is also planned, with dates and locations due to be announced later in the year.
Dates and locations are:
- Doncaster 27 November 2014
- Bristol 2 December 2014
All HABC Approved Centres will be fully supported with the transition between the qualifications, but in the meantime if you have any questions, please contact your account manager.