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G4S Staff Shortfall And Security Training

G4S will not have enough security staff at the Olympic games and there will no doubt be absenteeism of security staff that have been hired. The fact is there are thousands of individuals who have been trained and have applied to work at the games. G4S have not contacted them in a timely manner, I [...]

Peterborough Door Supervisor

Door supervisor ordered to pay more than £7,000 A Peterborough door supervisor who has had his SIA license revoked, continued to work illegally and was taken to court on the 23rd May 2012. At Peterborough magistrates court the suspended door supervisor was named as Scott Lee Greensmith.  Scott pleaded guilty to working without holding a [...]

Training Provider Approval Withdrawn

Hamptons Training Ltd Another London SIA security training centre(HAMPTONS TRAINING LTD) has had its approval to provide security qualifications withdrawn following an investigation involving the Metropolitan Police, the Security Industry Authority and Edexcel. Following allegations of malpractice, a visit to the head office of the Hamptons Training Ltd took place in July 2011. After the [...]

Training Provider Suspensions

Four London-based training providers can no longer provide SIA licence-linked training and over 300 learners have had their qualifications withdrawn along with any licences obtained. Due to a wide-scale investigation into training malpractice involving SIA investigators, the Metropolitan Police, awarding bodies (HABC, EDI, and Edexcel), the qualifications regulator Ofqual, and the UK Border Agency (UKBA). [...]

Where to send your SIA application form

Where to send your SIA application form So one of the questions we are always asked is where to send your SIA application form. If you ordered your application form from the SIA then you will have an individual application pack and within that is a self-addressed envelope to the SIA. If for whatever reason [...]


This month unfortunately more than 200 licences have been suspended by the SIA following alleged malpractice at London-based training centre Tristar. The licence holders all had Door Supervision qualifications from Leyton-based centre Tristar. The Awarding Organisation is Edexcel. All learners and now licence holders have had their ‘Level 2 BTEC Award in Door Supervision’ certificates [...]