New SIA licence-linked qualifications postponed to April 2021

Updated: Jul 23, 2020

New SIA licence-linked qualifications postponed to April 2021

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has decided to postpone the introduction of new licence-linked qualifications until April 2021.

The SIA has spoken to industry, awarding organisations, and training providers who have outlined the difficulties they face during the current pandemic.

In view of these challenges the September 2020 launch date for the new qualifications is unachievable.

The SIA has therefore set a revised target date of April 2021 for the introduction of the new licence linked qualifications.​​

Further information:

  • The Security Industry Authority is the organisation responsible for regulating the private security industry in the United Kingdom, reporting to the Home Secretary under the terms of the Private Security Industry Act 2001. Our main duties are: the compulsory licensing of individuals undertaking designated activities; and managing the voluntary Approved Contractor Scheme.

  • For further information about the Security Industry Authority or to sign up for email updates visit The SIA is also on Facebook (Security Industry Authority) and Twitter (SIAuk).​​​​​​​​​​​

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