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James Moore is the Editor of IFSEC Global, the leading online publication for security and fire news in the industry. James writes, commissions, edits and produces content for IFSEC Global, including articles, breaking news stories and exclusive industry reports. He liaises and speaks with leading industry figures, vendors and associations to ensure security and fire professionals remain abreast of all the latest developments in the sector.
August 14, 2020

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Skills for Security announced as Preferred Provider with the JIB

Skills for Security, the training subsidiary of the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has announced it has successfully achieved and been appointed as a Preferred Provider with The Joint Industry Board.

As a Preferred Provider, Skills is aligned with the JIB and ECS to promote its commitment to excellence in skills and training, have the ability to register Electrotechnical apprentices with the JIB apprenticeship training scheme, and is able to deliver the ECS Health & Safety Assessment directly to apprentices.

SkillsforSecurity-ecscardprovider-20This means that Skills for Security is now able to offer the following:

  • JIB Apprentice Registration
  • JIB Trainee Registration
  • Awarding body registration for the JIB Mature Candidate Assessment
  • ECS HS&E Assessments for training provider students
  • ECS Work Experience card applications for training provider controlled work placements
  • ECS Mature Candidate Assessment Experienced Worker Cards for MCA students

This news follows the announcement that the Fire, Emergency and Security Systems (FESS) scheme has introduced a new Occupational Qualification Structure and ECS card.

Additional training developments at Skills for Security

Skills for Security has been developing training material and a curriculum plan for the delivery of Team Leadership/Supervisor Apprenticeship Level 3 & 4, which it is now reserving spaces for.

While still in the grasps of the pandemic, the importance of the development of staff is paramount. In recent years the Government has indicated that 20% of economic growth is related to staff training and development, highlighting why Skills for Security has worked to develop these courses.

Finally, the Skills for Security team has also have been developing training material and a curriculum plan for the delivery of Customer Service Apprenticeship Level 2 & 3.

For more information on all the above, contact [email protected]

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