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 deemed to be unachievable.
The SIA has therefore set a revised target date of April 2021 for the introduction of the new licence-linked qualifications.
The SIA is the organisation responsible for regulating the private security industry in the UK, reporting to the Home Secretary under the terms of the Private Security Industry Act 2001. The SIA’s main duties are the compulsory licensing of individuals undertaking designated activities and managing the voluntary Approved Contractor Scheme.