SIA extends remote live training for six months

SIA extends remote live training for six months

As the coronavirus still poses a threat to our everyday lives all organisations are working to find solutions to adjust to what we now call “the new normal”.

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) announced a few weeks ago that it is working with awarding organisations to pilot ways in which some license-linked qualifications may be delivered remotely. The pilot program was rolled out and has been running. The courses being delivered remotely are Security Guarding, Cash and Valuables in Transit and CCTV (Public Space Surveillance)

Live remote training is a form of training where learners and tutors interact through videoconferencing.

SIA has now agreed to an extension of the successful pilot to allow delivery and assessment of SO, CCTV, and CVIT qualifications by remote interactive delivery and online invigilated exams (with online assessment of remote operation of CCTV equipment for the CCTV qualification).

Below is a statement released in its May edition of SIA UPDATE?

“We have worked with the industry, qualifications’ regulators and awarding organisations on a pilot to determine whether license-linked training and assessment can be delivered remotely to the required standard.

Following a review we are extending the pilot for a further six months to allow more employers and training providers to deliver courses.

This is an initiative which has gained praise from many sections of the industry, and we are keen to allow more opportunity for remote training and assessment to be delivered and evaluated.

We will monitor progress to ensure the training continues to be delivered under carefully controlled conditions.

We would like to thank all those involved so far for making this possible. We look forward to its progress and reviewing the results.”

As it stands now, this will be the only mode of training for SIA courses until life returns to normal which we all hope will be soon.