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Ensuring the continued delivery of security qualifications during the COVID-19 crisis

We have been working hard to ensure that centres delivering security qualifications can continue to deliver training during the COVID-19 crisis.  

That’s involved the development of an innovative new digital solution called Qualify at Home, as well as liaising with regulatory authorities such as the Security Industry Authority (SIA).  

Deliver our security qualifications with added flexibility

Highfield has worked with the SIA to confirm that remote delivery and online assessment can be used for the Highfield Level 2 Award for Working as a Security Officer in the Private Security Industry and the Highfield Level 2 Award for Working as a CCTV Operator (Public Space Surveillance) within the Private Security Industry.

Meet the requirements set out by the SIA for remote delivery using an online platform that enables live and interactive delivery of training via a virtual classroom. We are currently undertaking a pilot with the SIA to ensure that flexible delivery and assessment can be achieved while remaining compliant.

The SIA have also temporarily amended the contact hours required to deliver the Level 2 Award in Working as a Security Officer within the Private Security Industry from 18.5 hours to 20 hours over 3 days. For the Level 2 Award in Working as a CCTV Operator, 16 hours of contact is required over 2 days with the third day allocated for practical assessments.*

How you can meet the new SIA pilot requirements

Through our Qualify at Home programme, we can support your teaching for these qualifications through remote learning. That includes allowing learners to sit exams at home and have them remotely invigilated, and then issued with e-certificates.

And for just one price, your learners can be registered on the selected qualification, receive a high-quality learning resource and complete the required examinations using remote invigilation.

What that means in practical terms is that:

  • you can complete your training via a virtual classroom
  • You receive electronic, downloadable PDF versions of our industry-leading security books
  • learners can sit their exams for the qualification in just one sitting
  • Highfield will provide remote invigilation and e-assessment
  • you'll pay just one up-front fee of £70 per learner, or £60 per learner if you have more than 50 learners

Which is great news for you, and even better for learners working towards their SIA licences during the lockdown.

To find out more on the complete Qualify at Home package, watch our two-minute explainer video at https://www.highfieldqualifications.com/distance-learning

Watch our Qualify at Home webinar


Upcoming webinars

If you want to know more about how remote invigilation works for security officer qualifications, as well as what further support Qualify at Home can offer your centre and learners, then join our FREE webinars. 

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If you have questions on any of the above, please contact your account manager, who will be happy to help.

We are certainly still open for business during the current situation, though of course, we are observing all Government guidance and regulations.


* Unfortunately, the SIA has also confirmed that, due to social distancing requirements imposed by the government, physical intervention and close protection qualifications cannot be delivered in this way.

We are in constant communication with the SIA, and should the situation around physical intervention and close protection qualifications change then we will advise you immediately.  

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