Skills for Security

Our mission is to improve both the skills and standards of profession #TomorrowsEngineersToday

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Do you need sales and design training within your team?

Maybe you have engineers that have moved into a similar role, or those you have employed that may need upskilling.

We have a modular approach to training, allowing those individuals working within sales and design to cover multiple areas of the job role as well as upskill their own knowledge on specific system types.

The start date for the next intake is Monday 9th January 2023.


Visit our website for more details and pricing.


🏆 Success Story - Traineeship 🏆

We've had some phenomenal feedback come in over the course of the year for our Traineeship programme!

The lovely Jae gave his thoughts on the programme and his experience whilst on course as well as some lovely words from the employer.

"We teamed up with Skills for Security to help promote careers within the fire industry. We offered work experience places and pleased to say we have now employed one of the trainees on a full time basis. The team from Skills for security were great. They made sure all trainees were fully equipped with PPE, ECS card and Travel allowance.

Communication from them is also on point they supported us as an employer and the trainee. We will definitely work with them again and highly recommend"

- Amiee Tuck, SD Fire Solutions

Well done Jae!

Special thanks to SD Fire Solutions and the wonderful Traineeship team Leah Forsyth, Gurmeet Kalyan, Nazreen Kauser, Evie Scholes, Laura Jones & Suky Kaur-Bhatti, Khalid Ismail, Jayne Clissold


Day two lets go 🎉

The competitors are ready to go as we enter into day two of the WorldSkills UK finals in London.

We just want to take a moment to say a massive well done to all those competing and showcasing the incredible talent these young competitors already possess!

If you would like to watch live, click the link below ⬇️⬇️⬇️

Texecom Ltd Hikvision UK & Ireland CSL Group BAFE Fire Safety Register British Security Industry Association (BSIA) National Security Inspectorate - NSI SSAIB IFSEC Global C-TEC Computionics Ltd


The WorldSkills UK Finals 2022 commenced today at Barking & Dagenham College
As proud sponsors, we would like to wish every competitor the very best of luck.

You can watch it live at this link.

SSAIB Hikvision UK & Ireland National Security Inspectorate - NSI BAFE Fire Safety Register C-TEC Computionics Ltd Skills for Security


EFT Apprentices in college last week enhancing their installation skills on Texecom and Pyronix systems and working on their electronic principles. Thanks to Skills for Security for making learning fun!


Congratulations to Skills for Security's Employee of the Month Ian Stringer 🎉

Thank you for your continuous dedication to training and the incredible support you show all learners!

Photos from Skills for Security's post 26/10/2022

Congratulations to all our learners who have recently gone through EPA and now begin their careers in the Fire and Security industry 🎉

A special well done to Reece (UK Red Security & Fire ) on achieving 100% on his practical! What an incredible achievement!

Its fantastic to see so many talented engineers enter the industry supported by the wonderful teams at ACL (Alarm Communication Limited) , UK Red Security & Fire , Pafi Ltd , OLS - Oliver Law Security Ltd , EDSB Compliance Solutions and Security Wise Ltd


Last week we met our newest cohort in Wishaw 🎉

We had 11 learners in centre from the central belt, with a further 6 joining us remotely from Inverness and Aberdeen.

Welcome to the Skills for Security family!


Join Skills for Security and ADI Global plus leading suppliers at our November Expo!

Hosted at The Mere Golf Resort & Spa, we will be showcasing the latest products and sharing expertise. Learn about the considerations in the design of Video Surveillance Systems, meeting the requirements of industry standards, and understand the benefits of site surveying and risk assessing. Get information on the key areas of system design and learn what documentation should be included within your design proposal.

The training will run from 10:30 - 12:30, with an opportunity for additional Q&A following the event.

The event will take place in the James Braid Suite where you can join us from 10am-3pm. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Spaces are limited so please ensure you book your place as soon as possible by following the link below to our website

Skills for Security opens London training centre 30/09/2022

Skills for Security opens London training centre

Skills for Security opens London training centre Skills for Security has opened a new training centre in North London. Based in Watford, the new facility will be used to deliver both apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship training to the fire and security sectors. The centre has 4000 sq/ft of classrooms and workshop space and is kitted out with


RISCO apprentices earn their stripes!

In conjunction with Skills for Security, RISCO UK is delivering a comprehensive introduction to the world of and creating ‘tomorrow’s engineers today’ through its apprenticeship programme. Ricardo Butler and Mehedi Hussain commenced their apprenticeships in May 2022; and after a three-month trial period, are now fully fledged members of RISCO’s technical support team, providing first line support to security installers.

Parallel to learning the complex technologies of both RISCO’s hardware infrastructure and software platforms, Ricardo and Mehedi are undertaking the Skills for Security Level 2 qualification in Customer Service.

Mehedi was glowing in his assessment of his time at RISCO to date: “Following positions in retail and logistics, I was looking for a role in technology, which has always been of interest. Prior to joining RISCO, I wasn’t sure how I could get such an opening, but the RISCO and Skills for Security apprenticeship has allowed me to learn so much about the company, products and industry. It has been such a steep curve to get to where I am now and there’s still much more to absorb, but it’s been brilliant; I now have a clear vision of my future career path, while gaining valuable qualifications in the process.”

Ricardo was equally enthused with his verdict: “I learn so much better ‘on the job’ than in a classroom environment and the apprenticeship is providing real-life and practical experience, while I get to grips with the world of security technology. I’m already responding to RISCO customer queries, and I am adding considerably to my knowledge and skills every single day. I love the programming and networking side of things and one day, I intend to start my own business – but one step at a time!”

RISCO UK Managing Director, Mark Taylor added: “It has been a pleasure to see Mehedi and Ricardo come into the business through the Skills for Security Apprenticeship Programme; and then witness the rapid growth in their understanding of our technologies and processes, allowing them to now perform critical roles in supporting our customers. I am convinced Mehedi and Ricardo will prove to be valuable assets to RISCO and the security industry in the years ahead.”


The Banks Foundation, set up by entrepreneur and founder of CSL Group, Simon Banks, have secured a 49.9% stake in Skills for Security.

This huge step allows The Banks Foundation to allocate its generated income to activities centred around young entrepreneurs that encourage and advance their careers, training, salaries and seed-fund start-ups.

David Scott, Managing Director, Skills for Security, said: “This is such a positive step that will allow us to scale-up our training operations nationally. We are well used to Simon’s involvement as he’s been Chairman for some time.

To read the full press release please visit our website


Skills for Security offer a variety of courses ranging from Customer Service to our most popular course Fire, Emergency and Security Systems.

Apprenticeships offer you the freedom to acquire the valuable skills and experience in your chosen sector and still earn while you learn!

To find out more visit our website or call 01905 744000



We have a variety of courses on offer including:
Ø Business Admin
Ø Customer Service
Ø Fire, Emergency and Security Systems

Our fantastic team are here to support all your learning needs and support you through the programme alongside your dedicated learning support officer.

If you would like to register your place, follow the below link to submit your expression of interest form

Upon completion, a member of the team will be in touch with more information. Alternatively, you can call the team on 01905 744000


Do you need help deciding your next steps after leaving school/college or do you know someone who does?

A traineeship with Skills for Security offers learners an exciting way to develop the skills and confidence you need to take your first step towards a professional career.

70% of our learners who complete the programme go on to find apprenticeships or full time work!

Contact Leah Forsyth on 07930232952 to find out more!

Photos from Skills for Security's post 12/07/2022

❗ We're hiring ❗

Skills for Security are looking for a new Fire and Security tutor to join our expanding team!

Location: Watford
Hours: Full time, perm
Salary on application

Take a look at the attached vacancy and get in touch for more information: [email protected]



Now that you’ve sat your exams and begin preparing for a summer of fun… have you stopped to think about what comes next?

Do you know the career path you want to follow?

Or are you maybe a little unsure?

Here at Skills for Security we offer a fantastic selection of courses ranging from business to construction and, what we are best known for, our Fire, Emergency and Security Systems apprenticeship!


If the apprenticeship route isn’t for you, we have a fantastic choice of traineeships! This gives you a fantastic opportunity to gain some insight into the chosen industry BEFORE you make a decision 🎉

Get in touch with the team today to see how we can you take the next step in your career…

For all things apprenticeships call Hollie on 07716638297

For all things traineeships call Leah on 07930232952


Kicking off the event with PSI Magazine in partnership with IFSEC Global and Skills for Security where we are talking about future challenges, technologies of the future and how to develop retention strategies for your business.

Photos from RISCO UK's post 22/06/2022

Photos from RISCO UK's post


Mondays in the Skills for Security Warrington training centre!


Are you finishing college or school this year or know someone who is?

Interested in becoming a fire & security engineer or getting into construction?

Do you or someone you know think sixth form/college isn't for them but are not ready for an apprenticeship?

Skills for Security have a solution!

Our traineeship programme offers learners an exciting way for you to develop the skills and confidence you need to take your first step towards a professional career!

Contact Leah Forsyth on 07930232952 to find out more!


Happy Jubilee Day to Queen Elizabeth!

Reaching 70 years on the throne she became the 1st British monarch ever to make it to a Platinum Jubilee!

She had already broken the record of the longest-reigning British monarch in 2015

Photos from Skills for Security's post 25/05/2022

Feedback like this is why we do what we do!

Lovely words from Amiee at SD Fire Solutions and Jae who has just completed his traineeship programme and will be continuing
to work with the team.

Congratulations Jae we knew you would smash it and we can't wait to see how you progress with your new career!


Get your Post-IFSEC Apprentice & Training plans in place now ✅

Skills for Security are proud to sponsor PSI’s Next Generation event in association with IFSEC International which kicks off on 22nd June at Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa!

Next Generation events reflect the two sides of the security and fire installation trade: the next generation of talent we need to bring into the industry and the next generation technology available to them.

To register your attendance or to find out more click the link below...

PSI Magazine National Security Inspectorate - NSI British Security Industry Association - BSIA SSAIB ID Cyber Solutions Zitko Group Ltd Anekanta Consulting Eagle Eye Networks Conxtd Technologies Ltd


Skills for Security learners Louis, Jake and Dylan have been working hard with Zicam Integrated Security during their apprenticeship! The trio have written a lovely piece about their apprenticeship and how they feel it is going.

"We didn’t know each other before but we’ve built a friendship since starting and we all help each other, so it’s been good to have that support"

It's amazing to see how they are enjoying being on programme and how the course has impacted them!

To read what they have to say click the link below...


We are very fortunate here at Skills for Security that we are able to work with so many fantastic employers who not only support our learners but also go above and beyond to help us provide the best workspace to deliver our training.

The lovely team at Fenix Monitoring have kindly helped our learners with a large financial investment to make our training space even better! Carl and the team have made it possible for our learners to train in a newly refurbished workshop that will enhance their learning.

We couldn't more appreciative to receive this level of support and would like to say a huge thank you to Carl and everyone at Fenix Monitoring!

Next Generation events – the future, secured 07/04/2022

Next Generation events – the future, secured

Next Generation events – the future, secured New UK events for 2022 from PSI and Skills for Security seek to promote careers in the sector, raise product awareness and encourage personal development. Next Generation events reflect the two sides of the security and fire installation trade: the next generation of talent we need to bring into th


Today our learners from Scutum had a visit from Bob Penny Texecom Ltd

The learners had a great time learning all about the equipment
Texecom Ltd offer, the software they use, installation of their products and the various techniques used.

Feedback from the learners has been very positive and it was fantastic to see them so engaged with Bob Penny during his session.

Visits such as these provide learners with the opportunity to gain some industry insight from manufacturers and give them the chance to get a discussion going.

Thank you Bob Penny and Texecom Ltd for your time today!


ONE WEEK LEFT TO ENTER for the WorldSkills UK competition!

"WorldSkills International supports young people across the world via competitions-based training, assessment and benchmarking, with members’ national teams ultimately testing their ability to achieve world-class standards in the biennial ‘skills Olympics'."

Prizes for winners are:
1st place - £1,000
2nd place - £500
3rd place - £250

Inspire your learners to develop their technical, personal and employability skills, register them today at


Yesterday our apprentices had the opportunity to test the strength of the Abloy Oy Electromechanical CLIQ Super Weather Proof Padlock!

Students used a variety of tools including drills and crow bars to break the lock which proved to be an impossible task.

Thank you to Neil Hughes at Abloy Oy for coming in and talking to the EFT Group Ltd learners and giving them a go at testing the lock!


On Friday Skills for Security staff took part in a virtual quiz in support of Comic Relief: Red Nose Day!

Taking part and testing their general knowledge and entertainment knowledge, staff came together to enjoy some light hearted competition in support of a great cause and began their weekend with some fun.

Thank you to all who took part!


Why chose Skills for Security?

Because we have a reach like no other!

From Dundee to Plymouth we currently have over 400 students going through apprenticeships with us. Here at Skills for Security we are a nationally renowned centre of excellence for high quality learning, teaching and employer engagement.

Curious to see how we can help you?

Contact [email protected] or visit our website using the link below

Photos from Skills for Security's post 10/03/2022

Yesterdays Emergency First Aid at Work course had a great turn out and even had some of the Skills for Security team on!

It was great to see everyone getting involved and enjoying the session whilst learning vital first aid that can prepare them for an emergency situation.

Do you have up to date first aid training?

Do your staff have up to date training?

If would like to get in touch or book onto the next course email [email protected]

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