Fight for Peace members complete security industry employability course

11/10/2017 – Nine Fight for Peace members have completed a Security Industry Authority (SIA) accredited course held at the London Academy, paving the way for them to gain employment in the security industry. The intensive five day course formed part of the services offered by Fight for Peace’s Employability Pillar which supports young people to gain access to the job market via training, vocational courses and referrals to employment opportunities.

Over the duration of the training course, participants completed four modules composed of both classroom and practical activities. The first two modules of the course – Working in the Private Security Industry and Working as a Door Supervisor – covered health and safety issues, emergency procedures, dealing with the public and communication skills. Meanwhile, the remaining components – Conflict Management and Physical Intervention – dealt with codes of conduct, self-defense and associated legal issues.

Course participants were required to pass four exams covering the contents of the training programme and also completed a practical workshop on disengaging techniques and prompting and guiding techniques – all vital skills for those working in the security industry. Upon successful completion of the course, those taking part have the option of obtaining their Door Supervisors License and moving into employment in a range of environments including recreational venues, corporate settings and construction sites.

For course participant Ion Pruteanu, the SIA course was an excellent experience and a clear stepping stone towards gaining employment: “I think the course was one of the best I have ever taken. The instructor was very good, he has lots of experience in the security industry having been employed in it most of his life, and he was able to share this experience with us over the course of the training week. After I get my license I plan to start working as a security guard. I also want to do more qualifications in this area and progress on to higher levels.”