CPS Security Guard Training Sponsorship

At CPS Security Services we are committed to making a difference for the homeless by supporting positive and lasting change.Our unique homeless shelter security has already yielded such positive results that we are now looking to support the roll out of our approach to other charity organisations, hostels, local councils and individuals.

Security Guard Training Courses

We provide: 

  • Self-funding security guard training projects  
  • Assistance with all related administrative processes  
  • Exam technique training and re-sit support as needed 
  • Help drafting a CV 
  • Assistance in finding security work following qualification, either within CPS itself or an organisation within our Manchester-based network 

We have established a dedicated security guard training centre based in Manchester focused on providing a route to the workplace via professional qualification in the security industry.

In-house training is provided by our experienced management to meet the requirements of front-line Security Industry Authority (SIA) licensing. Training is provided in the following topics:  

  • Conflict management 
  • Physical intervention skills 
  • Communication skills 
  • First aid

Sessions are delivered over 7 days and led by experienced security professional and CPS founder Darren Pendleton, who has an extensive career within the close protection security industry. Darren is supported in the training by a senior CPS team member.

Who can benefit?

This self-funded training opportunity is available to suitable members of the homeless community and/or those referred via their local council or appropriate charitable organisation. 

Our unique security guard training programmes are led by two friendly and experienced staff, who will personally guide and support candidates through the complete process from start to finish. This approach is designed to cater for those with anxiety and/or mental health issues. Training is always tailored to suit the individual and additional measures can be put in place for trainees with special needs and/or learning difficulties.

To qualify for the security training at CPS regulated by the SIA, candidates must: 

  • be a UK citizen with the right to work in the UK 
  • be at least 18 years old 
  • pass an identity check 
  • pass a criminal record check

Security Career Days

We run ‘pre-training’ careers days to help interested individuals decide whether a career in the security industry will suit them.

This provides a fantastic opportunity to gain insight into the requirements of the training and assessment, and understand the support available from CPS.

Contact us to find out more about our security career days.

Case Study - Sait Avci

Sait was under the homeless provisions of Wigan Council when he connected with our team and we offered to sponsor his training as a security guard.

He has now completed his full 7 days training towards achieving his SIA license. As part of his sponsorship, CPS staff assisted him to open a SIA (Security Industry Authority) online account enabling him to apply for his SIA Door Supervisor license and paid the £190 fee to complete his application.

Sait successfully passed all the exams, SIA checks (last 5 years address history, mental health check, eligible to work in the UK and CRB) and his SIA License has been granted. He has received his SIA badge and been offered a security guard role within CPS.

Darren Pendleton has personally supported Sait throughout his course and exams. Sait’s journey was not straightforward, and he didn’t achieve a high enough score at his first attempt at the paper exam. Sait was understandably devastated but Darren offered encouragement and sat down with him to see where he’d gone wrong. Additional training was provided and Sait was booked in for re-sits. Sait sat exams 3 times in total and eventually achieved an amazing 98% on his final attempt.

He learned to never give up and has been rewarded with a promising new career in security guarding at CPS.

Train the Trainer

At our dedicated training facility in Manchester, we also provide training to enable others in delivery of level 3 and level 4 BTEC security qualifications.

Contact us to find out more.

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