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Documents required for SIA Security Training Courses

Preparing for a SIA training course is an important step towards a rewarding career in the security industry. Along with practical skills and knowledge, proper document preparation plays a crucial role in ensuring a smooth and successful training experience. When preparing documents for SIA training courses, it is important to ensure that you have all the necessary information and materials in order to meet the requirements set forth by the SIA.

In this blog post, we will discuss the essential documents you need to gather before attending training courses at Nepbridge Security Services, helping you stay organised and focused throughout the process. 

Types of Documents


It is also mandatory that you bring two original passport-sized photos on the first day of your training course.  

These must be:

  • In colour  
  • 45mm x 35mm in size 
  • Printed (NOT digital) 
  • A true likeness of you, old photos will not be accepted
  • A close-up of your full head and upper shoulders
  • Taken against a white or cream background

You must:

  • Be looking straight at the camera with a plain expression with your mouth closed 
  • Not have a head covering, unless it’s for religious or medical reasons 
  • Not have anything blocking/covering your face 
  • Not wear sunglasses or darkened lenses (clear glasses can be worn) 
  • Not have any shadows on your face or behind you 

Background Checks

When applying for a licence, the SIA conduct background checks on individuals applying for security-related training courses.

You may be required to provide consent for a background check and submit additional documents such as:

  • a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Certificate
  • a Criminal Record Declaration Form

If you have lived abroad for 6 months or more, you will be required to provide an Overseas Criminality Certificate (OCC)

Proof of Right to Work

You must have the right to work in the UK to apply for a front-line or non-front-line licence. If you are a UK citizen, you have the right to work in the UK. If you are not a UK citizen, the SIA will check your right to work against records held by the Home Office. If your records show that your right to work has expired or is pending, you may be asked to send evidence of a valid right to work in the UK. This could include a work visa, residency permit, or citizenship documentation. Ensure that you have the necessary paperwork and that it is up to date before enrolling in a training course. 

Course-specific Requirements

Different SIA training courses may have additional document requirements. Carefully review the course information and reach out to us if you have any questions about specific document requirements. Our contact details can be found here

Proper document preparation is a critical aspect of successfully enrolling in SIA training courses. By gathering and organising the necessary paperwork in advance, you can streamline the application process, ensuring that you meet all requirements and deadlines. Remember to double-check the specific document requirements for your chosen course and reach out to Nepbridge Services if you have any queries. With thorough document preparation, you’ll be well-prepared to embark on your SIA training journey and start building a successful career in the security industry. 

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