SIA License Application

If you are having problems with your   SIA application form using the online system,get on the blower to the SIA on 0844 892 1025 and ask for advice or support.

If you already have it but need a hand filling it in, help is further below - scroll down.   Our SIA courses are £140 p vat*  -  Call 07866 627703    We are usually at least  50 pounds cheaper  than other providers for exactly the same course - why go anywhere else? 

SIA SFM Training Wales SIA Compliant SIA Licence  training courses every month for clients in Swansea,  Cardiff,  Newport , Bridgend, Carmarthen, Neath, Llanelli  Haverford West, Merthyr Tydfil   Brecon Pembroke.  We train throughout South Wales.   Call 01792 201457 or email SIASFM@hotmail.co.uk or text 07866 627703    If you are based in South Wales  Pembrokeshire  Carmarthen  Powys Haverford West RCT West Wales Gwent Vale of Glamorgan  Ceredigion, Rhondda Cynon Taff Swansea, Cardiff , then SIA SFM Training Wales can help you get your SIA Door Staff Door Badge or CCTV Operator and ensure you are Licensed , operating safely, legally protected through approved and licensed products, and fully qualified to work in the Security Industry

Our SIA compliant. Courses are monthly in Cardiff  Swansea Newport and West Wales and at £140 plus vat for every course and with no added extras we think we  are the best priced course in Wales. If you did  our course, and you enjoyed it, Please take the time to tell someone about us-  We are still one of Wales's best kept secrets, and we go the extra mile by providing the guys and girls on the course with  M4 Corridor security job vacancie guidance and Interview technique support

HELP ON FILLING IN YOUR LICENCE BELOW

Completing your SIA License Application


When you complete the application form  online you will be asked some tricky questions that you may not know the answer 

:which Awarding Body?     The Awarding Body is Highfield.  You will also be asked for the award date.?   The award date is usually the month and year that you complete  the course ie  02/2014  

When completing the form, remember to also select the type of license for which you are applying ie Door Supervisor Front Line so you must put  DS in sector code and put  X  in the front line box

From  January 2014 the SIA wstop issuing paper-based licence applications:

For individuals, the only way to apply for a new licence will be to fill in the application online at the SIA website; you will then be told which identity and other documents to take to one of over 750 post offices around the country to complete your application.

The Post Office will complete licence applications by:

  • Checking and returning the applicants documents,
  • Taking a digital photograph and an electronic signature, and
  • Taking payment of the application fee.
  • Your photograph and signature are sent to us electronically by the Post Office. We will then add them to the application information already received and continue with our checks, just as we do today.


Important point for DWP and other funded clients This change will also mean that payment for the licence fee by cheque will no longer be possible because the post office do not accept cheques. From 1 January 14, the Licence fee payments can only be made by card or cash at the post office SFM Training will continue to support funded clients with application fees but it will mean that we cannot issue a cheque made payable to the SIA however we can make a BACS payment into the clients account for client to pay for licence fee at the post office, or we can issue a cheque in clients name for client to use to pay for licence fee.

THE NEW ONLINE SYSTEM

Note- When you are filling in the SIA online form ,the form will ask you to input a licence or reference number, IGNORE it and go to next step, you do not have a number at this stage so ignore it.  At the very end they will issue you with your own application reference number at the end of the form, which you take to the post office with you as it identifies you. But this number is generated at the end of the form when you have completed it. Ignore any other requests to input numbers.

Step 1 apply online via SIA website

Step 2 Go to Post Office

Step 3 Receive the badge

In simple terms its a bit like renewing your car tax at the post office but you have to fill in an online SIA application form first

 Applicant starts by going to the SIA website   and starting the online application process. Applicant completes the details and this will generate an SIA reference number and applicant will be directed to nearest participating post office  For SIA Website Click Here  

  Once you have completed the online application, bring in your licence application number to post office  and Post Office will check your documents (these must be the original documents, not photocopies), take payment and capture your photograph and signature.


 Please ensure any ID documentation you provide are originals, not photocopies. You’ll also need to bring cash, debit card or credit card to pay the specified fee and 


PAYING BY CHEQUE     NO LONGER POSSIBLE AFTER  1 JAN  !     PO will not accept cheques and so if anyone has been given a cheque to pay for their licence fee,  please get back in touch for other options.


:which Awarding Body?     The Awarding Body is Highfield.  You will also be asked for the award date.?   The award date is usually the month and year that you complete  the course ie  08/ 2011  


When completing the form, remember to also select the type of license for which you are applying ie Door Supervisor Front Line so you must  DS in sector code and put  X  in the front line box

Criminal Offences

If you have a  historic criminal offence that you think may be spent,  but want to check just to be sure, please be aware that the SIA website has a criminality calculator. Just go to the SIA website  (see above) and type in your offence  and date of conviction,  and the calculator will indicate whether you are likely to be granted the SIA license. The time bar for licensing is usually 5 years for serious offence convictions,  and 2 years for minor offence convictions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question
Do I have to send my pass certificate off with my application

Answer
No You do not need to send your pass certificate off. The SIA will already know you have passed because we have told them

Question
Do I have to take original original Proofs of ID ie passport or Driving Licence and utility bills etc

Answer
Yes You must take original documents to the Post Office.



Question
Who is my awarding body

Answer
Highfield

Question
What is my Award Date

Answer
The Month you finished the course ie if your course was September 2012 you must put in 092012

Question
What Licence am I applying for

Answer
front line and select DS

For CCTV put CCTV and put a cross in the front line box

Question

How much is the three year badge (licence)    Answer   £220


Question
I have a question that is not answered above

Answer
Call the SIA on 0844 892 1025 or go to their website www.the-sia.org.uk 
 

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