Leisuresec is committed to ensuring that all those who work for us are trained sufficiently in their role and to the standard required. All employees will be provided with equal access to training and equal opportunity for development and advancement. Training and development include any activity, which contributes to the enhancement of their knowledge, skills, competence, and working practices. On this page we will be providing training material to help you. 


Have you read our Training Policy? You can do this here 'Training Policy'


Is there any extra Training that would benefit you and your job? Let us know!



SIA launches consultation on top-up training for door supervisors and security guards

The SIA is changing the qualifications needed for an SIA licence. This follows a review of the licence-linked qualifications.

The SIA has developed top-up training to make sure current Door Supervisor and Security Guarding licence holders have the same basic skills and knowledge as new entrants achieving the updated qualifications.

From October 2021, door supervisors and security guards will need to complete top-up training before they renew their licence.

Tony Holyland, Head of Quality and Standards for the SIA, says

The new licence-linked qualifications will better equip operatives to work in the private security industry. They reflect what we have learned from extensive industry consultation and engagement.

By introducing this top-up training we will be bringing the skills of existing licence holders up to date.

Our aim is to improve the basic skills, knowledge, and understanding of security operatives so that they can do their jobs more effectively. This will help to improve community safety and to protect the public in the UK.

A key element of our role as the regulator is to work with the industry to raise standards in private security. The new requirements will help achieve this.

The SIA is including the following in top-up training:

Door Supervisors

  • An Emergency First aid At Work qualification (required to take top-up training)
  • Use of equipment
  • Updated terror threat awareness
  • Physical intervention skills training (knowledge and practical)

Security Guards:

  • An Emergency First aid At Work qualification (required to take top-up training)
  • Knowledge of physical intervention
  • Updated terror threat awareness


Does your SIA Badge run out soon? You will need to book the Top-Up Training. Various companies will be offering the Top- Up Training. The SIA has provided this flowchart to help.




If you are unsure how to proceed, please contact us so we can help you pick the best for you. 


SCaN For All Staff

SCaN For All Staff, is a module created by CPNI (Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure), designed to increase awareness of hostile reconnaissance and how staff can help to counter it.

The module includes a short film and then questions to highlight the importance of staff vigilance and the role they can play in disrupting the planning of a hostile act. 

This module is designed for All Staff and outlines the core components of SCaN: 

  • See - understanding what hostile reconnaissance is and how to spot it
  • Check - knowing what to do if you suspect hostile reconnaissance or identify suspicious activity
  • Notify - who should you tell and what should you tell them

To complete the module click here.


Cyber Security Training

The NCSC has produced an e-learning training package: 'Staying Safe Online: Top Tips for Staff'. It’s totally free, easy-to-use and takes less than 30 minutes to complete. The training introduces why cyber security is important and how attacks happen, and then covers four key areas:​

  • defending yourself against phishing
  • using strong passwords
  • securing your devices
  • reporting incidents ('if in doubt, call it out')
There will be a short quiz at the end to put what you've learnt to the test.



National Cyber Security Centre | Check your cyber security

This free government service for UK organisations performs a range of simple online checks to identify common vulnerabilities in your public-facing IT.

All checks are remote, without the need to install software and uses the same kind of publicly available information as cyber criminals use to find easy targets.


 IP address & website 

Check if cyber criminals could attack your systems to gain access to your data via the internet.    



Web browser

Check if your web browser is out of date and vulnerable to exploitation by criminals.

Email Security

Check if your email domain has good practice protections
in place to help your emails be sent securely and make them harder for criminals to forge.



British Red Cross | Free First Aid Skills Pack

It's important to invest in first aid training to meet health and safety requirements, but first aid isn't just for the workplace; it's a life skill that we think everyone should have.

That's why The British Red Cross have produced a free First Aid Pack, so everyone has the opportunity to learn some first aid skills. To download your free pack click here: Free First Aid Pack



The Government's new online learning platform called 'The Skills Toolkit'

Free courses are available through a new online platform hosted on the website, called The Skills Toolkit. The new platform gives people access to free, high-quality digital and numeracy courses to help build up their skills, progress in work and boost their job prospects.Learn about:

  • practical maths
  • computer essentials
  • personal growth and wellbeing
  • professional development
  • business and finance
  • digital design and marketing
  • computer science and coding

The courses have been selected on the advice of experts and leading employers to make sure they meet the needs of business, not just for today but in the future. To see if there any course that you are interested in click here: The Skills Toolkit




IPSA offers free membership to those employed in Industrial or Commercial Security and to those companies who supply services or materials used in connection with Industrial or Commercial Security. They also provide a number of training courses for Industrial or Commercial Security personnel and management and a growing range of services to companies, including official security items and screening aids. IPSA is dedicated to all the front-line workers in the private Security profession.

Simon Pears (The chairman of (IPSA) International Professional Security Association recently met with Cusack Gordon; MD of Leisuresec to welcome the company as a corporate member.

During this meeting Simon presented the many benefits of individual IPSA membership including

  • Being part of the longest established professional security association – Established 1958
  • Fast growing organisation representing the voice of the front-line & service technicians
  • Professional & personal development through engagement and training courses including e-
    learning courses
  • Tax and legal helpline – available 24/7
  • HMCA Company Private Medical Plan – Discounted Rates
  • PSS Body Armour – Exclusive IPSA members 15% discount
  • Access to a wide range of industry experts covering all sectors of the security environments
  • Access to career development opportunities
  • Representation and Lobbying: Ensuring that the voice of members is heard by politicians, civil
    servants, and other key decision-makers
  • CPD Events & Networking: Helping you to maximise your business network
  • Membership managed via the IPSA APP, and digital membership certification
  • Discounted promotions available on Interconnective security products exclusive to IPSA
  • Be part of the IPSA board representing front line activities on a 6-monthly cycle
  • Complementary subscription to the ‘Professional Security Magazine’
  • Up to date guidance on topics likely to affect members
  • Training opportunities
These are just some of the benefits but to see the full range of what membership entitles you to visit the members page.

The commitment of IPSA to support front line security operatives is in evidence as membership to all licensed frontline personnel is free so, please do take advantage of this by visiting and completing the application form and downloading the app.




SIA DS Top-Up Training Courses + First Aid 

(3 days over 2 weekends)

21st, 22nd & 29th January | 8.30am - 5.30pm

11th, 12th & 19th February | 8.30am - 5.30pm

25th, 26th February & 5th March | 8.30am - 5.30pm


First Aid Course Only

(1 day)

21st January | 8.30am - 5.30pm

11th January | 8.30am - 5.30pm

25th February | 8.30am - 5.30pm


Fire Marshal Training

(1 day)

  • 28th January  | 10.30am - 5.30pm
  • 18th February | 10.30am - 5.30pm
  • 4th March | 10.30am - 5.30pm


Please fill out the form below if you are interested in any of these courses or if you wish to explore other training courses not mentioned. 


Training Course Enquiry Form

We at Leisuresec aim to provide all our employees with opportunities to further their training and development, and we want employees to be part of that decision. So if there is an area you wish to gain further training in, please complete this enquiry form so we can find suitable opportunities for you. Alternatively, you can also call or email our Control Room.

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E-Learning Modules





What are Toolbox Talks?

A 'toolbox talk' is a short presentation on a single aspect, from Health & Safety to Security Officer's Duties. These discussions will refresh your training and generate ideas on these topics. If there is any topic you want to discuss at the next Toolbox Talk, let us know.


Toolbox Talk Questionnaires

Have you taken part in the Counter Terrorism Toolbox Talk- 'HOT & WHAT' & 'Run Hide Tell'? Test Your knowledge.

Questionnaire 1


Have you taken part in the Reporting of Incidents and Accidents Toolbox Talk? Test Your knowledge.

Questionnaire 2


Have you taken part in the Safety Signs Toolbox Talk? Test Your knowledge.

Questionnaire 3