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£1,440 business opportunity for Forces leavers

£1,440 business opportunity for Forces leavers


24 Mar, 2020

Get Licensed is currently offering to pay the £1,440 cost of training/qualifications for those with frontline military experience to set up in business as a training provider for the security industry – both to support those who have served in the Armed Forces and to raise standards within the sector …

Get Licensed, the UK’s number-one course finder for licence-linked courses, is keen to use military veterans’ expertise to further raise security industry standards, while at the same time easing their transition from frontline to civvy street. That’s why it is offering to pay former military personnel the £1,440 required to set up as a security training provider.

Anyone with three or more years’ frontline experience in the Army, Royal Navy or RAF can apply for the grant – with successful candidates’ training costs all covered by the firm. 

The role involves training people for a wide variety of Security Industry Authority (SIA) approved roles within this expanding sector – including security guards, CCTV operators and door supervisors – while Get Licensed provides access to thousands of candidates.

The cost of becoming a fully qualified tutor is £1,440 – requiring the following accredited courses: level 3 Education & Training (£350); level 3 Conflict Management (£350); level 3 First Aid at Work (£240); and level 3 Physical Intervention (£500).

If you are preparing to leave the military, then I really recommend using your expert knowledge in the security industry

In addition, Get Licensed will also register the successful candidates with a training body award, provide all necessary training equipment, including laptop and projector, provide all training content and material, and create a custom-made professional CV.

Training tutor Neal Thomas (pictured) is a former Sergeant in the Coldstream Guards who believes it’s an ideal business opportunity for those leaving the military. ‘When I left the Army after 15 years,’ he says, ‘I found it difficult to readjust to civilian life and then the opportunity arose to work in the security industry and with Get Licensed.

‘It was quite difficult starting out due to having to complete all the relevant courses. Get Licensed is not just funding this for ex-Forces but will also offer the necessary support during the whole process. So, if you are preparing to leave the military and are thinking about a career, then I really recommend using your expert knowledge in the security industry. For me, it’s been a wonderful opportunity.’

Get Licensed training expert Anthony Milner adds: ‘Some of the sector’s best training providers are ex-Forces because they have already undergone a range of professional training – from behavioural standards to conflict management. In addition to the obvious transferable skills, veterans are focused and have an excellent work ethic – all great attributes that can further raise training standards within the industry.’ 

For further details or to sign up, click here

About Get Licensed

Get Licensed is the UK’s number-one platform for licence-linked courses. With more than 11 years’ experience working with fully qualified and experienced instructors, Get Licensed makes it easier for people to find, compare and enrol in all sorts of licence-linked courses, from door supervisor, CCTV and personal licence to HGV, health & safety and construction courses.

Get Licensed provides its customers with easy access to a variety of courses at more than 110 locations across the UK. It offers cutting-edge booking technology to reach a wider audience, manage bookings and provide excellent customer service to students.

All courses are covered by a training guarantee, and Get Licensed’s customer service team are available to offer 24/7 support.

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