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About us


As the leading Apprenticeship Training Provider in the UK we are proud to play a key role in Apprenticeship Training across the Electronic Fire & Security sector across the North West and beyond: through a range of mixed delivery methods we have a reach like no other across the whole of England.

Our links with individuals, employers and stakeholders are at the very heart of what we do. We aim to strengthen and develop these relationships and the services we offer over the coming five years.

The period ahead will have its challenges, but we are starting out from a strong position – positive student feedback, excellent results and a brand new curriculum, combined with our skilled and highly motivated staff and the development of our new training centre into a truly 21st century centre of excellence.

We look forward to building on these strengths.


David Scott, Managing Director, Skills for Security

Skills for Security is a Grade 2, Good, Ofsted national provider, with a Technical Training Centre in Warrington. We hold direct claims status with two Awarding bodies and a direct contract with the ESFA. We are a part of the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) and a not-for-profit organisation.


As the leading Apprenticeship Training Provider in the UK we are proud to play a key role in

Apprenticeship Training across the Electronic Fire & Security sector across the North West

and beyond: through a range of mixed delivery methods we have a reach like no other across the whole of England.


Our links with individuals, employers and stakeholders are at the very heart of what we do. We aim to strengthen and develop these relationships and the services we offer. A nationally renowned centre of excellence for High-Quality Learning, Teaching and Employer Engagement.


We work with apprentices, stakeholders and employers to ensure training is designed and delivered to be fit for purpose.



Continuing to be highly successful in competitions & awards locally, regionally and on national platforms through Engineers of Tomorrow and WorldSkills.


Continuous Development

A strong focus on listening to employer & apprentice voices, ensuring the ongoing and continuous development of the curriculum.


Our Centres

We are now able to offer fire and security apprenticeship training in across England; Warrington, Birmingham, Oxford, Southport and Watford (opening mid 2022). We also have facilities in Glasgow to cater to our learners in Scotland. These innovative partnerships were developed based on the feedback we received from many of our employers earlier in the year, where it was highlighted that there was a definite need for more training providers across the whole of England. The purpose of these partnerships was to make training more accessible, flexible and affordable for our employers.


What we offer

Our learning programmes are exclusively tailored for apprentices in the security industry, specifically a niche part of the industry - fire and security emergency alarm systems. We have excellent networks as a specialist provider for Security. We pride ourselves on the excellent quality service which we deliver and hold our products and services in very high regard.


Skills for Security work with employers to set National Occupational Standards, improve security skills and professionalism by providing access to training, apprenticeships and security qualifications for people employed in security roles across the UK.


  • We are the preferred apprenticeship training provider in England for the security industry

  • We have over 450 apprentices enrolled throughout England

  • We have a purpose built and fully equipped technical teaching workshop at our Technical Training Centre in Warrington with satellite centres in Southport & Birmingham

  • We are Industry leaders in e-learning accredited training

  • We have fully Qualified Electronic Fire & Security trainers

We also offer team leadership and customer service apprenticeships and we also deliver CPD accredited technical training.

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