Demonstrating Our Professionalism


Our accreditations demonstrate our commitment to continuous improvement and exceptionally high standards of service delivery and we are proud to be accredited to all of the organisations listed below.





DCL Security are accredit for Security Guarding and Keyholding.


The Security Industry Authority is the organisation responsible for regulating the private security industry. SIA are an independent body reporting to the Home Secretary, under the terms of the Private Security Industry Act 2001. Their remit covers the United Kingdom.


The SIA have two main duties. One is the compulsory licensing of individuals undertaking designated activities within the private security industry; the other is to manage the voluntary Approved Contractor Scheme, which measures private security suppliers against independently assessed criteria.


SIA licensing covers manned guarding (including security guarding, door supervision, close protection, cash and valuables in transit, and public space surveillance using CCTV), key holding and vehicle immobilising. Licensing ensures that private security operatives are ‘fit and proper’ persons who are properly trained and qualified to do their job.


Their Approved Contractor Scheme introduced a set of operational and performance standards for suppliers of private security services. Those organisations that meet these standards are awarded Approved Contractor status with DCL Security being one of them. This accreditation provides purchasers of private security services with independent proof of a contractor's commitment to quality.





Skills for Security

Skills for Security, the skills body for the security industry, works with employers to improve security skills and standards of professionalism, by providing access to security training courses and security qualifications, for people employed in private security roles across the UK.





SSAIB is a leading Certification Body offering a wide range of schemes for providers of electronic security, fire systems and guarding services in the UK. Our aim is to promote high standards within these sectors and to provide recognition for those who achieve them.





City & Guilds

City & Guilds are a leading vocational education and training organisation, providing services to training providers, employers, and trainees across a variety of sectors to meet the needs of today’s workplace.




NOCN – UK Awarding Organisation – Educational Qualifications

Designed with people in mind, NOCN qualifications offer a step-by-step, unit-by-unit route into learning and skills that help to increase learners’ confidence and employability and make sure that the qualifications fit with today’s industry needs.





SQA - Scottish Qualification Authority

We provide high quality, relevant and flexible qualifications and services, embedding and instilling industry standards. Our qualifications provide clear progression pathways in-order to facilitate lifelong learning and recognised achievement.





ILA - Individual Learning Account


Individual Learning Accounts (ILAs) are for people who are 16 or over and living in the UK and are for individuals who will benefit most from this support.


You can apply for an ILA if you do not have a degree or above, are not undertaking any secondary, further or higher education, training through the Employability Fund or Modern Apprenticeship, or participating on the Community Jobs  programme.


You must also have an income of £22,000 a year or less, or be on benefits to be eligible to get up to £200 towards the costs of learning or training.





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