Can anyone become a security guard?
There has been an assumption over many years that UK security guards consist of all the failures of society and therefore the people who are responsible to maintain law and order is often those who are least prepared to deal with the current crime situation in this country. These assumptions may have been true two decades ago, but all of this has been changed by the SIA, who has understood the necessity to establish a minimum standard for UK security guards as far as education is concerned. Before a person can register as a UK security guard they have to complete basic security training and someone who does not have an adequate education behind them may simply not be able to pass the basic training course which is mandatory before been registered as a UK security guard.
What should people do?
Every young person in this country should make the best of the opportunities which is provided to them and they should do everything in their ability to educate themselves as effectively as possible while they are still in school. The harder one study the more opportunities may become available later on and even for those who are going to become UK security guards, they may have significantly more opportunities when those students have done well while in school. School dropouts, and those who wasted the opportunities which was provide to them, might find that the security industry is not accessible to them and they are disqualified from becoming UK security guards simply because they do not have a sufficient level of education to qualify them to become UK security guards.
What is the reality?
The security industry is a very diverse industry and there is a lots of opportunities to specialize in one particular kind of security, but those opportunities will only be accessible to people with an adequate level of education. Training for those specialized fields in the security industry will require an adequate ability to study properly and to accomplish this will require people to be excellent students. A lot of changes has taken place in the security industry and this industry was required to adapt because of the progress which has been made by organized crime and this requires UK security guards who has the ability, the training and the experience to deal with criminal organizations where ever these criminal organizations may be found.