Security First Line Manager

The security sector covers a wide range of functions, ranging from the employment of security personnel to those involved in the design and implementation of complex security activities and/or equipment.

Completion of the apprenticeship would enable candidates to develop the skills and knowledge required to manage people working specifically in a security environment such as Private Security Industry, MOD, Event Security, ‘In –house’ security, Department for Transport and will provide a vocational route to a career in Security Management (excluding close protection).

Security First Line Managers will be competent in supervising people and activities in line with regulatory requirements; undertaking security risk assessments; providing security advice to others; understanding threat, vulnerability and risk; security methods, operations and activities; incident management and planning; stakeholder management; business communications and data security management within role(s) such as Ministry of Defence, Transport & Border Security and Private Security Industry. Understanding the threat, vulnerability & risk on a local, national and international security basis, and how to respond accordingly, would offer candidates a significant advantage over others with general managerial skills.

Successful completion will require rigorous and substantial training. A typical apprenticeship will take 18 months to completion. This will vary for those with existing general team leader/managerial skills, and those roles with specific seasonal activities or operational requirements that may take place away from the designated workplace e.g. placements in another country, part of the business, or role.

Candidates will develop the knowledge and skills required to be successful in their roles.


What happens if employers take on an apprentice who needs help with English and maths?

If you employ an apprentice who needs extra help with English and maths, additional payments are made to your training provider. This does not come out of your Apprenticeship Levy funds.

How much does an Apprenticeship cost?

You can get help from the Government to pay for Apprenticeship Training.
The amount you pay depends on whether you are a big enough employer to pay the Apprenticeship Levy (you pay more than £3 million in salaries every year) or not.

All employers must now set up a Digital Apprenticeship Service account with the Education and Skills Funding Agency to manage their Apprenticeship funding.

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What is End Point Assessment?

An EPA takes place at the end of an apprenticeship and tests the knowledge and skills you’ll have learnt as an apprentice.

What does an EPA involve?
An EPA can vary depending on the apprenticeship but could include:
• a practical test of the skills learnt during an apprenticeship
• a presentation
• an interview
• written or multiple-choice tests
• workplace observation

Understanding end-point assessments (EPA) (

Is an apprenticeship right for you ?

Apprenticeships combine real work with training and study for a specific role.
You’ll learn new skills, gain experience and earn a salary too. Being an apprentice can be an exciting and rewarding career path.

Before applying you should also consider that as an apprentice you’ll have to:
• balance a job with studying and your home life
• work under supervision and guidance
• complete regular assessments, including an end-point assessment
• usually train for one specific role

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Is there an age limit for Apprenticeship training?

Apprenticeships can be offered to new recruits or existing employees of all ages and at any level. Older staff, even those with degrees, can do an apprenticeship training programme if they are taking on new roles or require new knowledge and skills