New short courses are passport into the security industry


Telford College is running a series of short courses to help people into jobs in the security industry.

The first of the three-week ‘sector-based work academy’ schemes kicks off at the college’s Wellington campus on November 28.

It is free for anyone aged over 19 who is either unemployed, in receipt of benefits, or earning less than £18,545 a year.

Lora Rogers, from Telford College’s employer engagement team, said: “We have lined up some fabulous local employers to support this programme, which is a perfect stepping-stone to new careers.

“The aim of these short courses is to support candidates into work, building their confidence and skills and providing them with important qualifications.

Lora said: “The security course is something brand new for us, and we are working with two great local companies – Business Watch Guarding, and JA Security – who will also be giving talks and holding interviews.

“Successful candidates on this programme will actually achieve a security licence which normally costs from £190, along with five other qualifications including emergency first aid.”

  • For more details, or to express an interest in securing a place, email


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