PTTC The Training Company is hoping to demonstrate that the security industry is not riddled with corruption
Mario Garcia, MD PTTC The Training Company, will be discussing recent SIA cards scandal on the BBC Inside Out programme

A leading security training company based in London has spoken out about corrupt practices in the industry in a BBC Inside Out programme due to be aired on Monday 23rd March. After a recent scandal which has seen untrained students able to gain Security Industry Authority (SIA) cards without even sitting an exam, PTTC The Training Company, is attempting to show how security training should be done correctly as part of the documentary, which has already caused quite a stir in the industry.

Scandalous revelations

There’s been national focus on the subject of security training over the past week, after a BBC investigation found that thousands of licensed security guards could be working in the UK fraudulently. Researchers working undercover found that various colleges in the UK were happy to sit or forge exams for untrained students seeking an SIA card – one researcher even managed to get an interview to guard Canary Wharf on the basis of their fraudulently gained qualification.

PTTC attempts to reassure the public

Now, PTTC The Training Company is hoping to demonstrate that the security industry is not riddled with corruption, and that there are legitimate, quality training courses available for those who wish to work in the world of security. With more than 14 relevant industry courses on offer at its dedicated training centre in Stratford, PTTC The Training Company is seeking to reassure the public that there are exceptional training providers out there that won’t cut corners.

PTTC is hoping to demonstrate
that the security industry is
not riddled with corruption,
and that there are legitimate,
quality training courses available
for those who wish to work
in the world of security

Mario Garcia, Managing Director of PTTC The Training Company, says, “The revelations coming out as part of the BBC Inside Out programme and the undercover research they conducted are quite staggering. We’re now facing a situation where thousands of untrained security guards in the UK could be working in sensitive positions, without the proper qualifications to be working with such responsibility. This could see the public put in danger, purely due to the fact that these SIA card holders are not fully aware of best practice or their obligations as a member of the security industry.”

He adds, “At PTTC The Training Company, we’re dedicated to providing exceptional training, with quality instructors, at realistic prices. Every individual who takes one of our courses, whether it’s to obtain an SIA card, or something as simple as a First Aid qualification, will receive a high standard of tuition, and all candidates be required to reach the appropriate level of knowledge and skill before any certificates are handed over.”

Mario Garcia, MD PTTC The Training Company, at BBC Inside Out programme

Mr Garcia will be discussing the recent scandal and his own experiences in the security training industry on the BBC Inside Out programme, and he’s also given an interview to the BBC London 94.9 radio station, which can be found on BBC iPlayer. PTTC The Training Company is founded on Garcia’s 30-years security and training experience, working with VIPs from film, music and politics. This solid foundation means the company offers courses that couple quality with experience. It successfully delivers 600+ SIA qualifications per year in the areas of SIA Door Supervision, SIA CCTV Operator, SIA Security Guarding & SIA Close Protection.

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