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Terms & Conditions for Qualifications

The following terms and conditions apply to the provision of co-funded City & Guilds 2882 qualifications.

1. Provision is wholly dependent on the continuation of funding.

2. If the Security Industry Training Association (SITA) experiences a material reduction in funding they reserve the right to terminate the agreement immediately.  In the event of a material reduction in funding resulting in the immediate termination of any funding agreement the learner or their company, are at liberty to finance completion of the qualification by payment of the appropriate City & Guilds administration and registration fee.

3. Completed documentation should be returned by post to the Security Industry Training Association, 20 Endbutt Lane, Crosby, Merseyside, L23 0TR within a period of four weeks from date of issue. SITA reserve the right to exclude documentation received outside this time period.

4. The qualification is expected to be completed in full within a period of twelve weeks from the receipt of completed documentation. The issue of certificates to learners that have successfully completed the qualification is subject to timescales determined by City & Guilds and is beyond the control of SITA.

5. Learners are required to produce a portfolio of work (see details below).  Portfolios will be returned to learners for remedial action where they do not meet the required standard.

6. SITA reserve the right to make charges where learners have been registered and subsequently default in the production of their portfolio within the agreed timescale, or where assessments have been undertaken and the learner fails to complete their qualification.  Where a learner fails to meet specified timescales an amount, limited to £150 per learner to cover the cost of the City & Guilds administration and registration fee, would become payable immediately.

7. Where any funding for the provision of City & Guilds 2882 qualifications is derived from the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) it is subject to SFA eligibility criteria.  Attention is drawn to the following criteria;

(i)         Learner is employed by a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME). (An SME is an employer with fewer than 250 employees).

(ii)        Eligibility to funding does not give the individual the right to funding, just the ability to be funded.  Most individuals who want to take part in learning will be eligible for funding if they meet the following basic rules;

  • They are at least 19 years of age on the first day of learning. 
  • They are a citizen of the United Kingdom and Islands, have Right of Abode (the right to live permanently in the United Kingdom without any immigration restrictions), or are a citizen of a country that is within the European Economic Area (EEA). 
  • They have been ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom and Islands or the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA) continuously for at least the previous three years on the first day of learning.  (A central measure of eligibility is the amount of time an individual has been ordinarily resident in England. To work this out, you must ignore time spent in full-time education). 
  • The learning is taking place in England.  (Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have their own funding arrangements.  All learners who are ordinarily resident in the Channel Islands or Isle of Man will not be eligible for funding as the funding responsibility for their programmes is with their own independent governments). 

The above criteria are not exhaustive and are subject to change without notice.

8. As part of the qualification the learner is required to produce a portfolio of evidence for submission to City & Guilds. The presentation of the portfolio is extremely important and guidance on the format of portfolios for submission is outlined below. All portfolio’s must be presented in a timely manner. You will be given a completion date for submission of the portfolio. Failure to submit the portfolio on the given date may result in an unsuccessful outcome for the qualification.

9. Where the qualification requires an examination, SITA will pay for the registration of each candidate for ONE sitting of the examination for each skill required. Should the outcome of the examination be unsuccessful, a fee of £30.00 (minimum) will be levied for each resit of each examination. This fee may be subject to VAT at the rate current at the time.

Portfolio Presentation

  • Presented in either an A4 ring binder or leaver arch file.
  • Inclusion of divider sheets for each of the sections (below) marked with the appropriate section number.
  • Each sheet within each section to be inserted in a clear plastic hole punched pocket.
  • Name of the learner clearly marked and securely attached to the front of the folder.
  • First page of each section to be signed by the learner. 

Section Requirements

The following six sections are required;

Section 1

  1. A CV to include;
  • Name and address
  • Education
  • Job experience for last 10 years or, if less than 10 years, since leaving school
  • Courses attended relevant to current job

 Section 2

  1. A company headed letter from the learner’s employer stating their competency to carry out duties as an engineer on either installation or service (or both if applicable). 

Section 3

  1. 3.     Photocopies of training certificates, for example;
  • From manufacturers
  • Qualifications that the learner has achieved
  • CSCS card 

Section 4

  1. Two jobs that the learner has worked on over the last 12 months.  Include all of the following documentation;
  • Specifications
  • Job make up sheet
  • Plans/drawings
  • Commissioning list
  • Handover forms
  • Maintenance documentation
  • SSAIB or NSI certificates
  • Any other documentation completed for the installation

Service engineers should additionally include copies of 6 different service reports from within the last 12 months.

Section 5

  1. A minimum of four photographs of the learner on site, for example;
  • Siting a detector
  • Installing/maintaining a control unit
  • Using steps/ladders/scaffold
  • Using a meter to measure voltage/current
  • Using PPE

Section 6 

  1. Any additional information the learner considers would be independent supporting evidence such as correspondence from;
  • Satisfied customers
  • Supervisors
  • Managers


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