Approved Training Providers (ATP)

The Security Institute strongly believes that everyone who is committed to their personal and professional development should have access to credible training. However, as many members have expressed, identifying credible learning and development opportunities often requires a leap of faith to navigate the myriad of training providers.


In response, the Security Institute is launching an Approved Training Provider (ATP) Scheme. The Institute’s ATP scheme provides a third-party assessment of quality for security-related training courses, that are not accredited by existing Awarding Organisation or Bodies.


All of the Institute’s ATPs must demonstrate their course is delivered to a recognised standard, and that the material is up-to-date and meets the course’s stated purpose. The ATP Scheme will thus help provide assurance for learners across the industry that are seeking training opportunities to continue professional development and gives employers confidence when opting for a training course that has gained ATP status.


The launch of our ATP expands on the Institute’s existing efforts as a not-for-profit organisation to enhance professional standards across the industry, and support the professional development of all security professionals. It will ensure that professionals seeking training can easily identify quality providers, as well as providing a greater incentive for training providers to deliver quality courses.


ATP Continuing Professional Development (ATP CPD)

  •  The ATP CPD endorsement is for workshop or online events endorsed by the Institute’s CPD scheme.
  • Participants will receive a training provider CPD certificate (or similar) endorsed with the SyI ATP CPD logo
  • CPD points will be allocated by the Institute experts
  • The duration for an ATP CPD programme will not extend beyond 1 working day.

Prices start from £150.00 per year, and from £50.00 per CPD endorsement.
(excludes an administration fee payable on submission of the ATP application.)



ATP Professional Certificate (ATP PC)

  • The ATP PC endorsement is for short courses which are more informed than a CPD workshop or event
  • The course will include a form of assessment, i.e. Q&A, multiple choice questionnaire, scenarios or practical participation
  • Participants will receive a Professional Certificate endorsed by The Security Institute
  • The duration is unlimited but must be more than one working day

Prices start from £250.00 per year, and from £75.00 per PC endorsement.
(excludes an administration fee payable on submission of the ATP application.)

What does the Security Institute assess during the ATP application process?

ATP applicants will be required to complete a comprehensive due diligence process to ensure instructors are appropriately qualified and experienced, that training is relevant and current, and assessment is fair (ATP PC only). Insurance documents, policies and procedures will also be reviewed as part of the process.


All ATP applicants will also need to satisfy the Institute’s requirements for quality and ethical practice as laid out in the Institute’s ATP Terms and Conditions. A successful applicant will receive the appropriate ATP endorsement and then be listed on the Institute’s website.


If you are interested in finding out more or joining the ATP scheme, please contact the Security Institute’s Engagement Manager Jade Lapper: jade@security-institute.org.

What do Security Trainers gain from participating in this ATP Scheme?

Gaining SyI ATP status is a mark of high-quality security training, which can be displayed on any promotional material and any certification awarded to learners upon completion of the course. The ATP logo will be reissued annually, indicating to learners and employers that your course remains up to date.   All ATP approved courses will be eligible to double points in the Institute’s Continuing Professional Development (CPD) scheme, with 2 points for every hour of formal learning. This will be an additional draw for those participating in the scheme, which is now been adopted by four other organisations.   The Institute will also display all ATP courses on their website, as well as help highlight these quality training opportunities to members in their various communications.

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