Training malpractice crackdown continues

An on-going investigation into training malpractice has led to a further 283 certificates being withdrawn.

Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC) has withdrawn certificates as its investigation involving AAB Training, Adult Learning Network Ltd and Get Licensed continues.

HABC has withdrawn the physical intervention unit that applicants took via ALN Limited and AAB Training to gain the Level 2 Award in Door Supervision, making the qualification invalid.

Of these qualifications, 167 had been used to obtain a Security Industry Authority licence. The SIA has written to licence holders to explain that they have 28 days to gain a valid qualification or their licence will be revoked.

HABC has set up a helpline for the affected learners. The telephone number is 01302 363 154. SIA licence holders affected by withdrawn certificates must correspond with the SIA; if they do not their licence may be revoked.