The Kickstart Program

Guidance and Support

GTS Solutions is engaging with the government kickstart scheme. The scheme provides 18 -24-year olds with the opportunity to be fully trained prior to gaining invaluable experience through a placement within the Private Security industry.
Our Learning Package supports and maximises the learner’s capabilities through training and upskilling, thus allowing candidates the opportunity to further explore learning pathways specific to a career in the security industry.

The appropriate SIA licence allows you to work in the security industry. The training and placement will provide valuable experience and the opportunity for you to start a rewarding career in the security industry.  

The full SIA Security Officer Licence


• Training in Door Supervision and CCTV
• In addition, the learner will also receive training in Emergency First aid at Work, and Health and safety Level 1.

The learner will then be provided with work experience as a placement within a security based role , where they will gain invaluable experience and knowledge from industry professionals.

Opportunity to take further learning pathways are available where candidates can gain fully accredited qualifications.

  • The full Door Supervisor, CCTV Licences
  • Emergency First aid at Work Qualification.

Pre-Learning online EFAW, H&S 1, WIPSI

Day 1 Induction Remote
Day 2 – 3 Security Officer (SO) Remote

Day 3 – 4 Conflict Management (CM) Remote
Day 5 – 6 Door Supervisor (DS) Remote

*assessment day WIPSI, CM, SO Remote
*assessment day WIPSI, CM, DS Remote
*assessment day WIPSI, CCTV Remote

Day 7 – 10 CCTV (CCTV and PO) Remote

  • Day 11 Physical Intervention theory
    and EFAW assessment FACE TO FACE
  • Day 12 Physical Intervention FACE TO FACE
  • Day 13 CCTV assessment FACE TO FACE

The training takes place virtually, so we have to allow for the amount of time we are asking learners to stare at computer screens. This means, shorter days than usual with lots of breaks and time away from the screen, but spread over a larger number of days. You will require WIFI, a desktop/laptop, a quiet secured area free from distractions, and a smart phone. You will complete the majority of training form the comfort of your own home, and then be asked to attend our Edinburgh training centre to complete the face to face assessment element.  

Reducing the barriers to work are key to successful employment outcomes,. Your work coaches with our support are here to provide help and support to the below requirements. Please ask for help on any of the below requirements.

  • Be able to communicate clearly in English (this will be assessed at point of registration) 
  • Correct ID – Passport, Driving Licence etc.  
  • Access to an email account, which must be accessed during training 
  • Access to a photo picture app 
  • Access to a signature app 
  • The ability to scan documents and send via email 
  • The ability to complete documents and send via email 
  • A quiet secured setting with no interruptions  
  • Access to a laptop/desktop with a camera 
  • Access to a smart phone 
  • Access to Wi-Fi 
  • Ability to access the ‘Zoom’ Platform (online) (you can create an account for free), from 0830hrs – 1615hrs each day