Health and Safety and Security

The Skills Network has maintained a market-leading reputation of delivering first class health and safety programmes and implementing industry-standard accredited qualifications in stewarding and event security.

We’ve partnered with multiple awarding bodies to develop a portfolio of distance learning qualifications that includes occupational health and safety courses, manual handling courses, DSE and COSHH risk assessment courses, stewarding courses and facilities management apprenticeships.

Working closely with a range of organisations within the health, safety and security industry, our provision of qualifications and short courses has enabled over 6,000 learners to upskill and enhance their knowledge around their chosen subject area.

Pioneering stewarding and security event qualifications

We’ve attained long-standing collaborations with global security services companies such as G4S, Securitas, Spears Worldwide Security and The SES Group, to develop banks of qualified employees with skill sets that enable them to effectively provide stewarding and event security at national and multi-national events.

Working with our awarding body partner NCFE, we’ve pioneered an industry-standard and regulatory compliant Level 2 Extended Certificate in Understanding Stewarding at Spectator Events qualification. This accredited course has provided our partners with a structured training programme that equips their employees with the key skills that underpin stewarding, spectator control, crowd monitoring, controlling spectator movement, communication, teamwork and health and safety.

The qualification has been made available to our partners through government funding streams, with funding approval from the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) via the Adult Education Budget (AEB). This has allowed our partners to access an innovative training solution at no cost and achieve unmatched training cost efficiencies.

As the qualification complies with guidelines set by the Sports Grounds Safety Authority (SGSA) – who oversee the safety regulations of the 92 football grounds in the Premier League and the EFL – we have enabled our partners to secure stewarding contracts with some of the UK’s leading football clubs. For instance, we have supported The SES Group to fulfil a contract with Tottenham Hotspur FC, and Spears Worldwide Security to secure contracts with Aston Villa FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers FC. We also work directly with football clubs to upskill their staff with the appropriate training to provide match day security and stewarding, having partnerships with Manchester City FC, Watford FC and Celtic FC.

Don't just take our word for it

Eric Alexander
Managing Director
at G4S Events

“This project has given a new level of confidence to the operational managers within the G4S Events division. They can be assured that staff have been given a quality and engaging training programme and that they are deploying people with skills, all of which can be captured through the system, which is necessary to demonstrate to customers”

Click to see our short courses

We have a range of health and safety CPD certified short courses that support learners with their continued professional development.

We have CPD short courses in:

  • Fire Safety Principles
  • Health and Safety in the Workplace
  • COSHH Risk Assessment
  • DSE Risk Assessment
  • Manual Handling Safety at Work.

These courses give individuals a benchmark of health and safety knowledge whilst upskilling them in controlling risks and reducing hazards, which ultimately reduces workplace injuries and illnesses. Though CPD courses are perfect additions to a CV, they also serve as brilliant resources for staff training programmes, and can be purchased in bundles and hosted within our online learner management system ‘EQUAL’, to deliver engaging e-learning.

Your learner journey could look like this

Health and Safety in the Workplace CPD

Level 2 Award in Occupational Health and Safety

Success of our Learners


Security Companies


Current Learners


Emily Smith
Level 2 Extended Certificate in Understanding Stewarding at Spectator Events

“I thoroughly enjoyed the course, loved the way it has been put together and the feedback and comments I received from the tutors helped me to improve my answers and assessments.”