security officer training courses

Under the Private Security Industry Authority Act 2001, all individuals wishing to work as a Security Officer within the private security industry must undertake a recognised qualification before applying for a licence.

This Security Officer training course has been developed to meet the requirements of the Security Industry Authority (SIA) and provides the necessary skills and knowledge for those who wish to apply for an SIA licence and work as a Security Officer within the private security industry.

Qualification

Highfield (HABC) Level 2 Award for Working as a Security Officer within the Private Security Industry

Individuals achieving this qualification will be able to progress to the Highfield Level 2 Certificate in Providing Security Services (RQF), which provides the competency component of the apprenticeships in providing security services. It can also lead to further learning in other areas such as the Highfield Level 2 Award for working as a Door Supervisor within the Private Security Industry, and the Highfield Level 2 Award for Working as a CCTV Operator (Public Space Surveillance) within the Private Security Industry.

Course Outline

The Security Officer course covers:

  • Roles and responsibilities of security officers
  • Patrolling
  • Security systems
  • Communication
  • Recording and record keeping
  • Avoiding conflict
  • Reducing personal risk
  • Defusing conflict
  • Resolving and learning from conflict

Course Duration

The course is run over a minimum of 3 days and ideally these should be 3 consecutive days.

Participant Restrictions

Students for the Security Officer training course must be a minimum of 18 years. A maximum of 12 students can attend each course.

Assessment and Marking

The qualification is divided into 3 units as follows:

Unit 1: Working in the Private Security Industry
A multiple-choice examination of 1 hour consisting of 40 questions and candidates must score 28 or more to pass this unit.

Unit 2: Working as a Security Officer within the Private Security Industry
A multiple-choice examination of 1 hour consisting of 40 questions and candidates must score 28 or more pass this unit.

Unit 3: Conflict Management within the Private Security Industry
A multiple-choice examination of 30 minutes consisting of 20 questions and candidates must score 14 or more pass this unit.

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