Security Officer

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Certification
Level 2 Award for Security Officers in the Private Security Industry
Assessment
Practical Assessments
Muliple Choice Exams
Learning Hours
4-days
Learning Methods
Classroom only
Pricing

£239

Groups
Discounts may apply, please contact us

Course Overview

This qualification is vocationally-based and offers learners the opportunity to demonstrate achievement of the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to work as a Security Officer.

Under the terms of the Private Security Industry Act 2001, individuals working in this sector must hold a licence, issued by the SIA. One of the criteria for obtaining a licence, is the achievement of this qualification.

The qualification consists of three mandatory units. The qualification will provide learners with an opportunity to gain an understanding of:
• the principles of working in the Private Security Industry
• the principles of working as a Security Officer
• how to apply Conflict Management Skills

Please note to enrol on this course you must have completed a First Aid qualification with at least 12 months remaining. If you do not possess one, you can add the 1-day Emergency First Aid at Work to your course and receive a discount if booking together.

Course Duration

The SIA stipulate that this is a 4-day course. Learners must attend all days. 

Course Qualification

Level 2 Award for Security Officers in the Private Security Industry

Course Modules

  1. Principles of Working in the Private Security Industry
  2. Principles of Working as a Security Officer in the Private Security Industry
  3. Application of Conflict Management in the Private Security Industry

What the course covers

Principles of Working in the Private Security Industry

LO1 Know the main characteristics and purposes of the Private Security Industry
LO2 Understand legislation as it applies to a security operative
LO3 Understand arrest procedures relevant to security operatives.
LO4 Understand the importance of safe working practices
LO5 Understand fire procedures in the workplace
LO6 Understand emergencies and the importance of emergency procedures
LO7 Understand how to communicate effectively as a security operative
LO8 Understand record keeping relevant to the role of the security operative
LO9 Understand terror threats and the role of the security operative in the event of a threat
LO10 Understand how to keep vulnerable people safe

Principles of Working as a Security Officer in the Private Security Industry

LO1 Understand the roles and responsibilities of security officers
LO2 Understand the control of access and egress
LO3 Know the different types of electronic and physical protection systems in the security environment
LO4 Know how to minimise risk to personal safety at work
LO5 Understand drug-misuse legislation, issues and procedures relevant to the role of a security officer
LO6 Know how to conduct effective search procedures
LO7 Understand how to patrol designated areas safely

Application of Conflict Management in the Private Security Industry

LO1 Understand the principles of conflict management appropriate to the role
LO2 Understand how to recognise, assess and reduce risk in conflict situations
LO3 Understand the use of problem solving techniques when resolving conflict
LO4 Be able to communicate to deescalate conflict

How the course is assessed

The course is assessed via completion of practical assessments and three multiple-choice exams.

Booking Dates & Prices

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Classroom Learning
Enrol in our classroom learning: £239 per delegate

We run the 4-day SIA Level 2 Award for Security Officers in the Private Security Industry at the following locations

  • 11-13 Cambridge Road, Hastings, TN34 1DJ
  • The Pier Hotel, 4 Grand Parade, Eastbourne BN21 3EH
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