Who is this qualification for?
This qualification is aimed at individuals wishing to apply for a licence from the Security Industry Authority (SIA) to work as a security officer. This qualification is based on the relevant SIA specification for learning and qualifications and is supported by Skills for Security, the standards setting body for the security industry and the SIA, which regulates the private security industry.
How long will it take?
To complete this qualification learners should expect to undertake approximately 42 hours of learning. The SIA stipulates a minimum of 29 contact hours, it is delivered over 5 days including a first aid qualification on day one, with a large amount of pre-course reading and written tasks to complete. Full details will be sent out to you.
These include the main characteristics of the private security industry, the importance of safe working practices to comply with legal requirements, the role of a security officer within the private security industry, the law relevant to the role of a security officer, how to recognise, assess and reduce risk in conflict situations and good practice to follow after conflict situations.
Unit 1 - Principles of working in the private security industry
Unit 2 - Principles of working as a security officer in the private security industry
Unit 3 - Application of conflict management in the private security industry.
This qualification is suitable for learners over the age of 18.
The SIA now require all new applicants to hold a one day First Aid qualification. This is delivered as standard on day one of the course for all delegates.
Upon successful completion of this course you will then need to apply to the SIA for a licence at an additional cost of £190.
Courses are inclusive of tuition, examination fees and course handbooks. Free follow up support will also be available from your tutor.
This course is now only available for group bookings on demand either at our centre or at your premises from as little as £200 per person. Please contact us for a quote and availabilty.