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SIA Security Guard Course

SIA Security Guard Course

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Level 2 Award for Working as a Security Officer within the Private Security Industry.

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 28-hours of learning. The SIA stipulates a minimum of 18.5 contact hours, it is delivered over 3 days with a large amount of pre-course reading and written tasks to complete. Full details will be sent out to you.

 Topics covered

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.

 Assessment method

Unit 1 - Working in the Private Security Industry

  • 40-question multiple-choice examination paper.
  • Successful candidates must achieve a score of at least 28 out of 40
  • Examination duration – 1 hour.
  • Guided learning hours for this unit are 10 hours.

Unit 2 - Working as a Security Officer

  • 40-question multiple-choice examination paper.
  • Successful candidates must achieve a score of at least 28 out of 40
  • Examination duration – 1 hour
  • Guided learning hours for this unit are 8 hours.

Unit 3 - Conflict Management for the Private Security Industry

  • 20-question multiple-choice examination paper.
  • Successful candidates must achieve a score of at least 14 out of 20
  • Examination duration – 30 minutes
  • Guided learning hours for this unit are 8 hours.

All examinations are completed via tablet providing you with instant results, no more waiting weeks for your results!

 This qualification is suitable for learners over the age of 18.

Upon successful completion of this course you will then need to apply to the SIA for a licence at an additional cost of £190.

 Training will be carried out by our highly experienced independent tutors who will be with you every step of the way from initial enquiry through to examination and ongoing support. 

For further information contact andy@hamisec.uk or call 01253 381013

Training will be provided at The Marton Institute, Oxford Square Blackpool FY4 4DR.

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