Security Guard


Award for Security Officers in the Private Security Industry (Level 2)

This qualification is aimed at those seeking to work as security officers or guards in the private security industry in;

  • Events
  • Corporate
  • Retail
  • Construction sites
  • Reception
  • Mobile Patrol
  • Key Holding
  • Residential
  • Hotels
  • Car parks

CCTV monitoring

Difference between Security Guarding and Door Supervision

A Security Guarding licence is required when undertaking most manned guarding activities.

New entrants to the sector without a previous award/qualification.

  • 18 years +
  • Learners must have achieved Level 3 RQF/QCF Level 6 SCQF Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) qualification or equivalent.
  • First Aid Qualification must be valid for at least 12 months from the start date of the course.
  • The learner must be able to communicate effectively in English.

NOTE: It is important to note that Security Guard licence holders cannot work in licensed premises. We, therefore, recommend doing the SIA Door Supervisor licence course as it is a better investment with more job prospects.

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SKU: SG-1 Category:


Security Guard Course Content

Principles Of Working In The Private Security Industry

The learner will understand the purpose and characteristics of the private security industry, understanding safe working practices as well as procedures relevant to arrest, fire, and emergencies.

The learner will also understand the responsibilities of a security operative as far as looking after vulnerable people, record keeping, terror threats, and post-incident management.

Principles Of Working As A Security Officer In The Private Security Industry

The learner will understand the roles and responsibilities of security officers, how to minimise risk to personal safety, and patrolling designated areas safely. Learners will also understand different types of electronic and physical protection systems, drug-misuse legislation, issues and procedures, and how to conduct effective search procedures.

Application Of Conflict Management In The Private Security Industry

The learner will understand the principles of conflict management, how to recognise,

assess and reduce risk in conflict situations. The learner will understand the use of problem-solving

techniques when resolving conflict and be able to communicate to de-escalate.


Assessment for Security Officer

Learners will be assessed using multiple-choice question papers a portfolio of work and practical observation. There are 3 test papers, all of which have a pass mark of 70%. The practical sections will consist of candidate demonstrations of skills and be assessed by a tutor.

Upon successful completion of the course candidates will receive a Level 2 Award for Security Officers within the Private Security Industry.


Is this course right for me?

If you would like to work as Security officers in the UK, then this course is for you. When you complete this course, you will be able to apply for Security Guard roles in the Security Industry. It is important to be aware that with this qualification you will not be allowed to work as a Door Supervisor because physical intervention is not taught in this course.

What is the aim of the course?

The aim of this course is to achieve a Level 2 Award in Security Guarding. When you have gained this, you will be eligible to apply for a Security Guard SIA licence. To work as an SIA Door Supervisor or an SIA Security Guard in the UK you must hold a valid SIA licence issued by the Security Industry Authority (SIA).

Who is this course for?

This Security Guard course is for new entrants into the Security Industry who are looking to gain employment as Security Guards in premises such a shopping centres, retail centres, and airports. You must successfully complete this course to be able to apply for an SIA licence in Security Guarding.

What are the benefits of taking this course?

This SIA recognised Level 2 Award for Security Guarding will enable you to apply for an SIA Security Guard licence. By obtaining this licence, you will increase your employment opportunities.

When will I receive my results?

Receive your results within just 5 working days after your course is completed.  Your results will be available online and we’ll also send you an SMS to inform you when your results are available.

Additional information

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27th – 30th Sept