Security Officers Course
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5 - 8 February 2024
4 - 7 March 2024
15 - 18 April 2024
6 - 9 May 2024
10 - 13 June 2024
8 - 11 July 2024
19 - 22 August 2024
9 - 12 September 2024
30 September - 3 October 2024
1. Learners should, as a minimum, have English language skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening to learn and pass the course.
2. Learners are to present the following documents:
a. First Aid or Emergency First Aid passed certificate. The certificate must be valid for at least 12 months from the course start date. Alternatively, learners may book themselves on one of the First Aid or Emergency First Aid courses with us.
b. To register for this qualification, learners must be aged 18 and over.
3. From October 2021, anyone wishing to renew their Security Officer licence will be required to achieve the Level 2 Award for Security Officer in the PSI (Top Up) qualification before they can submit their licence renewal application to the SIA.
1. Learners' identification is checked at the start of the course and before they undertake the assessment. One of the following as proof of a learner’s identity is required:
• a valid passport (any nationality)
• a signed UK photocard driving licence
• a valid warrant card issued by HM forces or the police
• another photographic ID card, e.g. employee ID card, student ID card, travel card etc.
2. Learners without a proper identification will not be able to sit the exam hence it is important that they carry their ID with them on the first day of the course and on the examination day.
COURSE CONTENTS (Total classroom days: 4 Study hours: Total 38 hours (classroom: 30 and self-study: 8)
Module 1 - Principles of working in the private security industry (Study Hours: 17 including 8 for self-study)
Chapter 1 The main characteristics and purposes of the private security industry **
Chapter 2 Awareness of the law in the private security industry **
Chapter 3 Arrest procedures relevant to security operatives
Chapter 4 The importance of safe working practices **
Chapter 5 Fire procedures in the workplace **
Chapter 6 Emergencies and the importance of emergency procedures
Chapter 7 How to communicate effectively as a security operative
Chapter 8 Record-keeping relevant to the role of the security operative
Chapter 9 Terror threats and the role of the security operative in the event of a threat
Chapter 10 Keeping vulnerable people safe
Chapter 11 Good practice for post incident management**
** Self Study (8 hours). Learners will be provided with learning materials and a workbook to complete and return to the centre prior to attending the course.
Module 2 - Principles of working as a security officer in the private security industry (Study Hours: 10)
Chapter 1 The roles and responsibilities of security officers
Chapter 2 The control and responsibilities of access and egress
Chapter 3 The different types of electronic and physical protection systems in the security environment
Chapter 4 Minimising risk to personal safety at work
Chapter 5 Drug misuse legislation, issues and procedures relevant to the role of a security officer
Chapter 6 Conducting effective search procedures
Chapter 7 Patrolling designated areas safely
Module 3 - Application of conflict management to the role (Study Hours: 11)
Chapter 1 The principles of conflict management to the role
Chapter 2 Recognising, assessing and reducing risk in conflict situations
Chapter 3 Problem solving techniques
Chapter 4 Communication to de-escalate conflict
Module 4 - Action Counters Terrorism (ACT)
Chapter 1 On line training with tutor's guidance
Learners will need to complete ACT Awareness and ACT Security e-learning, download certificates and hand a copy to the centre before the course starts.
Assessment method. This qualification is assessed by practical assessments and multiple-choice questions. Learners are
assessed individually when undertaking the practical demonstrations. Learners are required to undertake a practical assessment through demonstration and participation in a scenario-based activity as given by the tutor/assessor. Practical assessment evidence includes visual recordings.
Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Learners can transfer the achievement of The Principles of working in the private security industry unit if they hold and
present one of the following Highfield qualifications certificate that contains the unit:
Highfield Level 2 Award for Door Supervisors in the Private Security Industry
Highfield Level 2 Award for CCTV Operators (Public Space Surveillance) in the Private Security Industry
Highfield Level 2 Award for Security Officers in the Private Security Industry
Learners cannot transfer unit achievement from previous security qualifications (those available before April 2021) to this qualification.