SIA Security Guarding Course

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Course Description

Candidates who wish to do this course must be aged 18 or over due to the requirements of an SIA Licence.

Course Content

Unit 1 – Working in the Private Security Industry

About this unit:

This unit is intended for people who want to work in the private security industry and who require an

SIA licence to practise. It covers those areas of content that are common across different sub-sectors at

Level 2: door supervision; security guarding; CCTV operations; vehicle immobilisation; and cash and valuables in transit.

Guided learning hours: 10

Learning Outcome:

  • Know the purpose and main features of private security industry
  • Understand the legislation that is relevant to people working in the private security industry
  • Understand relevant aspects of health and safety in the workplace.
  • Know how to apply principles of fire safety
  • Know how to deal with non-fire-related workplace emergencies
  • Understand the principles of effective communication and customer care in the private security industry

Unit 2: Working as a Security Officer

About this unit:

This unit is intended for people who want to work in the private security industry and

who require a Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence to practise. It covers the

knowledge and understanding for areas that are relevant to the role of a security officer.

Guided learning hours: 8

Learning Outcome:

  • Understand the role of a security officer within the private security industry
  • Understand the importance of, and reasons for, patrolling
  • Understand to control access and egress from a site
  • Understand the basic search procedures
  • Understand the purpose and function of different types of technology, security monitoring systems in the security environment
  • Understand the law and its relevance to the role of a security officer
  • Understand the importance and purpose of reporting the record keeping

Unit 3 – Conflict Management for the private security industry

About this unit:

This unit is intended for people who want to in the private security industry and who require an SIA Licence to practice. It covers the knowledge and understanding for areas that are relevant to front line roles.

Guided learning hours: 8

Learning outcome:

  • Understand the principles of conflict management appropriate to their role
  • Understand how to recognise, assess and reduce risk in conflict situations
  • Understand how to communicate effectively in emotive situations and de-escalate conflict
  • Understand how to develop and use problem solving strategies for resolving conflict
  • Understand good practice to follow after conflict situations

On completion of the Security Guarding course you have to sit 3 multiple choice question examinations.

Unit Title Assessment Methodology Time Allowed/No of Questions
1 Working in the private Security industry Externally set and assessed 40 minutes / 25 questions
2 Working as a door supervisor Externally set and assessed 60 minutes / 40 questions
3 Conflict management for the private Security industry Externally set and assessed 40 minutes / 25 questions

We have a policy of NO PASS – NO EXAM FEE so if you do not pass there is no charge for re-takes. Our pass rate is over 95%.

Training 4 Employment will help you apply for the SIA badge which costs additional £220 which is paid directly to the Security Industry Authority (SIA).  If it’s the second badge you are applying for it will be ½ price £110.

Once you obtain your SIA badge we will assist you in finding employment.