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Course Overview

The objective of this qualification is to support a role in the workplace. It is designed for learners wishing to apply for a licence from the Security Industry Authority (SIA) to work as a security officer and is based on the relevant SIA specification for learning and qualifications. This course includes your Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) training and certificate.

Benefits you will gain:

  • High-quality study materials
  • Highfield’s comprehensive Security Officers book
  • Highfield’s comprehensive Emergency First Aid at Work manual
  • Recognised Accredited Qualification
  • Study in a friendly environment
  • Excellent customer support
  • Highfield’s comprehensive Emergency First Aid at Work manual
  • SIA Licence to work as a Security Officer

Qualification

Highfield Level 2 Award for Security Officers in the Private Security Industry including First Aid (RQF)

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The SIA stipulates a minimum number of contact hours and a minimum number of training days. (5 days) applies as minimum contact time only where self-study can be evidenced. Axiom Dynamics also deliver the training via blended learning through our Virtual Classroom training.

What does the Qualification cover?

  • importance of safe working practices
  • roles and responsibilities of Security Officers
  • drug-misuse legislation
  • issues and procedures relevant to the role of a Security Officer
  • how to conduct effective search procedures
  • queue management
  • how to recognise, assess and reduce risk in  conflict situations and problem-solving techniques when resolving conflict
  • the roles and responsibilities of a first-aider
  • assessing an emergency safely
  • CPR and AED
  • administering first aid to a choking casualty
  • dealing with shock, burns, scalds, bleeds and minor injuries

Method of Assessment:

Learners must complete:

  • Practical observation: the practical assessment is completed throughout the course delivery. This ongoing practical assessment requires learners to demonstrate the completion of an evidential statement alongside searching and using communication devices. The learner is also practically assessed in conflict management during scenario training and First Aid. The practical assessment will be recorded in line with the new requirements using the practical matrix within the Assessment Pack.
  • Externally set and marked multiple-choice theory assessment: learners must answer a series of questions within theory question papers covering each of the disciplines. Axiom Dynamics provides access to e-assessment, therefore providing the learner with the opportunity to get their results on the day, which helps speed up your licence application.

Security Officer Training

Once you complete the course you will have a pivotal role in society by protecting the public and buildings. The licence is issued by the Security Industry Authority (SIA) and is valid for three years. The Security Officers course is an excellent way to progress your career within the security sector with a range of employment opportunities, ranging from:

  • Manned Guarding
  • Patrol Officer
  • Key-Holders
  • Site Security
  • Retail Security Officer
  • Building Reception
  • Events

Door Supervisor Training or Security Guard Training

We often get asked about the difference between a Door Supervisor Licence and Security Guard Licence. Door Supervisor Licence allows you to work as a Door Supervisor and a Security Guard vs Security Guard Licence, which only permits you to work in a Manned Guarding role.
Most employers from experience prefer the Door Supervisors Licence over the Security Guard Licence.

Total Qualification Time

The total qualification time (TQT) for this qualification is (5 Days)
TQT is an estimate of the total number of hours it would take an average learner to achieve and demonstrate the necessary level of attainment to be awarded a qualification, both under direct supervision (forming guided learning hours) and without supervision (all other time). TQT values are advisory and assigned to a qualification as guidance.

Entry Requirements

This qualification is approved for delivery to learners aged 16 and over. However, training centres must make it clear to those learners aged 16-17 that an SIA licence cannot be applied for until the age of 18.

Language prerequisite

Security operatives are likely in the course of their work to be required to make calls to the emergency services, or for example communicate to resolve conflict. It is essential that security operatives can communicate effectively.
It is the centre’s responsibility to ensure that each learner is sufficiently competent in the use of English and/or the Welsh language. All assessments must be conducted in the medium of English and/or Welsh as appropriate.
Learners should, as a minimum, have language skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening.
Training centres must ensure that all learners have sufficient reading, writing, speaking and listening language skills before putting the learners forward for training and assessment.

ID requirements

It is the responsibility of each centre to have systems in place to ensure that the person taking licence-linked qualifications is indeed the person they are purporting to be.
All centres are therefore required to ensure that each learner’s photograph and formal
identification documents are checked and recorded before they are allowed to sit the
examination/assessment.
A list of current documentation that is accepted by the SIA as proof of identification is available on the SIA website.

How do I get an SIA Licence?

What to do before you apply, and how to apply for an SIA licence yourself or through your employer.

Progression opportunities

Further learning routes could include:

For those interested in becoming a training centre, we provide support and consultancy packages; give us a call.