The objective of this qualification is to support a role in the workplace. It is designed for learners who currently hold a licence from the Security Industry Authority (SIA) to work as a security officer and need to be brought up to date with the new licence-linked qualifications requirements.
Benefits you will gain:
- High-quality study materials
- Highfield’s comprehensive Security Officers book
- Recognised Accredited Qualification
- Study in a friendly environment
- Excellent customer support
- SIA Licence to work as a Security Officer
Highfield Level 2 Award for Security Officers in the private Security Industry (Top-Up)
Awarded by Highfield Qualifications
To complete this qualification learners are expected to undertake approximately 6 hours of learning. The SIA stipulates a minimum of 1 hour and 50 minutes contact hours (0.5-days) if self-study is undertaken.
What does the Qualification cover?
- principles of terror threat awareness
- minimising personal risk for security officers
Method of Assessment:
Learners must complete:
- Externally set and marked multiple-choice theory assessment: learners are required to answer a series of questions contained within theory question papers covering each of the disciplines. Axiom Dynamics provide access to e-assessment, therefore, providing the learner with the opportunity to get their results on the day, this assists in speeding up your licence application.
Who is the Level 2 Award (Top-Up) for?
It is designed for learners who currently hold a licence from the Security Industry Authority (SIA) to work as a security officer and need to be brought up to date with the new licence-linked qualifications requirements. With the SIA Security Officer Licence individuals can work in:
- Office buildings
- Building sites
Difference between Security Guarding and Door Supervision
You may be wondering about the difference between Security Guarding and Door Supervision. It is important to understand this difference as Security Officers cannot work as Door Supervisors. However, Door Supervisors can work as Security Officers.
We always recommend the Door Supervision course over the Security Officers.
Total Qualification Time
Please note 50 minutes is the minimum contact time (MCT) as stipulated by the SIA which is applicable if self-study is applied. If self-study isn’t applied, then the MCT for this qualification will be 4 hours.
Self-study for the Principles of Terror Threat Awareness in the Private Security Industry unit refers only to the use of authorised ACT E-learning with can be completed with Axiom Dynamics.
To register for this qualification, learners must be aged 18 and over.
Learners will need to show that they hold a current and valid First Aid or Emergency First Aid certificate* that meets the requirements of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981. It is an SIA requirement that training centres must confirm that each learner is sufficiently qualified in First Aid or Emergency First Aid.
Learners should present their First Aid or Emergency First Aid certificate* to their training provider before they start training. This certificate* must be valid for at least 12 months from the course start date.
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 assessment 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.
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.
Further learning routes could include:
- Level 2 Award for Door Supervisors in the Private Security Industry (Top-Up)
- Level 2 Award for CCTV Operators (Public Space Surveillance) in the Private Security Industry
- Level 3 Certificate for Working as a Close Protection Operative within the Private Security Industry
- Level 3 Award in the Delivery of Conflict Management Training
- Level 3 Award for Physical Intervention Trainers in the Private Security Industry
For those interested in becoming a training centre, we provide support and consultancy packages; give us a call.