Security Officer Course

Level 2 Award for Working as a Security Officer Within The Private Security Industry

This regulated qualification has been developed to meet the requirements of the Security Industry Authority (SIA). It is based on the relevant SIA Specifications for Learning and Qualifications and provides the learner with the necessary knowledge and understanding for those who wish to work as a security guard within theĀ  security industry.

KEY FACTS The minimum contact hours for this qualification are 18.5 hours of the required 28-guided learning hours.


To register for this qualification, learners are required to meet the following entry requirements:
AGE RANGE This qualification is approved for delivery to learners aged 16 and over. However, an SIA license cannot be applied for until the age of 18.

LANGUAGE PRE-REQUISITE Security operatives are likely in the course of their work to be required to make calls to the emergency services, or need to communicate clearly to resolve conflict. It is therefore essential that security operatives are able to communicate clearly. and have a baseline level if English and maths at level 1.


The qualification comprises Three mandatory units:

Unit 1 - Working within the Private Security Industry

Unit 2 - Working as a Security Officer within the Private Security Industry

Unit 3 - Conflict Management within the Private Security Industry


This accredited qualification is crucial for anyone wishing to work as a Security Officer. Completing the course provides the necessary skills and knowledge to able you to apply for an Security industry licence (SIA) to work as a Security Officer within the Private Security Industry.

Assessment Method

All tests will be taken in English unless stated otherwise.

All students will undergo 3 multiple choice question papers ( MCQ)

Duration: 4 days
Awarding Body: HABC