Security guarding
Course Aim

The course will provide students with the necessary legal and operational knowledge, practical skills and understanding of their roles and responsibilities to become a competent Security Guard within the Security Industry.

Who is the course for?

The course is designed for candidates wishing to work within the security industry as a Security Guard. On successful completion of the course the candidate may then apply to the Security Industry Authority (SIA) for their Security Guard license.

What is the duration of the course?

The duration of the course is 3 days in which the candidate will cover 3 Units.

Unit 1 – Working in the Private Security Industry:

Aim – This unit is intended for people who want to work in the private security industry and who require an SIA license to practice. It covers those areas of content that are common across different sub-sectors: door supervision, security guarding, CCTV operations, vehicle immobilization, and cash and valuables in transit.

  • • The purpose and main features of the private security industry
  • • The legislation that is relevant to people working in the private security industry
  • • Relevant aspects of health and safety in the workplace
  • • Application of fire safety principles
  • • Dealing with non-fire-related workplace emergencies
  • • The principles of effective communication and customer care in the private security industry
  Unit 2 – Working as a Security Guard:

Aim – This unit is intended for people who want to work in the private security industry and who require an SIA license to practice. It covers the knowledge and understanding for areas that are relevant to the role of a door supervisor.

  • • The role of a door supervisor within the private security industry
  • • Licensing law and social responsibility
  • • Other legislation applicable to the role of a door supervisor
  • • Powers of arrest and related procedures
  • • Incident recording
  • • Emergency procedures
  Unit 3 – Conflict Management for the Private Security Industry:

Aim - This unit is intended for people who want to work in the private security industry and who require an SIA license to practice. It covers the knowledge and understanding and/or skills for areas that are relevant to front line roles.

  • • The principles of conflict management appropriate to their role
  • • How to recognize, assess and reduce risk in conflict situations
  • • How to communicate effectively in emotive situations and de-escalate conflict
  • • How to develop and use problem solving strategies for resolving conflict
  • • Good practice to follow after conflict situations
  There are 3 Assessments for the Security Guard Course:
  • • Working in the Private Security Industry – 25 multiple choice questions and you must achieve 18 out of 25 to pass – Duration: 40 minutes
  • • Working as a Security Guard – 40 multiple choice questions and you must achieve 28 out of 40 to pass – Duration: 60 minutes
  • • Conflict Management for the Private Security Industry - 25 multiple choice questions and you must achieve 18 out of 25 to pass - Duration: 40 Minutes