LEVEL 2 AWARD FOR WORKING AS A SECURITY OFFICER WITHIN THE PRIVATE SECURITY INDUSTRY (RQF)
This regulated qualification is ideal for anyone wishing to work as a security officer as it provides them with the necessary skills and knowledge to apply for an SIA licence in this field.
Who is this qualification for?
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.
How long will it take?
To complete this qualification learners are expected to undertake approximately 42 hours of learning.
The SIA stipulates a minimum of 29 contact hours (4-days) if self-study is undertaken.
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
- M1 Principles of working in the private security industry
- M2 Principles of working as a security officer in the private security industry
- M3 Application of conflict management in the private security industry
- The main characteristics of the Private Security Industry
- The 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
- Problem-solving techniques when resolving conflict
This qualification is assessed by practical assessments and multiple-choice examinations.
- Externally set and marked multiple-choice question (MCQ) examination made up of 72 questions (110 minutes)
- Externally set, internally assessed activity based on the completion of an evidential statement.
- Externally set and marked multiple-choice question (MCQ) examination made up of 50 questions (75 minutes)
- Externally set, internally assessed observation of searching with an observation sheet
- Externally set and internally assessed observation of using communications devices
- Externally set and marked multiple-choice question (MCQ) examination made up of 20 questions (30 minutes)
- Externally set, internally assessed of one practical scenario with observation sheet per learner
Note: Module 1-3 MCQ Pass mark =70%. The practical assessment for each learner must be visually recorded and is recommended to take approximately 15 minutes per learner. Pass mark = 100%