Level 2 Award Working as a Security Officer | SMS Group

Level 2 Award Working as a Security Officer

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Course Overview

Who is the course for?

This qualification is aimed at individuals wishing to apply for a licence from the Security Industry Authority (SIA) to work as a security officer.


This qualification is based on the relevant SIA specification for learning and qualifications and is supported by Skills for Security, the standards setting body for the security industry and the SIA, which regulates the private security industry.

What is the assessment method?

This qualification is assessed by multiple-choice examinations.

What is the duration of the course?

To complete this qualification learners should expect to undertake approximately 28 hours of learning. The SIA stipulates a minimum of 18.5 contact hours (3 days) if flexible distance learning is undertaken.  Please refer to Highfield’s qualification specification for further details on suitable methods of distance learning.

What topics are covered in this course?

These include:


  • The main characteristics of the private security industry
  • The importance of safe working practices to comply with legal requirements
  • The role of a security officer within the private security industry
  • The law relevant to the role of a security officer
  • How to recognise, assess and reduce risk in conflict situations
  • Good practice to follow after conflict situations.
Price: £225.60 plus Vat

Need more info?

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