Level 2 Award in Security Guarding
Under the Private Security Industry Authority Act 2001, all individuals wishing to work in the private security industry must undertake a recognised qualification before applying for a licence.
The Level 2 Award in Security Guarding 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 apply for an SIA licence and work as a security guard within the private security industry.
The qualification comprises 3 mandatory units:
Unit 1 – Working in the Private Security Industry
Unit 2 – Working as a Security Officer
Unit 3 – Conflict Management for the Private Security Industry
This qualification can enable the learner to progress onto the NVQ in Providing Security Services or undertake further learning in other areas of the private security industry such as CCTV Operations or Door Supervision.
1. Working within the private security industry: This is a distant learning program and delegates will be tested on the unit during exams. To be successful, learners must answer at least 70% of the total exam questions correctly
2. Working as a Security Guard within the private security industry: The course requires 8 guided learning /Contact hours. To be successful learners must score at least 70% in the examination
3. Conflict management in the private security industry: This course requires 8 hours of contact time, examination time is 40 minutes and to be successful, learners must answer at least 70% of the total exam questions correctly