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  • Level 2
  • 42 hrs
  • Physical Training
  • Level 3 Award for Door Supervisors in the Private Security Industry

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.

Topics covered

  • 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

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by practical assessments and multiple-choice examinations.

Entry requirements

This qualification is approved for delivery to learners aged 16 and over. However, be aware that learners aged 16-17 cannot apply for an SIA licence until the age of 18.

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.

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