Security training and licenses
Training is of utmost significance as it will challenge your mind and body and give you difficult scenarios to deal with. Training will teach you the necessary medical procedures, and the legal ones which you ought to know in case you need to perform a lawful arrest, or detain someone legally till the police arrive.
This training will also enable you to apply for jobs in most of the UK. Although for that, it is important that the organization which provided you the training is well known and acknowledged. The SIA (Security Industry Authority) is one such organization and you can visit their website for more details.
Obtaining a security guard licence will involve you attending a security guard training course.
The course duration for a guarding licence is estimated to take around 26 hours to complete.
The SIA in conjunction with examination awarding bodies, provides a comprehensive syllabus that would best prepare you to become a security guard.
Below is a typical structure for a security guarding course.
Core Learning for Common Security Industry Knowledge
Session 1: Awareness of the law in private security industry
Session 2: Health and Safety for the Private Security Operative
Session 3: Fire safety awareness
Session 4: Emergency procedures
Session 5: The private security industry
Security Guarding Specialist Module
Session 1: Introduction to the roles and responsibilities of Security guards
Session 2: Patrolling
Session 3: Searching
Session 4: Technology and systems in the security industry
Session 5: The security officer and the law
Session 7: Communication, reporting and record keeping
Conflict Management Module
Session 1: Avoiding conflict and reducing personal risks
Session 2: Defusing conflict
Session 3: Resolving and learning from conflict
Session 4: Application of communication skills and conflict management whilst on duty.
|Awarding Body||Qualification||England, Wales,N.I||Scotland|
|BIIAB||Level 2 Award in Security Guarding||Yes|
|ASET/EDI||Level 2 Certificate for Security Guards (Scotland)||Yes|