Level 2 Award in Security Guarding

The Level 2 Award in Security Guarding consists of 3 units that are credit based.

1. Working in the private security industry. (1 Credit)

  • Know the purpose and Main features of the Private Security Industry.
  • Understand the legislation that is relevant.
  • Understand relevant Aspects of Health and Safety in the work place.
  • Know how to apply the principles of fire safety.
  • Know how to deal with non-fire-related workplace emergencies.
  • Understand the principles of effective communication and customer care in the private security industry.

2. Working as a security officer (1 Credit)

  • Understand the role of a security officer within the private security industry.
  • Understand the importance of, and reasons for patrolling.
  • Understand how to control access to and egress from a site.
  • Understand basic search procedures.
  • Understand the purpose and function of different types of technology, security and monitoring systems in the security environment.
  • Understand the law and its relevance to the role of a security officer.
  • Understand the importance and purpose of reporting and record keeping.

3. Conflict management for the private security industry (1 Credit)

  • Understand the principles of conflict management appropriate to their role.
  • Understand how to recognise, assess and reduce risk in conflict situations and de-escalate conflict.
  • Understand how to communicate effectively in emotive situations and de-escalate.
  • Understand how to develop and use problem solving strategies for resolving conflict.
  • Understand good practice to follow after conflict situations.

There will be 3 multiple choice exams for each unit 1-3. All 3 credits must be achieved to gain the qualification, to apply for an SIA license the qualification must be completed in full.

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