Enrolling on the Highfield Level 2 Security Officer training course is the first step towards obtaining your SIA licence & starting a new career in the security industry.
Working as a Security Guard in the Private Security Industry can be an exciting career. Stationed in airports, hospitals, retail and a wide range of other industries, your role is to protect the public and property. (It is important to be aware that this qualification will not allow you to work as a Door Supervisor as physical intervention is not taught on this course).
From 1st April 2021 you must have a first aid qualification before you can take the Security Guard course. This should be an Emergency First Aid at work certificate or higher.
This 4-day course is for anyone who wants to apply for an SIA Security Guarding Licence to work as a Security Officer in a wide variety of roles, including a patrol officer, retail security and manned guarding.
The Highfield Level 2 Security Officers Training Course is designed for those wishing to apply for a licence from the Security Industry Authority (SIA) to work as a security guard and is based on the relevant SIA specification for learning and qualifications.
It’s important to note that Security Guard licence holders cannot work in licensed premises as Door Supervisors. However, Door Supervisors can work as Security Officers. If you are considering a long term career in the Private Security Industry, we would recommend taking the Level 2 Award for Working as a Door Supervisor, as this will provide you with a wider range of opportunities.
The main topics covered on the Security Guard course include; 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 and problem-solving techniques when resolving conflict.
The SIA Security Guard course runs over 4 days and is divided into 3 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 Highfield Level 2 Award for the Security Officer qualification is assessed by a practical assessment and 3 multiple-choice examinations on the final day of the course.
We understand that examinations can be a daunting prospect, however there is absolutely no need to worry. Everything you need know to prepare you for the examinations is covered in depth in the Door Supervisors course, and your instructor will fully prepare you for success!
Completing & passing the Highfield Level 2 Award for Security Officers in the Private Security Industry, will see you achieve a fully accredited SIA qualification.