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From 1st April 2021, any candidate booking a Door Supervisor or Security Officer Training course will be required to hold a valid first aid certificate, this has to be presented to the tutor prior to any training.

There will be additional changes coming in to effect from 1st April 2021 which will increase the length of the courses, details of the new course structure are below.

The Security Industry Act 2001 (security licensing law) has made it compulsory for all those who work in the security industry to undergo training and possess a valid SIA licence. To get an SIA licence a candidate will have to show that they have successfully completed one or more of these courses.

From 1st April 2021 new regulations came in to effect that saw the number of hours for each unit increase. There are still 3 – 4 units to the courses required by the SIA. Each training course (competency requirement) has now been updated by the SIA. For example, anyone undergoing a training course for Security Officers will now complete a 3 unit course. To become a Security Officer one must have completed the following units:

  • Unit 1 – Principles of Working in the Private Security Industry
  • Unit 2 – Principles of Working as a Security Officer in the Private Security Industry
  • Unit 3 – Application of Conflict Management in the Private Security Industry

S.I.A. Security Officer Training Course contents:

 Unit 1 - Principles of Working in the Private Security Industry (17 hours - 8 hours completed as distance learning)

  • Know the main characteristics and purposes of the Private Security Industry
  • Understand legislation as it applies to a security operative
  • Understand arrest procedures relevant to security operatives
  • Understand the importance of safe working practices
  • Understand fire procedures in the workplace
  • Understand emergencies and the importance of emergency procedures
  • Understand how to communicate effectively as a security operative
  • Understand record keeping relevant to the role of the security operative
  • Understand terror threats and the role of the security operative in the event of a threat
  • Understand how to keep vulnerable people safe
  • Understand good practice for post incident management

Unit 2 - Principles of Working as a Security Officer in the Private Security Industry (11 hours)

  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of security officers
  • Understand the control of access and egress
  • Know the different types of electronic and physical protection systems in the security environment
  • Know how to minimise risk to personal safety at work
  • Understand drug-misuse legislation, issues and procedures relevant to the role of a security officer
  • Know how to conduct effective search procedures
  • Understand how to patrol designated areas safely

Unit 3 - Application of Conflict Management in the Private Security Industry (11 hours)

  • Understand the principles of conflict management appropriate to the role
  • Understand how to recognise, assess and reduce risk in conflict situations
  • Understand the use of problem-solving techniques when resolving conflict
  • Be able to communicate to de-escalate conflict

HOW IS MY QUALIFICATION ACHIEVED?

This qualification is usually achieved by taking a 4 day classroom-based course accompanied by blended and/or distance learning. 
 
***** Please be advised, that although the course is only 4 days, the processing time for results is normally between 2 and 3 weeks, on top of this you will also have the SIA processing time, please take this into consideration when thinking about time-scales for applying for  your qualification****

ASSESSMENTS 

UNIT NAME MUTLIPLE CHOICE ASSESSMENT PRACTICAL ASSESSMENT
Principles of Working in the Private Security Industry Externally set and marked multiple-choice questions Examination made up of 72 questions, 110 minutes, Pass mark - 70% Externally set, internally assessed activity based on the completion of an evidential statement
Pass mark - 100%
Principles of Working as a Security Officer in the Private Security Industry Externally set and marked MCQ exam made up of 60 questions, 90 minutes, Pass mark - 70% Externally set, internally assessed observation of searching with observation sheet And
Externally set and internally assessed observation of using communications devices
Pass mark  - 100%
The practical assessment for each learner must be visually recorded and is recommended to take approximately 15 minutes per learner.
Application of Conflict Management in the Private Security Industry Externally set and marked multiple-choice questions Examination made up of 20 questions, 30 minutes, Pass mark - 70% Externally set, internally assessed of one practical scenario with observation sheet per learner
Pass mark - 100%
The practical assessment for each learner must be visually recorded and is recommended to take approximately 15 minutes per learner.
 

Course Cost £249 plus vat per person (£299 plus vat per person if including First Aid) 

****If you require First Aid training please contact the office to book your courses****

Group discounts available on request.

If you would like to discuss any of this please do not hesitate to contact any of our offices, Aberdeen 01224 51 61 71, Dundee 01382 60 40 60 or Glasgow 0141 432 2018.

Alternatively, you can send an email to amanda@f1train.co.uk or claire@f1train.co.uk 

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