Security Guard Training
Level 2 Award in Security Guarding
Back In 2001 Parliament passed the Private Security Industry Authority Act, this meant that all individuals wishing to work in the private security industry had to undertake a recognised security course and apply for an SIA licence to work as a security guard.
Our Security Guard training course has been developed to meet the legal requirements specified by the Security Industry Authority (SIA). The specialist security group provides you with the necessary knowledge and understanding to apply for an SIA licence and work as a security guard within the private security industry.
Private security vs Public security, whats the difference?
Unless you're employed by a government department such as the Ministry of Defence you'll be working in the Private security Industry and require an SIA licence.
SIA, who are they?
The Security Industry Authority regulate the Private Security and have powers given to them by Parliament. The SIA answers to the home secretary.
What does this mean for me?
This means that you are required to hold a security guarding licence to work legally in this role. You can't put a price on peace of mind; working without an SIA (Security Guard) licence could lead to a 6 month prison sentence.
The qualification has 3 mandatory 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
Complete these 3 security units and gain your B-TEC National Diploma in Providing Security Services.
This represents a general cost across the country. Localised prices may vary