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Highfield - Level 2 Award for Working as a Security Officer within the Private Security Industry course syllabus.

Course Description

Is the Level 2 Award for Working as a Security Officer within the Private Security Industry course accredited by an official body?

Yes, this course is Accredited and certified by  :  Highfield Qualifications (Highfield). This means that all training providers advertising their courses on this site must be an approved centre.
In most cases the awarding body (Highfield) will audit the centre to ensure the correct standard of teaching. Visit Highfield web site

What is the Highfield - Level 2 Award for Working as a Security Officer within the Private Security Industry course?

Category: Security

Level: Beginner

Highfield's security qualifications are fully endorsed by the SIA and regulated by Ofqual, Qualifications Wales and CCEA.

This regulated qualification is ideal for anyone wishing to work as a security officer. It is based on relevant SIA specifications for learning and qualifications, and therefore provides the necessary skills and knowledge for learners to apply for an SIA licence in this field. Subjects covered include the roles and responsibilities of security officers, patrolling, security systems, communication, reporting and record-keeping, avoiding conflict and reducing personal risk, defusing conflict, and resolving and learning from conflict.

Who is the Highfield - Level 2 Award for Working as a Security Officer within the Private Security Industry course designed for?

This qualification is aimed at individuals wishing to apply for a licence from the Security Industry Authority (SIA) to work as a security officer. This qualification is based on the relevant SIA specification for learning and qualifications and is supported by Skills for Security, the standards setting body for the security industry and the SIA, which regulates the private security industry.

What subjects does the Highfield - Level 2 Award for Working as a Security Officer within the Private Security Industry course cover?

To complete this qualification learners should expect to undertake approximately 28-hours of learning. The SIA stipulates a minimum of 18.5 contact hours (3-days) if flexible distance learning is undertaken. Please refer to Highfield's qualification specification for further details on suitable methods of distance learning.

Topics covered

These include the main characteristics of the private security industry, the importance of safe working practices to comply with legal requirements, the role of a security officer within the private security industry, the law relevant to the role of a security officer, how to recognise, assess and reduce risk in conflict situations and good practice to follow after conflict situations.

How is the Highfield - Level 2 Award for Working as a Security Officer within the Private Security Industry course assessed?

It is divided into 3-units and is assessed through 3 multiple-choice examinations.

These units are as follows:

Unit 1: Working within the Private Security Industry

Assessed by a multiple-choice examination of 1-hour containing 40-questions. Learners must achieve a score of at least 28 out of 40 to pass this unit.

Unit 2: Working as a Security Officer within the Private Security Industry

Assessed by a multiple-choice examination of 1-hour consisting of 40-questions. Learners must achieve a score of at least 28 out of 40 to pass this unit.

Unit 3: Conflict Management within the Private Security Industry

Assessed by a multiple-choice examination of 30-minutes consisting of 20-questions. Learners must achieve a score of at least 14 out of 20 to pass this unit

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