SIA Security Guard Training Courses

What is the SIA Security Guarding Licence?

The SIA Security Guarding licence allows you to work in the private security industry as a security officer. Security Officers usually work can work in a wide variety of roles including static guarding, manned guarding, key holding etc.

NOTE: If you are considering this qualification, we strongly recommend that you take the SIA Door Supervisor course which qualifies you to work both as a professional Door Supervisor and a Security Guard.

It is important to note that Security Guard licence holders cannot work in licensed premises. We therefore recommend doing the SIA Door Supervisor licence course as it is a better investment with more job prospects.

Obtaining the Level 2 Security Guard training course is the first step towards obtaining your SIA Licence to work in the security industry. If you are looking to work in the Security industry as a Security Guard only, this is the right course for you.

 

How can I get the licence?

Getting your SIA Security Guard Licence may seem like a long winded process. Getting your licence actually involves the following 3 easy steps: 

 

  • Step 1: Book and attend the SIA Security Guard licence course
  • Step 2: Get certified by passing the course.
  • Step 3: Complete the SIA application process on the SIA's website
 

Course Content

The SIA Security Guarding 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

On the final day of the course there will be three multiple choice exams
 

We understand that examinations can be daunting prospect but we assure you there is no need to worry. Everything you need to know for the examination is covered in the Security Guarding course and your expert instructor will fully prepare you for success in the tests.
 

Our pass rates are some of the highest in the business thanks to the highly experienced instructors and the quality of the training providers.
 

At Get Licensed, you'll find Security Guard training in London and at over 70 locations across the UK. With so many locations and over 200 available training dates you are sure to find a Security Guard course that is suited to you.
 

Security Guard training courses are extremely popular and spaces are limited!
 

Book your course today to secure your place and take your first step towards a new career. 

 

 

Difference between Security Guarding and Door Supervision

You may be wondering the difference between Security Guarding and Door Supervision. It is important to understand this difference as Security Guards cannot work as Door Supervisors. However Door Supervisors can work as Security Guards.
 

The first 3 units of both these qualifications are the same but Door Supervisors learn an additional unit (Physical Intervention). This additional unit allows them to work in more roles whilst also enabling them for Security Guarding roles. We always recommend the Door Supervision course over Security Guarding.
 

*** We strongly recommend to all our customers who are considering the Security Guard training course that they consider the Door Supervisor training course instead. Qualified Door Supervisors can legally work in all of the same roles as Security Guards. In addition, they can also work in licensed premises such as bars, clubs, events and festivals, which Security Guards may not be able to work in if alcohol is being served. A Door Supervisor qualification will enable candidates to perform a far wider variety of roles and will greatly increase their chances of finding employment.***
 

 

Why Book with Get Licensed?

Over 200,000 people have chosen us to book their training course and we haven't taken this trust for granted. All courses booked with Get Licensed include:

  • Training Guarantee: You get the course you purchased or an instant refund.
  • Price Match: You won't find the same course cheaper anywhere else.
  • After Hours Customer Support: We are available after hours via chat and telephone.
  • Secure Booking: Your details are safe with industry standard SSL protection.

Another reason to chose us include our nationwide coverage. With over 45 training locations, we are sure to be somewhere near you. We welcome you to check reviews from customers who have chosen us on TrustPilot.

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Course Dates

Upcoming course dates

Current Dates
Locations
Available Dates
Price
Aylesbury
£174.99
Birmingham
£174.99
Blackpool
£169.99
Bournemouth
£219.99
Bradford
£184.99
Brighton
£199.99
Bristol
£199.99
Broadstairs - Kent
£219.99
Cardiff
£199.99
Chatham
£184.99
Chelmsford
£164.99
Chester
£199.99
Colchester
£164.99
Derby
£179.99
Dudley
£149.99
Edinburgh
£199.99
Glasgow
£199.99
Hull
£199.99
Ipswich
£164.99
Leeds
£149.99
Leicester
£174.99
Liverpool
£199.99
London-Aldgate
£174.99
London-Central
£149.99
London-Central Waterloo
£149.99
London-Croydon
£159.99
London-East Ham
£149.99
London-Enfield
£159.99
London-Finsbury Park
£174.99
London-Harrow
£159.99
London-Hayes-and-Southall
£154.99
London-Ilford
£149.99
London-Lambeth
£159.99
London-Lewisham
£159.99
London-London Bridge
£149.99
London-Mile-End
£149.99
London-Stratford
£149.99
London-Tower Hamlets
£174.99
London-Wembley
£159.99
London-Willesden Green
£159.99
London-Wood Green
£159.99
Luton
£174.99
Manchester
£184.99
Middlesbrough
£249.99
Milton Keynes
£174.99
Newcastle Upon Tyne
£219.99
Newport
£199.99
Norwich
£219.99
Nottingham
£179.99
Peterborough
£219.99
Plymouth
£199.99
Portsmouth
£219.99
Reading
£199.99
Sheffield
£179.99
Slough
£174.99
Southend-On-Sea
£219.99
Locations
Available Dates
Price
Aylesbury
£174.99
Birmingham
£174.99
Blackpool
£169.99
Bournemouth
£219.99
Bradford
£184.99
Brighton
£199.99
Bristol
£199.99
Broadstairs - Kent
£219.99
Cardiff
£199.99
Chatham
£184.99
Chelmsford
£164.99
Chester
£199.99
Colchester
£164.99
Derby
£179.99
Dudley
£149.99
Edinburgh
£199.99
Glasgow
£199.99
Hull
£199.99
Ipswich
£164.99
Leeds
£149.99
Leicester
£174.99
Liverpool
£199.99
London-Aldgate
£174.99
London-Central
£149.99
London-Central Waterloo
£149.99
London-Croydon
£159.99
London-East Ham
£149.99
London-Enfield
£159.99
London-Finsbury Park
£174.99
London-Harrow
£159.99
London-Hayes-and-Southall
£154.99
London-Ilford
£149.99
London-Lambeth
£159.99
London-Lewisham
£159.99
London-London Bridge
£149.99
London-Mile-End
£149.99
London-Stratford
£149.99
London-Tower Hamlets
£174.99
London-Wembley
£159.99
London-Willesden Green
£159.99
London-Wood Green
£159.99
Luton
£174.99
Manchester
£184.99
Middlesbrough
£249.99
Milton Keynes
£174.99
Newcastle Upon Tyne
£219.99
Newport
£199.99
Norwich
£219.99
Nottingham
£179.99
Peterborough
£219.99
Plymouth
£199.99
Portsmouth
£219.99
Reading
£199.99
Sheffield
£179.99
Slough
£174.99
Southend-On-Sea
£219.99

Application process

You can read the entire licensing process in detail on the SIA Security Guard Licence page.


In summary, after successfully passing the SIA Security Guard licence course with one of our training providers, you can apply for the SIA Security Guard badge. The current cost of the licence is £220 and is paid directly to the SIA. The licence is valid for 3 years. The licencing process is as follows:

Get certified by passing your course

Complete SIA Application online

Application Validated

Checks performed

SIA badge printed

SIA licence sent via post

 

How Much Can I Earn?

Job Venue
Night Club
Hourly Rate
£9 - £15
per hour
Qualifications
Door Supervisor Emergency First Aid
Retail Security
Corporate Security
Door Supervisor-Nightclubs, Bars, Resturants
Security Supervisor
Head Door Supervisor
Security Team Leader
CCTV Operator
Training Cost
£250
Licence (Payable to SIA)
£220  
Total Investment
£470
Return on Investment
5 Days
Shoppin Mall
£7 - £9
per hour
Door Supervisor
£180
£220  
£400
6 Days
Corporate Security
£10 - £15
per hour
CCTV Training Door Supervisor
£400
£330  
£730
7 Days
Retail
£7 - £10
per hour
Door Supervisor Basic Handcuff Training
£350
£220  
£570
8 Days

FAQs

 

If you would like to work as a Security Guard in the UK, then this course is for you. When you complete this course, you will be able to apply for Security Guard roles in the Security Industry. It is important to be aware that with this qualification you will not be allowed to work as a Door Supervisor because physical intervention is not taught on this course.

This makes Door Supervisor course more valuable and appealing to employers when you are applying for jobs.

The aim of this course is achieve a Level 2 Award in Security Guarding. When you have gained this, you will be eligible to apply for a Security Guard SIA licence. To work as an SIA Door Supervisor or an SIA Security Guard in the UK you must hold a valid SIA licence issued by the Security Industry Authority (SIA).

This Security Guard course is for new entrants into the Security Industry who are looking to gain employment as Security Guards in premises such a shopping centres, retail centres and airports. You must successfully complete this course to be able to apply for an SIA licence in Security Guarding.

This SIA recognised Level 2 Award for Security Guarding will enable you to apply for an SIA Security Guard licence. By obtaining this licence, you will increase your employment opportunities.

When you book with Get Licensed, we ensure that the training provider you have booked with will not only prepare you to succeed in the exams, they will also teach you vital knowledge needed for real life situations.

Get Licensed are proud to provide you with a ‘Fast Stream Results’ service for free when you book your Security Guarding course with us. Receive your results within just 10-14 working days after the last exam date. Our aim is to notify you the same day the training provider sends us your results. Your results will be available online and we’ll also send you an SMS to inform you when your results are available.

It’s easy peasy. You can either book online or you can book through our 24/7 customer service line on 0207 078 7259.

Certificates are dispatched via Royal Mail within 4 weeks of course completion, you have the option to book secured delivery when booking the course.

To read our full list of FAQ's, click here

 

*** We strongly recommend to all our customers who are considering the Security Guard training course that they consider the Door Supervisor training course instead. Qualified Door Supervisors can legally work in all of the same roles as Security Guards. In addition, they can also work in licensed premises such as bars, clubs, events and festivals, which Security Guards may not be able to work in if alcohol is being served. A Door Supervisor qualification will enable candidates to perform a far wider variety of roles and will greatly increase their chances of finding employment.***