Security Guard 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
*PLEASE NOTE* From April 1st you must have a first aid qualification before you can take the training. This should be an Emergency First Aid at work certificate or higher. Please find more information on the goverment website or in our helpful blog post.
We understand that examinations can be a 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.
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 all our customers who are considering the Security Guard training course to 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.
How it works
The first step to starting your exciting new career as a Security Officer begins with your training.
Throughout your SIA Security Guard training, we’ll walk you through the process, providing all necessary training and materials to help you get your Security Guard SIA security licence.
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SIA Security Guard Licence Application process
You can read the entire licensing process in detail here.
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:
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Complete SIA Application online
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