SIA Security Guard Training Courses


The SIA Security Guard Licence allows individuals to work as Security Guards.

Course NAME

Security Guard Course

DURATION 4 days
FROM £159.99
MANDATORY REQUIREMENT FOR SIA Security Guard Licence
ELIGIBILITY 18+ years

COURSE UNITS
1

Working in The Private Security Industry


2

Working as a Security Guard


3

Conflict Management


ASSESSMENT

3 Multiple Choice Exams

Get Licenced

Security Guard Training

The Security Guard Course is required if you want to obtain the SIA Security Guarding Licence which allows you to work in the private security industry as a security officer. Security Officers can work in a wide variety of roles including static guarding, manned guarding and key holding.

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.

 

How can I get the Security Guard 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

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

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

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.

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

 

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.***

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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:

Get certified by passing your course

Complete SIA Application online

Visit Post Office 

SIA checks performed

SIA application processed

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