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SIA Security Guard Training Courses

This Security Officer Training Course is for anyone looking to get the SIA Security Guard Licence. Security Guards work in retail, office blocks and at events. You can expect to earn up to £2,500 per month when working full-time.


This Security Officer Training Course is for anyone looking to get the SIA Security Guard Licence. Security Guards work in retail, office blocks and at events. You can expect to earn up to £2,500 per month when working full-time.


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Quick facts

Duration

This is a 4 day course.

From

£179.99


MANDATORY REQUIREMENT FOR

SIA Security Guard Licence


ELIGIBILITY

18+ years

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Basic level of English


EARNING POTENTIAL

£10 - 14 per hour

Course NAME

Security Guard Course

DURATION 4 days
FROM £179.99
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

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Security Guard Training

Did you know Security Officers play a crucial role in our society by protecting the public and property? With an SIA Security Guard Licence, so can you.  

 

We make getting your SIA Licence a simple and stress-free process 

 

Did you know? Shahzad Ali, the Founder and CEO of Get Licensed, started his career as a Security Guard working for Securicor, now known as G4S. 

 

Know your Security Guard job options  

Flexibility, authority, and a job market crying out for skills like yours. No doubt about it, there are numerous roles available to you with an SIA Security Guard Licence, including:

 

✅ Manned Guarding 
✅ Patrol Officer
✅ Key-Holder
✅ Site Security 
✅ Retail Security Officer
✅ Building Reception

 

Did you know? Management level employees in some businesses may also be required to hold a frontline licence. 

 

Career Progression for Security Officers 

Security Officers enjoy a lot of flexibility in their work. You might benefit from that flexibility by using your SIA Licence to earn around your other commitments.

However, you can also continue your professional development in security work in several directions, and become:

 

✅ Security Supervisor
✅ Security Manager
✅ Contract Manager
✅ Facilities Manager

 

Many, if not all, senior employees of large security companies started their careers in manned guarding roles.

 

 

Expert Tip: Getting a Door Supervisor Licence is better value for money than a Security Guard Licence for many security professionals. It allows you to work in a variety of security jobs, including all manned guarding roles. 

 

 

The Security Guard Course is the first step to getting your 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: Remember, Security Guard licence holders cannot work in licensed premises that serve alcohol, which is another reason why we recommend the SIA Door Supervisor Licence Course. It often proves an investment that opens you up to more job prospects.

 

 

Security Guard Course Content

The SIA Security Guard 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 1st April 2021 you must have a relevant first aid qualification before you can take Security Guard training. It needs to be an Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) certificate or higher.

You can find more about this change on the government website, or in our helpful blog post – which tells you which first aid courses count towards your SIA Licence.

 

NOTE: On the final day of the course, there will be 3 multiple choice exams.

 

Exams can give you a feeling of being under pressure, but trust us when we say there's nothing to worry about. Your training instructor will guide and prepare you for everything the exams could possibly cover, and remember that we're 100% supporting your success too!

 

Understanding the difference between Security Guards and Door Supervisors

If you're wondering the difference between Security Guarding and Door Supervision, they key difference is Security Guards cannot work as Door Supervisors. However, Door Supervisors can work as Security Guards.

Why is that? It all comes down to the level of training. The first 3 units of both of these SIA qualifications are the same, but Door Supervisors learn an extra unit on their course (Physical Intervention).

This additional unit is what allows them to work in more job roles, while also qualifying them for Security Guard jobs. It's why we always recommend the Door Supervisor Course over the Security Guard Course for anyone who wants to get working fast in security.

 

We strongly recommend all our customers considering the Security Guard training course to instead consider the Door Supervisor Training Course. Qualified Door Supervisors can legally work in all of the same roles as Security Guards, but also work in licensed premises such as bars, clubs, events and festivals. A Door Supervisor qualification will give you a far bigger choice of jobs and will increase your chances of finding work fast.

 

How your SIA Security Guard course works

The first step to your next job as a Security Officer begins with your training.

 

Throughout your SIA Security Guard training, we’ll walk you through the process, giving you the support and materials to help you get your Security Guard SIA Licence.

 

To get started...

 

✅ Select a location 

 Book your course

 Complete the training

 Apply for your SIA licence 

 

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All courses booked with Get Licensed include:

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Find your nearest course

Locations
Birmingham
27th Sep to 30th Sep 2021 | 8:00am - 6:00pm

Fairgate House, 205 Kings Road, Tyseley, Birmingham, B11 2AA

From £189.99
Birmingham
25th Oct to 28th Oct 2021 | 8:00am - 6:00pm

Fairgate House, 205 Kings Road, Tyseley, Birmingham, B11 2AA

From £189.99
Birmingham
22nd Nov to 25th Nov 2021 | 8:00am - 6:00pm

Fairgate House, 205 Kings Road, Tyseley, Birmingham, B11 2AA

From £189.99
Birmingham
20th Dec to 23rd Dec 2021 | 8:00am - 6:00pm

Fairgate House, 205 Kings Road, Tyseley, Birmingham, B11 2AA

From £189.99
Birmingham
17th Jan to 20th Jan 2022 | 8:00am - 6:00pm

Fairgate House, 205 Kings Road, Tyseley, Birmingham, B11 2AA

From £189.99
Bristol
18th Oct to 21st Oct 2021 | 8:00am - 6:00pm

Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel, Broad Street, Bristol BS1 2EL, UK

From £229.99
Bristol
13th Dec to 16th Dec 2021 | 8:00am - 6:00pm

Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel, Broad Street, Bristol BS1 2EL, UK

From £229.99
Bristol
7th Feb to 10th Feb 2022 | 8:00am - 6:00pm

Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel, Broad Street, Bristol BS1 2EL, UK

From £229.99
Leeds
20th Sep to 23rd Sep 2021 | 8:00am - 6:00pm

Hilton Leeds City, Neville Street, Leeds LS1 4BX, UK

From £179.99
Leeds
15th Nov to 18th Nov 2021 | 8:00am - 6:00pm

Hilton Leeds City, Neville Street, Leeds LS1 4BX, UK

From £179.99
Leeds
13th Dec to 16th Dec 2021 | 8:00am - 6:00pm

Hilton Leeds City, Neville Street, Leeds LS1 4BX, UK

From £179.99
Leeds
10th Jan to 13th Jan 2022 | 8:00am - 6:00pm

Hilton Leeds City, Neville Street, Leeds LS1 4BX, UK

From £179.99
London-Central
25th Oct to 28th Oct 2021 | 8:00am - 6:00pm

4, HQ - London, HQ Bloomsbury, 4a Bloomsbury Square, London WC1A 2RP, UK

From £189.99
London-Central
22nd Nov to 25th Nov 2021 | 8:00am - 6:00pm

4, HQ - London, HQ Bloomsbury, 4a Bloomsbury Square, London WC1A 2RP, UK

From £189.99
London-Central
20th Dec to 23rd Dec 2021 | 8:00am - 6:00pm

4, HQ - London, HQ Bloomsbury, 4a Bloomsbury Square, London WC1A 2RP, UK

From £189.99
London-Central
17th Jan to 20th Jan 2022 | 8:00am - 6:00pm

4, HQ - London, HQ Bloomsbury, 4a Bloomsbury Square, London WC1A 2RP, UK

From £189.99
London-Central
14th Feb to 17th Feb 2022 | 8:00am - 6:00pm

4, HQ - London, HQ Bloomsbury, 4a Bloomsbury Square, London WC1A 2RP, UK

From £189.99
London-Central
14th Mar to 17th Mar 2022 | 8:00am - 6:00pm

4, HQ - London, HQ Bloomsbury, 4a Bloomsbury Square, London WC1A 2RP, UK

From £189.99
London-Holborn
25th Oct to 28th Oct 2021 | 8:00am - 6:00pm

HQ Bloomsbury 4/4 A Bloomsbury Square London WC1A 2RP

From £189.99
London-Holborn
22nd Nov to 25th Nov 2021 | 8:00am - 6:00pm

HQ Bloomsbury 4/4 A Bloomsbury Square London WC1A 2RP

From £189.99
London-Holborn
20th Dec to 23rd Dec 2021 | 8:00am - 6:00pm

HQ Bloomsbury 4/4 A Bloomsbury Square London WC1A 2RP

From £189.99
London-Holborn
17th Jan to 20th Jan 2022 | 8:00am - 6:00pm

HQ Bloomsbury 4/4 A Bloomsbury Square London WC1A 2RP

From £189.99
London-Holborn
14th Feb to 17th Feb 2022 | 8:00am - 6:00pm

HQ Bloomsbury 4/4 A Bloomsbury Square London WC1A 2RP

From £189.99
London-Kentish Town
27th Sep to 30th Sep 2021 | 8:00am - 6:00pm

Unit 6, 45 Holmes Road, Kentish Town, NW5 3AN

From £189.99
London-Kentish Town
25th Oct to 28th Oct 2021 | 8:00am - 6:00pm

Unit 6, 45 Holmes Road, Kentish Town, NW5 3AN

From £189.99
London-Kentish Town
22nd Nov to 25th Nov 2021 | 8:00am - 6:00pm

Unit 6, 45 Holmes Road, Kentish Town, NW5 3AN

From £189.99
London-Kentish Town
20th Dec to 23rd Dec 2021 | 8:00am - 6:00pm

Unit 6, 45 Holmes Road, Kentish Town, NW5 3AN

From £189.99
Manchester
4th Oct to 7th Oct 2021 | 8:00am - 6:00pm

AC Hotel by Marriott Manchester City Centre, 15 Mason St, Manchester M4 5FT

From £209.99
Manchester
1st Nov to 4th Nov 2021 | 8:00am - 6:00pm

AC Hotel by Marriott Manchester City Centre, 15 Mason St, Manchester M4 5FT

From £209.99
Manchester
29th Nov to 2nd Dec 2021 | 8:00am - 6:00pm

AC Hotel by Marriott Manchester City Centre, 15 Mason St, Manchester M4 5FT

From £209.99
Manchester
24th Jan to 27th Jan 2022 | 8:00am - 6:00pm

AC Hotel by Marriott Manchester City Centre, 15 Mason St, Manchester M4 5FT

From £209.99

SIA Security Guard Licence application process

You can read the entire licensing process in detail here.
 

After 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, 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 your SIA application online.

Visit your nearby Post Office. 

SIA checks are performed.

Your SIA application is processed.

Your SIA Licence is sent via post.

 

 

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How Much Can I Earn?

Job Venue
Night Club 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 Shoppin Mall
£7 - £9
per hour
Door Supervisor
£180
£220  
£400
6 Days
Corporate Security Corporate Security
£10 - £15
per hour
CCTV Training Door Supervisor
£400
£330  
£730
7 Days
Retail Retail
£7 - £10
per hour
Door Supervisor Basic Handcuff Training
£350
£220  
£570
8 Days


Frequently asked
questions

 

If you want to work as a Security Guard in the UK, then this course is for you. When you complete this course, you'll be able to apply for Security Guard roles in the security industry.

Just remember that this qualification will not allow you 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're applying for jobs.

 

The aim of this course is achieve a Level 2 Award in Security Guarding. That makes you 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 people who are looking for jobs in security in places like shopping centres, businesses and airports. You must successfully complete this course 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 job opportunities. The demand for UK security professionals is very high, and always growing.

When you book with Get Licensed, we make sure that the training provider you book with will prepare you to succeed in the exams. They'll also teach you vital knowledge needed for real life situations on the job.

 

Receive your results in just 5 working days after your course is completed. Our aim is to notify you on 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. 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 one week of course completion, but you also have the option to book secure delivery when booking the course.

To read our full list of FAQs, click here

 

We strongly recommend that anyone considering the Security Guard training course considers the advantages of the Door Supervisor training course instead.

Qualified Door Supervisors can legally work in all of the same roles as Security Guards. However, they can also work in licensed premises such as bars, clubs, events and festivals.

More places to work means more job options and more ways to get earning in security.



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can you earn?

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POTENTIAL YEARLY EARNINGS

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£1,710

MONTHLY TAKE HOME

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