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Get your SIA Security Guard Licence and work as a Security Officer for shops, offices and more...


Get your SIA Security Guard Licence and work as a Security Officer for shops, offices and more...


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Quick facts

Duration

4 days

From

£159.99


MANDATORY REQUIREMENT FOR

SIA Security Guard Licence


ELIGIBILITY

18+ years

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Basic level of English

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

Are you thinking of working as a Security Officer, if Yes? Do you know Security Officers play a crucial role in our society by protecting public and buildings.  

 

We make securing your SIA licence a simple, 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 G4S. 

 

Career options available 

There are many types of roles available with an SIA Security Guard Licence, including:

 

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

 

Did you know? Management level employees may also required to hold a front-line licence. 

 

Career Progression for Security Officers 

Security Officers can continue their professional development and become:

 

✅ Security Supervisors
✅ Security Managers
✅ Contract Managers
✅ 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 Security Guard Licence because it allows you to work in a variety of roles including all manned guarding roles. 

 

This Security Guard course is available through Virtual Class training

Virtual Class benefits include:

 

 Full classroom experience

 From the comfort of your home

 No travel required

 Faster results

 Take your exam from home

 Learn in real time with your instructor

 

 

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: 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.

 

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

 

NOTE: 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.

 

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.

 

To get started...

 

✅ Select a location 

 Book your 

 Complete the training

 Apply for your SIA licence 

 

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All courses booked with Get Licensed include:

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  • Price Match: You won't find the same course cheaper anywhere else.
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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