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SIA Security Guard Training Courses

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


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


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Quick facts

Duration

4 days

From

£179.99


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 £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 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.

 

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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Find your nearest course

Locations
Birmingham
10th May to 13th May 2021 | 8:00am - 6:00pm

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

From £249.99
Bristol
3rd May to 6th May 2021 | 8:00am - 6:00pm

Future Inns Bristol Cabot Circus, Bond St South, Bristol BS1 3EN

From £229.99
Bristol
31st May to 3rd Jun 2021 | 8:00am - 6:00pm

Future Inns Bristol Cabot Circus, Bond St South, Bristol BS1 3EN

From £229.99
Leeds
26th Apr to 29th Apr 2021 | 8:00am - 6:00pm

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

From £179.99
Leeds
24th May to 27th May 2021 | 8:00am - 6:00pm

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

From £179.99
London-Central
10th May to 13th May 2021 | 8:00am - 6:00pm

HQ Bloomsbury Square 4/4 a bloomsbury square London WC1A 2RP

From £249.99
London-Goodge Street
10th May to 13th May 2021 | 8:00am - 6:00pm

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

From £229.99
Manchester
10th May to 13th May 2021 | 8:00am - 6:00pm

Crowne Plaza Manchester City Centre, 70 Shudehill, Manchester M4 4AF, UK

From £209.99

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 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 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.

Receive your results within 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 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 one week 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.***



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