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Security Guard Training Course


Why Get Licensed?

When you book your SIA Security Guard training with Get Licensed, you will join the UK's largest team of security graduates. Since 2006, thousands of our customers have completed our Security Guard training and have successfully secured well paid jobs as professional security guards at well-known establishments.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be eligible to apply for a Security Guard SIA Licence. It is a legal requirement to hold a valid SIA Licence before commencing work in the UK Security Industry.

The SIA Qualification: 

Level 2 Award for Working as a Security Officer within the Private Security Industry. 




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About the SIA Security Guard course:

Obtaining the Level 2 Security Guard training course is the first step towards obtaining your SIA Licence and start working in the security industry.

This is the right course for you If you are looking to work as a Security Guard.

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.


The Security Guard course runs over four days and is divided into three keys units:

1. Working in the Private Security Industry.
2. Working as a Security Guard.
3. Conflict Management.

On the final day of the course there will be three multiple choice exams designed to test your knowledge of the content taught during the course.

We understand that examinations can be 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 Guard 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 courses.

At Get Licensed, you'll find Security Guard training in London and at over 70 locations across the UK. With so many locations and over 200 available training dates you are sure to find a Security Guard course that is suited to you.



Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Is the Security Guard course right for me?  

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.

Q: What is the aim of the Security Guard course?

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).

Q: Who is this Security Guard course for?

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.

Q: What are the benefits of taking this course?

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.

Q: When will I receive my Security Guard exam result?

Get Licensed are proud to provide you with a ‘Fast Stream Results’ service for free when you book your Security Guarding course with us. Receive your results within just 10-14 working days after the last exam date. Our aim is to notify you 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.

Q: How can I book my Security Guard course?

It’s easy peasy. You can either book online or you can book through our 24/7 customer service line on 0207 078 7259.

Q: When will I receive my Security Guard certificate?

Certificates are dispatched via Royal Mail within 4 weeks of course completion, you have the option to book secured delivery when booking the course.

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*** 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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Security Guard Course Dates

Location Date Price Select
Aylesbury £174.99
Birmingham £149.99
Bournemouth £219.99
Bradford £184.99
Brighton £199.99
Bristol £199.99
Broadstairs - Kent £219.99
Cardiff £199.99
Chatham £184.99
Chelmsford £164.99
Chester £199.99
Colchester £164.99
Derby £179.99
Dudley £149.99
Edinburgh £199.99
Glasgow £199.99
Hull £199.99
Ipswich £164.99
Leeds £149.99
Leicester £174.99
Liverpool £199.99
London-Aldgate £174.99
London-Central £149.99
London-Central Waterloo £149.99
London-Croydon £159.99
London-East Ham £174.99
London-Enfield £159.99
London-Finsbury Park £174.99
London-Harrow £159.99
London-Hayes-and-Southall £154.99
London-Ilford £149.99
London-Lambeth £159.99
London-Lewisham £159.99
London-London Bridge £149.99
London-Mile-End £149.99
London-Stratford £174.99
London-Tower Hamlets £174.99
London-Wembley £159.99
London-Willesden Green £159.99
London-Wood Green £159.99
Luton £174.99
Manchester £184.99
Middlesbrough £249.99
Milton-Keynes £174.99
Newcastle Upon Tyne £219.99
Newport £174.99
Norwich £219.99
Nottingham £179.99
Peterborough £219.99
Plymouth £199.99
Portsmouth £219.99
Reading £199.99
Sheffield £179.99
Slough £174.99
Southend-On-Sea £219.99

How much can I earn?

  • Job Title

    Hourly Rate


    What jobs can i do?

    Retail Security Officer

    Corporate Security Officer

    Door Supervisor Nightclub, Bars, Restaurants

    Security Supervisor

    Head Door Supervisor

    Security Team Leader

    CCTV Operator

    Training Cost
    Licence (payable to SIA)
    Total investment

    Return on Investment (?)

    (the time it makes to recover the money invested in education)



  • Night Club

    £9 - £15

    Per hour

    Door Supervisor
    Tick Mark Cross Tick Mark Cross Tick Mark £275
  • Shopping Malls

    £7 - £9

    Per hour

    Door Supervisor
    Basic Handcuff Training
    Tick Mark Tick Mark Cross Tick Mark £200
  • Corporate Security

    £10 - £15

    Per hour

    CCTV Training
    Door Supervisor
    Tick Mark Tick Mark Tick Mark £400
  • Retail

    £7 - £10

    Per hour

    CCTV Training
    Door Supervisor
    Tick Mark Tick Mark Tick Mark £600

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