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Key details

Attendance Part-time
Duration 1 week (4 Days)
Code PHL2PSO
Awarding Body Pearson
Level Level 2
Start Date 10/01/2022

Course overview

Various dates start from October 2021. Courses will require minimum numbers of 10 enrolments to run.

The Pearson BTEC Level 2 Award for Security Officers in the Private Security Industry is for learners who are working in, or who are intending to work in, the security industry as security officers. The qualification aims to:-

  • Develop knowledge related to the private security industry, including, the purpose of the industry, the functions of the regulator, governing legislation and the acceptable work practices, procedures and standard
  • Develop skills in conflict management and their abilities in managing and resolving conflict in the context of the role of a security officer
  • Develop knowledge of the role, duties and responsibilities of a security officer. This covers areas such as, patrolling, access and egress control, searching procedures, electronic and physical protection systems, reporting and record keeping, as well as legislation relevant to a security officer.

What you'll study

The following three assessed modules will be covered on this qualification:-

1 Principles of Working in the Private Security Industry

2 Principles of Working as a Security Officer in the Private Security Industry

3 Application of Conflict Management in the Private Security Industry

This qualification is supported by the Security Industry Authority (SIA), the licencing regulator for the private security industry. Successful completion of this qualification will enable learners to apply for an SIA Security Officers licence.

  • The following three assessed modules will be covered on this qualification:-

    1 Principles of Working in the Private Security Industry

    2 Principles of Working as a Security Officer in the Private Security Industry

    3 Application of Conflict Management in the Private Security Industry

  • This qualification is supported by the Security Industry Authority (SIA), the licencing regulator for the private security industry. Successful completion of this qualification will enable learners to apply for an SIA Security Officers licence.

Assessment

Assessment for the qualification comprises of Externally-set and marked Multiple Choice Question exams and an Externally-set, internally-assessed practical assessment for each of the three units covered on the qualification.

Entry requirements

Learners will be assessed to ensure they have sufficient reading, writing, speaking and listening language skills before enrolling on the qualification. Learners should, as a minimum, have language skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening equivalent to the following: –

  • Functional Skills Level 1 in English.
  • A B2 Level qualification on the Home Office’s list of recognised English tests and qualifications.
  • A B2 Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
  • An ESOL qualification at (Level 1) on the Ofqual register taken in England, Wales or Northern Ireland.
  • An ESOL qualification at Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework Level 5 awarded by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and taken in Scotland.
  • SQA Core Skills in Communication at Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework Level 5.
  • Essential Skills Wales Communication Level 1.

FIRST AID REQUIREMENT – From 01 April 2021 learners taking their Security Officer training for the first time will need to show that they hold a current and valid First Aid or Emergency First Aid certificate*. This must meet the requirements of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981. The certificate must be valid for at least 12 months from the start of the course.

# For those without First Aid qualifications it is anticipated we will be able to offer this as part of the qualification but must be completed successfully before the security officer training commences.

Work experience

This qualification is supported by the Security Industry Authority (SIA), the licencing regulator for the private security industry. Successful completion of this qualifications will achieve you a licence to practise for use in industry specific employment.

Next steps

Learners who have achieved this qualification can progress to related security qualifications, should they wish to change career, such as the Pearson BTEC Level 2 Award for Door Supervisors in the Private Security Industry (Also offered at Bradford College). They can also progress into a Level 3 qualification such as the Pearson BTEC Level 3 Working as a Close Protection Operative in the Private Security Industry, having already completed the conflict management unit, which they could claim through an exemption.

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Tuition fees

Course fees: £200

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