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Security Guard Training

What does a Security Guard do?

This Level 2 qualification permits individuals to work as security guards in the UK private security industry, leading to an SIA security guarding license. Although less in demand than door supervisor qualifications, choosing the latter allows the flexibility of working as both a door supervisor and a security guard, making it a popular preference among many aspiring professionals.

EDU Security Guard Training Duration

This is a five-day course with a mandatory self-study component and 9 hours of in-classroom training.

EDU Security Guard Training Assessment

3 Multiple-Choice exams & practical assessments. Here are the details for the MCQ exams

  • Unit 1 (72 questions) Pass mark = 70%
  • Unit 2 (50 questions) Pass mark = 70%
  • Unit 3 (20 questions) Pass mark = 70%
EDU Security Guard Training Certification

Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive the Security Guard Training in the Private Security Industry certificate.

EDU Security Guard Training Requirements

To qualify for an SIA Training, you must:

  • Be 18 years or older
  • Must have Enlighs level 1 and Can Speak, Read and Write
  • A valid passport or a current UK Driving Licence
  • Two proofs of address such as utility bills or separate bank statements
Unit 1: Working in the Private Security Industry
  • Private Security Industry: The Legal Aspects
  • Health and Safety for Private Security Operatives
  • Fire Safety Awareness
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Communication Skills and Customer Care
  • Record-Keeping relevant to the role of the security operative
  • Terror threats and the role of the security operative in the event of a threat
Unit 2: Working as a Security Officer within the Private Security Industry
  • The role of a security officer within the private security industry
  • The control and responsibilities of access and egress.
  • The different types of electronic and physical protection systems in the security environment
  • Minimising risk to personal safety at work
  • Drug-misuse legislation, issues, and procedures relevant to the role of a security officer
  • Conducting effective search procedures
  • Patrolling designated areas safely
Unit 3: Conflict Management for The Private Security Industry
  • Avoiding Conflict and Reducing Personal Risk
  • Defusing Conflicts
  • Resolving and Learning from Conflicts
  • Application of Communication Skills and Conflict Management for Door Supervisors

At EDU, we take pride in our team of highly trained instructors who are experts in delivering comprehensive security courses. Whether you are a newcomer or an experienced professional seeking to advance in the private security industry, our instructors are equipped to cater to your needs. With a specific focus on Security Guard Training, our courses are designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills required for a successful career in security.

Who are our instructors?

Expertise in SIA Courses: Our instructors are specialized in teaching a wide range of Security Industry Authority (SIA) courses, and their knowledge covers all aspects of the security domain. From conflict management to access control, our courses encompass vital skills needed to excel in the security sector.

  • Security Guard Training Specialists: Our instructors have an exceptional focus on Security Guard Training. They possess in-depth insights into the responsibilities and challenges faced by security guards, making them ideal mentors to guide you through this specific career path.
  • Real-World Experience: Each instructor at EDU comes with extensive real-world experience in the security industry. Their practical knowledge enriches the learning experience, providing you with valuable insights that go beyond the theoretical aspects.
  • Engaging and Interactive Teaching Style: We understand that effective learning requires engagement and participation. Our instructors employ interactive teaching methods, including role-playing scenarios and practical exercises, to ensure that you gain hands-on experience and confidence in various security situations.
  • Tailored Approach: We believe that every learner is unique, with varying strengths and areas for improvement. Our instructors adopt a tailored approach, catering to individual learning needs, ensuring that you get the most out of the Security Guard Training course.
  • Comprehensive Support: Our instructors are dedicated to your success. Throughout the training process and beyond, they provide continuous support, clarifying doubts, and offering guidance to help you achieve your career goals as a security guard.
Become a Security Guard:

Our specialised Security Guard Training opens the door to exciting career opportunities in the private security sector. The course equips you with the necessary skills to perform access control, manage conflicts, conduct patrols, handle emergencies, and maintain a safe environment for clients and the public. Our instructors will walk you through all aspects of being a proficient security guard, preparing you for the challenges and rewards that come with the role.

Start Your Journey with EDU Training:

With our team of highly trained instructors, EDU is your ultimate destination for top-notch security courses, especially Security Guard Training. Whether you are just beginning your career or looking to enhance your expertise, we have the perfect course to suit your requirements. Join us and embark on a fulfilling journey towards a successful career in the security industry.
Contact us now to enrol in our upcoming courses and take a step closer to a brighter and secure future!

Who is this Course for?

Enrol in the Security Officer training to obtain your Security Guard SIA Licence and work lawfully as a Security Guard in the UK. This comprehensive 5-day course equips you with the essential knowledge and skills to pass the exam and apply for your SIA Licence. With this license, you can access job opportunities in the flourishing security industry, paving the way for a promising career.
What You’ll Learn: Our Security Guard Training Course covers a wide range of topics, ensuring you’re well-prepared for the challenges of the security profession. From conflict management and customer service to legal aspects and emergency procedures, you’ll gain invaluable insights and practical skills to excel in your role.

Opportunities Await:

  1. Manned Guarding: Manned guarding involves stationing security personnel at specific locations, such as entrance points, checkpoints, or critical areas, to monitor and control access. They are responsible for ensuring the security and safety of the premises, property, and people within their designated area. Manned guards act as a visible deterrent to potential threats and quickly respond to any security incidents that may arise.
  2. Patrol Officer: Patrol officers conduct regular security rounds and inspections of designated areas, both on foot and using vehicles. Their primary task is to monitor and identify any suspicious activities or security breaches. By covering a wider area, patrol officers can quickly detect and address security concerns across the premises, ensuring a heightened level of security and response readiness.
  3. Key-Holder: Key-holders are entrusted with the responsibility of holding and managing access to keys for various parts of a facility or property. They play a crucial role in maintaining the security of the premises, controlling access to restricted areas, and responding promptly to emergencies, as they possess the necessary keys for entry and lockdown procedures.
  4. Site Security Guard: Site security guards are deployed to protect and secure construction sites, industrial facilities, or any temporary location requiring security services. They ensure that equipment, materials, and assets are safeguarded against theft, vandalism, and unauthorized access. Site security guards play a critical role in minimizing losses and maintaining safety on temporary worksites.
  5. Retail Security Officer: Retail security officers are responsible for maintaining a safe shopping environment for customers and preventing theft, shoplifting, and fraudulent activities. They conduct surveillance, implement security protocols, and collaborate with store management to address security concerns, thereby ensuring a pleasant shopping experience for customers.
  6. Building Receptionist: Building receptionists not only fulfill administrative duties but also serve as the first point of contact for visitors and employees. They play a vital role in managing access control, verifying identities, and ensuring that only authorized individuals gain entry. Building receptionists contribute significantly to maintaining a secure and organized environment within the premises.
  7. Store Detective: Store detectives, also known as loss prevention officers, work covertly within retail stores to identify and apprehend shoplifters and individuals involved in fraudulent activities. Their discreet presence helps deter criminal behavior and protect the store’s assets and inventory, ultimately minimizing losses and maintaining a secure retail environment.

These roles offer diverse opportunities for individuals seeking a career in the security industry. Each position demands specific skills and expertise, contributing collectively to the overall safety and protection of people, assets, and properties.

How can I book and pay for the course?

  1. Browse Courses: Visit our website and explore the available courses. You can search for specific courses or browse through categories to find the one that interests you. Course Details: Click on the course you want to learn more about. Review the course description, curriculum, duration, and any prerequisites.
  2. Check Availability: Ensure that the course you wish to take is currently available and has a schedule that fits your needs.
  3. Select Dates (if applicable): For courses with multiple sessions or dates, choose the specific date or session that suits your schedule.
  4. Booking the Course: Click on the “Book Now”
  5. Payment Method: Proceed to the payment page, where you’ll be asked to select a payment method. We usually accept credit/debit cards, online payment platforms, or other secure payment options.
  6. Complete Payment: Follow the instructions to complete the payment process. Make sure to provide accurate payment details and information.
  7. Create an Account (Optional): At this point, you may have the option to create an account on our website.
  8. Creating an account can offer benefits such as easy access to course materials, tracking your progress, and future course recommendations. If you wish to create an account, you can do so after completing the payment.
  9. Confirmation: After a successful payment, you will receive a confirmation email or message indicating that your booking is complete.
  10. Course Access: Depending on the course format, you’ll receive instructions on how to access the course material, class schedule, and any additional information you might need.

If you have any questions or encounter any issues during the booking and payment process, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our customer support for assistance. We’re here to help you with any inquiries you may have. Happy learning!

When will I receive my examination result?

We understand that you’re eager to receive your examination result. Typically, you can expect to receive your examination result within 2 weeks from the date of the exam. However, please keep in mind that there could be unforeseen reasons that may cause slight delays in the result processing.
We strive to provide accurate and timely results, but certain factors, such as a high volume of exams to process or unexpected technical issues, may occasionally impact the result delivery schedule. If, for any reason, there is a delay in releasing the results beyond the usual timeframe, rest assured that we are actively working to resolve the issue and get the results to you as soon as possible.

When will I receive my certificate?

You can expect to receive your certificate approximately 4 to 5 weeks after the completion of the course. The processing time is necessary to ensure the accuracy and verification of the course completion and examination results.
The certificate will be sent to the home address that you provided during the registration process. Alternatively, if you prefer, you can choose to collect the certificate from our office in person.
If you have any concerns about the certificate delivery or need to make specific arrangements for collection, please feel free to contact our support team. They will be glad to assist you with any inquiries you may have regarding the certificate issuance. Thank you for choosing our course, and we hope it has been a valuable learning experience for you!

What ID documents do I have to bring along?

  • Be 18 years or older.
  • A valid passport or a current UK Driving Licence
  • Two proofs of address such as utility bills or separate bank statements
  • Two Passport Size Pictures

Security Guard Training

Security Guard Training

Unit 1: Working in the Private Security Industry

Unit 2: Working as a Security Officer within the Private Security Industry

Unit 3: Conflict Management for The Private Security Industry


3 multiple choice exams and physical assessments.

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