Security Officers (Top Up) Course

£120

As a result of changes by the Security Industry Authority (SIA) from 1st October 2021, security officers who wish to renew their licences are required to undergo additional training (Top Up).

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Description

  • Level 2 Award for Security Officers in the Private Security Industry (Top Up)

As a result of changes by the Security Industry Authority (SIA) from 1st October 2021, security officers who wish to renew their licences are required to undergo additional training (Top Up).

Qualification overview and objective
The objective of this qualification is to support a role in the workplace. It is designed for learners who currently hold a licence from the Security Industry Authority (SIA) to work as a security officer and need to be brought up to date with the new licence-linked qualifications requirements.

How long will it take?
To complete and gain this qualification, and in order to renew a license, learners are expected to undertake approximately 4 hours of learning. The SIA have stated that the training, delivery and assessment of this qualification must take place over a minimum of 0.5 days (50 minutes if self-study is used, or 4 hours if self-study is not used).

Entry requirements
To register for this qualification, learners must be aged 16-17 but an SIA licence cannot be applied for until the age of 18. Learners will need to show that they hold a current and valid First Aid or Emergency First Aid certificate that meets the requirements of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981. It is an SIA requirement that training centres must confirm that each learner is sufficiently qualified in First Aid or Emergency First Aid.

Learners should present their First Aid or Emergency First Aid certificate before they start training. This certificate must be valid for at least 12 months from the course starts date.

Structure of Course
The SIA and Awarding Bodies have “recognised that there is some learning that contributes to the achievement of the licence-linked qualifications that can be delivered by self-study/distance learning”. As such, to complete the Level 2 Award for Security Officers in the Private Security Industry (Top Up), learners must complete all units contained within the following mandatory group.

  • Unit/Module 1: Principles of Terror Threat Awareness in the Private Security Industry of the course will be delivered by the use of self-study (authorised ACT E-learning). Link to access (https://ct.highfieldelearning.com/) contents for this unit/module are emailed to candidates prior to starting the course. The materials used clearly show learners, how many hours (1 hour and 40 minutes) of learning they are expected to undertake and are given sufficient time to allow them to complete it before their course begins. On completion, Learners are expected to email their ACT E-learning certificate to the centre prior to starting the course. It is also a requirement that the centre checks these during training to ensure appropriate learning has occurred. This will be quality assured through Highfield’s external quality assurance processes. The learners should ask the tutor/trainer any related questions as deemed fit each day and for the duration of the course.
  • Unit/Module 2: Principles of Minimising Personal Risk for Security Officers in the Private Security Industry unit of the course will be delivered by the use of selfstudy. Materials for this unit/module are emailed to candidates prior to starting the course. The materials used clearly show learners, how many hours (1 hour and 30 minutes) of learning they are expected to undertake and that they are given sufficient time to allow them to complete it before their course begins. Learners are expected to email their Completed Workbook to the centre prior to starting the course. It is also a requirement that the centre checks these during training to ensure appropriate learning has occurred. This will be quality assured through Highfield’s external quality assurance processes. The learners should ask the tutor/trainer any related questions as deemed fit each day and for the duration of the course.

These examinations must be taken to complete your course work requirement.

There are no prerequisites for attending this course. However, it is advised that learners should have a minimum of Level 1 in literacy or numeracy or equivalent. Learners will be required to undertake an initial literacy assessment prior to enrolment to the course.

Important note: There are no RPL opportunities for old units (linked with historic security qualifications) that will allow for certification of the above qualification. Therefore, all units linked to this qualification must be completed in full for a learner to be awarded it.

Assessment method

 

Unit No. Unit Title Knowledge Assessment Method Practical Assessment Method
 1 Principles of Terror Threat Awareness in the Private Security Industry Externally set and marked multiple-choice question (MCQ) examination made up of 10 questions (20 minutes) Pass mark = 70% N/A
 2 Principles of Minimising Personal Risk for Security Officers in the Private Security Industry Externally set and marked multiple-choice question (MCQ) examination made up of 16 questions (25 minutes) Pass mark = 70% N/A

Progression opportunities
Progression and further learning routes could include:

  • Level 2 Award for Door Supervisors in the Private Security Industry
  • Level 2 Award for CCTV Operators (Public Space Surveillance) in the Private Security Industry
  • Level 3 Certificate for Working as a Close Protection Operative within the Private Security Industry
  • Level 3 Award in the Delivery of Conflict Management Training (RQF)
  • Level 3 Award for Physical Intervention Trainers in the Private Security Industry

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Course Dates

Study Option

Classroom Only, Self Study & Classroom

Venues

Barking, Croydon, Greenwich, Harrow, Lewisham, Oval, Peckham, Seven Sisters, Stratford, Streatham

Combined Course Date

Jan-EFAW(8)+DS(9 & 11), Feb-EFAW(1 or 19)+DS(5 & 6), Mar-EFAW(11 or 27)+DS(25 & 26), Apr-EFAW(15)+DS(16 & 18)