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Award for Security Officers in the Private Security Industry Top-up, Level 2

This course 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 licencelinked qualification requirements.


Topics include:

• terror threats and the role of the security operative in the event of a threat

• minimising risk to personal safety

• actions to take in relation to global (or critical) incidents


There is a requirement for the completion of some self-study in advance of the course and learners will be sent a text book and workbook on booking.


How long is the course?

The Security Officer top-up training is a half-day course, starting at 9am.


How far in advance of my renewal date can I complete the top-up training?

You can renew your licence 4 months before your existing licence expires.


New requirement: first aid training

The SIA now also require applicants for a door supervisor or security guard licence to have a first aid qualification if you are renewing your licence.

The qualification must be an Emergency First Aid at Work qualification or equivalent.

The requirement for first aid training will improve your skills as an SIA licence holder. It will not change the obligations you have when responding to an emergency.


If you need to include first aid with your training, please click on our Emergency First Aid at Work course link to book your place on both courses.


All learners must be 18 years and over and be competent in reading, writing, speaking and listening equivalent to Functional Skills Level 1 in English.

Award for Security Officers in the Private Security Industry Top-up, Level 2

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