About this course

Anyone wishing to embark on a career as a Security Officer needs to be licenced by the SIA (Security Industry Authority). We provide the 3-day nationally approved course which enables individuals to gain the necessary qualification to become licenced.

This qualification applies to those working within retail (store detection, loss prevention), commercial, leisure, reception, gatehouse duties, mobile patrol and alarm response security officers. This is not for work in the licensed trade, for this you would need to complete the Door Supervisor qualification.

Course Info

The following three modules are covered in the course:

  • – Working in the Private Security Industry
  • – Working as a Security Officer
  • – Conflict Management for the Private Security Industry

What support material is available?
To assist you during the course you will be provided with a course workbook which will include the three required modules. The books are provided prior to the course.

How is it assessed?
Working in the Private Security Industry, Working as a Security Officer and Conflict Management for the Private Security Industry, are assessed by multiple choice examinations.

All exam questions are produced and marked by the awarding body.

This qualification, which is worth 4 credits at Level 2, is approved by the SIA.


‘Our tutor, Paul Hennessey first put us at ease which made our course easy for us to understand.’
October 2017

‘I thoroughly enjoyed this course and would definitely return for further courses and recommend to others.
The tutor was fun, friendly and kept me awake as I was tired from work. I did not find any part of the course boring at all.’
August 2017

‘Very good, couldn’t ask for any more for the course. Everything was well explained before and during the lessons.’
June 2017