Level 2 Award for Working as a Security Officer

Within the Private Security Industry

Talented Training are specialists in delivering first class SIA Security courses across the UK, including Leeds, Huddersfield, Halifax, Sheffield and Manchester. We have trained over 2000 students accredited qualifications to gain SIA licenses into the industry using modern teaching methods while integrating real life experience.

Courses we deliver include, Security Guarding, Door Supervision, CCTV and Terrorism Awareness. We are committed to enhancing the learning of all those who are and wish to be employed or be up-skilled within the industry.

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Who is this qualification for?

This regulated qualification is ideal for anyone wishing to work as a security officer.  It is based on relevant SIA specifications for learning and qualifications, and therefore provides the necessary skills and knowledge for learners to apply for an SIA licence in this field.  Subjects covered include the roles and responsibilities of security officers, patrolling, security systems, communication, reporting and record-keeping, avoiding conflict and reducing personal risk, defusing conflict, and resolving and learning from conflict.

How long will it take?

4-days (approximately 28-hours of learning) or 3-days if flexible distance learning is undertaken.  

Topics covered

These include the main characteristics of the private security industry, the importance of safe working practices to comply with legal requirements.

The role of a security officer within the private security industry.

The law relevant to the role of a security officer, how to recognise, assess and reduce risk in conflict situations and good practice to follow after conflict situations.

The qualification comprises 3 mandatory units:

  • Unit 1 - Working within the Private Security Industry
  • Unit 2 - Working as a Security Officer within the Private Security Industry
  • Unit 3 - Conflict Management within the Private Security Industry


  • Unit 1 - 40-question multiple-choice examination
  • Unit 2 - 40-question multiple-choice examination
  • Unit 3 - 20-question multiple-choice examination

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