Security Officer Training

SIA Approved 

Security Officer Course


Our SIA-approved Level 2 Award for working as a Security Officer within the Private Security Industry course provides a comprehensive package of skills, delivered in a diverse range of environments, and in a number of challenging and realistic scenarios. 

The Security Officer training allows an individual to work in the security industry as a standard security guard.  The SIA Security Officer license allows an individual to work in many premises; for example shopping malls, retail, construction sites, residential sites, schools, hospitals, banks etc. The role of the security guard is an ever evolving role with a corresponding increase in complexity and responsibility.  The risk of criminal attack, terrorism or general emergency situations has placed an increasing demand on the security sector. Personnel now need to be trained and licensed to operate in a wide variety of disciplines to meet the current challenges.


The course is separated into three Modules:

Module 1 - Working in the Private Security Industry

  • Know the purpose and main features of private security industry 
  • Understand the legislation that is relevant to people working in the private security industry 
  • Understand relevant aspects of health and safety in the workplace. 
  • Know how to apply principles of fire safety 
  • Know how to deal with non-fire-related workplace emergencies 
  • Understand the principles of effective communication and customer care in the private security industry

    Module 2: Working as a Security Officer

    • Understand the role of a security officer within the private security industry 
    • Understand the importance of, and reasons for, patrolling 
    • Understand to control access and egress from a site 
    • Understand the basic search procedures 
    • Understand the purpose and function of different types of technology, security monitoring systems in the security environment
    • Understand the law and its relevance to the role of a security officer 
    • Understand the importance and purpose of reporting the record keeping

    Module 3 - Conflict Management for the Private Security Industry

    • Understand the principles of conflict management appropriate to their role 
    • Understand how to recognise, assess and reduce risk in conflict situations 
    • Understand how to communicate effectively in emotive situations and de-escalate conflict 
    • Understand how to develop and use problem solving strategies for resolving conflict 
    • Understand good practice to follow after conflict situations


    This is a 3 day course, delivered at our dedicated training facilities throughout the UK, but can also be delivered at your premises for group bookings. 

    Our training facilities include modern, fully equipped training rooms with comprehensive training equipment and dedicated ‘break out’ areas; on site admin support and ample car parking.


    Our SIA approved Level 2 Award for working as a Security Officer within the Private Security Industry course includes:

    • 3 days of training from our experienced Instructors 
    • All training aids, including manuals 
    • Level 2 Award for working as a Security Officer within the Private Security Industry certification

    Please note that an SIA licence is required following successful completion of the training to work as a Security Officer.