Under the Private Security Industry Authority Act 2001, all individuals wishing to work in the private security industry must undertake a recognized qualification before applying for a license. This regulated qualification has been developed to meet the requirements of the Security Industry Authority (SIA). It is based on the relevant SIA Specifications for Learning and Qualifications and provides the learner with the necessary knowledge and understanding for those who wish to apply for an SIA license and work as a security guard within the private security industry. The qualification comprises three 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
LEVEL 2 AWARD FOR WORKING AS A DOOR SUPERVISOR WITHIN THE PRIVATE SECURITY INDUSTRY (RQF)
The minimum contact hours for this qualification are 18.5 hours of the required 28-guided learning hours.
To register for this qualification, learners are required to meet the following entry requirements:
- AGE RANGE: This qualification is approved for delivery to learners aged 16 and over. However, an SIA license cannot be applied for until the age of 18.
Security operatives are likely in the course of their work to be required to make calls to the emergency services or need to communicate clearly to resolve conflict. It is therefore essential that security operatives are able to communicate clearly.
Minimum, have language skills equivalent to the following:
- A B1 level qualification on the Home Office’s list of recognized English tests and qualifications
- An ESOL qualification at (Level 1) on the Ofqual register taken in England, Wales or Northern Ireland;
- An ESOL qualification at Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework level 5 awarded by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and taken in Scotland;
- Functional Skills Level 1 in English; and
- SQA Core Skills in Communication at Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework level 5
- Essential Skills Wales Communication Level 1.