Level 2 Award For Working As A Security Operative Within The Private Security Industry (QCF)

3 Days

Classroom & Home Study Element

This three day regulated programme is designed to assist delegates and companies in the provision of Security Officer Training that meets SIA requirements for licensing and NOCN requirements for examination. Delegates will gain an in-depth understanding of the current legislation pertinent to their work and invaluable knowledge relating to the purpose and principals of working as a Security Operative within the Private Security Industry.

There are 28 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) on this course which all students must complete to achieve the qualification, this is a requirement of both the SIA and the Awarding Organisation. Students are required to complete 4 hours ‘Home Study’ in the evenings whilst attending this programme, tutors will be available to give help to candidates if necessary.

Who Should Attend? Entry Requirements

This course is designed for new entrants to the industry, people transferring from other security functions, those with jobs which includes some elements of Security Guarding and existing security staff requiring a qualification, in order to apply for an SIA licence.

Module 1 'Common Security Industry Knowledge'
  • Awareness of the Law in the Private Security Industry
  • Health and Safety for the Private Security Operative
  • Fire Safety Awareness
  • Emergency Procedures
  • The Private Security Industry
  • Communication Skills and Customer Care
  • Surveillance
  • Fire and emergencies
  • Health and safety
Module 2 'Security Guarding Specialist Module'
  • Introduction to the Roles and Responsibilities of Security Operative
  • Patrolling
  • Access and Egress Control/Searching
  • Technology and Systems in the Security Environment
  • The Security Officer and The Law
  • Communicating, Reporting and Record Keeping
Module 3 'Conflict Management'
  • Avoiding Conflict and Reducing Personal Risk
  • Defusing Conflict
  • Resolving and Learning from Conflict
  • Application of Communication Skills and Conflict Management for Security Guarding
Teaching Staff/Trainers

Training staff at Davis Training Ltd are ‘Dual professionals’ subject specialists and teaching professionals that are devoted in developing their knowledge and experience in both aspects of their role to ensure the best outcomes for learners in their sector. Many have Qualified Teacher Learning & Skills Status (QTLS) and over 30 years experience in the industry.


We are committed to meeting the individual needs of all learners, and understand how important resources can be in supporting student learning in order to increase success.

Our resources are tailored to the content in which they’re being used, they will include; Video presentations, use of video recording for practical activities, scenario based learning, group activities, quizzes, PowerPoint, blast boards, ICT and others.


Assessment is made up of 3 compulsory one hour multiple choice examinations and a practical assessment held on separate days.

Core skills are essential for individuals to work safely and meet quality standards in our industry and will be introduced where possible. Students will be taught how to operate email and provided with an email address if applicable.


Successful candidates will be awarded the Level 2 Award for working as a Security Operative within the Private Security Industry (QCF), and will be able to apply to the SIA to be licensed.


Price on request includes: ‘Home Study’ package, student handbook and CD, course handouts, examination and certification, tea/coffee.