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Award in Security Guarding Level 2

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HABC Award in Security Guarding Level 2

To work in the private security industry you must hold a licence granted by the Security Industry Authority (SIA). Working without an SIA licence is a criminal offence. Before applying for your SIA licence you must first gain this qualification.

To be granted this licence an applicant must:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Pass the SIA’s criminality criteria
  • Hold a recognised security guard’s qualification- the level 2 Award in Security Guarding

This 3 day course is for anyone who provides or carries out contracted security activities as defined by the Security Industry Act 2001.

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CPL Training provides scheduled Security Guarding courses in over 70 locations nationwide throughout the year. For price and next course date information please use our request a call back form and a member of the team will contact you.

In Company Courses: If you have over 8 learners we will happily come to you to train your staff. For more information and to get your personalised quote please complete our request a call back form and a member of the team will be in contact with you.

Course Content

The Level 2 Award in Security Guarding is a legal requirement for any person applying for an SIA security guarding licence. The course takes three days to complete and consists of the following elements:

  • Introduction to the Security Industry and Roles and Responsibilities of Security Officers
  • Patrolling
  • Access Control
  • Searching
  • Security and Emergency Systems
  • Fire Safety
  • Health and Safety at Work
  • The Law
  • Emergencies
  • Customer Care and Social Skills
  • Communications and Reporting
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Communication skills
  • Conflict management
  • Alarms and electronic article surveillance.
  • Identify possible offenders.
  • Retails Security Officer and the Law.


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