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Level 2 Award in Security Guarding (QCF)

Level 2 Award in Security Guarding (QCF)Description
Under the Private Security Industry Authority Act 2001, all individuals wishing to work in the private security industry must undertake a recognised qualification before applying for a licence.

The Level 2 Award in Security Guarding 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 licence and work as a security guard within the private security industry.

Duration
This course is delivered over three days, with one unit per day being delivered and assessed.

Syllabus
The qualification comprises 3 mandatory units:

Unit 1 - Working in the Private Security Industry
Unit 2 - Working as a Security Officer
Unit 3 - Conflict Management for the Private Security Industry

This qualification can enable the learner to progress onto the NVQ in Providing Security Services or undertake further learning in other areas of the private security industry such as CCTV Operations or Door Supervision.

Assessment/Certification

Unit 1 - Working in the Private Security Industry

  • 25-question multiple-choice examination paper.
  • Successful candidates must achieve a score of at least 18 out of 25
  • Examination duration – 40 minutes
  • Guided learning hours for this unit are 10 hours.

Unit 2 - Working as a Security Officer

  • 40-question multiple-choice examination paper.
  • Successful candidates must achieve a score of at least 28 out of 40
  • Examination duration – 1 hour
  • Guided learning hours for this unit are 8 hours.

Unit 3 - Conflict Management for the Private Security Industry

  • 25-question multiple-choice examination paper.
  • Successful candidates must achieve a score of at least 18 out of 25
  • Examination duration – 40 minutes
  • Guided learning hours for this unit are 8 hours.



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