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Security Guard

Level 5 Advanced Diploma *Complete Course* | *FREE PDF Certificate* |120 CPD Credits | *Free Cyber Security Course*

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Study method
Online, self-paced
200 hours
No formal qualification
120 CPD hours / points
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Security Guard

Certificate of achievement in Security Guard QLS Level 5. Additional CPD Accredited Security Guard Certificate with 120 CPD points available. This Security Guard course comes with easy to understand e-learning study materials.

Security Guard

Build the knowledge, skills and confidence to deal with security issues and emergency situations, with this exclusive Level 5 Security Guard Course. Suitable for newcomers and existing security personnel alike, this endorsed program takes an in-depth look at key security planning and emergency response practices. Study in your own time at a pace that suits your lifestyle, with no deadlines or time restrictions to worry about. Course content covers emergency preparedness, the responsibilities of the security guard, workplace bullying and harassment, the art of effective conflict resolution, how to develop an effective security plan and more. Whether considering a career in Security Guard or simply looking to improve your knowledge and understanding of workplace security, we’re standing by to welcome you on board. Enrol online, or contact a member of our admissions team anytime for more information.

Security Guard

This self-paced programme is available 24/7 providing you with the flexibility to train at the pace, location and time of your choosing. Certificate of Achievement can be claimed on course completion. College registration, tutor support, course materials and additional supporting material are all included in the course fee.

Quality Licence Scheme

This Security Guard course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. The Quality Licence Scheme, endorses high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes.



120 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Standards Office

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Security Guard

Our dynamic database of courses welcomes applicants from all over the world, with none of the usual restrictions or entry-requirements. Enrol today and enjoy a variety of perks and privileges including:

  • Security Guard - Complete provision of all supporting documentation and learning resources needed to successfully complete the course.
  • Security Guard - Expert tutor support provided throughout, ensuring you gain maximum value from your studies.
  • Security Guard - Total convenience and flexibility, with round-the-clock access to our digital learning platform and no deadlines to worry about.
  • Security Guard - Premium course materials and study aids, created by a team of industry veterans and noted academics.
  • Security Guard - The opportunity to enrich your long-term outlook with an endorsed Level 5 Security Guard Diploma on your CV!

Security Guard - Learning Objectives

The objective of this course is to instil candidates with the specialist skills and knowledge needed to pursue a fulfilling career in Security Guard. Irrespective of background and experience to date, learners are primed with the confidence to pursue their most ambitious goals. Each of the main responsibilities in the field of security guard is dissected and examined at the deepest level. Ideal for newcomers and existing members of the workforce alike, this Level 5 Security Guard Diploma could fast-track your progression up the career ladder.

By developing a deeper understanding of the functions and objectives of security guard, you stand a much better chance of building a successful career. From start to finish, your personally-assigned tutor will provide the support and feedback you need to successfully complete the course. After which, you’ll have the opportunity to put your new skills and knowledge to use in the practical setting of your choosing.

Upon completion, learners will have examined the most important concepts and teachings at the heart of successful Security Guard, including:

  • Security Guard - Occupancy and human factors
  • Security Guard - Operations and maintenance
  • Security Guard - Human resource management
  • Security Guard - Sustainability
  • Security Guard - Facility IT management
  • Security Guard - Risk management
  • Security Guard - Safety and security
  • Security Guard - Communication
  • Security Guard - Performance and quality
  • Security Guard - Leadership and strategy
  • Security Guard - Real estate
  • Security Guard - Project management
  • Security Guard - Finance and business management

Security Guard - Course Outline

From job-market newcomers to successful business owners, this Level 5 Security Guard could make a significant contribution to your ongoing professional development. Your tutor will provide complete support throughout the following 12 course modules - each of which concludes with an online assessment to measure your understanding of the subject matter:

Security Guard - Unit 1 - The Need And Importance Of Security

This Security Guard unit covers the following key topics:

  • Security Guard - What is Security?
  • Security Guard - The Principles of Security
  • Security Guard - Individual Safety and Security
  • Security Guard - Vulnerability Assessment
  • Security Guard - Standards in Security
  • Security Guard - Challenges to Standardisation
  • Security Guard - Plus More

Security Guard - Unit 2 - Security’s Role In Emergency Preparedness

This Security Guard unit covers the following key topics:

  • Security Guard - Estimate Probability of Occurrence
  • Security Guard - Emergency Planning
  • Security Guard - Categorizing Emergencies
  • Security Guard - Development of an Emergency Plan
  • Security Guard - Plus More

Security Guard - Unit 3 - Physical Security Management

This Security Guard unit covers the following key topics:

  • Security Guard - Physical Security Management Systems
  • Security Guard - Perimeter Security System
  • Security Guard - Security Gates
  • Security Guard - Security Lighting Systems
  • Security Guard - Objectives of Patrolling
  • Security Guard - Plus More

Security Guard - Unit 4 - The Use Of Technology For Managing Security

This Security Guard unit covers the following key topics:

  • Security Guard - Security Goals
  • Security Guard - Technology in the Field of Security
  • Security Guard - Access Control Systems
  • Security Guard - The Goals of an Access Control System
  • Security Guard - Identification
  • Security Guard - Intrusion Detection Systems
  • Security Guard - Plus More

Security Guard - Unit 5 - Security Systems Integration

This Security Guard unit covers the following key topics:

  • Security Guard - System integration opportunities
  • Security Guard - Integration connection methods
  • Security Guard - Audit trails
  • Security Guard - Standards & legislation
  • Security Guard - Plus More

Security Guard - Unit 6 - General Petrol Tactics & Techniques

This Security Guard unit covers the following key topics:

  • Security Guard - The Purpose of Patrols
  • Security Guard - Preparation for a Patrol
  • Security Guard - Equipment Preparation and Testing
  • Security Guard - Vehicular Patrol
  • Security Guard - Remote Surveillance
  • Security Guard - Plus More

Security Guard - Unit 7 - Site Security & Traffic Control

This Security Guard unit covers the following key topics:

  • Security Guard - Types of Traffic Control
  • Security Guard - The Objectives of Traffic Control
  • Security Guard - The Principles of Traffic Control
  • Security Guard - Plus More

Security Guard - Unit 8 - Crisis Management

This Security Guard unit covers the following key topics:

  • Security Guard - What is Crisis Management?
  • Security Guard - Conducting the Crisis Audit?
  • Security Guard - Developing a Response Process
  • Security Guard - Plus More

Security Guard - Unit 9 - Risk Management & Security

This Security Guard unit covers the following key topics:

  • Security Guard - Introduction to Risk Management
  • Security Guard - Types of Risks
  • Security Guard - What is Risk Management?
  • Security Guard - Risk Management Tools
  • Security Guard - COSO ERM Cube
  • Security Guard - Plus More

Security Guard - Unit 10 - Conflict Management For Security Professionals

This Security Guard unit covers the following key topics:

  • Security Guard - Understanding Management and Leadership
  • Security Guard - Change Management
  • Security Guard - Time Management
  • Security Guard - Managing Relationships
  • Security Guard - Strategic Planning
  • Security Guard - Plus More

Security Guard - Unit 11 - Handling Workplace Violence

This Security Guard unit covers the following key topics:

  • Security Guard - What is Workplace Violence?
  • Security Guard - The Cycle of Violence
  • Security Guard - Understanding the Behavior Wheel
  • Security Guard - The Anger Management Process
  • Security Guard - Plus More

Security Guard - Unit 12 - Handling Workplace Harassment

This Security Guard unit covers the following key topics:

  • Security Guard - Defining Harassment
  • Security Guard - Types of Harassment
  • Security Guard - Defining Sexual Harassment
  • Security Guard - The Purpose of Training
  • Security Guard - Creating a Harassment Policy
  • Security Guard - Plus More

Who is this course for?

Security Guard

Our flexible distance learning programmes are ideal for candidates committed to their ongoing professional development. This Level 5 Diploma in Security Guard could prove instrumental in taking that crucial step into a leadership position for the first time. Existing managers and business owners could also find the teachings of this course invaluable. For jobseekers interested in positions, an endorsed level 5 endorsed Diploma could make all the difference. Whatever your current position and objectives, we’re here to help you realise your true potential.

Security Guard

We’re proud to offer the web’s most flexible, affordable and enjoyable online courses for ambitious candidates worldwide. With no deadlines or time-restrictions, you’re free to study at a pace that suits your lifestyle. You’ll be provided with complete support from start to finish by your own personally-assigned tutor, along with our wider student support team. With all essential study aids and learning resources included as standard, our exclusive distance learning programmes represent unbeatable value for money.

Security Guard

Enrol online and get started on your Level 5 Security Guard today, or contact our admissions team if you have any questions.


Security Guard

There is no particular entry requirement.

Option 1

Security Guard Diploma QLS Level 5 endorsed by Quality Licence Scheme

Certificate Fee: £120 + postal charges

Option 2

Security Guard Diploma issued by CPD

PDF Certificate - FREE

Hard copy - £25 + postal charges

Option 3

CPD Accredited Certificate

(PDF format)=£30

(Hard copy)=£95 + postal charges

*Postage Charges: National £9, International £15

Career path

Security Guard

To build an advanced knowledge of emergency preparedness and general Security Guard is to open the door to a wide range of career opportunities. For some, becoming a professional security manager is all about securing an on-site role with an established organisation.

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.