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Security Guard

IAO Accredited Training | Tutor Support, Study Materials & Assessment Included

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Offer ends 27 September 2021
Study method
Online, self-paced
4 hours
Access to content
12 months
No formal qualification
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Choosing a profession like security guard will offer you exciting opportunities to work in a range of varied workplaces. Enrol on the Security Guard online training course today and build the professional skill set you need to succeed as a Security Guard in any setting.

It’s important for Security Guards to be properly trained so that they carry out their work with the safety of themselves and others at the front of their minds at all times. The Security Guard course has been created by our expert team to enable you to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence needed to carry out your security management job effectively and professionally.

Enrolling on the Security Guard course today will allow you to explore the importance of effective security and good security. The Security Guard course will also allow you to explore your career prospects as a Security Guard, the different types of Security Guards you can get, and the common responsibilities of a professional Security Guard. Discover how to carry out in-depth security risk analysis and how to use technology as a Security Guard for managing security. By completing the Security Guard course, you will gain a deeper understanding of the laws and regulations of security management and ensure you present yourself professionally at all times.

What Will I Learn From This Security Guard Course:

  • Learn about what security means and the importance of security
  • Explore the career prospects of becoming a Security Guard in the UK
  • Explore physical and informational security protection
  • Understand how to use technology to manage security
  • Study general patrol tactics and techniques as a Security Guard
  • Learn about public relations and traffic control
  • Gain an understanding of how to deal with violence in the workplace as a Security Guard
  • Discover the laws and regulations you need to consider as a Security Guard

Why People Love And Enrol The Security Guard Course From One Education

  • Eligibility for an IAO -accredited certificate on successful completion of Security Guard Course
  • Learning materials of our Security Guard course contains engaging voiceover and visual elements for your comfort
  • Freedom to study at your own pace
  • 24/7 access to the Security Guard course materials for 12 months
  • Full Tutor support on weekdays (Monday – Friday)

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Course Curriculum

We’ve taken this comprehensive Security Guard Course and broken it down into 10 manageable units which we believe will assist you to easily grasp each concept – from the fundamental to the most advanced aspects of these skills. It really is a sure pathway to success.

This Security Guard Course is designed with the following modules:

Security Guard - Module 01:
Definition and Importance of Security

  • What Is Security?
  • Security Goals

Security Guard - Module 02:
Career Prospect of Security Guard in the UK

  • Security Guard Workforce in the UK
  • Types of Security Guard Jobs

Security Guard - Module 03:
Security Risk Analysis and Risk Reduction

  • Risk Analysis
  • Security Risk Assessments

Security Guard - Module 04:
Physical and Information Security Protection

  • Physical Security Protection
  • The Functions of Physical Security Protection

Security Guard - Module 05:
Response to Immediate Crisis

  • Fire
  • Gas Leaks

Security Guard - Module 06:
The Use of Technology for Managing Security

  • Technology in the Field of Security
  • Automated Surveillance

Security Guard - Module 07:
General Patrol Tactics and Techniques

  • Patrolling
  • Foot Patrol

Security Guard - Module 08:
Public Relations and Traffic Control

  • Professional and Personal Presentation
  • Integrity and Discipline

Security Guard - Module 09:
Violence in the Workplace

  • Definition of Workplace Violence
  • Categories of Violence

Security Guard - Module 10:
Laws and Regulations

  • Regulation of Security
  • Relationship with Law Enforcement

Method of Assessment

To assess your learning, you have to participate in an automated multiple-choice question exam. You have to score at least 60% to pass the exam and to qualify for certificates. After passing the exam, you will be able to apply for a certificate.


After completing the MCQ assessment, you will qualify for the Certificate from One Education, as proof of your continued professional development. Certification is available in PDF format, for £9, or a hard copy can be sent to you via post, for just £15.

Who is this course for?

This Security Guard course is specifically designed for those individuals who want to operate as a Security Guard or provide safety protection for a client. It may also benefit property owners who wish to install security devices.


There are no specific prerequisites to enrol in this Security Guard. Anyone and everyone can take this course.

The Security Guard is fully accessible from any internet-enabled smart device. So, you can study from the comfort of your home!

All you need is a passion for learning, literacy, and to be over the age of 16.

Career path

This Security Guard course is intended for those who wish to act as professional Security Guards or in a comparable profession. As such, it covers the following careers and roles:

  • Security Guard
  • Security team leader
  • Security advisor
  • Theft prevention officer
  • Property owner

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Moses asked:

Hi if I booked that course do I need or have to attend any classes


Dear Moses, Thank you for contacting us. All of our courses are completely online. You don't need to attend any classes, as you can do the courses from anywhere in the world. Stay Safe Stay Healthy.

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At 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, 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.