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SIA Level 2 Security Guard Training Course

Highfield Level 2 Award for Security Officers in the Private Security Industry

Training for Employment


£169 inc VAT
Or £56.33/mo. for 3 months...
Study method
4 days, Full-time
Level 2 Award for Working as a Security Officer within the Private Security Industry (RQF)
Regulated qualification What's this?
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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End date: 25/11/2021

Additional info: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Hatchett Street
West Midlands
United Kingdom


SIA Security Guard Training Course is a qualification developed to meet the requirements of the Security Industry Authority. This is an accredited qualification and is based on SIA Specifications. Anyone who wishes to apply for an SIA License and work as a Security Guard this qualification will provide the required knowledge and skills. But it is worth noting that if you hold a security guard licence it will not allow you to work on licenced premises, regulated entertainment venues or where alcohol is sold.


Level 2 Award for Working as a Security Officer within the Private Security Industry (RQF)

Regulated by Ofqual

Course media


  • SIA Level 2 Security Guard Course - download


The Security Guard Course is required if you want to obtain the SIA Security Guarding Licence which allows you to work in the private security industry as a security officer. Security Officers can work in a wide variety of roles including static guarding, manned guarding and key holding.

You may be wondering about the difference between Security Guarding and Door Supervision. It is important to understand this difference as Security Guards cannot work as Door Supervisors. However, Door Supervisors can work as Security Guards.

The first 3 units of both these qualifications are the same but Door Supervisors learn an additional unit (Physical Intervention). This additional unit allows them to work in more roles whilst also enabling them for Security Guarding roles.

We always recommend the Door Supervision course over Security Guarding.

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Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for those individuals who are considering starting a career in the private security industry.


Age: 18+ years,

From 1 April 2021, you must have a valid first aid qualification before you can apply for a Door Supervisor or Security Guard licence.

Career path

Level 2 Award for Door Supervisors in the Private Security Industry

Level 2 Award for Working as a CCTV Operator (Public Space Surveillance) within the Private Security Industry

Level 3 Certificate for Working as a Close Protection Operative within Private Security Industry

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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.