Working within the Private Security Industry - CPD Certified

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Study method
Online, self-paced
2 Hours
Access to content
12 Months
No formal qualification
2 CPD hours / points
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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The Working within the Private Security Industry - CPD Certified course is designed to provide learners with an in-depth understanding of the skills and qualities required to become a qualified security operator. You will gain an insight into the working environment and the role and responsibilities of a security guard, covering key topics such as customer care, health and safety, emergency procedures and fire awareness. You will also explore civil and criminal law and key security legislation.

This introductory training course is ideal for aspiring professionals looking to fast track their career with an accredited qualification and gain the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in this sector.

Highlights of the Working within the Private Security Industry - CPD Certified :

  • Develop a solid understanding of the working environment of the private security industry
  • Understand the difference between civil and criminal law and familiarise with key legislation
  • Learn about the role, duties and responsibilities of private security guards
  • Know what to do in the case of a fire emergency and learn basic fire safety awareness
  • Develop fundamental customer service and communication skills
  • Deepen your knowledge of the different types of security workplace hazards
  • Understand the essential qualities required of a private security professional
  • Broaden your understanding of the principles of the Data Protection and Human Rights Act


2 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service

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This course is designed with the following modules:

Working within the Private Security Industry - CPD Certified

  • Module 01: Working in the Private Security Industry
  • Module 02: Civil and Criminal Law
  • Module 03: Health and Safety
  • Module 04: Fire Procedures
  • Module 05: Emergencies
  • Module 06: Communication Skills and Customer Service


We offer fully-accredited online courses and comprehensive training on necessary skills and knowledge, so you can get ahead in your professional life.


Upon successful completion of your course, you’ll receive an instant e-certificate. You can receive printed certificates by post (with a shipping cost of £3.99) if you want which will be delivered right to your doorstep.
There’s no expiry date of any sort for our certificates, but we recommend that you renew them every 12 months for up-to-date information and credibility in this competitive job market.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for anyone looking to secure a career in the private security sector and gain an insight into the role of a security professional. To provide you with ease of access, this course is designed for both part-time and full-time students. You can become accredited in just 20/30 hours, with the freedom to study at your own pace.


The course is open to all, with no formal entry requirements. All you need is a passion for learning, a good understanding of the English language, numeracy and IT, and to be over the age of 16.

Career path

On successful course completion, you will have the skills and practical knowledge to fast track a successful career in the private security sector, including the following professions:

  • Security Guard
  • Private Security Officer
  • Close Protection Officer

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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 ABC Awards and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.


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