Level 2 Award Security Officers in Private Security Sector


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 HABC 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.

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.

To register for this qualification, learners are required to meet the following entry requirements:

This qualification is approved for delivery to learners aged 18 and over.

Security operatives are likely, during their work, to be required to make calls to the emergency services, and communicate clearly to resolve conflict. It is therefore essential that security operatives can communicate clearly.

Each learner must be sufficiently competent in the use of the English language. All assessment must be conducted in the medium of English, as appropriate.

4 days