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Level 2 Award for Security Officers in the Private Security Industry (RQF)

The Highfield Level 2 Award for Security Officers in the Private Security Industry (RQF) course is designed by the Security Industry Authority (SIA) to give people a full understanding of the role within the security industry. 

The safety of persons, objects and property is the main objective of a security officer.  However, it is now also recognised that the security officer has a customer service role to play and has the opportunity and responsibility to create a good first impression of the company that they represent. Manned guarding covers a wide and varied range of duties requiring well trained and qualified Security Industry Authority (SIA) licensed security officers to take on the responsibilities associated with their role.  

Course Details



HZL Specialist Solutions Ltd,
Unit 4 JSH,
Brian Clough Business Centre,
200-222 Cotton Lane,
DE24 8GH

* Speak to us about the in-house options available on this course.

Timings & Dates:

0830-1700 hours.
Level 2 Security Officer (Derby)
29 Jan - 1 Feb
19-22 Feb
18-21 March


£300 + VAT (£360.00) per delegate.

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In order to complete this qualification candidates must: 

  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age 
  • Take an initial assessment of their literacy, mathematics and ICT skills 

This qualification is required by law for any individual who wishes to apply for a SIA licence to work as a security officer.

(*Please note that the SIA will charge for the licence application and this is not included in the cost of the course. Applicants must be 18 years of age to apply for an SIA licence.)

Delivery/Assessment Methods

  • 4 day classroom based course 
  • Assessment is by:
    • Practical assessment
    • Multiple-choice examination.

Course Contents

Working as a security officer is more than just standing by a barrier. Understanding the principles of Deter, Detect, Delay and being able to respond to protect people and property is important whether you are protecting people or property.

  • The main characteristics of the private security industry 
  • Understanding the law when working as a security office 
  • Safe working practices and emergency procedures 
  • Recognising, assessing and reducing risk in conflict situations 
  • Searching people and property 
  • The importance of patrolling; and
  • Securing access to a building or site.

What's Next?

Candidates successfully completing this qualification may wish to progress to further qualifications such as:

  • Highfield Level 2 Award for Working as a CCTV Operator (Public Space Surveillance) within the Private Security Industry (RQF) 
  • QNUK Level 3 Award in the Delivery of Conflict Management (RQF)

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