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QNUK Level 4 Award in Physical Penetration Testing Operations (RQF)

The aim of the QNUK Level 4 Award in Physical Penetration Testing Operations (RQF) is to equip individuals with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to conduct an authorised, effective, physical penetration test on client sites. The aim of these tests is to assess the effectiveness of the organisation’s physical security, processes, and controls. The subsequent report will enable owners to rectify any breaches within their security protocols. This qualification provides learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills to work within an operational team or independently.

Course Details

Timings & Dates:

Due to the sensitive nature of the qualification content, please contact HZL direct on 0333 200 1676 for further information.
L4 Pen Testing
15-19 Jan (London) (Fully Booked)
19-23 Feb (Derby) (Fully Booked)
08-12 April (London)
03-07 June (London) (Fully Booked)
12-16 August (London)
30 September to 4th October (London)
02-06 December (London)


£1800.00 + VAT (£2160) per delegate

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Due to the sensitive nature of some of the content within this qualification, individuals are required to hold a minimum of one of the following:

  • DBS check appropriately successful for the sector in which the learner is intending to operate
  • DBS check in progress and likely to return commensurate to employer’s requirements (a letter of recommendation is required from a senior officer within the individual’s organisation/institution/authority or service to support approval)
  • SC1
  • Development vetted (DV)
  • BS 7858 screened.

Delivery/Assessment Methods

  • 5-day classroom and external venue based course, including a requirement for self-study 
  • Assessment is through a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates that the candidate has met the required assessment criteria. Candidates will be expected to apply and show evidence of both theoretical and practical knowledge in their portfolio and during practical scenarios.

Course Contents

The 5-day course has been developed by trainers and operators with backgrounds in specialist law enforcement, military, and government service. They also have extensive experience in physical penetration testing in the commercial world. 

The areas covered include:

  • Legal and ethical aspects of physical penetration testing
  • Open-source intelligence gathering (OSINT)
  • Social engineering techniques
  • Operational planning
  • Physical security systems
  • Conducting reconnaissance
  • Methods of gaining access
  • Useful equipment
  • Working in collaboration with IT penetration testers
  • Preparing and presenting the final report.

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