The Award for Working as a Security Officer is aimed at learners who wish to work as security guards and who require a qualification in order to apply for a Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence.
This qualification will develop your knowledge and understanding of the role of the security officer within the private security industry.
Courses are delivered each month. Apply for details of the dates.
You must have good communication and literacy skills and should be able to complete an online assessment independently without support.
IMPORTANT: It is essential that you can provide the appropriate identification in order to enrol on this course. You must present sufficient forms of identification at enrolment. This may include photo identification, current utility bills or your birth certificate. You will also need to supply two passport photos at enrolment. You should enrol using your full name and apply for SIA licences with your full name to avoid identification errors. You cannot apply for an SIA licence if you are under 18 years of age. For further clarification, please contact us.
The course covers:
You will be assessed through a range of online multiple choice exams.
There are no additional costs although you may wish to apply for your SIA licence in order to work in the security industry. You will be charged to resit if you fail to attend on your assessment date or fail your exam at the first sitting. Each re-sit will be charged at £50.
Having completed the Award for Working as a Security Officer, you can apply for your SIA licence for employment in the security sector. Further training is also available at Derby College such as the:
Alex shoots in the compound bow discipline for Derwent Bowme and is a member of the GB Youth Development Squad and East Midlands Archery Squad. He is currently the international junior champion, East Midlands champion and Derbyshire Champion. He is also a member of the Derbyshire Sport ICON supported athlete programme and is currently training for a competition in France in the New Year ahead of the world trials in Romania next summer.
Alex combines his course at Derby College’s Broomfield Hall campus with around 20 hours training a week and his ultimate goal is to join the RAF. He said: “I started shooting when I was nine and moved to compound bow nearly two years ago."
“During a competition I can shoot up to 288 arrows which requires a lot of muscular endurance and strength."
“Part of my training involves strength and conditioning and I am able to do much of this at College as part of my Uniformed Public Services course which involves a lot of physical activity.
“I train three times a week in the winter and four times a week in the summer season. Most of my competitions are during the summer which involves me travelling around the country most weekends to get the scores I need to qualify for England and GB.”