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 planned to run in:
Courses will be delivered at Broomfield Hall Campus.
*Delivered at the Roundhouse Campus
Courses will require a minimum of eight candidates to be enrolled.
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. Any further re-sit exam 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:
*In this instance the student will remain anonymous because of the confidential nature of their career.
A former Derby College public services student is joining the National Crime Agency to help bring to justice child sex offenders and terrorists.
He opted to take BTECs at the college rather than A levels because they were tailor-made for what he needed. He enjoyed the courses but admits he could have worked harder.
Then, starting a foundation degree, there was a crisis in the family. The keen student developed his knowledge and went on to gain further qualifications. Now, after a stringent vetting process involving both himself and his family, he is awaiting a start date with the agency.
He will work as a G6 officer in child sexual exploitation and anti-terrorism “alongside officers to make sure everything is ready for interviews.”
“Derby College helped me massively, 100 per cent,” he said.
I had to mature quickly. I thought about dropping out, but my lecturers helped me so much, they gave me leeway. They’d ask me after a lecture how I was, personally, and gave me a little extra help.
I’d recommend the college to anybody interested in the field.