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Level: 2

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Weeks: 10

Hours: 12.00

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Tuition (£): 450.00*

Interview: N

Course Summary

This qualification is designed for those learners wishing to gain a nationally recognised qualification in event security operations.

The objective of the qualification is to prepare learners for employment as an event steward.

The qualification provides learners with knowledge, understanding and skills in health and safety, responding to a variety of situations during events, managing movement of spectators, managing conflict situations, responding to emergencies, and providing information and advice.

In addition to the mandatory content, there are optional topics that provide flexibility in meeting both learner and employer needs.

Entry requirements

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

  • A good level of English and mathematics

There is an underlying expectation that learners will take the opportunities offered to them to demonstrate their learning practically at events throughout the duration of their course.

Course Content

In order to achieve the qualification, learners must complete:

  • All units within the mandatory group totalling 18 credits
  • A minimum of two credits from optional group A

Mandatory group

  • Health and safety in the workplace
  • How to respond to occurrences during an event
  • How to manage the movement of people during an event
  • How to reduce and manage conflict during an event
  • How to respond to emergencies during an event
  • How to provide information and advice during an event
  • Prepare for spectator events as an event steward

Optional group A

  • How to conduct searches of people and their property before entering an event
  • Use radio communications effectively
  • How to contribute to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults during an event
  • Report writing for event security operations

How will I be assessed?

The qualification is assessed using an externally set, internally assessed learner pack containing open response questions and a practical observation checklist.

The open response assessment method is an ongoing assessment of learner knowledge throughout the duration of the course and requires learners to provide a short response to prescribed questions. The practical observation checklist should be used to assess learners against learning outcomes contained within Unit 7 of the qualification.

This assessment is undertaken under supervision in the role of an events steward at a minimum of one live event. Successful learners will have to demonstrate knowledge and understanding, and - where necessary - perform the relevant skills in order to show evidence of assessment coverage across all of the qualification specification.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

In order to take the assessment and enrol on the qualification, learners must be able to prove their identity by providing one of the following:

  • Signed UK photo card driving licence
  • Valid warrant card issued by HM Forces or Police
  • Other photographic ID such as employee ID card, student ID card, travel card or passport.

What can I do after this course?

To embark on a career in the security and events safety sector, you should consider completing other programmes within the suite of qualifications offered at Derby College, such as:

  • Door Supervisor
  • Security Guards
  • CCTV Operator
  • Understanding Stewarding at Spectator Events


This qualification is designed to upskill those wanting to work within the security industry.


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* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

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Luke Mahon

Luke Mahon

A career in the Royal Marines

Luke Mahon has not looked back since meeting Marines as part of his Public Services course. He knew immediately where his ambitions lay – and applied to join the Royal Marines as soon as he completed his studies.

He is now a Lance Corporal, working as a platoon weapons machine gunner in a Fire Support Group – a role which demands supreme physical fitness and a need to think on his feet.

Being with the Marines takes him all over the world. He has been deployed in five African countries as well as Afghanistan, Albania, Canada, France and Germany.

I was drawn to Derby College because the staff there treat you like an adult and trust you to make your own decisions. My time at College definitely made me grow up and take responsibility for my actions.

It was the College that influenced my career choice and where I gained the qualifications I needed to enter service life. Marines are deployed wherever and whenever they are needed. I’ve been to places I would never have seen had it not been for my job.
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