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:
Young security officer Amy Dennis said Broomfield Hall's uniformed public services course opens students' eyes to jobs they "probably had no idea were even out there." Nineteen-year-old Amy is thoroughly enjoying her work in the departure lounge at East Midlands Airport. She got the opportunity after representatives from security firm Wilson James came into college and said they were recruiting. College teachers helped her land part-time work at East Midlands Airport and Amy so impressed bosses that she was taken on full-time in July. She said several guest speakers on her two year course gave students an insight into a wide range of career options which they may never have previously considered. The teachers really "connected" with the Level 2 students.
Amy said: "It was so good. I'd recommend it to anybody, particularly if you don't know exactly what you want to do.
"It opens your eyes to so many opportunities and to jobs that you probably had no idea were even out there.
"I've learnt a lot on the job and I learned a lot at the college – it's definitely helped a lot on the customer services side of what I do.
"I feel like I've got a career for the future that I'm enjoying and it wouldn't have happened without the contacts the college have."