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:
Taking a BTEC level 3 course in Public Services at Derby College has helped former Ilkeston student Josh Randall to prepare for an exciting life in the Royal Navy.Josh, who completed his basic training at HMS Raleigh last October, joins his first ship this summer and can't wait.Josh is from a military family (his dad was formerly in the army and his brother is currently a serving soldier) but had originally thought of doing something different when he left school.Finding out about the Royal Navy's careers in hydrography changed all that though and he applied to join the service shortly after leaving school.As a hydrographer, Josh will be involved in mapping seas and oceans – a role which combines his love of science, geography and global travel.Josh, who is now 17, is so pleased he took the Derby College course before embarking on his naval career.He found the BTEC gave him greater insight into what to expect in the armed forces and provided him with useful information on legal aspects, such as The Geneva Convention.It also taught him the importance of team leadership:
He said: "Leading a team when you're only 16 is a big ask, but the Derby College course gave me confidence and was great experience. I'd definitely recommend it to anyone thinking of joining the armed forces."