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Level: 3

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Interview: N

Course Summary

If you have a keen interest in starting employment in the security industry, this programme develops your knowledge and skills in this area, while also providing you with qualifications to apply for your SIA licence.

Starting in February, this 18-week course is aimed at students aged 18 or over with a desire to work as a security officer, CCTV operator or door supervisor. It is essential that, before starting on this course, you are able to produce the requisite identification documents needed to study the qualifications on offer.

In both practical and theoretical settings you will study and experience what it is like to work in this industry.

Entry requirements

Candidates must be aged 18 or over and MUST have the required identification documentation as listed below:

One of the following from Group A:

  • Current valid passport
  • UK driving licence issued by the DVLA
  • An original UK birth certificate
  • UK biometric residence permit card

Two of the following from Group B:

  • Bank or building society statement from the last three months
  • A utility bill from the last three months
  • A credit card statement from the last three months
  • A council tax statement from the last 12 months
  • A mortgage statement from the last 12 months

A letter from the last three months from any of the following:

  • HM Revenue & Customs
  • Department for Work & Pensions
  • Job Centre Plus
  • Local Authority
  • P45 or P60 tax statement from the last 12 months

We would also request that you have at least one passport-sized photo available.

Course Content

The course is designed around the vocational skills and knowledge required to work in the security industry.

You will have four formal assessments to complete. These are:

  1. First Aid at Work
  2. Working as a Security Guard
  3. Working as a CCTV Operator
  4. Working as a Door Supervisor

Assessments will take place approximately every four weeks.

How will I be assessed?

Each of the formal qualifcations requires an assessment based on your competency and skills. There will also be exams, presentations and assignments alongside practical demonstration of skills.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

On completion of the course you may wish to apply for an SIA licence at an additional cost of £190.

You will need to have a uniform that is worn every day and when you are on work experience. The minimum expectation for the uniform is that you wear a plain black T-shirt or polo shirt and sweatshirt etc. A warm wet weather coat is recommended.
 
All learners would benefit from having their own tablet or laptop to aid them with their studies.
 
For some aspects of the course you will be supplied with a high-viz jacket or vest.
 
 

What can I do after this course?

Careers
 
This course is designed for students wishing to start employment in the security industry as a door supervisor, CCTV operator or security guard or to apply for the special constabulary or prison service. 
 

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Jade Howell

Jade Howell

Former DCG student Jade studying for MSc in Criminal Investigations

Former Derby College higher education student Jade Howell hopes to work in the field of domestic abuse once she’s completed her master’s degree.
 
Jade, who graduated from college with a BA (Hons) in Security & Offender Management, is now studying for an MSc in Criminal Investigations at the University of Derby.
 
But Jade, now 21, hadn’t originally planned on taking an academic path.
 
She said: “A-levels weren’t for me so I left school after GCSEs and enrolled on the BTEC level 3 Uniformed Public Services course at Derby College because it sounded interesting, and, at that time I was thinking about joining the Navy. After my BTEC I took a Foundation Degree in Criminal Justice (Security and Offender Management) at the Roundhouse then went on to do the top up degree. I hadn’t thought about going into higher education before that and hadn’t realised that I’d be able to stay at Derby College to do a foundation degree and then a degree.”
 
As with the BTEC, Jade enjoyed her degree course and found the content varied and versatile. She also liked the small class sizes and that she already had rapport with her lecturers as they’d taught her on the BTEC.
 
She added: “I found the experience and knowledge gained on the HE course around social research methods and conducting research extremely valuable, particularly going into my MSc where over half of my credits come from research.”
 
Jade was inspired to take her master’s degree by a college guest speaker from the National Crime Agency.
 
She added: "At that time, I was thinking about going into intelligence research so I enrolled on the same MSc course he’d done, but I’ve now decided on a different pathway since we began a module on domestic abuse and coercive behaviour.
 
It’s something I’m particularly interested in and I’d like to go into investigating domestic abuse – perhaps working alongside the police as an independent adviser.”

A-levels weren’t for me so I left school after GCSEs and enrolled on the BTEC level 3 Uniformed Public Services course at Derby College because it sounded interesting, and, at that time I was thinking about joining the Navy. After my BTEC I took a Foundation Degree in Criminal Justice (Security and Offender Management) at the Roundhouse then went on to do the top up degree. I hadn’t thought about going into higher education before that and hadn’t realised that I’d be able to stay at Derby College to do a foundation degree and then a degree.

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