Pearson BTEC Level 2 Award for Working as a Security Officer within Public Security Industry

Course overview

The Security Guard training course will allow you to work in the private security industry as a security officer. Security Officers can work in a wide variety of roles including static guarding, manned guarding and key holding.

Why choose this course

Anyone wanting to work as a Security Guard in the UK.


New entrants to the security industry and those who are returning to it having previously worked prior to the introduction of SIA licensing in 2004, will need to undertake the SIA training to be able to apply for the SIA licence.

The length of the course is one week.

This qualification is worth 3 credits at Level 2

The course consists of following four units: 

Unit 1: Working within The Private Security Industry

Unit 2: Conflict Management within Private Security Industry

Unit 3: Working As a Security Officer In Private Sector

To achieve this qualification, you must pass multi-choice exams for Unit 1,2,3 and an internally marked assessment

Through online using Google Meet,  Google classroom and Zoom, Moodle Virtual Learning Environment and  classroom.

You will be assessed through three Multiple Choice examinations. Unit 1  and Unit 3 are 75 minutes examinations and Unit 2 is a 45 minutes examination. Unit 2 is a pass practical assessment of the conflict management.

There are no formal entry requirements to the Security Guarding course; however the minimum age requirement for entry into this course is 18 years. You will be asked to bring along Identification documents (Both parts of provisional or full UK driving license, passport) and proof of address (utility bill, bank statement etc) along with 1 passport size photograph.

Whether you are new to the industry or already working, a career in security now has many progression routes. For those who wish to specialise, you get take Close Protection, Door Supervision, Event Security, Managing Security Operations, Security Trainer, CCTV Operator

To apply for the course

To apply online To download and complete. Please email the completed form to