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SIA Security Guard Training Course

Best combination for sia security courses for jobs

In order to penetrate and excell in the security industry, you need to be dynamic having various qualifiaction , by enlarge at entry level the best combination is the CCTV + DOOR Supervisor + 1 st AID. The reason why we suggest this combination cause you make a saving of around 220 GBP on your training , and security licence, to inquire please call on  02081448740 or contact us here

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As per the private security industry act 2001 , a security officer sometimes called a manned guard, is anyone who carries out any of the following tasks:

  • Guarding premises a against unauthorised access, occupation, disorder , destruction or theft.
  • Guarding people against assault or other injuries sustained by unlawful activity.

In order for you to work as a security guard you need a SIA security guarding license, to obtain the SIA security guarding license you are required to undergo appropriate required training before you can apply for the security guard license.

The tasks of a security guard normally involves a physical presence , patrolling controlling access to premises, surveillance and dealing with incidents and emergencies . Security officers are now also considered to be part of the wider police family, protecting people and their property and helping to prevent crime.

Which is better Door supervisor or Security guarding

The choice is yours but in our opinion the door supervisor qualification is much better, because the SIA license price is same but a normal security guard can’t do all the activities that a door supervisor can do. On the contrary a door supervisor besides performing his duties he can also perform the duties of a normal security guard. Thus tomorrow if you decide to work as a door supervisor you would again be spending money on the training and paying to SIA for another license which would be the door supervisor license.

For more information on the Door Supervisor course click here

General duties of security guard

  • Carry out patrols
  • Check people and vehicles at entry points
  • Search people , property or premises
  • Use specialist equipment
  • Record incidents
  • Remove trespassers from sight
  • Remove trespassers from sites
  • Attend court to give evidence
  • Respond to emergencies
  • Deal with internal and external customers


Duration of  SIA Security Guard Course : 3 Days


Core Learning for Common Security Industry Knowledge (10 hours)

  • Session 1: Awareness of the Law in the Private Security Industry
  • Session 2: Health and Safety for the Private Security Operative 
  • Session 3: Fire Safety Awareness
  • Session 4: Emergency Procedures
  • Session 5: The Private Security Industry
  • Session 6: Communication Skills and Customer Care

Security Guarding Specialist Module (8 hours)

  • Session 1: Introduction to the Roles and Responsibilities of Security Officers 
  • Session 2: Patrolling
  • Session 3: Access and Egress Control
  • Session 4: Searching
  • Session 5: Technology and Systems in the Security Enviroment
  • Session 6: The Security Officer and The Law
  • Session 7: Communicating, Reporting and Record Keeping

Conflict Management Module (8 hours)

  • Session 1: Avoiding Conflict and Reducing Personal Risk
  • Session 2: Defusing Conflict
  • Session 3: Resolving and Learning from Conflict
  • Session 4: Application of Communication Skills and Conflict Management for Security Guarding and Close Protection


Security guard or door supervisor?

In our opinion you should go for the door supervisor course rather than the security guard course. Because as far as the training cost is concerned there is hardly any difference, whereas a security guard can perform certain duties on the contrary a door supervisor besides performing his own duties can also perform the duties of a normal static security guard. When you go for your sia security badge the sia again charges the same fee irespective of the type of security licencse. Imagine of a situation where you have done the security guarding course and later on you find a job on a licensed premesis , would you again spend money for the door supervision course, and thats not the end of it offcourse you are required to pay to the sia again for the door supervisor badge for which obviously you need the sia door supervisor licence. Read more about door supervisor

How to become a security guard

If you have decided to work in the security industry as a security guard you have to undergo the required training for security guarding. The security guard training course is a three day course in which there are three modules. However we would suggest that rather than doing the security guarding course you should go for the door supervisor course. The reason for us to guide you in this particular way is cause a door supervisor can perform all the duties that a normal security guard can do besides that he can also perform the duties of a door supervisor in a licence premesis. The sia licence fee is the same so why not get a security qualification that lets you do more rather than restricting your self. Agreed you might not want to work as a door supervisor in a licence premesis but still you might change your mind at a later stage so then what would you do again waste money on training and then again apply for a sia security licence for door supervision so what is a wise choice?.

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