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Security Guard


This qualification has been developed for those looking to become security guards. Topics covered include the role of a security officer, patrolling, basic search procedures, technology in the security environment and responding to alarm activations. The HABC Level 2 International Award in Security Guarding is accredited and recognized internationally and has been developed to protect customers, brand reputation and profits.

Course Content

  • Awareness of the law in the private security industry

  • Health and safety for the private security operative

  • Fire safety awareness

  • Emergency procedures

  • The private security industry

  • Communication skills and customer care

  • Introduction to the roles and responsibilities of security officers

  • Patrolling

  • Access and egress control

  • Searching

  • Technology and systems in the security enviroment

  • The security officer and the law

  • Communicating, reporting and record keeping

  • Avoiding conflict and reducing personal risk

  • Defusing conflict

  • Resolving and learning from conflict

  • Application of communication skills and conflict management for security guarding

Course Duration

Duration: 4 days

Course numbers: 6-12 students per instructor

Can be delivered in the UK or internationally.

The course duration can be lengthened if being delivered internationally to allow for cultural and language restraints.

Who Should Attend

Anyone wishing to enter the international security industry with a recognised qualification which in turn would make you more employable.

Companies, which already employ security operatives and would like to have them trained to an internationally recognised standard, which in turn protects customers, brand reputation and profits.

All students wishing to attend this course must hold a current emergency first aid certificate as a minimum.



It is divided into 3 units and is assessed through 3 multiple-choice examinations. 

On successful completion of the course students will be awarded certification. Annual refresher training is recommended or when current guidelines are changed.

Awarding bodies: Highfields.

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