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Highfield Award for Security Officers in the Private Security Industry (Top-up) (Scotland)


Who is this qualification for?

The objective of this qualification is to support a role in the workplace. It is designed for learners who currently hold a licence from the Security Industry Authority (SIA) to work as a security officer and need to be brought up to date with the new licence-linked qualifications requirements.

How long will it take?

To complete this qualification learners are expected to undertake approximately 6 hours of learning. The SIA stipulates a minimum of 1 hour and 50 minutes contact time (0.5-days) if self-study is undertaken. Please refer to Highfield's qualification specification for further details on self-study.

Topics covered

These include the principles of terror threat awareness and minimising personal risk for security officers.

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by multiple-choice examinations.