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Highfield Award for Working as a Security Officer within the Private Security Industry (Scotland) at SCQF Level 6


Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is aimed at individuals wishing to apply for a licence from the Security Industry Authority (SIA) to work as a security officer. It is based on the relevant SIA specification for learning and qualifications and is supported by Skills for Security, the standards setting body for the security industry and the SIA, which regulates the private security industry.

How long will it take?

To complete this qualification learners should expect to undertake approximately 28 hours of learning. The SIA stipulates a minimum of 18.5 contact hours if supported distance learning is undertaken over a minimum of 3 training days.

Topics covered

These include the main characteristics of the Private Security Industry, the importance of safe working practices to comply with legal requirements, the role of a security officer within the private security industry, the law relevant to the role of a security officer, how to recognise, assess and reduce risk in conflict situations and good practice to follow after conflict situations.

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by multiple-choice tests.

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Qualification Specification

A full qualification speciifcation is available for approved centres in the Download Area.