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Award for Security Officers in the Private Security Industry (Scotland) at SCQF Level 6

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This qualification is for anyone wishing to be employed as a security officer.
The Security Industry Authority (SIA) recognises that it is essential for all security officers to have undergone a structured programme of training.
To become a security officer a person has to be in possession of a licence issued to them by the Security Industry Authority (SIA).
Successful completion of the qualification will enable candidates to apply for a licence to practise which will enable them to work within the security industry.



To complete this qualification learners are expected to undertake approximately 42 hours of learning. The SIA stipulates a minimum of 29 contact hours (4-days) if self-study is undertaken.



The qualification comprises 3 mandatory units:

  • Unit 1 – Working within the Private Security Industry
  • Unit 2 – Working as a Security Officer within the Private Security Industry
  • Unit 3 – Conflict Management within the Private Security Industry



  • Unit 1 – 72-question multiple-choice examination paper.
  • Unit 2 – 60-question multiple-choice examination paper.
  • Unit 3 – 20-question multiple-choice examination paper.


Each unit also has a practical assessment.

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£240.00 inc vat

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