Get the training and qualifications you need to work in the Security industry


SIA Security Training


Qualifications: Door Supervisor Security Officer CCTV Operator Close Protection Officer 

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Get the training and qualifications you need to work in the Security industry


SIA Security Training


Qualifications: Door Supervisor Security Officer CCTV Operator Close Protection Officer  

Achieve industry recogised qualifications in security

It is essential that individuals working or wishing to work in the private security industry undergo a structured training programme that results in a recognised qualification. 

SMS offers the following Security qualifications:

  • Level 2 Award Working as a Door Supervisor within the Private Security Industry
  • Level 2 Award for Upskilling a Door Supervisor within the Private Security Industry 
  • Level 2 Award Working as a Security Officer within the Private Security Industry 
  • Level 2 Award Working as a CCTV Operator (Public Space surveillance) within the Private Security Industry 
  • Level 3 Certificate for Working as a Close Protection Officer within the Private Security Industry 

Learn the skills you need to work in the Security industry: 

  • Conflict Management 
  • Physical Intervention Skills  
  • Safety Awareness 
  • Practical use of a CCTV system
  • Planning, preparing and supporting a close protection operation

Who are these courses for?

These industry recognised qualifications are ideal for anyone wishing to work in security, as they provide learners with the necessary skills and knowledge to apply for an SIA licence and work within the private security industry. 

It is essential that individuals working or wishing to work in the private security industry undergo a structured training programme that results in a recognised qualification.

We highly recommend the SIA Door Supervisor Training Course over the SIA Security Guarding Training Course. While a Licensed Door Supervisor can work as a Security Guard, a licensed Security Guard is unable to work as a Door Supervisor.

Who are these courses for?

These industry recognised qualifications are ideal for anyone wishing to work in security, as they provide learners with the necessary skills and knowledge to apply for an SIA licence and work within the private security industry. 

It is essential that individuals working or wishing to work in the private security industry undergo a structured training programme that results in a recognised qualification.

We highly recommend the SIA Door Supervisor Training Course over the SIA Security Guarding Training Course. While a Licensed Door Supervisor can work as a Security Guard, a licensed Security Guard is unable to work as a Door Supervisor.

What's covered in the courses?

CCTV Operator Training

  • Roles and responsibilities of CCTV operators
  • Codes of practice
  • Operational procedures and guidelines
  • CCTV equipment and operation
  • Surveillance techniques

Door Supervisor Training

  • Behavioural standards
  • Legislation relevant to the role
  • Search procedures
  • Powers of arrest
  • Recording incidents
  • Crime scene preservation
  • Reducing risk
  • Conflict management
  • Communicating effectively
  • Physical intervention
  • Understanding relevant counter-terrorism issues
  • Queue management

Security Officer Training

  • Roles and responsibilities of security officers
  • Patrolling
  • Security systems
  • Communication
  • Reporting and record keeping
  • Avoiding conflict and reducing personal risk
  • Defusing conflict
  • Resolving and learning from conflict

Close Protection Operative Training

  • Threat and risk assessment
  • Legislation relevant to the role
  • Walking drills
  • Embus and debus
  • Incident management
  • Surveillance 
  • Operational planning

FAQs

What is the assessment method?

Multiple choice exams

A physical intervention assessment for Door Supervisors

What is the duration of the courses?  

Please refer to the course information leaflet for each specific course. Download here

What topics are covered?

Please refer to the course information leaflet for each specific course. Download here

What about quality assurance?

These qualifications have been developed to meet the requirements of the Security Industry Authority (SIA). 

They are structured training programmes that result in recognised qualifications.  

Where are the courses being held?

We usually deliver courses across South Wales and the West Country, but we have the flexibility to train UK-wide.

What qualifications can I get?

Level 2 Award for Working as a CCTV Operator (Public Space Surveillance) within the Private Security Industry  

Level 2 Award for Working as a Door Supervisor within the Private Security Industry  

Level 2 Award for Upskilling a Door Supervisor within the Private Security Industry  

Level 2 Award for Working as a Security Officer within the Private Security Industry

Level 3 Certificate for Working as a Close Protection Officer within the Private Security Industry