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HABC Level 2 Award for Working as a Security Officer within the Private Security Industry (QCF)

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Course Details

This qualification is designed for those learners 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, who regulate the private security industry.

Assessment

 

This qualification comprises of three units:

Unit 1 – Working In The Private Security Industry

Know the purpose and main features of the private security industry
Understand the legislation that is relevant to people working within the private security industry
Know how to maintain health and safety in the workplace
Know how to apply the principles of fire safety
Know how to deal with non-fire related workplace emergencies
Understand the principles of effective communication and customer care in the private security industry

Unit 2 – Working As a Security Guard

Understand the role of a security officer within the private security industry
Understand the importance of, and reasons for, patrolling
Understand how to control access to and egress from a site
Understand basic search procedures
Understand the purpose and function of different types of technology, security and monitoring systems in the security environment
Understand the law and its relevance to the role of a security officer
Understand the importance and purpose of reporting and record keeping

Unit 3 – Conflict Management

Understand the principles of conflict management appropriate to their role
Understand how to recognise, assess and reduce risk in conflict situations
Understand how to communicate effectively in emotive situations and de-escalate conflict
Understand how to develop and use problem solving strategies for resolving conflict
Understand good practice to follow after conflict situations

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