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Security Guard

Comprehensive Training Services

About This CORE
Training Course

Take the first step towards a career in the security industry with our Security Guard Training course. This comprehensive programme equips you with the essential skills and qualifications needed to work as a security officer in various settings, from retail and construction sites to offices and public facilities.



At Core Security & Training we are passionate about what we do. We apply the highest professional standards to the delivery of every stage of training - no matter the scale.


We are dedicated to utilising expert trainers, providing detailed course material, interacting with all learners, continued support and then doing it all again when you next require our services.


Courses run by Core Security & Training are delivered by experienced professionals. Benefit from instructors with skillsets that are carefully matched to your needs, ensuring the perfect fit.

Why Learn With CORE?

By completing our Security Guard Training course, you'll gain the necessary qualifications to apply for an SIA Security Guard Licence, allowing you to legally work as a security operative across the UK. This qualification opens doors to diverse job opportunities and serves as a valuable entry point into the private security industry.

Course Overview

Our Security Guard Training course comprises three units, covering key aspects of working in the private security industry, security officer responsibilities, and conflict management techniques. Through a combination of theoretical learning and practical assessments, you'll develop the knowledge and skills required to excel in your role.

Which course(s) are you interested in?

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Is This Course For You?

This course is suitable for individuals aspiring to work as security guards or security officers in a wide range of environments, excluding bars, nightclubs, and arenas. Candidates must be aged 18 or over and demonstrate proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, and listening in English. Additionally, learners must hold a current and valid First Aid or Emergency First Aid certificate.

Delivering Your Training

Our Security Guard Training course is delivered through a combination of classroom-based instruction and practical exercises. Experienced trainers provide comprehensive guidance and support, ensuring that you acquire the necessary competencies to perform your duties effectively as a security officer.

Course Content

Our training courses comprise of multiple units and often contain a range of different practical and theory based elements. The contents of all of the courses delivered by Core Security & Training is carefully monitored by regulatory bodies. This means that we can guarantee that when you choose to learn with Core, your training and education is up-to-date and in line with the latest industry requirements.

Unit 1: 

Working within the Private Security Industry

  • Legislation and Legal Responsibilities

  • Health and Safety Practices

  • Emergency Procedures

  • Communication Skills

Unit 2:

Working as a Security Officer

  • Role and Responsibilities of a Security Officer

  • Patrolling and Access Control

  • Search Procedures

  • Incident Reporting

Unit 3:

Conflict Management

  • Understanding Conflict

  • Risk Assessment and De-escalation Techniques

  • Effective Communication Strategies


Your Certification

Upon successful completion of the course, candidates receive the HABC Award for Working as a Security Officer within the Private Security Industry (Scotland) at SCQF Level 6. This certification meets the requirements of the Security Industry Authority (SIA) for obtaining an SIA Security Guard Licence, enabling you to pursue employment opportunities as a qualified security operative nationwide.

Core Security & Training is a Highfield Approved Centre - meaning all of our courses are supported by the Highfield Awarding Body. Courses supported by Highfield are designed to support learners seeking vocational qualifications from both a compliance and personal development perspective.

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