Security Stewarding Courses

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is aimed at individuals who work within the private security industry and need to deliver training in physical intervention skills.

How long will it take?

To complete this qualification learners should expect to undertake approximately 46-hours of learning. The SIA stipulates a minimum of 12 contact hours for the Physical Intervention Skills Within the Private Security Industry unit.  Please refer to Highfield's qualification specification for further details on suitable methods of distance learning.

Topics covered

These include physical interventions and the implications of their use, how to reduce the risk of harm when physical intervention skills are used, use non-aggressive physical skills to protect yourself and others, good practice to follow after physical interventions, assess the training environment to reduce risks in preparation for physical intervention training and assess physical intervention skills.

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by a portfolio of evidence, practical tasks and a true/false question test.

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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.  This qualification 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 (3-days) if flexible distance learning is undertaken.  Please refer to Highfield's qualification specification for further details on suitable methods of distance learning.

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 examinations.

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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 door supervisor. 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 are expected to undertake approximately 45-hours of learning. The SIA stipulates a minimum of 32.5 contact hours (4-days) if flexible distance learning is undertaken.  Please refer to Highfield's qualification specification for further details on suitable methods of distance learning.

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 and objectives of a door supervisor, powers of arrest relevant to a door supervisor, how to recognise, assess and reduce risk in conflict situations, good practice to follow after conflict situations, physical interventions and the implications of their use and the use non-aggressive physical skills to protect yourself and others.

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by a practical demonstration and a multiple-choice examinations.

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Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is designed for those learners wishing to apply for a licence from the Security Industry Authority (SIA) to work as a CCTV Operator in Public Space Surveillance. This qualification 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 are expected to undertake 32-hours of learning. The SIA stipulates a minimum of 23 contact hours (3-days) if flexible distance learning is undertaken.  Please refer to Highfield's qualification specification for further details on suitable methods of distance learning.

Topics covered

These include the key purposes of the private security industry, the differences between civil and criminal Law, the roles and responsibilities of each member of the CCTV team, the importance of accurate record-keeping, equipment fault reporting procedures, and actions to take if a suspicious object is found in the CCTV control room.

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by a practical assessment and a multiple-choice examination.

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Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is designed for those learners who undertook their door supervision qualification prior to the launch of the QCF/SCQF door supervision qualification. It allows them to meet their mandatory top-up requirements for door supervisors and retain their SIA licence. 

How long will it take?

To complete this qualification learners are expected to undertake 18-hours of learning. The SIA stipulates a minimum of 12.5 contact hours (2-days) if flexible distance learning is undertaken.  Please refer to Highfield's qualification specification for further details on suitable methods of distance learning.

Topics covered

These include identifying the differences between defensive physical skills and physical interventions, the importance of dynamic risk assessments in situations where physical intervention skills are used, effective deterrents to terrorist activities and duty of care requirements when dealing with children and young people.

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by a practical assessment and a multiple-choice tests.

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