Working as a Security Officer


Based on the relevant SIA Specifications for Learning and Qualifications, the course delivers all the necessary knowledge and guidance for those who’re willing to apply for an SIA licence, in order to work as a security guard within the private security industry.



Level 2 Award for Working as a Security Officer

According to the Private Security Industry Authority Act, passed out in the year 2001, all persons willing to work in a private security industry must undertake a recognised qualification before applying for a certain licence.

Keeping this in view, Sentinel Academy’s Level 2 Award in Security Guarding has been formulated to meet the requirements of the Security Industry Authority (SIA).

The qualification comprises 3 units (compulsory):

Notably, our Door Supervisor course can empower the learner to thrive in the NVQ in Providing Security Services or undertake further learning in various departments of the private security industry such as CCTV Operations or Security Guarding.


Unit 1 – Working in the Private Security Industry

Unit 2 – Working as a Security Officer

Unit 3 – Conflict Management for the Private Security Industry

Minimum contact time:

Minimum contact time (MCT) for this course is 18.5 hours stipulated by the SIA.