There has been considerable legislative changes affecting the security industry (Private Security Industries Act 2001). The legislation requires individuals working in the sector to be licensed. The SIA is responsible for licensing has specified the criteria for obtaining a license, one of which is the achievement of a Level 2 qualification.
The qualification is knowledge based and covers:
Underpinning knowledge of the role and responsibilities of Security Officers (Part 1 of the SIA core competency training)
Underpinning knowledge of Conflict management (Part 2 of SIA core competency training)
This underpinning knowledge is mapped to National Qualification Standards and will provide a platform for progression to further qualifications such as NVQ’s
The Edexcel Level 2 Award in Security Guarding will contribute to the promotion of professional standards in the sector and the development of a fully qualified workforce of specialist operatives.
The qualification has support of:
The Security Industry Authority
The design of the award is informed by a two year national pilot project run by Edexcel in partnership with SAFE.
Training providers for the Industry
THE MINIMUM AGE FOR THIS QUALIFICATION IS 18
The Edexcel Level 2 Security Guarding is composed of a total of two mandatory units. Learners must compete both units. The knowledge and understanding they assess is essential for achievement of the qualification. Each unit will be assessed by an externally set written examination, in accordance with the assessment specifications set by the SIA.
LEA normally deliver this course over 4 day.