SIA Security Guard Training

Security Guards (or Officers) work in a wide variety of roles in the private security industry. Usual roles include static guarding, manned guarding and key holding. You must attend and pass a course with one of our approved training providers to apply for your SIA Security Guard Licence.

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  • Course Details

    The SIA Security Guarding course runs over 4 days and is divided into 3 units. You must sit an exam at the end of the course comprising of multiple choice questions. The course content includes:

    Unit 1: Unit 2: Unit 3:

    NOTE: We strongly advise that you take the Door Supervisor course instead of the Security Guard course. Door Supervisors can cover all job roles associated with Security Guards. As a Security Guard, you will not be able in licensed premises and many job roles that require a Door Supervisor licence.

  • Course AssessmentCourse Assessment

    At the of the course, you will be assessed on the course units. The assessment format for each unit is broken down below:

    Unit 1 - Working in The Private Security Industry: Unit 2 - Working as a Security Guard: Unit 3 - Conflict Management for The Private Security Industry:

    All of the assessments will be conducted within the course duration.

    We understand that exams can be daunting or nervous for many candidates. Many candidates on the course have not done an examination for a long time. The trainer on the course will equip you with all the knowledge needed to pass.

    90% Pass rate
    100+ Candidates per week

  • How to apply for
    SIA Security Guard Licence?How to apply

    Applying for your SIA Door Supervisor Licence can be broken down in the simple steps below:

    Step 1: Complete the Security Guard course
    • The first step in applying for your SIA Security Guard Licence is to book, attend and pass the Security guard training course.
    Step 2: Apply through SIA website Step 3: Visit nearest Post Office
    • To facilitate your application, you will be required to go to your nearest participating Post Office with your identity documents after the SIA has checked and validated the course qualification you hold.

    That's it! Once you complete all the steps above, sit back, relax and wait for your SIA badge to be posted to you.

    £210 Licence fee
    2-3 weeks Average processing time
Course Facts
Qualification Name

Level 2 Award in Security Guarding

Age Requirement

18 or above

Requirement For

SIA Security Guard Licence

Course Duration

4 days


3 multiple choice question exams

Suitable For

New entrants to the security industry

Job Roles

Static guarding only. Security guards are not permitted to work on licensed premises

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