HABC Level 2 Award in Security Guarding (QCF)

BS7858:2012

Screening & Vetting

Under the Private Security Industry Authority Act 2001, all individuals wishing to work in the private security industry must undertake a recognised qualification before applying for a licence.

The HABC Level 2 Award in Security Guarding (QCF) has been developed to meet the requirements of the Security Industry Authority (SIA). It is based on the relevant SIA Specifications for Learning and Qualifications and provides the learner with the necessary knowledge and understanding for those who wish to apply for an SIA licence and work as a security guard within the private security industry.

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Subjects covered include:

  • the roles and responsibilities of security officers
  • patrolling
  • search procedures
  • security systems
  • communication, reporting and record keeping
  • legislation and its relevance to the role
  • avoiding conflict and reducing personal risk
  • reducing risk of conflict
  • effective communication and problem solving strategies

The qualification comprises three mandatory units:

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unit 1

Working in the Private Security Industry

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Unit 2

Working as a Security Officer within the Private Security Industry

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Unit 3

Conflict Management within the Private Security Industry

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