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COURSE OVERVIEW


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

NOTE: This requirement is ONLY for those who submit their SIA re-application AFTER 1st October 2021. If your licence was renewed 'BEFORE' 1st October 2021, you are not required to complete the 'top-up' training, 'NOR' provide an EFAW (or equivalent / or above) qualification this time around. See /PRE-REQUISITES tab for further information.

The Level 2 Award for Security Officers in the Private Security Industry (Top-Up) 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 necessary skills and knowledge for learners who wish to apply to renew their SIA licence and work as a Security Officer within the private security industry.

It is also for those who are currently Door Supervisors, but wish to transfer / downgrade to a Security Officer licence.

The course just contains two modules that are delivered solely by 'self-study' (distance learning), then by taking the exams online using proctoring software.

The additional module of First Aid is a pre-course requirement and condition of booking this course (see first aid requirement tab).  

On course completion, having gained your qualification, you will be able to apply to the SIA for the renewal of your  ‘actual’ licence. There is a cost to this of £190. Applications are also subject to a criminal record check. Once granted, the licence is valid for 3 years before renewal.


It is important that you read and understand all of the information contained within these tabs. If anything gives you a cause for concern, please contact us.

COURSE PRE-REQUISITES


- Applicants must either hold a current SIA Security Officer or Door Supervisor Licence or be within the permitted licence expiry grace period (i.e. 3 years). If your qualification expired longer that 3 years ago you will need to retake the full qualification.

- Applicants must hold a First Aid Qualification (see first aid requirement tab)

- Applicants must be able to provide appropriate personal identification (see the 'Identification' tab).

- Applicants must have the ability to communicate, read and write in English at a basic level (see English Language Requirements tab).

- Applicants must complete any relevant ‘Self-Study’ prior to being booked in for the exams (see content tab).

- Applicants must have a working (up to date) Laptop or PC with a web camera, microphone, speakers and a good and steady internet connection in order to take the proctored exams online.

It is important that you read and understand all of the information contained within these tabs. If anything gives you a cause for concern, please contact us.

FIRST AID IS REQUIRED


Applicants to this course must hold a First Aid Qualification

In order to take this online course you must hold a current and valid First Aid or Emergency First Aid certificate that meets the requirements of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.

The certificate must be valid for at least 12 months from your course start date.

If you meet this requirement, please email us a copy of your certificate at the time of your booking.

Or if your local to Bournemouth, you can enroll on the HABC Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) qualification by clicking on the 'First Aid training' tab.


It is important that you read and understand all of the information contained within these tabs. If anything gives you a cause for concern, please contact us

COURSE ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT


It is a requirement of the SIA, Ofqual and SIA training Awarding Organisations that learners who take the course have a basic knowledge of the English language which includes the ability to read, write and communicate effectively in English.

It is very important that you are able to read, write and communicate effectively in the English language as your assessments are conducted in the medium of English.

You are required to complete (and pass) a basic English test before gaining access to the study. This will be completed by an online form and a 5 minute video call arranged by your course mentor.

To help prepare you for the basic English test (or to put your mind at rest), please see the sample English assessment (below). This is not the actual test and does ‘NOT’ need to be completed, but it is similar. The purpose of the example is for you to confirm your ability to be able to complete a similar test on confirmation of your booking.


It is important that you read and understand all of the information contained within these tabs. If anything gives you a cause for concern, please contact us.

COURSE CONTENT


The Level 2 Award for Security Officers in the Private Security Industry (Top-Up) course contains two modules and is delivered solely by 'self-study' (distance learning) and by taking the exams online using proctoring software. The additional module of First Aid is a pre-course requirement and condition of booking this course (see first aid requirement tab).  

Module 1. Principles of Terror Threat Awareness in the Private Security Industry (PTTAPSI)

This module is delivered by 'Self-Study' using the SIA's approved Action Counters Terrorism (ACT) training programme. This is made up of a short interactive module which will take you no more than 45 min to complete AND an additional 'Security Specific' module which will take you 1.5 hours to complete.

These modules must be completed PRIOR to booking your exam session.

Assessment of Module:

- 22 question multiple choice mock examination.

- 10 question multiple choice examination. 20 minutes. Pass mark 7/10. (Exam Session)


Module 2. The Principles of Minimising Personal Risk for Security Officers in the Private Security Industry (PMPSOPSI)

This module is delivered by 'self-study'. This module takes approx 2 hours to complete.

This module must be completed PRIOR to booking your exam session.

Assessment of Module:

- 16 question multiple choice examination. 25 minutes. Pass mark 12/16. (Exam Session)


Access to the 'self-study' modules will be emailed to you on confirmation of your booking.

Once you have fully completed both short modules, you will be provided with dates and instructions for your actual exam session.

Note: To take your exams, you must have a working (up to date) Laptop or PC with a web camera, microphone, speakers and a good and steady internet connection. 

You exam session must take place within 2 months of your original booking.


It is important that you read and understand all of the information contained within these tabs. If anything gives you a cause for concern, please contact us.

REQUIRED IDENTIFICATION FOR SIA LICENCE LINKED COURSES


Due to SIA requirements relating to forms of ‘acceptable Identification’. It is ‘your’ responsibility to ensure that you have the correct identification 'before' booking on the course.

Failure to provide this identification will result in you not being able to take part and complete the course or apply to the SIA for your licence.

Prior to booking your exam date, you will need to submit your personal details together with a passport style photograph and personal identification. Therefore, we request you to do the following in advance.

1. Take a self-portrait of yourself against a light wall background, we would recommend asking someone else to take the photo for you. Then save your photo to your phones photo gallery.

2. Take clear digital photographs of your personal identification then save these photos to your phones photo gallery. (If unsure what ID is required, see the ‘Mandatory ID Requirements’ guide below).

In line with the Security Industry Authority’s documentation requirements, you need:

One identity document from Group A and Two documents from Group B.

Out of the three documents, at least one document must show your current address and at least one document must show your date of birth.

Group A Identification Documents

- A1 Current, valid UK passport.

- A2 Current, valid passport of any other nationality.

- A3 Current, valid photocard driving licence if it was issued by the DVLA in Great Britain. We will not accept the photocard on its own if it was issued by the DVA in Northern Ireland.

- A4 Current, valid photocard driving licence and its paper counterpart issued by the DVA in Northern Ireland.

- A5 UK original birth certificate issued within 12 months of birth.

- A6 Current, valid UK biometric residence permit card.

Group B Identification Documents

- B1 Bank or building society statement issued to your current address, less than three months old. You can use more than one statement as long as each is issued by a different bank or building society.

- B2 Utility bill (gas, electric, telephone, water, satellite, cable) issued to your current address within the last three months. You can only submit one utility bill in support of your application.

- B3 A credit card statement sent to your current address within the last three months. You can submit more than one statement as long as each is issued by a different issuer.

- B4 Council Tax statement issued in the last 12 months.

- B5 Mortgage statement issued in the last 12 months.

- B6 Letter from H.M. Revenue & Customs, Department of Work and Pensions, employment service, or local authority issued within the last three months. You can submit more than one letter as long as each is issued by a different Government department or a different local authority.

- B7 P45 statement of income for tax purposes on leaving a job issued in the last 12 months.

- B8 P60 annual statement of income for tax purposes issued in the last 12 months.

- B9 Current UK driving licence - paper version (not the paper counterpart to a photocard).

- B10 Driving licence photocard (without a paper counterpart) issued by the DVA in Northern Ireland.

- B11 Pension, endowment or ISA statement issued in last 12 months.

- B12 Valid UK firearms licence with photo.

Insufficient ID brought to the course

If you do not bring the Required Identification talked about above, AND a passport style photo to the offline portion of your course, you will need to be rescheduled onto another course. You will not be eligible for a refund if you fail to provide the correct ID as your place could have been taken by someone else and as you will require a seat on another course, your new booking will be charged at full price. Therefore, if you are unable to provide the required identification, then please contact us prior to booking your course on (01202) 978466


It is important that you read and understand all of the information contained within these tabs. If anything gives you a cause for concern, please contact us.

SIA LICENCE APPLICATIONS


You will only be able to apply for a licence when you have passed all exams and assessments of the course - results can take between (7-10 working days after course completion).

To apply for your SIA Licence, visit www.sia.homeoffice.gov.uk/Pages/licensing-applying.aspx

You can then start the process by completing your application online. Once you have completed this online, you will be asked you to go to a UK post office to complete your application. You will need to take certain documents with you (The SIA will tell you which ones when you submit your application). Not all post offices offer this service – please check the post office website for details on which ones do. The post office staff will check and return your documents, take a digital photograph of you, take an electronic version of your signature and take payment of the application fee (£190). You may need to send your documents to the SIA as well as taking them to the post office. The SIA will tell you if this is the case when you submit your application.

When applying for your licence online, select ‘frontline’ licence, and ‘Security Officer’ as the role.

NOTE: Do ‘not’ select more than 1 role or a different role (other than Security Officer) or you will confuse the system.

SKILLS FOR JOBS - POLICIES


Our Trainers carry copies of the following policies:

- Equal Opportunities & Diversity Policy

- Complaints Policy, Procedures & form

- Appeals Policy, Procedures & form

- HSAW Policy

- Malpractice Policy

Please feel free to ask the trainer if you would like to view any of them.

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