01252 36 46 91 30 Grosvenor Road, Aldershot, GU11 3EB Mon - Fri(9 am - 6 pm) / Sat & Sun - Closed

Security Officer (Guard) Training Course

Roles and responsibilities of a SIA Security Officer typically involves safeguarding people and their property against unauthorised access, destruction, theft, assault, injuries or disorder. As Security Officers help in preventing crime, they are considered to be a part of a wider police family today.


In order to work as a Security Officer, one needs to have a SIA license, which he/she can get after completing the 4 days training course and a test, designed by SIA (Security Industry Association).


A SIA Security Officer is licensed to work in places such as Retail Security (shopping malls), Corporate Security (large organizations), Events (non-alcohol
served ones) and more.


Some of the tasks commonly performed by a SIA Security Officer,

  • Responding to emergencies
  • Acknowledge conflicting behaviours and de-escalate the situation
  • Removing trespassers from site
  • Registering incidents
  • Checking people and vehicle at entry points
  • Carrying out Patrol
  • Using specialist equipment
  • Searching people and their possession


What does it take?

  • Passed Basic level of English Test
  • At least 18 years old
  • Proof of ID (GP letter, P60, P45, Utility bills, Bank Statement, NI letter, any letter issued from Council or Government)
  • BRP – Biometric Residence Permit (not more than 3 months old)

What's included in the course?

The course runs over 4 days and is divided into 3 units
(Practical assessment of each learner will be visually recorded, approximately 15 minutes per learner)

It is mandatory for all applicants applying for a security licence to have a valid Emergency First Aid at Work qualification or equivalent. The qualification must be valid for at least one year.

Unit 1
Unit 2
Unit 3

Principles of working in the private security industry

  • Demonstrate the accurate completion of an evidential statement
  • Assessment MCQ: 72 questions
  • Assessment time: 1 hour 50 minutes (110 mins)
  • Pass mark: 70%
  • Externally set and internally assessed activity based on the completion of an evidential statement Pass mark : 100% pass marks

Are you thinking to participate in Security Officer (Guard) training course?

Please fill-up the form below to register with us and we will inform you prior to starting this course.


    • 4 Days
    • 5 Days (with Emergency First Aid at Work training course)

    Our Contact Details

     01252 36 46 91 (Aldershot)
     012332 25 8 25 (Ashford)

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    We recommend to all our clients to consider the Door Supervisor Training Course.

    A Qualified Door Supervisor can legally work in a wider variety of roles than a Security Officer. Although the course seems 2 days longer, this opens a wider range of employment opportunity for candidates. A Door Supervisor can work for all the sectors that a Security Officer might be limited to, as the Door Supervisors have an extra physical intervention technique training added on to their course, which helps them to monitor and control the physical disturbances act, that highly occurs in alcohol-serving areas such as bars, pubs, events and festival.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    FAQ regarding Security Officer Training Course

    Do I need an Emergency First-Aid at Work (EFAW) qualification to take the Security Officer training?

    Yes. In compliance with the changes made by the SIA in 2021, it is mandatory that you complete an Emergency First-Aid at Work qualification (or equivalent) before taking the Security Officer training.

    How can I apply for this training course?

    You can call our Aldershot branch at 01252 36 46 91, or our Ashford Branch at 012332 25 8 25. Alternatively, you can send us an email at contact@nepbridge.co.uk with your name, contact details and the course you’re interested in. You can find all our contact details here. Click here

    How long is the duration of the Security Officer course?

    Our Security Officer training course runs for 4 days. It will be an extra day if you are doing the Emergency First-Aid at Work training course as well.

    How can I pay for this course?

    You will receive an invoice via email once you have been registered onto our system. You will be able to pay directly using your credit/debit card or by using PayPal. You may also pay via bank transfer – the details will be listed on the invoice.

    Can I pay by cash?

    Yes. You can pay by cash by visiting one of our offices.

    What documents do I need to provide for the Security Officer training?

    It is mandatory that you provide the following documents before the course starts:

    · Original Passport that is signed, current and valid

    · 2x Proof of Address (no more than 3 months old)

    · 2x Passport sized photos in colour

    For more information regarding document preparation and requirements, please follow this link:

    When will I receive my results?

    Your results will be sent to you within 10-14 days after your exams.

    Will I receive physical copies of my Security Officer and Emergency First-Aid at Work Certifications?

    No. Once we receive your results, we will send you your E-certificates via email. You will not need your certificates to apply for a SIA licence as your details will be automatically passed on to the SIA once you have passed.

    What do I do if I fail my course?

    You will have the option to retake exams for the failed module/s at a later date at one of our offices.

    Do I get any help from Nepbridge Services while applying for my SIA licence?

    Yes. We would be more than happy to help you with your SIA licence application. Just reach out to us and one of our professional team members will assist you with your application with a small fee.