Free Government Funded BIIAB Level 2 Award for Working as a Security Officer within the Private Security Industry

Do you enjoy keeping people safe? Learn the skills and carve your own security officer career in 1 week

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Choose this course if:

You’re approachable and have good communication skills
You’re calm, confident, and controlled
You’re observant and patient
You’re a responsive problem solver
You’re resilient, reliable, and responsible
You’re physically fit

The course is designed for those who have no experience but are passionate to start a new career and learn techniques to enhance their employment in the security industry. As a security officer it’s your responsibility to ensure people and premises are secure. This course will provide all the training you need in how to monitor people and prevent crime.

Do you want…

A job that values your observational skills?
A job where your trustworthiness is admired and useful?
To use your reliability to make a steady income?
A career that develops your monitoring skills?
To provide security for people and premises?
To start a new career as soon as possible?

If you…

Have no previous training/qualifications
Have limited time to study
Want to start training ASAP!
*Can’t pay upfront to fund your new career
Are determined to create a better future for your family
Long for financial security in a job role you enjoy
Then you are in the right place at JUST the right time

By the end of this course you will know

Why the security industry exists and how it is structured
The laws that govern your role and responsibilities within the sector
How health and safety applies and how you follow procedures in your working environments
How to adhere to fire regulations and precautions
The importance of patrolling
About, and how to implement, access and egress procedures
The importance of electronic and physical protection systems, including how to monitor CCTV footage
How to detect and prevent crime
Your duty of care
The importance of and how to effectively communicate with others
How to manage conflict
How to escalate to emergency services and to report events

You also get: Business Training and Career Planning

Unlimited guidance and strategic planning sessions with our careers advisor and access after you graduate. Together, you will plan the ideal career path for you in the security industry. Our careers advisor will support you towards employment, whichever avenue you choose, whether you decide to work in a bank, museum, or at quarry. You also have free access to our vacancy database to help you find employment when you graduate

What will I achieve?

When you graduate, you’ll receive a nationally SIA recognised BIIAB Level 2 Award for Working as a Security Officer within the Private Security Industry.

You can work as a security officer immediately, or might choose to develop your skills with further BIIAB training as a CCTV operator or go on to train in security management.

You can complete this course in 1 week.

Learn from Industry Professionals:

At Trade Academy we have 10 Years of experience in Government funding and employment strategies for people wanted to gain a career in the beauty industry. We have helped 5,000 job seekers go from struggling to land a job interview to living their dream job in as little as 6 months.

How long is the course?

You can graduate in 1 week by attending 1 full day a week. This is your fast track way to launch a new career. You NEED to have a passion in security industry and commit to practising the techniques in your spare time to fully benefit from the quick pace.

How will I learn?

You will be tutored by a security industry professional who will guide you through lessons. They will push you to reach your goals and you will be assessed on your theory skills with written assignments to make sure you fully understand the material.

Due to the current situation caused by COVID-19 you will learn the theory through online live sessions using Zoom application, and you will come to our centre for the practical part of your training. In the classroom you have the tutors full attention by working in a small group with 20* other students.

*Until we can go back to normal, there will be maximum 6-7 learners in the classroom at the same time and the necessary PPE (face shield/mask, hand sanitiser) will be provided.

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*Aged 19 or over
*A passion to work in security
*A satisfactory reference
*A successful skills test and interview
*Stationary including x2 folders and a clip board

How to pay for the course:

The total cost of the course is £150 but you may be eligible for funding if.

*You are between the age 19-23rd and this is your FIRST Level 2 qualification.

*You are 23rd and unemployed or earn less than £15,736.50 per year.

If you do not meet this criteria you may still be eligible for government funding but you may have to pay a £50 registration fee.

For more information regarding our terms and conditions and if you are eligible for funding please visit our Funding page

What career opportunities do I have?

Once you’re qualified as a security guard you can work across a huge variety of settings:

  • Schools, banks, museums, factory/warehouse premises, offices, nightclubs, the list goes on. Anywhere where people, assets and property need protection.

Once you have your security guard qualification, you can apply to our BIIAB training course as a CCTV operative or train to get into security management.

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