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  • The Pearson BTEC Level 2 Award for Working as a Security Officer within the Private Security Industry is for learners who work in, or who want to work in, the security industry as a Security Officer. It gives learners the opportunity to:

    ● develop knowledge related to the Private Security industry, including, the purpose of the industry, the functions of the regulator, governing legislation and the acceptable work practices, procedures and standard

    ● develop skills in conflict management and their abilities in managing and resolving conflict in the context of the role of a Security Officer

    ● learn about the role, duties and responsibilities of a Security Officer. This covers areas such as patrolling, access and egress control, searching procedures, electronic and physical protection systems, reporting and record keeping, as well as legislation relevant to a security officer

    ● achieve a nationally-recognised Level 2 qualification

    ● achieve a licence to practise

    ● develop their own personal growth and engagement in learning.

    • Progression opportunities through Pearson qualifications

      Learners who have achieved this qualification can progress to related security qualifications, should they wish to change career, such as the BTEC level 2 Working as a Door Supervisor within the Private Security Industry. Learners may wish to progress onto the apprenticeship in Providing Security Services, which also has units common to this qualification and therefore these can be recognised as prior learning. They can also progress into a level 3 qualification such as BTEC level 3 Working as a Close Protection Operative in the Private Security Industry, having already completed the conflict management unit, which can also be used as RPL.

      Learner Hour for Each module.

      The table below states the GLH and the required contact time for each unit in the qualification. 

      unit Unit name GLH min contact Time
      1 Working as a Security Officer within the Private Security Industry 10 10
      2 Working within the Private Security Industry 1 1
      3 Conflict Management within the Private Security Industry 8 7.5


      Pearson sets and marks the externally assessed . These tests must be taken by the learner under examination conditions.



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