Elite Security (Reading)

Course overview

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Any business conducting guarding activity to secure a building or site may need trained security staff qualified as security officers who hold a SIA licence.

A Level 2 award for security officers in the private security industry qualification is required by law for an individual to apply for a SIA licence to work as a security guard.

WHY A HIGHFIELD QUALIFICATION? Highfield is the leading provider of regulated compliance qualifications in the UK, certifying over 350,000 learners a year, and qualifies more security officers each year than any other awarding organisation. We’re extremely proud to be a Highfield-approved centre and offer industry-recognised qualifications that will enhance your career prospects.

If you’d like to know more or find out if you are eligible, please contact us by completing our enquiry form.

You can also email us at:employmentsupport@activatelearning.ac.uk



  • The main characteristics of the private security industry.
  • The importance of safe working practices
  • Roles and responsibilities of security officers
  • Issues and procedures relevant to the role of a security officer
  • How to conduct effective search procedures.
  • Queue management
  • Problem-solving techniques when resolving conflict

Delivery: This course is delivered across 9 days. You’ll attend college for 3 weeks, on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of each week. 

Reading College: 22 Nov-8 Dec / 13-28 Mar / 5-21 June.


Assessment: You’ll complete a portfolio of evidence, and there will also be a college-based exam.

On successful completion of this course, you’ll be awarded: Highfield Level 2 Award for Security Officers in the Private Security Industry.

Course Starts in 17 Days

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