AoFAQ Level 2 Award for Working as a Security Officer within the Private Security Industry

About this Qualification


AoFAQ Level 2 Award for Working as a Security Officer within the Private Security Industry is designed for learners who wish to apply for a licence from the Security Industry Authority (SIA) to work as a Security Officer. Learners will develop knowledge relating to the purpose of the industry, the functions of the regulator, legislation and working practices and procedures.  They will also learn about the role and responsibilities of a Security Officer, such as patrolling, access and egress control, searching procedures, electronic and physical protection systems, reporting and record keeping. They will also learn about legislation as well as developing skills in resolving conflicts in their role as a Security Officer.    

Key Information


The AoFAQ Level 2 Award for Working as a Security Officer within the Private Security Industry sits on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) which is regulated by Ofqual.  The qualification is designed to meet the training and licensing requirements of the Security Industry Authority (SIA) – the regulator for the private security industry – and conforms to the terms set out in the Private Security Industry Act 2001.

Qualification Number: 603/1156/3

Accreditation Start Date: 01/03/2017

Total Qualification Time (TQT): 28 Hours*

Guided Learning Hours (GLH): 19 Hours (to include a minimum of 18.5 hours / 3 days contact time / classroom training) **

Credit Value: 3

Grading Information: Units are marked Pass or Fail

Assessment Methods: Multiple-choice examinations

Geographical Coverage: This qualification is for delivery in England only.

Class size maximum: 12 Learners (1 Trainer)

Fee per registration per candidate: £30 + VAT

* TQT is an estimate of the total number of hours it would take an average learner to achieve and demonstrate the necessary level of attainment to be awarded with a qualification, both under direct supervision and without supervision.

** These timings apply to distance learning options only. Please see section on ‘Distance Learning’ for further information, including when distance learning is not being used.

Qualification Specification


Interested in learning more about this qualification?  Take a look at the specification below.

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