This Regulated Qualification is ideal for anyone wishing to gain knowledge in Providing Security Services.
Course Duration: Typically 16 Days
This qualification is eligible for funding.
Compliance and Regulatory Requirement
Name: AoFAQ LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATE IN PROVIDING SECURITY SERVICES (RQF)
National Qualification Number: 601/7831/0
Guided Learning Hours: Between 138 and 179 hours.
Class size maximum: 12 Learners (1 Trainer)
* No charge is made for Learners who have failed to attain required standard to receive the award.
Unit 1: Reducing the risks to health and safety at work
Unit 2: Communicate effectively with others
Unit 3: Control Security Incidents
Unit 4: Portray a positive personal image
Unit 5: Maintain the security of property and premises through observation
Unit 6: Control entry and egress from premises
Unit 7: Carry out searches of people and their property
Unit 8: Provide security at licensed venues
Unit 9: Carry out searches of vehicles for unauthorised items
Unit 10: Arrest by security operative
Unit 11: Deal with disorderly and aggressive behaviour
Unit 12: Monitor areas using CCTV
Unit 13: Maintain CCTV recording media libraries and preserve potential evidence
Unit 14: Maintain the operational performance of CCTV systems
Unit 15: Provide covert security in retail environments
Unit 16: Detect loss and theft in retail environments
Unit 17: Control a guard dog under operational conditions
Unit 18: Deal with lost and found property
Unit 19: Maintain understanding of current legislation and regulation relevant to the security officer role
Unit 20: Record information relevant to the security industry
Unit 21: Preventing unauthorised items passing through ports
Unit 22: Respond to keyholding visit requests
Unit 23: Visit sites in response to keyholding request
Unit 24: Protecting from the risk of violence at work
Unit 25: Promote a healthy and safe workplace
Unit 26: Work Effectively with other agencies
Unit 27: Assess and address risk to the environment
Unit 28: Use radio communications effectively
This qualification is assessed by the following means:
1. Assessment and Portfolio
Multiple choice questions are used to assess the learners underpinning knowledge. Question papers are available from the compliance department. Please read the instructions carefully.
AoFAQ Centre and Trainer Support Materials
The following is exclusively available from AoFAQ to support the qualification:
- This gives details of all the Learning Outcomes with Assessment Criteria and full requirements for the qualification.
Trainer, Assessor and IQA Requirements
Trainer, Assessor Requirements
Occupational Competence Requirements:
Trainers/Assessors must have achieved as a minimum:
- Level 3 Award in Education and Training (RQF),
- PTLLS, CTLLS or DTLLS
- Certificate in Education
- Post Graduate Certificate in Education
- SVQ Level 3 and 4 in Learning and Development
- An A1 or A2 qualification for Assessment purposes
Trainers/Assessors must also show occupational expertise, the SIA requires that:
- Trainers have 3 years front-line operational experience (relevant to their delivery of training) within the last 10 years.
- Be technically competent in spectator safety.
- Provide adequate evidence and understanding of the National Occupational Standard with the Assessment Specification.
- Undertake and be active in Continuous Professional Development (CPD) in order to keep their occupational expertise up to date. As guidance, a minimum of 30 hours CPD activity each year is required with evidence made available upon an External Quality Assurance visit. Suitable CPD activities include but are not limited to the following:
- Attending relevant training events, conference as seminars
- Continuing work experience within their sector
- Increasing professional knowledge through home study
Internal Quality Assurers
Internal Quality Assurers must:
Occupational knowledge and competence in the subject ‐ evidenced by:
– Holding a relevant subject qualification or suitable experience
Knowledge and competency in internal quality assurance – evidenced by:
– Holding a qualification/completing CPD training or working towards a suitable qualification.
Internal Quality Assurers must:
– Have knowledge of the requirements of the qualification they
are quality assuring at the time any assessment is taking place.
– Have knowledge and understanding of the role of assessors.
– Visit and observe assessments.
– Carry out other related internal quality assurance.
Note: It is understood that not all IQA’s will be qualified initially, and that sufficient time should be considered to achieve these qualifications. During this time centres should ensure that IQA’s are following the principles set out in the current Learning and Development NOS 11 Internally monitor and maintain the quality of assessment. This could be evidenced by holding a qualification such as:
– SQA Accredited Learning and Development Unit 11 Internally Monitor and Maintain the Quality of Workplace Assessment
– RQF Qualifications based on the Learning and Development NOS 11 Internally Monitor and Maintain the Quality of Assessment
– Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (RQF)
– Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (RQF)
– V1 or D34
Note: This list is not exhaustive.