Award For Security Guards
BIIAB Level 2 Award in Security Guarding course SIA
The Security Guarding Award is to provide awareness of security issues to meet an increasing demand for well – trained operatives in the security sector
Security Guarding or Manned Guarding Award For Security Guards
Typical security guarding will include dealing with
- criminal activity
- terrorist attacks
- general emergencies and public safety situation
What are the entry requirements?
The Award For Security Guards
No previous experience or qualifications are required, although learners need to have an acceptable level of literacy and numeracy Simply Conflict have systems and procedures in place to assist learners with any literacy and numeracy concerns they may have
Who is the qualification for?
The BIIAB Award for Security Guards is designed for those who wish to work in the industry and provides candidates with the basic knowledge and responsibilities of the occupation Security Guarding Manned Guarding
Anyone wishing to be employed as a security guard has to be in possession of a licence issued to them by the Security Industry Authority (SIA). This nationally recognised qualification is the industry standard and enables a security guard to apply for a licence to practice
The BIIAB Award for Security Guards is designed for those who wish to work in the industry and provides candidates with the basic knowledge and responsibilities of the occupation
What does the assessment involve?
The qualification consists of two units:
- Unit 1 – Working in the private security industry
- Unit 2 – Roles and Responsibilities of Security Guards
- Unit 3 – Conflict Management for Security Guards
Manned Guarding Award For Security Guards
Manned guarding activity includes any of the following:
- guarding premises against unauthorised access or occupation, against outbreaks of disorder or against damage
- guarding property against destruction or damage, against being stolen or against being otherwise dishonestly taken or obtained;
- guarding one or more individuals against assault or against injuries that might be suffered in consequence of the unlawful conduct of others
- All of the above includes providing a physical presence, or carrying out any form of patrol or surveillance, as to deter or otherwise discourage it from happening or to provide information, if it happens, about what has happened
References to guarding premises against unauthorised access include being wholly or partly responsible for determining the suitability for admission to the premises of persons applying for admission. However, this does not include the activities of a person who exercises control over the persons allowed access to any premises to the extent only of securing, or checking, that persons allowed access have paid for admission or have invitations or passes allowing admission
Award For Security Guards Exemptions
The manned guarding activities above do not apply to the activities of a person who, incidental to the carrying out of any activities in relation to a group of individuals which are neither manned guarding activities or checking that persons allowed access have paid etc (as above), maintains order or discipline amongst those individuals. An example might be a school teacher accompanying children on an outing
The manned guarding activities which require a licence do not apply to the activities of a person who, incidental to the carrying out of activities which are not wholly or mainly the activities of a security operative, responds to a sudden or unexpected occurrence
Exemption from licensing (in England and Wales only) applies to in-house employees when carrying out duties in connection with their employer’s use of a certified sports ground or certified sports stand for purposes for which its safety certificate has effect. Employees of a visiting team to such premises are also exempt provided that the visiting team has a certified sports ground or stand. For a more precise description of the exemption see Section 4(6) to 4(12) of the Private Security Industry Act 2001 as amended and the explanatory notes to section 63 of the Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006
There are certain exclusions mentioned within the Private Security Industry Act 2001. The Act should be referred to for full details of when a licence is not required.
Study time is approx 30 hours Further information