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SIA Security Guard

Course Description

This five-day security guarding course is necessary for individuals who wish to work as security guards/officers in UK’s private security industry. Security guards keep both the public and premises safe while preventing any theft. Moreover, as a security guard, you can work at security companies, banks, museums, hospitals, office buildings, clubs, stores, and other licensed venues.

SIA License - Security Guard

Course Modules

Learn more about the private security industry of the United Kingdom, including relevant legislation, arrest procedures, fire safety procedures, other effective operating SOPs.

Learn about Security Systems and the required relevant legislation for working as a security guard and the use of patrolling, access control, searching, and emergency systems.

Learn about Conflict Management and the techniques of improving your communication skills, customer care, social skills, and the importance of acknowledging equality and diversity. Moreover, this unit also covers alarms, electronic article surveillance, and effective conflict management working as a retail security officer.


3 x Multiple Choice Assessment

Result Availibility

Available within 8-12 Days


SIA Security Guard

£ £ 250
  • Duration: 5 Day
  • Time: 9:30AM - 6PM
  • Included: First Aid
  • Included: Free Resits

Minimum Age Requirement

0 +
Minimum Age

Course Potential

Potential Earning

Per Annum £20,000 - 40,000

Potential Benefits

You can work at Shops, Offices, and Other Licensed Premises

Potential Roles

Static Guarding, Manned Guarding, Key-holding

SIA License - Security Guard - Top Up

Training Center Location

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Yes, all our SIA license-linked training courses are compliant and have been approved by the SIA

Yes, we provide our valued customers with this option, as well as paying for the course online via Bank Transfer, Debit/Credit Cards, and various other methods. However, it is recommended to pay online as it would confirm your seat in the SIA Security Guard training.

Individuals are required to provide:

  • Two photographic identity documents; at least 1 document must show your current address, and at least 1 document must show your date of birth

Note: The proof of address cannot be older than three months.

Yes, we provide free resits to our valued customers in order to facilitate their successful induction into the private security industry of the United Kingdom.

After completing this 5-day Security Guard training course, the certificate of completion is ready within 8 to 12 days.

The Security Industry Authority issues the SIA Security Guard License. However, to apply for the License, individuals must complete the required training from an approved training provider, thus earning a license-linked certificate for the qualification first.

Firstly, it costs £190 to apply for a single SIA License. Secondly, if you require an additional license, SIA will provide it at a 50% discounted cost of £95.

Moreover, once the individual has the certificate, the individual can apply for the License on the SIA website via these steps:

  1. Create an SIA online account.
  2. Complete and submit an application form through your online SIA account.
  3. Complete the next steps of your application, such as giving SIA documents that prove who you are and paying the SIA CCTV Operator license fee. 

Lastly, after completing all required checks, the SIA Security Guard License is issued within 25 days by the security industry authority.

Once you receive your certificate, you have 3-years to apply for the SIA Security Guard License with the SIA; your License will then be valid for a further 3-years from the time you receive it.