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Working Within the Private Security Industry

Working Within the Private Security Industry

CPD Approved

    Course Description

    In the UK, the private security industry provides manned, physical and technical systems to help protect people, premises and property. It can also help prevent and detect crimes and any activities that could be considered unauthorised as well as offering expertise in monitoring and responding to safety risks.

    This course is an introduction to the private security industry, and the main services it covers. It discusses the body which regulates the industry, highlights the standards of behaviour expected from security operatives, and the law as it relates to the industry.

    It includes an in-depth look at health and safety issues, the concept of duty of care and examines a range of emergency situations which security operatives might be involved with. The course also covers communication skills, including tips for effective radio communication and instructions on how to use the phonetic alphabet.

    Target Audience

    People wanting to start a career in the Private Security Industry, or those in the early stages of their career that want to broaden their knowledge of the industry.


    This course covers a wide range of roles in the Private Security Industry, their various responsibilities and how these are affected by the law. It also includes a wide overview of the health and safety concerns that should be considered by those working in the industry.

    CPD approval means that this course can be used by those that need to prove they are continually developing themselves.

    Further Progression

    Other courses that could compliment this one are:

    Emergency First Aid, as first aid is a useful skill for security operatives to have.

    Fire Marshal Training, in emergency situations people will look to security operatives for guidance on what to do, so having a higher level of training in this area may prove useful.

    Course Module Number Module Name Pass % Required
    Working Within the Private Security Industry 1 Working in the Private Security Industry 70
    Working Within the Private Security Industry 2 Civil and Criminal Law 70
    Working Within the Private Security Industry 3 Health and Safety 70
    Working Within the Private Security Industry 4 Fire Procedures 70
    Working Within the Private Security Industry 5 Emergencies 70
    Working Within the Private Security Industry 6 Communication Skills and Customer Service 66
    Recommended System Requirements

    • Browser: Up to date web browser
    • Video: Up to date video drivers
    • Memory: 1Gb+ RAM
    • Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)

    Duration: 90 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions).

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