Working Within the Private Security Industry

Working Within the Private Security Industry

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Gain essential skills and knowledge for success in the Private Security Industry with our comprehensive course. Learn practical strategies and industry insights for professional advancement

Approved by IIRSM & CPD

Explore the dynamic world of private security with our comprehensive course. From foundational principles to advanced tactics, gain the skills and insights needed to excel in this vital industry. Learn from industry experts and acquire practical knowledge to navigate security challenges effectively. Whether you’re starting your career or seeking to advance, this course provides essential tools and strategies for success within the private security sector.

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.


This Working Within the Private Security Industry online course is approved by: 

 CPD certification service :

The CPD certification service helps organisations to formalise their expertise into a structured and recognised approach in learning. This conforms the course content is alilgned to the universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.


International Institute of Risk and Safety Management(IIRSM)is an independent professional membership organisation for those managing risks of all forms as a part of their job role. The organisation works with representatives from all risk disciplines from compliance, environmental management, health and safety, insurance, quality management and more. They work by championoing risk management through setting standards, providing practical education, training, advice and resources.


By the end of this course, you will be able to:

1. Understand the principles and practices of private security.
2. Identify different roles and responsibilities within the private security sector.
3. Demonstrate knowledge of legal and ethical considerations relevant to private security operations.
4. Apply risk assessment techniques to identify and mitigate security threats.
5. Implement effective communication strategies for handling security incidents and emergencies.
6. Utilize relevant technologies and tools for enhancing security measures.
7. Demonstrate proficiency in conflict resolution and de-escalation techniques.
8. Understand the importance of teamwork and collaboration in security operations.
9. Comprehend the significance of continuous learning and professional development within the private security industry.
10. Apply regulatory frameworks and industry standards to ensure compliance and best practices.

This course is beneficial for a wide range of individuals who are either currently working within the private security industry or aspiring to do so. The target audience includes:

Security guards: Individuals employed in entry-level security positions who seek to enhance their knowledge and skills to advance in their careers.

Security supervisors and managers: Professionals responsible for overseeing security operations within various establishments or organisations.

Law enforcement personnel: Officers transitioning to private security roles or seeking additional training to broaden their skill set.

Risk management professionals: Individuals involved in assessing and mitigating security risks within organizations.

Business owners and managers: Those responsible for implementing security measures to protect their assets, employees, and customers.

Students and graduates: Individuals studying security-related disciplines or considering a career in private security.

Government officials: Personnel involved in regulating or overseeing the private security industry.

Security consultants: Individuals providing advisory services to organizations on security-related matters.

Anyone interested in understanding the principles and practices of private security for personal or professional development.

Overall, this course caters to anyone interested in gaining comprehensive knowledge and skills relevant to working effectively within the private security industry.

Module 1: Working in the Private Security Industry

Module 2: Civil and Criminal Law

Module 3: Health and Safety 

Module 4: Fire Procedures 

Module 5: Emergencies

Module 6: Communication Skills and Customer Service


At the end of the course there is a multiple-choice exam. The required pass mark for all modules is 70%. It is essential to achieve the requried pass mark to issue a certificate.

Retake information :

You will be given 3 attempts at each module. If a module is failed on the third attempt,
it will become locked and you need to contact us for the module to be
unlocked again. You are only permitted up to 3 extra attempts per

You can take the exam up to 3 times, and if not successful, should repay the course fee and start again.

Course 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).

After successful completion of the course the learner will achieve a Certification of Completion from Course Central and Achievement Certificate.
Your can order printed course certificate to be delivered by post.  Once successfully the order is placed you can expect the certificates to arrive within 5-7 working days in UK and Europe. For rest of the world it can take upto 12 working days.


This entirely online course can be accessed from any device with the following system specifications:

    Browser: Up to date web browser
    • Video: Up to date video drivers

    • Memory: 1Gb+ RAM

    • Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)


Course FAQ

An approved course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Approved courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification. However, the Certificate of Completion and Transcript for the course showing the awarding body’s logo  confirms that you have the best knowledge and skill for the job role.


There are no prerequisites for this course. However, it is advised have at least Level 1 understanding for a Level 2 course  and  a Level 2 understanding for a Level 3 course. This helps to contextualise the content delivered through the course and ensure effective learning.

Having a minimum literacy, numeracy, English  as the course content in mainly in Enfglish.

A basic understanding of how to use a website through your device to access, attend and complete assessments will benefit the user.


Your course will be assigned to you within 24 hours upon successful completion of your purchase.

CPD is your Continuous Professional Development, an investment you make in yourself. It helps to keep your skills and knowledge up to date to prepare yourself for the greater responsibilities you want. We have a range of CPD courses for you to complete online.

Once you achive 70% pass mark for all modules you’ll be able to see your digital certificate straightaway. We can email you the digital certificate within 24 hours. It is essential to achieve the requried pass mark to issue a certificate.

You can take the exam up to 3 times, and if not successful, should repay the course fee and start again.

We also have option for you to order printed course certificate to be delivered by post to your work or home address.  Once successfully the order is placed you can expect the certificates to arrive within 5-7 working days in UK and Europe. For rest of the world it can take upto 12 working days.

You can always buy this course for your team members. Please let us know about your business training needs. You also gift this course to your family and friends. Just let us know after successful purchase of the course.

This course will aid refresher training. It will give evidence of an understanding for staff induction. It will evidence awareness and improve your knowledge supporting your current skillset.

How this course works?

Step 1: Purchase and payment
Choose all necessary courses and follow our checkout process to pay using your Debit or Credit card.

Step 2: Course Access

Upon successful payment, please look for an email from [email protected] for your course access detail. For single-course purchases, you'll have unique access details. When you purchase more courses, they will be added to your account.
If you purchase multiple courses for your team, all the access details will be emailed to the team members.

Step 3: Certificate

Once you complete your course, you'll receive a PDF certificate instantly. However, you can order the printed certificate, and we will send a hard copy of your certificate to your UK postal address. This might take 5-7 working days, although we will try to deliver it as soon as possible.

Please note: if your company pays by invoice, we can only issue certificates after your order has been fully paid.

Step 4: Support

Our friendly Learner support team is happy to help at any stage of your course. Call us on 0203 488 1760 (Mon - Fri: 10 pm - 4 pm | Excluding Bank Holidays) or contact [email protected]. Alternatively, have a look into our support page for useful information and guidance to complete your course.

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