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Working in the Private Security Industry Level 3

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Take your career in a new direction with a flexible home learning course. This course will help you learn all the skills you need to kick-start you career in the security industry!

  • Understand the control and legislation around security.
  • Explore basic health and safety within the security industry.
  • Identify the customer care, patrolling, searching, the law and evidence requirements within the security industry.
  • Investigate the basic conflict management.
  • Understand the use of force, different physical intervention techniques, resolving and reflection on conflict.
  • Recognise basic business continuity and how to identifying terrorist activity and vulnerable people.

Course overview

This Working in the Private Security Industry Level 3 course is designed to provide you with the essential knowledge and skills to succeed as a professional in the private security sector.

The private security industry plays a crucial role in the safeguarding of individuals, properties, and assets in today’s complex world. Whether you’re an aspiring security professional, a dedicated individual looking to enhance your skills, or an employer seeking to recruit competent security personnel, this course serves as your gateway to understanding the fundamental principles and practices of working in the private security industry.

Through the comprehensive programme, you will explore key aspects of private security, including roles and responsibilities, legal frameworks, conflict management, risk assessment, and customer service. The Working in the Private Security Industry Level 3 course provides a solid foundation for you to develop the necessary competencies and professionalism required to thrive in various security-related roles.

Upon successful completion of the Working in the Private Security Industry Level 3 course, you will hold a recognised qualification that demonstrates your competence and professionalism as a private security professional. This certification opens doors to a wide range of career opportunities in the private security sector where you can contribute to maintaining public safety and security.

This course will allow you to study at a time and place which suits you with no strict deadlines or timetabling to contend with. This means you can fit studying around your other commitments!

You will receive your course by post or email, so getting your materials is easy and hassle-free. Your personal tutor is there to support you every step of the way by email, so help is only a click away!

Are you ready to embark on this exciting journey towards a rewarding career in the private security industry? Enrol in the Working in the Private Security Industry Level 3 course today and gain the knowledge, skills, and recognition you need to succeed in the private security sector.

What next?

Upon completion of this Health and Safety in the Workplace QLS Level 3 course, you could develop your knowledge further by studying another one of our health and safety courses.

Here are some job roles within the private security industry:

  • Security officer
  • Door supervisor
  • Close protection officer
  • Retail security officer
  • Event security officer
  • Mobile patrol officer
  • CCTV operator
  • Security team leader
  • Alarm response officer
  • Security consultant

Course Duration

Up to 1 year.

Course Outcome

You will receive a Certificate of Achievement in Working in the Private Security Industry Level 3.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.


Tutor-marked assignments.

Course content

Extra info


This course is assessed by a series of assignments, which are marked by your tutor. There is no external examination required.

Course Duration

You will have a full year to complete this course, which is plenty of time to be able to study at your own pace.

Study Method

You will study this course through distance learning, which means you can learn at a time and place to suit you. Your course materials will be delivered to you by post or email, so receiving your course is easy and hassle-free. Tutor support is also available by email, so help is only a click away! You will send your assignments to your tutor for marking. Assignments can be sent by email or post, it’s up to you!

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course, you will receive a Certificate of Achievement in Working in the Private Security Industry Level 3.

The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.

Awarding Body

The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The course has been endorsed by TQUK and is not an accredited qualification. This course has been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual to indicate the depth of knowledge and understanding that you would expect at this level.

TQUK is an Awarding Organisation recognised by the qualification regulators for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Welsh Government in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.


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