1Course Overview

Working in the Private Security Industry Level 3

Course code: TQ014

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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!

This course will allow you to:

  • 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

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!              

Start your journey and develop your skills and knowledge today and join over 50,000 students that already have!

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2Course Content
Unit 1: Control and Legislation (30 GLH)
  • The Private Industry Act and The SIA
  • Qualities of the private security officers
  • Civil and criminal law
  • Basic legislation within the security industry
Unit 2: Health and Safety (30 GLH)
  • The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Minimising risk in the workplace
  • Safety signs
  • Fire safety
Unit 3: Customer Care, Patrolling, Searching, The Law & Evidence (30 GLH)
  • Principles of customer care
  • Types of patrolling
  • Types of searching
  • The law and different types of evidence
Unit 4: Conflict Management (30 GLH)
  • Avoid conflict and reducing risk
  • Common causes of conflict
  • Defusing conflict
  • Controlling space
Unit 5: The Use of Force, Resolving and Reflecting on Conflict (30 GLH)
  • Resolving conflict
  • Using reasonable force and factors in determining its use
  • Physical intervention techniques
  • Lessons and learning from conflict
Unit 6: Terrorist Activity and Business Continuity Plan and Identifying Vulnerable People (30 GLH)
  • Anti-terrorism within the security industry
  • Terrorist deterrents and business continuity plans
  • Identifying factors that make a person vulnerable
  • The behaviour of sexual predators
3Other Information
Assessment

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 successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by Training Qualifications UK (TQUK).

The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The course has been endorsed by TQUK. This means Open Study College have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses’ it offers meet a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.

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.

The course depth and study has been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

4Q&As

Your Questions Answered

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

No previous skills or knowledge is needed to enrol onto this course.

Is there a time limit for the completion of this course?

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. This course is truly flexible and adaptable around your lifestyle and other commitments.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV writing service
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • *Student study planner
  • *Three colour highlighter
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet
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  • * Not included with the online study option

Do I have to sit an exam?

No. Your certification is issued based on your coursework alone.

Are there any additional costs?

No, everything you need is included in the price!

How do I get my work assessed?

You will send your work to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you. On successful completion of the course you will be awarded your Working in the Private Security Industry Level 3 Certificate.

What happens if I lose my course pack?

It’s not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

What if I still have questions?

That’s not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Support Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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The total course fee includes a loan arrangement fee. Your initial deposit payment will be used towards this fee, any remaining fee balance will be added the loan amount.

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Our finance option is provided in partnership with AffordItNow.
For your finance application to be considered you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be over 18 years old
  • Be employed for at least 16 hours a week or retired and in receipt of a private or company pension. Certain state benefit schemes may also be considered.
  • Be a permanent UK resident with a 3 year address history
  • Have a good credit history with no late payments, debt relief orders or bankruptcies
  • Have a valid email address and can access it

Please note that meeting the above criteria does not guarantee finance acceptance.

Open Study College, 6140 Knights Court, Birmingham Business Park, Birmingham B37 7WY is a licensed credit broker, authorised and regulated by The Financial Conduct Authority (licence number 724179 with FCA).