Providing Security Services (2915)

About this level

This level is ideal if you are a security officer who wants to develop your skills and experience in the profession. You may also want to develop skills in other sectors of the security industry, such as static and patrol guarding, CCTV operations and door supervision.

There are four Level 2 qualifications to choose from:
  • Level 2 Certificate in Providing Security Services (Static and Patrol Guarding)
  • Level 2 Certificate in Providing Security Services (Door supervision)
  • Level 2 Certificate in Providing Security Services (CCTV operation)
  • Level 2 Certificate in Providing Security Services (Non-specialist pathway).

To earn a qualification, you must complete a range of mandatory and optional units, some of which will be pathway-specific.

For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.
Level 2 Providing Security Services (Static and Patrol Guarding)  (2915-01)
Last registration date:31/12/2014
Level 2 Certificate in Providing Security Services (Static and Patrol Guarding)
Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation frameworkAccreditation No:600/0508/7
Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessmentType:QCF
Credits – a measure of the size of the qualificationCredits:22
Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commitGuided Learning Hours:138 - 177
Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issuedLast certification date:31/12/2016
Level 2 Providing Security Services (Door supervision)  (2915-02)
Last registration date:31/12/2014
Level 2 Certificate in Providing Security Services (Door supervision)
Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation frameworkAccreditation No:600/0508/7
Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessmentType:QCF
Credits – a measure of the size of the qualificationCredits:22
Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commitGuided Learning Hours:138 - 177
Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issuedLast certification date:31/12/2016
Level 2 Providing Security Services (CCTV operation)  (2915-03)
Last registration date:31/12/2014
Level 2 Certificate in Providing Security Services (CCTV Operation)
Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation frameworkAccreditation No:600/0508/7
Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessmentType:QCF
Credits – a measure of the size of the qualificationCredits:22
Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commitGuided Learning Hours:138 - 177
Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issuedLast certification date:31/12/2016
Level 2 Providing Security Services (Non-specialist pathway)  (2915-04)
Last registration date:31/12/2014
Level 2 Certificate in Providing Security Services (Non-specialist pathway)
Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation frameworkAccreditation No:600/0508/7
Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessmentType:QCF
Credits – a measure of the size of the qualificationCredits:22
Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commitGuided Learning Hours:138 - 177
Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issuedLast certification date:31/12/2016

Information & documentation

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You will also need suitable facilities to carry out the required training to enable learners to achieve industry standards.

To find all the requirements for assessment and delivery, download the handbooks from the centre documents section.

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What's involved in studying this course?

You will demonstrate a range of specialist and transferable knowledge and skills, such as:

  • Carrying out vehicle searches
  • Effective communication
  • Providing security at licensed venues
  • Monitoring areas using CCTV systems
  • Understanding current legislation.

You will learn in the classroom as well as on the job in the work environment.

Assessment will also take place in the workplace and will include a portfolio of evidence to meet the criteria of the qualification.

Is this level right for me?

Level 2
You are a security officer who wants to develop their skills and experience in the profession. You may also want to develop skills in other sectors of the security industry in which you work, such as static and patrol guarding, CCTV operations and door supervision.

What careers can this lead to?

These qualifications can help you to progress in frontline security role such as:

  • Door supervisor
  • Security guard
  • Patrolling guard
  • CCTV operator.