Under the Private Security Act of 2001 all individuals wishing to work in the private security industry must hold a recognised qualification before applying for a licence. Individuals working in the private security industry must undergo a structured training programme, resulting in one of the recognised security qualifications. Applicants who do not hold a qualification endorsed by the Security Industry Authority (SIA) may have their licence application refused.
The SIA has developed a competency (skills) requirement. The aim of this is to create a more competent and professional workforce, which will in turn improve the public image of the private security industry and help make the sector more attractive to potential employees.
The current range of security qualifications provided by HABC include:
• HABC Level 2 Award in CCTV Operations (Public Space Surveillance) (QCF)
• HABC Level 2 Award in Door Supervision (QCF)
• HABC Level 2 Award in Security Guarding (QCF)
• Level 2 Standalone Security Units
• HABC Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Providing Security Services (QCF)
• HABC Level 2 Certificate in Providing Security Services (QCF)
• HABC Level 2 Award for Upskilling Door Supervisors (QCF)
• HABC Level 3 Certificate in Close Protection (QCF)
• HABC Level 3 Award in the Delivery of Conflict Management Training (QCF)
• HABC Level 3 Award for Deliverers of Physical Intervention Training in the Private Security Industry (QCF)
• HABC Level 2 International Award in CCTV Operations (Public Space Surveillance)
• HABC Level 2 International Award in Security Guarding
For more information on each of these qualifications, please click on the links below: