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Working Within the Private Security Industry (Approved by CPD)

CPD Approved

Course Description

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.

Target Audience

People wanting to start a career in the Private Security Industry, or those in the early stages of their
career that want to broaden their knowledge of the industry.


This course covers a wide range of roles in the Private Security Industry, their various responsibilities
and how these are affected by the law. It also includes a wide overview of the health and safety
concerns that should be considered by those working in the industry.

CPD approval means that this course can be used by those that need to prove they are continually
developing themselves.

Further Progression

Other courses that could compliment this one are:

  • Emergency First Aid, as first aid is a useful skill for security operatives to have.
  • Fire Marshal Training, in emergency situations people will look to security operatives for guidance on
    what to do, so having a higher level of training in this area may prove useful.

Course Overview

  • Duration

    90 mins
  • Approved by

  • Number of lessons

  • Cost


Module Overview

Course Module Number Module Name Pass % Required
Working Within the Private Security Industry1Working in the Private Security Industry70
Working Within the Private Security Industry2 Civil and Criminal Law70
Working Within the Private Security Industry3 Health and Safety70
Working Within the Private Security Industry4 Fire Procedures70
Working Within the Private Security Industry5 Emergencies70
Working Within the Private Security Industry6 Communication Skills and Customer Service70