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SIA Static and Patrol Guarding

To work within the retail security industry, an individual must have undergone a structured programme of training as specified by the Security Industry Authority (SIA).

Static Guard Course Information

Training Course Cost: £180 inc VAT (upto 5 candidates), £160 inc VAT (6 or more)
Duration: 4 Day Programme
Assessment: 2 Multiple Choice examinations
Accredited: SQA / QCA / EDEXCEL
Related Support Materials: Retail Security Officer course book After completion, the candidate may want to enter the SIA Door Supervision or CCTV (PSS) course

Static Guarding

This nationally accredited course is aimed at anyone who wishes to work as a Security Officer within the Retail Guarding, Static Guarding & Patrol Guarding security areas.

This course will ensure that you have the knowledge and skills needed to deal with common situations that arise within this type of work and the methods of dealing with situations within the parameters of the law.

The training is split over 4 days and covers the following topics:

Unit 1

  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Patrolling
  • Access control
  • Searching
  • Security and emergency systems
  • Fire awareness
  • Health and safety
  • Civil & Criminal Law (Scotland, England and Wales)
  • Equality and diversity
  • Emergencies
  • Customer care and social skills
  • Communications and reporting

Unit 2

  • Recognising & Avoiding Conflict
  • Self Awareness
  • Customer Care
  • Communication
  • Reducing Conflict
  • High Risk Conflict
  • Problem Solving
  • Learning from Conflict


Successful candidates will be awarded a Level 2 Award in Security Guarding certificate.