Facebook Pixel SGS College | Be Outstanding
SGS College

0800 0567 253
[email protected]

Dates and Enrolment for this course here:



Today approximately half a million people are employed in the security sector and the industry contributes over £5 Billion to the UK economy. This rewarding industry requires key skills to respond to situations with personal discipline, discretion and integrity.

Why not join our Security UpSkillED course that on completion allows you to apply for your SIA badge and work within the sector. This course is also fully-funded meaning you will have no fees to pay for attending this course and is delivered throughout Bristol within one of our community venues. At the end of the course you will have a guaranteed interview with a relevant local employer.

Qualifications gained at the end of this course are:

  • NCFE Level 1 Award in Interpersonal Skills 
  • NCFE Certificate in Equality and Diversity Level 2
  • Award for Working as a Security Officer within the Private Security Industry L2

You will develop by:

  • Gaining the skills employers are looking for
  • Achieving relevant qualifications to help you succeed
  • Receiving careers guidance from our dedicated team
  • Learning effective interview techniques from local employers within the sector
  • Receiving advice and guidance from local employers within the sector
  • Having the opportunity of a guaranteed interview with local employers within the sector

Our partnership for our UpSkillED security courses is with Total Security Services (TSS). TSS are the UK's largest privately-owned security company, providing national coverage and employ over 3000 licensed security officers. TSS will be delivering an inspirational talk, while also supporting our learners with sessions on interview techniques and returning to offer guaranteed interviews to learners attending the course.

How will I learn?

UpskillED courses are specifically aimed at those who wish to gain recognised qualifications and knowledge of their chosen industry. During these courses you will learn all the important transferable skills as well as sector specific training, all of which will help you gain employment and is delivered using engaging classroom activities, workbooks and discussion groups. Industry expert talks are also provided by local employers to give you an insight into the industry and inspire you to consider the sector as a career choice.

The SIA securtiy guarding course consists of 3 modules:

  • Principles of Working in the Private Security Industry
  • Principles of Working as a Security Officer in the Private Security Industry
  • Application of Conflict Management in the Private Security Industry

Day 1 is Emergency First Aid at Work which is in addition to the 3 modules listed.

The qualification allows people to work as a security officer/guard in various places including shops, building sites, reception areas and holiday parks.

For more information on how you will learn please email [email protected]

Previous work

Entry Requirements

You may be asked to complete a short initial literacy assessment prior to starting, as learners will be required to have basic literacy skills (level 1) to successfully complete this course.

If you have any questions regarding entry requirements please email [email protected].

What can I do next?

On successful completion of your UpSkillED course, you will have the opportunity to discuss progression onto various SGS College courses that you feel are relevant to your career aspirations or if you are looking to gain employment sooner than why not take advantage of our deadicated careers service.

Our qualified advisers can help identify your values, work styles and offer valuable tools which enable you to transfer this effectively to the workplace. Helping you stand out from the crowd along with your new qualifications. Whether it be job change, promotion or re-entering the employment market after a time away, the careers service offer 1:1 confidential, impartial and unbiased guidance, CV Writing, apprenticeship advice, self-reflection (understanding your strengths) and advice on the various routes into all sorts of jobs.

SGS's Careers service is accredited by the Matrix quality standard and you can contact them by emailing [email protected]  or [email protected] to book a free appointment. Information on the service will also be provided during your UpskillED course.

Additional Information

We have been working hard to ensure we offer a safe learning experience and have followed all Government guidelines to enable us to deliver our UpSkillED courses safely. Full PPE will be provided but we do ask you to bring your own face mask, as this will be needed when you enter the building.

We may need to take a number of measures that could affect our planned delivery dates. We will endeavour to ensure course information, including delivery methods, is updated when changes are having to be made. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us before completing an enrolment form.

For information on how this may impact UpskillED courses please email [email protected]

Please be aware this course does not have a fee that is payable on enrolment.

If you require financial support for travel related costs please visit the Money Management Service section of the website.

This course offers simpler and safer online enrolment requests, which means in a matter of minutes you can submit an enrolment request to us. However please be aware that upon submitting your enrolment form you are not guaranteed to be accepted. A number of our courses require assessments, qualification checks or simply a conversation with you before we can confirm your enrolment.

Within 24 hours of enrolment submission you will receive an automated email notification with information on what happens next.

Dates and Enrolment for this course

Course information last updated: Tuesday 20th April 2021 @ 8.30am (22 hours ago)

Part time Prospectus

Part time 20/21

Download prospectus
Here to help

Need assistance?

Enquire about this course

More courses in this area

Part-time - Various Locations
E3 Essential Digital Skills
Part-time - Virtual Classroom
Early Years
Part-time - Online
Part-time - Virtual Classroom
Health & Social Care
Part-time - Virtual Classroom
Part-time - Various Locations
View all courses

Don’t let money hold you back

Money Management Service at SGS College
Money Management Service

The MMS team are on hand to provide you with information on:

Course fee waiver options Bursary support College meal schemes External support schemes Payment plan options Budgeting tips and tricks

Find more information on what financial support options may be available to you

AvailabilityCourses start at various times throughout the year. If you can't see a suitable date, please contact our
Customer experience team 0800 0567 253.

Important - temporary changes to onsite part-time adult courses!

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic we may need to take a number of measures that could affect our planned delivery method. For example; planned on site delivery may take a blended approach; a mixture of classroom based and online activities. We will endeavour to ensure course information, including delivery method and pricing, is updated when changes are having to be made. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

24th May 2021 - 8th Jun 2021
24th May 2021 - 8th Jun 2021
Galleries, BristolTBC9:30am - 4:30pm
9:30am - 4:30pm
Galleries, Bristol

Enquire about Security 0800 0567 253 | [email protected]

Back to top

How old are you?