Security Management Course

Accredited Diploma in Security Management: Syllabus

Course Contents

1. INTRODUCTION TO SECURITY

We look at the various roles in the security industry. We highlight the different types of threats and potential risks, and provide an insight into corporate security.

  • What are the main jobs and roles in the security industry?
  • What are the main types of security threat?
  • Why and how do employees steal and commit fraud?
  • Designing a security plan
  • How to keep records
  • Maintaining good housekeeping
  • Using contractors
  • Staff disciplinary matters
  • Security and the police
  • Assessment

2. HOW TO PROTECT PREMISES

In this module we consider physical security measures such as alarm systems, and how they operate. We then review how you can assess visitors and guard premises against natural disasters such as fires.

  • Physical security measures
  • Closed-circuit television
  • Intruder alarm systems
  • Alarm components and methods of detection
  • Legal implications of security measures
  • Preventing and dealing with burglary and theft
  • Building security
  • Introduction to security surveying
  • Perimeter security
  • Building security
  • Managing access to the building
  • Dealing with visitors
  • Static guarding
  • Preventing loss and theft
  • Essential precautions against fire
  • What are the main causes of fire?
  • Fire fighting and extinguishants
  • Protection against bombs and explosive devices
  • Assessment

3. HOW TO CONDUCT PATROLS

This module helps you become aware of what to look for when patrolling. We review how to maintain communication with other security staff and the importance of having a process in place to ensure that you are not vulnerable to attack.

  • Patrolling security officers
  • Key carrying
  • Communications
  • Vulnerable places
  • Intruders
  • Property found in suspicious circumstances
  • Uniform and plain clothes
  • Amateur and professional thieves
  • Mobile patrols. Dog patrol
  • Planning for safety when patrolling on foot
  • Assessment

4. HOW TO MAINTAIN SECURITY IN PUBLIC PLACES

Public places such as airports are harder to secure because they involve monitoring different types of people, are vulnerable to attack and are harder to monitor. Therefore this part of the course is vital in reducing vulnerability in hospitals, airports and hotels. We consider the different types of people entering these types of place.

  • Shops and shopping precincts
  • Hospitals
  • Hotels
  • Managing people and public access
  • Museums, airports, supermarkets, stores, apprehending, store detectives, patting people down. Search legalities
  • Inventory control, pilfering. Shrink, defalcation.
  • Assessment

5. THE ROLE OF DOOR SUPERVISORS

The door supervisor is at the heart of many security operations, especially in the entertainment industry. We examine how you can gain this all-important qualification.

  • Door Supervisor Licence
  • Recognised qualifications
  • How to get a Level 2 National Certificate for Door Supervisors
  • Assessment

6. SECURITY AT EVENTS. CROWD CONTROL.

Crowds at an event can be unpredictable, especially when intoxicated. If you're protecting a sports match, especially after a game when the crowd can get rowdy,, you have to remain level headed and professional.

  • Pubs. Night clubs. Events. Footfall count.
  • Crowd management
  • Dealing with protests
  • Assessment

7. SECURITY TECHNOLOGY

This includes installing, maintaining and monitoring security, including IT security with reference to hackers.

  • CCTV. Specifying, installing, maintaining, legalities
  • IT Security
  • Assessment

8. MOBILE STAFF AND VIP PROTECTION

Looking after staff in transit is a high risk jobs, because the person that you are protecting may be a target. You need to be assertive and ready to go into action if you have a kidnapping or a death threat.

  • Protecting staff during travel.
  • Defensive driving.
  • Business travel.
  • Reducing the risk of kidnap and ransom
  • Responding to K&R
  • Close protection
  • Assessment

9. HOW TO ARREST, INVESTIGATE AND INTERVIEW

If you need to make an arrest, you need to know the law. In this module we explain what you can and can't do., and what action to take if the perpetrator resists arrest. We consider the best way to restrain someone..

We also examine how to conduct and investigation, how to interview suspects and get them to confess without putting pressure on them or using unlawful tactics. The same applies to the eye witnesses: we discuss how to take witness statements and get witnesses to co-operate.

  • How to conduct an investigation.
  • Arrest by a person other than a constable
  • Information to be given upon arrest
  • Use of force
  • Unlawful arrest
  • Precautions after arrest
  • Questioning after arrest
  • How to conduct an interview
  • How to question suspects
  • Taking witness statements
  • Assessment

10. HOW TO DEAL WITH EMERGENCIES

In this module we review the procedures for dealing with an emergency, knowing the process in times of threats such as terrorists, bomb threats and chemical attacks. There is a specific protocol for each type of threat.

  • Common types of emergency
  • Emergency procedures
  • The role of security
  • Terrorism
  • Chemical, biological and radiological attacks
  • Hoax calls, letter bombs and other explosive devices
  • Crime and incident scene preservation
  • Assessment

11. WORKING IN THE SECURITY INDUSTRY: GETTING A QUALIFICATION. FINDING A JOB.

Do you need a job in the security industry? This module helps you identify the best opportunities, and how to present yourself in the best possible light.

  • Professional bodies. The Security Industry Authority (SIA)
  • Further education and training
  • Personal integrity . Ethics, corruption and ensuring compliance.
  • Where to find jobs in the security industry.
  • Making your CV stand out.
  • How to interview well.
  • Assessment
  • Your next steps in the security industry.

12. Setting up and running your own security business

Would you like to set up your own security business, and become self employed? If so, this module will provide you with the information needed to reach this goal.

  • Required licences and permits
  • Eleven services a new security business can offer
  • What you need to get started
  • How to find customers
  • How to pitch work
  • How much to charge
  • Files, forms and software