SIA - CLOSE PROTECTION

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Who is this qualification for?

The Highfield Level 3 Certificate for Working as a Close Protection Operative within the Private Security Industry is ideal for anyone wishing to work as a Close Protection Operative as it provides them with the necessary skills and knowledge to apply for an SIA licence.  This qualification is based on the SIAs  ‘Specifications for Learning and Qualifications for Close Protection Operatives.’

 

How long will it take?

This qualification must be undertaken over a minimum of 12-days.  The SIA stipulate 139.5-hours as minimum contact time (MCT).

 

Topics covered

Threat and risk assessments, walking drills, embus and debus, incident management, legislation relevant to the role, operational planning and surveillance.

 

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by multiple choice questions, practical tasks and open response questions.

SIA - DOOR SUPERVISOR

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Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is aimed at individuals wishing to apply for a licence from the Security Industry Authority (SIA) to work as a door supervisor. It is based on the relevant SIA specification for learning and qualifications and is supported by Skills for Security, the standards setting body for the security industry and the SIA.

 

How long will it take?

To complete this qualification learners are expected to undertake approximately 45-hours of learning. The SIA stipulates a minimum of 32.5 contact hours.

 

Topics covered

These include the main characteristics of the Private Security Industry, the importance of safe working practices to comply with legal requirements, the role and objectives of a door supervisor, powers of arrest relevant to a door supervisor, how to recognise, assess and reduce risk in conflict situations, good practice to follow after conflict situations, physical interventions and the implications of their use and the use non-aggressive physical skills to protect yourself and others.

 

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by a practical demonstration and a multiple-choice examinations.

SIA - SECURITY OFFICER

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Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is aimed at individuals wishing to apply for a licence from the Security Industry Authority (SIA) to work as a security officer.  This qualification is based on the relevant SIA specification for learning and qualifications and is supported by Skills for Security, the standards setting body for the security industry and the SIA, which regulates the private security industry.


How long will it take?

To complete this qualification learners should expect to undertake approximately 28-hours of learning. The SIA stipulates a minimum of 18.5 contact hours. 


Topics covered

These include the main characteristics of the private security industry, the importance of safe working practices to comply with legal requirements, the role of a security officer within the private security industry, the law relevant to the role of a security officer, how to recognise, assess and reduce risk in conflict situations and good practice to follow after conflict situations.


Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by multiple-choice examinations.

SIA - CCTV OPERATOR

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Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is designed for those learners wishing to apply for a licence from the Security Industry Authority (SIA) to work as a CCTV Operator in Public Space Surveillance. This qualification is based on the relevant SIA specification for learning and qualifications and is supported by Skills for Security, the standards setting body for the security industry and the SIA, which regulates the private security industry.

 

How long will it take?

To complete this qualification learners are expected to undertake 32-hours of learning. The SIA stipulates a minimum of 23 contact hours. 

 

Topics covered

These include the key purposes of the private security industry, the differences between civil and criminal Law, the roles and responsibilities of each member of the CCTV team, the importance of accurate record-keeping, equipment fault reporting procedures, and actions to take if a suspicious object is found in the CCTV control room.

 

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by a practical assessment and a multiple-choice examination.

FIRST AID RESPONSE

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Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is aimed at learners who wish to become first-aiders in the workplace. This qualification meets the requirements for training first-aiders in those organisations that have identified that staff need to be trained to this level within their first-aid needs assessment.


How long will it take?

To complete this qualification learners should expect to undertake 22 hours of learning, typically over three days, with a minimum contact time of 18 hours.


Topics covered

The qualification covers knowledge such as the roles and responsibilities of the first aider, how to assess an incident and recognising signs and symptoms of injury and illness. The qualification also covers first aid skills in CPR and use of an AED and assisting a casualty who is suffering from major injury and illness such as chest injuries, spinal injuries and anaphylaxis.


Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by a practical demonstration and written/oral questioning.

AED TRAINING

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Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is aimed at individuals wishing to take further training or to develop their knowledge and skills in this basic life support. It is recommended for first-aiders in the workplace and is also suitable for schoolchildren, as recommended by The Resuscitation Council (UK).

 

How long will it take?

To complete this qualification learners should expect to undertake approximately 5 hours of learning, with a minimum contact time of 4 hours.

 

Topics covered

These include how to manage an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally, how to manage an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally, and safe use an automated external defibrillator.

 

Assessment method

This qualification can be assessed by a practical demonstration and written/oral questioning.

PAEDIATRIC FIRST AID

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Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is aimed at individuals wishing to become a paediatric first-aider in the workplace with a responsibility for the welfare of infants and children. This qualification is intended for learners already working or preparing to work in the industry and it meets the requirements for paediatric first aid outlined in the Early Years Foundation Stage.


How long will it take?

To complete this qualification learners should expect to undertake 15 hours of learning, with a minimum contact time, excluding breaks, of 12 hours over 2 days.


Topics covered

Topics include the role and responsibilities of the paediatric first-aider and providing first aid for an infant or a child who is unresponsive. The qualification also covers how to administer first aid to an infant or a child with head and spinal injuries, who is choking or suffering from anaphylaxis.


Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by a practical demonstration and a multiple-choice theory test


EMERGENCY PAEDIATRIC

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Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is aimed at individuals wishing to gain the knowledge and skills required to enable them to provide effective emergency paediatric first aid. It is intended for learners such as parents and relatives, pre-school or nursery staff, toddler group volunteers, childminders and nannies, au pairs and foster parents, or anyone who has to deliver first aid as part of their role in either childcare settings or a domestic environment.

 

How long will it take?

To complete this qualification learners should expect to undertake 7 hours of learning, with a minimum contact time, excluding breaks of 6 hours

 

Topics covered

Topics include the role and responsibilities of the paediatric first-aider and providing first aid for an infant or a child who is unresponsive and breathing normally. The qualification also covers how to administer first aid to an infant or a child who is choking or suffering from hypovolemic shock and how to treat minor injuries.

 

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by a practical demonstration and a multiple-choice theory test.

EMERGENCY FIRST AID

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Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is aimed at learners who wish to become first-aiders in the workplace. This qualification meets the requirements for training first-aiders in those organisations that have identified that staff need to be trained to this level within their first-aid needs assessment.


How long will it take?

To complete this qualification learners should expect to undertake 22 hours of learning, typically over three days, with a minimum contact time of 18 hours.


Topics covered

The qualification covers knowledge such as the roles and responsibilities of the first aider, how to assess an incident and recognising signs and symptoms of injury and illness. The qualification also covers first aid skills in CPR and use of an AED and assisting a casualty who is suffering from major injury and illness such as chest injuries, spinal injuries and anaphylaxis.


Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by a practical demonstration and written/oral questioning.

HEALTH AND SAFETY LEVEL 1

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Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is designed for those learners either currently working or those returning or starting work and wishing to gain a nationally recognised qualification in health and safety.

 

How long will it take?

The total qualification time (TQT) for this qualification is 4 hours and of this 4 hours is recommended as guided learning (GL).

 

Topics covered

The qualification provides learners with an understanding of the main responsibilities of employees and employers with regards to health and safety. It also provides an understanding of how the workplace can affect health and safety.

 

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by a multiple-choice examination.

HEALTH AND SAFETY LEVEL 2

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Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is designed to provide learners with knowledge of the basic health and safety practices essential in the workplace.


How long will it take?

The total qualification time (TQT) for this qualification is 10 hours and of this 6 hours is recommended as guided learning (GL).


Topics covered

The qualification provides learners with an understanding in the responsibilities of employers and employees, the benefits of good health and safety, steps to a risk assessment and how they can reduce accidents, near misses and ill-health, typical hazards and controls in a workplace, common causes of accidents, near misses and ill-health, emergency procedures and the importance of recording accidents, near misses and ill-health.


Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by a multiple-choice examination.

PRINCIPLES OF FIRE SAFETY

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Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is aimed at anyone involved in the management of fire safety in any workplace. This includes managers, supervisors, team leaders, fire wardens (marshals) and staff working in any area where there is a potential risk of fire.

Learners gaining this qualification will know that fire safety is the responsibility of everyone in the workplace and will recognise the consequences of fire in any premises.

 

How long will it take?

To complete this qualification, learners should expect to undertake 6 hours of guided learning.

 

Topics covered

These include hazards and risks, the control of fire risk, principles and practice of fire safety management at work and the role of the nominated fire warden.

 

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by a multiple-choice examination.

FIRE SAFETY AWARENESS

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Who is this qualification for?

The qualification is aimed at all staff, particularly new starters in any workplace, where a basic understanding of fire safety is required.


How long will it take?

To complete this qualification, learners should expect to undertake 4 hours of guided learning.


Topics covered

These include basic fire safety and what to do in the event of an emergency, the principles of fire risk control and practical fire safety.


Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by a multiple-choice examination.