Courses Security & Event Management
 

We pride ourselves on being at the very forefront of security training. Our trainers have many years of experience at the very highest levels of security in all arenas.

All our training courses are approved by national awarding bodies and provide access to people seeking SIA Licences which enable them to work in the security industry in the UK. The range of course offered includes Door Supervision, Security Guarding and CCTV Operators, with options to progress to Close Protection and Physical Intervention Training.

Further development into more specialist areas including security management, event stewarding and management, as well as a range of technical programmes are also offered.

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CCTV

Duration: 4 Days

Entry Requirements: Candidates must be at least 18 years old, and have a good comprehension of the English language. We advise all candidates to check their eligibility to obtain an SIA licence before undertaking the course.

The SIA CCTV course offered at BCA aims to equip candidates with the knowledge, skills and know how to effectively work as a licensed CCTV operative in an active work environment. You will learn to operate sophisticated CCTV equipment to promote safety and security in public spaces.

    The course is made up of three units
  • Working in the private security industry
  • Working as a CCTV operator
  • Practical use of a CCTV system

How the course is assessed
This qualification has been developed to meet the requirements of the Security Industry Authority (SIA). It is based on relevant SIA specifications for learning and qualifications and provides the learner with the necessary skills and knowledge to apply to the SIA for a Security Guarding licence. Each module will be assessed with a multiple choice exam paper at the end.
Door Supervision

Duration: 4 Days

Entry Requirements: Candidates must be at least 18 years old, and are recommended to have a reasonable level of health and fitness. We also advise all candidates to check their eligibility to obtain an SIA licence before undertaking the course.

Door supervisors are the security personnel responsible for the guarding of events that take place at licensed premises. Their responsibilities include the prevention of unauthorized entry or damage to the property, and the authority to deny people access. You will learn how to manage people and control volatile situations, resolve conflicts, conduct physical arrests and uphold venue policies. You will also receive expert tuition in physical intervention, drug awareness and alcohol licensing, which in turn can increase your employability by 200% and your monthly salary by 30%.

    Covered on the course
  • Working in the private security industry
  • Working as a Door Supervisor
  • Understand relevant aspects of health and safety in the workplace
  • Know how to apply the principles of fire safety

Learning Objectives
  • Know the purpose and main features of the private security industry
  • Understand the legislation that is relevant to people working in the private security industry
  • Conflict management for the private security industry
  • Physical intervention skills for the private security industry
  • Know how to deal with non-fire-related workplace emergencies
  • Understand the principles of effective communication and customer care in the private security industry

How the course is assessed
This qualification has been developed to meet the requirements of the Security Industry Authority (SIA). It is based on relevant SIA specifications for learning and qualifications and provides the learner with the necessary skills and knowledge to apply to the SIA for a Door Supervision licence. Each module will be assessed with a multiple choice exam paper at the end.
Security Guarding

Duration: 3 Days

Entry Requirements: Candidates must be at least 18 years old, and have a good comprehension of the English language. We also advise all candidates to check their eligibility to obtain an SIA licence before undertaking the course.

The security guarding course teaches you the necessary skills for the guarding and protection of people, places and property. The course is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of candidates to be able to ensure safe and proper practice of the different responsibilities within the security sector.

You will learn how to provide assurance and defend against and counter threats, as well as how to eliminate unnecessary risk. Upon successful completion of the course, your certification will enable you to acquire a license for legal practice in the private security sector.

    Covered on the course
  • Working in the private security industry
  • Working as a security officer
  • Conflict management for the private security industry

How the course is assessed
This qualification has been developed to meet the requirements of the Security Industry Authority (SIA). It is based on relevant SIA specifications for learning and qualifications and provides the learner with the necessary skills and knowledge to apply to the SIA for a Security Guarding licence. Each module will be assessed with a multiple choice exam paper at the end.
Upskilling

Duration: 1 Day

Entry Requirements: Candidates must be at least 18 years old, and are recommended to have a reasonable level of health.

The SIA have announced that all door supervisors who have held a licence since June 2010 or earlier and will be renewing their licence after 4th February 2013 will need to complete a Door Supervisor ‘Upskilling’ course.

The award includes physical intervention skills training, awareness of terrorist threats, considerations when dealing with 14-18 year olds and first aid awareness. This qualification has been developed to meet the requirements of the Security Industry Authority (SIA).

If you are unsure whether you need to do the upskilling course we would advise you check prior to taking it with the SIA. Everything you need to be able to renew your licence All certificates are issued by SIA accredited awarding bodies and the price includes all exam fees and materials. The course covers everything the SIA require for renewing Door Supervisor badges for those who need to cover the upskilling content.

    Covered on the course
    This course is made up of two modules:
  • Physical intervention skills for the private security industry
  • Safety awareness for door supervisors

How the course is assessed
This one-day course is made up of two modules. Students will receive a classroom lecture on both unit before sitting written exams. The first unit is assessed in two parts: a practical test and a true/false question paper. The second is assessed by a ten question multiple choice paper. Once written exams are completed, students will complete practical training in physical intervention skills.
Close Protection

Duration: 14 Days

Entry Requirements: Requires evidence that you have attained a recognized first aid award.

The content for this course is currently being updated.

Fast Track Close Protection

Duration: 3 Days

Entry Requirements: Evidence must be produced and provided to support close protection training and experience. Candidates must be over 18 years old.

The SIA also allows prior close protection training and on the job experience to be taken into consideration so that certain candidates may qualify for the Fast Track Close Protection Course. All the evidence supporting close protection training and experience must be within the last 3 years as per SIA legislation.

This course is well suited for those who have worked in areas of close protection and are seeking to gain their SIA licence, and can provide evidence of their experience.

    Typically, successful candidates on the course include those working in the following sectors:
  • PSD operators
  • Anti-piracy MSOs
  • Personal safety consultants
  • Personally contracted individuals
  • VIP drivers
  • Personal security advisers

Additional Information
Our Partner The British Training Academy is a preferred supplier of Careers Transition Partnership (CTP); service leavers from all three services can use credits towards this training course. For more details visit the CTP website at www.ctp.org.uk.
PIT

Duration: 2 Days

Entry Requirements: Candidates must be at least 18 years old, and have a good comprehension of the English language.

This is the first Pit Training course of this kind to be run and accredited in the UK. This course has been developed to enable the delegate working in the ‘pit’ at live concerts to have a wider understanding of the hazards associated with working in this role, together with the various issues you may be faced with.

Our main focus for designing and delivering the course has been to majorly improve upon the existing training and methods found within the industry. We are convinced that the major differences between an event steward and a pit operative warrant a completely separate course – though many individuals may attend the course as an extension of their current stewarding/security qualifications. The course is also an opportunity to introduce standards of practise that are adoptable by the entire event security industry.

    Covered on the course
  • Preparation for working in the pit area
  • Effective communication techniques for pit operatives
  • Working as a team member in a pit area
  • Methods of dealing with accidents and emergencies in the pit area
  • Pit development
  • Pit etiquette

How the course is assessed
Over the 2 days candidates will take part in a number of scenarios and practical activities to ensure their knowledge and understanding is applied properly in real life situations. Additionally, candidates will take part in lectures to fully prepare them for their role and for the short multiple choice examinations at the end of the course.
Radio

Duration: 1 Day

Entry Requirements: Candidates must be at least 18 years old, and have a good comprehension of the English language.

The radio course aims to standardize and expand upon the existing procedures found throughout the events industry. This course helps to equip all workers within the events industry with a basic knowledge of radio usage.

In emergency situations often the only line of communication is via radio, the effective use of which can save many lives. The course looks at communication as a whole, from how we used to communicate with each other and how high-tech communication methods are now used in today’s society. It then looks at a brief history of the two way radio network and the basic fundamentals. The third unit looks at the associated equipment with radios, paying specific attention to the variety of ear pieces available. Next is a unit that looks at common radio procedures within the security industry and the basic levels of map reading. The last two units focus on codes and language to be used over a radio network and the structure of a common radio hierarchy; this is highlighted using some well known events.

    Covered on the course
  • Communication
  • About Radios
  • Equipment
  • Procedures & Protocol
  • Radio Language & Etiquette
  • Radio Hierarchy

How the course is assessed
Students will receive a classroom lecture on all units before sitting a multiple choice paper, followed by a practical assessment.