Courses designed for anyone looking to begin a career path within the security industry or expand upon previous knowledge and qualifications.

HIGHFIELD LEVEL 2 AWARD FOR UPSKILLING A DOOR SUPERVISOR WITHIN THE PRIVATE SECURITY INDUSTRY

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is designed for those learners who undertook their door supervision qualification prior to the launch of the QCF/SCQF door supervision qualification. It allows them to meet their mandatory top-up requirements for door supervisors and retain their SIA licence.

How long will it take?

To complete this qualification learners are expected to undertake 18-hours of learning. The SIA stipulates a minimum of 12.5 contact hours (2-days) if flexible distance learning is undertaken.  Please refer to Highfield’s qualification specification for further details on suitable methods of distance learning.

Topics covered

These include identifying the differences between defensive physical skills and physical interventions, the importance of dynamic risk assessments in situations where physical intervention skills are used, effective deterrents to terrorist activities and duty of care requirements when dealing with children and young people.

Assessment method

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

HIGHFIELD LEVEL 2 AWARD FOR WORKING AS A DOOR SUPERVISOR WITHIN THE PRIVATE SECURITY INDUSTRY

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, which regulates the private security industry.

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 (4-days) if flexible distance learning is undertaken.  Please refer to Highfield’s qualification specification for further details on suitable methods of distance learning.

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.

HIGHFIELD LEVEL 2 AWARD FOR WORKING AS A SECURITY OFFICER WITHIN THE PRIVATE SECURITY INDUSTRY

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 (3-days) if flexible distance learning is undertaken.  Please refer to Highfield’s qualification specification for further details on suitable methods of distance learning.

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.

HABC LEVEL 2 AWARD IN UNDERSTANDING STEWARDING AT SPECTATOR EVENTS (QCF)

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is aimed at individuals who wish to work as a steward in the Active Leisure, Learning and Well-being sector. This may include events such as sports, music festivals, concerts, parades or carnivals. It covers how to prepare for events, control entry and exit of customers, identify and deal with crowd problems and respond to emergencies.

How long will it take?

The total qualification time for this qualification is 50 hours, of this 40 are recommended as guided learning hours.

Topics covered

These include how stewards prepare for spectator events, controlling the entry, exit and movement of spectators at events, monitoring crowds and responding to potential crowd problems at spectator events and responding to injuries, illnesses and other emergencies in active leisure and learning.

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by a portfolio of evidence.

HABC LEVEL 2 NVQ CERTIFICATE IN SPECTATOR SAFETY (QCF)

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is aimed at individuals working or wishing to work in the match day and events stewarding industry.

The qualification meets the requirements laid out in the Football Licensing Authority’s Guide to Safety at Sports Grounds (known as the Green Guide).

How long will it take?

The total qualification time for this qualification is 290 hours, of which 85 are recommended as guided learning hours

Topics covered

These include prepare for stewarding activities, identify and deal with physical hazards, know how to prepare for stewarding activities, how to identify and deal with physical hazards, how to search the venue for suspect items, control the entry and exit of people at events, provide people with information and help them with other problems and how to search people for unauthorised items.

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by a portfolio of evidence.

HABC LEVEL 3 NVQ CERTIFICATE IN SPECTATOR SAFETY (QCF)

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is aimed at individuals working in the spectator safety industry wishing to gain a nationally recognised and regulated qualification in spectator safety supervision.

How long will it take?

The total qualification time for this qualification is 240 hours, of which 110 are recommended as guided learning hours. Depending on which optional units are chosen, the guided learning hours may increase.

Topics covered

These include know how to prepare stewards and venues for spectator events, know how to allocate responsibilities to stewards, be able to allocate responsibilities to stewards, know how to brief stewards on arrangements for the event, how to check the venue before the event and be able to check the venue before the event.

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by a portfolio of evidence.

HIGHFIELD LEVEL 2 AWARD IN FRONT OF STAGE PIT BARRIER OPERATIONS (RQF)

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is aimed at staff working in the live events industry who are positioned at the front-of-stage pit barrier.

How long will it take?

To complete this qualification, learners should expect to undertake a total qualification time (TQT) of 10 hours, and of this 8 hours is recommended as guided learning (GL).

Topics covered

These include the purpose of the front-of-stage pit barrier, the roles and responsibilities of front-of-stage pit barrier personnel, the health and safety of individuals within the barrier system and recognise audience activity and respond appropriately while working in the front-of-stage pit barrier.

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by a portfolio of evidence and a practical demonstration/assignment.

HIGHFIELD LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATE IN EVENT SECURITY OPERATIONS (RQF)

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is aimed at individuals wishing to prepare for employment as an event steward.

How long will it take?

To complete this qualification, learners should expect to undertake a total qualification time (TQT) of 171-hours and of this 112-hours is recommended as guided learning (GL).

Topics covered

These include health and safety in the workplace, how to respond to occurrences during an event, how to manage the movement of people during an event, how to respond to emergencies during an event, how to provide information and advice during an event, how to conduct searches of people and their property before entering an event and how to contribute to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults during an event.

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by open-response questions and a practical demonstration.

HIGHFIELD LEVEL 2 AWARD FOR WORKING AS A CCTV OPERATOR (PUBLIC SPACE SURVEILLANCE) WITHIN THE PRIVATE SECURITY INDUSTRY

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 (3-days) if flexible distance learning is undertaken.  Please refer to Highfield’s qualification specification for further details on suitable methods of distance learning.

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.

KNIVES AND EDGED WEAPONS AWARENESS TRAINING

KEWAP was devised in 2009 by national and international award winning instructor Steven Timperley who is also a former UK military specialist instructor. Impressively to date there are now approx 300 fully qualified KEWAP instructors in over 35 towns and cities in England and parts of Wales delivering KEWAP to their respective communities.  Also, there are KEWAP Instructors presently located in the Middle East delivering training to security personnel & law enforcement agencies.
What is KEWAP?
The KEWAP has been specifically designed to be highly educational and though provoking in regards to the factual content documented in the respective power-point presentations and KEWAP comes in two formats i.e. the adult variant and the unique under eighteens variant.
Both formats cover many subjects including awareness, avoidance, everyday personal safety protocols, the Law & knives as well as physical response options instruction (over 16s). KEWAP physical response options are suitable for those who have little or no self-defence training or martial arts experience whatsoever.
Adult Courses: Half Day (3 hours) & Full Day (6 hours):
Introduction
It seems that almost every day in one national newspaper or another or on the evening news there is reference to someone being attacked by an edged weapon assailant. In an age where you are more likely to be killed by an edged weapon assailant than you are by someone firing a handgun at you, now is the time to undergo knives & edged weapons awareness training.
Please note: The half day course is presentation based which covers a wealth of information regarding the urban edged weapon threat and personal safety protocols. The full Knives & Edged Weapons Awareness Programme (6 hours) is the most comprehensive course of its kind available in the UK to date which includes defence against edged weapons training.
Pure defence against edged weapons training can be delivered for those who seek physical response options instruction only.  Specialised training for military, police and security personnel will also be undertaken upon request.

PERSONAL SAFETY AWARENESS FOR WOMEN

Theoretical presentation covering basic self-defense laws and awareness techniques, followed by practical demonstrations of easy-to-use physical intervention techniques.