Security Sector Based Work Academy Programme (SWAP) level 2 – C7836

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Course Overview

This six week programme will fast track you into a new career to help you gain the award needed to for working as a door supervisor within the private security industry. Award level 2.

Once you have gained this award, you can then go on to register as a Door Supervisor and purchase your SIA badge and license, a legal requirement to work in security.

The programme includes a wide range of learning opportunities that support you by achieving nationally recognised qualifications including health and safety, equality and diversity, conflict resolution as well as employability and interview skills to support your future career.

This is an amazing opportunity if you want to update your skills and qualifications to support your applications when seeking employment. It is offered at regular intervals during 50 weeks of the year, including non-term times (closed two weeks at Christmas). You will need to be committed to complete the whole six weeks, Monday – Friday (9am – 4pm).

What You'll Learn

Year 1

During this programme, you will take part in a variety of different learning activities including supported online learning, classroom teaching, discussions, research including short media clips as well as practical demonstrations where you will be able to achieve a range of qualifications through both classroom and online-based study.

1. Working as a Door Supervisor within the Private Security Industry Award level 2
2. Customer Service Award
3. Conflict Resolution Award
4. Terrorism Awareness
5. Safeguarding
6. Personal Social Development Certificate

Online learning:
7. Employment Rights and Responsibilities Award level 1
8. Careers in the Care Sector Award level 1
9. Health and Safety for the Workplace Award level 2
10. Equality and Diversity Award level 1

Computer Skills:
11. Internet safety Award level 1
12. IT Award level 1

You will be offered many other qualifications depending on your interest, learning ability, and career needs.

Entry Requirements

To enrol onto this course you must be aged 19+, have achieved a minimum English level 1 or above with good all-round reading, writing, speaking and listening skills, be able to provide a minimum of two forms of ID and be able to actively take part in various physical skills to protect yourself and others from harm.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be support with your SIA license application. This will enclude enhanced background checks as part of your SIA License application.

How you will be assessed

When attending classroom-based sessions, you will complete a variety of short practical and written tasks that will be formally assessed by your tutor to create a portfolio of written evidence. When completing online qualifications, you will complete short practice tests following completion of each unit and when you are confident, you will complete the multiple-choice online exam.

Course Fees

Tuition fees

Tuition Fees (16-18): £0.00

Tuition Fees (19+): £0.00

Additional Costs

You will not be required to pay a fee for this course if you are in receipt of one of the following benefits:
Universal Credit
ESA (Employment and Support Allowance Work-Related Action Group)
Earn less than £20,314 per annum
Evidence of benefits will be required on the application.


If the course is longer than one year the total fees are for the first year only and further fees may apply in future years. All fees are based on a ‘home’ learner status. Please contact us for information on overseas fees.

For more information, please see our course fee disclaimers page.

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Course and Career progression

On completion of this award, your tutor will be able to provide advice and guidance on other online or distance learning courses or classroom-based programmes. These might include CV writing, interview skills, customer service skills and other short vocational programmes. This qualification will support you to gain employment by improving your confidence.

For more detailed advice and guidance about future steps, you can make an appointment with one of our qualified careers advisers who can support you to find the most suitable career path for you and to make the most of your skills and qualifications.

What Happens Next

Apply online via the College website. You will be contacted to attend an interview if required, or you will be sent a conditional offer according to the entry requirements of the course. You will then be invited in to enrol for your chosen course.

For applications via JCP, please let your Work Coach know. Subject to individual eligibility and type of benefit, the vast majority of courses are FREE to people in receipt of an employment-related benefit such as – Universal Credit or ESA (Employment and Support Allowance).

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