SIA Top Up Security Guard Course

SIA Top Up Security Guard Course


The Security Guard top-up course is a requirement for renewing your SIA Security Guard licence. It guarantees the renewal of your licence and validity for another 3 years.

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The Security Guard top-up course is a requirement for renewing your SIA Security Guard licence. You will also need to complete Action Counters Terrorism e-learning prior to showing up for your course. You will need to provide proof of your ACT awareness and ACT security certificates from your ACT course to be able to take your top-up.

You will need to prove that you have an Emergency First Aid at Work certificate or a general First Aid certificate with at least a year left until it’s expiration date. If you do not have one, you will need to take our Emergency First Aid at Work course, which will take place on the first day of your course. Once you pass, you will be able to start your Security Guard Top-Up  course.

The units that will be covered in the course are:

Unit 1: Principles of Terror Threat Awareness in the Private Security Industry

  • Understand terror threats and the role of the security operative in the event of a threat
  • Identify the different threat levels
  • Recognise the common terror attack methods
  • Recognise the actions to take in the event of a terror threat
  • Identify the procedures for dealing with suspicious items
  • Identify behaviours that could indicate suspicious activity
  • Identify how to respond to suspicious behaviour

Unit 2: Principles of Minimising Personal Risks for Security Officers in The Private Security Industry

  • Know how to minimise risk to personal safety at work.
  • Identify responsibilities for personal safety at work.
  • Identify situations that might compromise personal safety.
  • Identify the risks of ignoring personal safety in conflict situations
  • State the personal safety benefits of undertaking dynamic risk assessments.
  • List ways to minimise risk to personal safety at work.
  • Recognise the different types of personal protective equipment relevant to the role of a security officer
  • State the purpose of using body-worn cameras (BWC)
  • Identify strategies that can assist personal safety in conflict situations.
  • Describe limits of own responsibility in physical intervention situations.
  • Identify types of harm that can occur during physical interventions.
  • Identify the personal safety advantages of mental alertness at work.
  • State the benefits of reflecting on personal safety experiences.
  • Know government guidance in relation to global (or critical) incidents

You will complete multiple choice exams and practical assessments to pass this course. All course material and exam fees are included in the price of this course.

Duration and Location:



SIA Security Guard Licence

Emergency First Aid at Work Certificate

ACT Awareness E-Learning Certificate

ACT Security Certificate


SIA Security Guard Licence Renewal

What Next?:

Upon finishing your course and passing, your licence will be renewed and become valid for another for 3 years. Your renewed licence will cost £190.00. The SIA will typically get back to you within 25 working days to issue you your renewed licence once you provide them with proof that you have taken your top-up course and passed.

Additional information

Course Options

Top up + First Aid, Top up only

Payment Option

Deposit Payment, Full Payment

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