Providing Security Services : NVQ level 2

The Providing Security Services qualification allows learners to demonstrate they have the necessary skills and knowledge to do their job. The qualification has been designed for those already employed in the security industry. The qualification focuses on six occupation areas:

  • Static and Patrol guarding.
  • Retail security.
  • Events security.
  • Reception security.
  • Door supervision.
  • CCTV operation.

The qualification covers all areas which are common to all security officers but also enables the learner to specialise in a specific security area.
This qualification is available to anyone who works within the Security environment. Candidates must show a sufficient level of competence to complete 5 mandatory units and 3 optional units.
There are no formal entry requirements but candidates must be working in the appropriate environment.


  • Make sure your own actions reduce risks to health and safety
  • Give Customers a positive impression of yourself and your organisation
  • Communicate effectively in the work place
  • Control security incidents
  • Produce documents


  • Promote equality and value diversity
  • Liaise with other services
  • Maintain CCTV recording media libraries and preserve potential evidence
  • Make sure your own actions aim to protect the environment
  • Maintain the security of property and premises through observation
  • Control entry to and egress from premises
  • Carry out searches of people and their property for unauthorised items
  • Provide security at licensed venues
  • Carry out searches of vehicles for unauthorised items
  • Arrest people suspected of committing an offence
  • Deal with disorderly and aggressive behaviour
  • Monitor areas using CCTV systems
  • Maintain the operational performance of CCTV systems
  • Provide covert security in retail environments
  • Detect loss and theft in retail environments
  • Control a guard dog under operational conditions
  • Deal with lost and found property
  • Maintain an understanding of current legislation and regulation relevant to your role
  • Record information relevant to your role
  • Prevent unauthorised items passing through ports
  • Respond to keyholding visit requests
  • Visit sites in response to keyholding requests
  • Present information to courts or at other hearings

How is the qualification delivered and assessed?

Learners are assessed in the workplace performing real work activities. In addition to observation, there is a range of other methods of assessment such as expert witness testimony and simulation.

Awarded by: Security related NVQs Awarded by City and Guilds

For more information, call 07973 538407 or email us