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IQ Level 2 Certificate in Providing Security Services (QCF)

Qualification Number 600/2610/8
Title IQ Level 2 Certificate in Providing Security Services (QCF)
Category National
Sector Security | Facilities
Operational Start Date 25/08/2011
Operational End Date 31/12/2013
Total Units 28 Min Credit 22
Min Guided Learning Hours 138 Max Guided Learning Hours 177
Min Age From 16 Min Age To 100

About this Qualification

The IQ Level 2 Certificate in Providing Security Services (QCF) is a qualification for individuals who work in the private security industry. There are four pathways for the learner to select from: three specific pathways (Static and Patrol Guarding, Door Supervision and CCTV Operation) and a general pathway. Learners should select the one that is most appropriate for them. This qualification is competence based and the units are based on Skills for Security NOS for Security and Loss Prevention.

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Candidates must achieve a minimum of 22 credits to gain certification.

Candidates must achieve 9 credits from the four mandatory units and the remainder from the mandatory and optional units from their chosen pathway.

Summary of Units/Credit Required for Each Pathway:

Static and Patrol Guarding Pathway

Group A mandatory units: 4 units (9 credits)

Group B mandatory units: 3 units (7 credits)

Group B optional units: 6 credits

Door Supervision Pathway

Group A mandatory units: 4 units (9 credits)

Group B mandatory units: 4 units (9 credits)

Group B optional units: 4 credits

CCTV Operation Pathway

Group A mandatory units: 4 units (9 credits)

Group B mandatory units: 3 units (8 credits)

Group B optional units: 5 credits

General Pathway

Group A mandatory units: 4 units (9 credits)

Group B optional units: 13 credits

IndexGroupUnit Ref.Unit TitleCreditGuided
1Mandatory GroupD/601/9040Communicate effectively with others215
1Mandatory GroupF/601/9189Control security incidents322
1Mandatory GroupK/601/9042Portray a positive personal image215
1Mandatory GroupD/601/9037Reducing the risks to health and safety at work220
1Door Supervision PathwayJ/601/9212Arrest by security operative320
1Door Supervision PathwayT/601/9206Carry out searches of people and their property214
1Door Supervision PathwayL/601/9213Deal with disorderly and aggressive behaviour211
1Door Supervision PathwayF/601/9208Provide security at licensed venues214
1Static and Patrol Guarding PathwayF/601/9211Carry out searches of vehicles for unauthorised items215
1Static and Patrol Guarding PathwayF/601/9192Control entry to and egress from premises213
1Static and Patrol Guarding PathwayT/601/9190Maintain the security of property and premises through observation323
1CCTV PathwayJ/602/5351Maintain CCTV recording media libraries and preserve potential evidence216
1CCTV PathwayY/601/9215Maintain the operational performance of CCTV systems212
1CCTV PathwayR/601/9214Monitor areas using CCTV systems424
1General PathwayJ/601/9047Assess and address risk to the environment214
1General PathwayH/601/9198Control a guard dog under operational conditions530
1General PathwayD/601/9197Deal with lost and found property19
1General PathwayH/601/9217Detect loss and theft in retail environments313
1General PathwayY/601/9196Maintain understanding of current legislation and regulation relevant to the security officer role312
1General PathwayL/601/9194Preventing unauthorised items passing through ports648
1General PathwayK/601/9039Promote a healthy and safe workplace214
1General PathwayJ/601/9050Protecting from the risk of violence at work322
1General PathwayD/601/9216Provide covert security in retail environments212
1General PathwayR/601/9195Record information relevant to the security operative role29
1General PathwayJ/601/9193Respond to keyholding visit requests216
1General PathwayR/601/9049Use radio communications effectively214
1General PathwayK/601/9218Visit sites in response to keyholding requests320
1General PathwayF/601/9046Work effectively with other agencies215


Assessment is by portfolio. Providing Security Services is a competence based qualifications and assessment must demonstrate the candidate’s consistent performance in the workplace. Unit specific assessment guidance is available at the end of each unit. Assessment must comply with Skills for Security’s Assessment Strategy located at the end of this document.

A Qualification Achievement Record for this qualification which includes the forms necessary to map and claim competence is available to download from the IQ website.

Learner Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements. However, learners should be able to work at level 1 or above and be proficient in the use of English Language.

Tutor Requirements

All trainers delivering this qualification must meet the requirements set in the assessment strategy located at the end of this document.

Centre Requirements

When registering learners for this qualification please ensure that learners are registered on the correct pathway.



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