General Security Practices

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Course Description

This qualification is an entry-level qualification and recognises the key competencies required of security personnel who are able to work in a variety of security contexts. This qualification will be for individuals who want to enter the security industry and develop competencies in standard security practices such as access and egress control, security response and patrols, asset protection and visible security operations.

Learners will operate mainly in the security sector, within a range of contexts, including rural, urban, corporate, mass, gatherings, homes and businesses. It will provide the learner with the competencies needed to undertake a range of security related processes and practices at an entry level. This qualification will entail that persons involved in the security environment will be able to practice the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to operate in a professional manner. The qualification will also enhance their career opportunities within the security environment.

The learner will be able to:

  • Safeguard premises, assets, information and personnel.
  • Interact with customers and people.
  • Operate security equipment.
  • Conduct security duties within the ambit of the law.Rationale:This qualification falls within the field of safety in society. To have an entry level qualification in the area of security is vital to deter and detect criminal activities that in turn supports government initiatives in this regard. The competencies in this qualification will contribute to a safer environment that is needed for economic development, financial investment and the development of business opportunities such as in the tourism industry.

    Learners entering the field of security will be empowered by this qualification as it provides the elementary competencies needed in the security sector such as access and egress control, conducting patrols and observation techniques. This qualification is the first in a learning pathway for the security sector. After completion of this qualification, learners will be able to enter various security disciplines such as electronic security or close protection security.

    Once learners are have completed this qualification, they will be able to access higher qualifications within the learning pathway, and will be able to choose from specialised fields such as dog handling, assets in transit operations, firearm specialisations, etc.