The new BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Knowledge of Providing Security Services has been accredited onto the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) for first teaching from April 2011. The final published specification includes some important changes in respect of the exemption policy for this qualification which were implemented from 1 July 2011. Find out more.This qualification aims to give learners a knowledge and understanding of the security industry. It focuses on the core area of security guarding as well as covering other areas, such as door supervision and CCTV operations. It also aims to develop learners’ generic transferable skills, such as customer service and problem solving. This qualification is the knowledge component in the BTEC Intermediate Apprenticeship in Providing Security Services.Guidance to centres for the paper based security tests can be found at http://www.edexcel.com/quals/tests/sia/Pages/key.aspx.
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