Security Guard Training - Previous Qualifications

We will accept the qualifications below in support of a licence application so long as the following conditions are met:

  • If you are applying for a licence for the first time - the qualification must have been achieved less than three years prior to your application.
  • If you have previously held a Security Guard licence - it has been less than three years since your previous licence was active.

Awarded Until 2015

Qualification Awarding Organisations
Level 2 Award in Security Guarding BIIAB, City & Guilds, Edexcel, EDI, Highfield Qualifications, IQ, NOCN, Trident Awards (LASER)
Award in Security Guarding (Scotland) BIIAB, City & Guilds, Edexcel, EDI, Highfield Qualifications, IQ, SQA

Awarded Until 2010

Qualification Awarding Organisation
Level 2 Certificate for Security Guards

National Certificate for Security Guards (Scotland)

City & Guilds Certificate in Security Guarding (Scotland)
BIIAB
Level 2 Certificate for Security Guards

City & Guilds Certificate in Security Guarding (Scotland)
City & Guilds
Level 2 BTEC Award in Security Operations

BTEC Award in Security Operations (Scotland)
Edexcel
Level 2 Certificate for Security Guards

Certificate for Security Guards in Scotland
EDI
Level 2 Award in Security Guarding

NOCN Award in Security Guarding (Scotland)
NOCN
National Progression Award in Security Operations: Security Guarding (Scotland) SQA