Average hourly pay: £6.50 (£8 in London)
The minimum training required for an SIA licence is 3 days
Course Price £120 – £200
If you take the security guard course you will be restricted to doing only security guard work. You will not be able to work on any premises where alcohol is served. If you wish to have a licence that allows more opportunity, becoming a licensed door supervisor may be preferred. If you complete your door supervisor training you will be able to carry out duties of a CCTV operator, apply for the role of a normal security guard as well as work licensed premises. Maximum choice and flexibility.
Average hourly pay: £8-£15
You will need to complete a 4 day training course
Course prices start at £140 – £220 and depend on the provider and location
You will be able to work in all licensed premises (pubs, clubs, hotels and restaurants), retail stores, concerts and office buildings. As stated above, you can also carry out some CCTV operator duties.
Average hourly pay: £10
A 4 day course for licence purposes
Course price between £180 – £250
With this licence you can only work as a CCTV operator.
Close Protection Officer
Average hourly pay: £150-£250
An intensive 14 day training course, including close combat techniques. You will also need an appropriate first aid qualification before applying for your licence.
Course price ranges between £1500 and £3000
With this licence you can work as a unarmed close protection officer.