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Security Careers in Brief – Average salary & training costs

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Security Guard

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.

For more information on gaining your Security Guard SIA licence, head here.

Door Supervisor Insurance

To legally work as a Door Supervisor in the U.K, you will first need an SIA Licence

Door Supervisor

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.

For more information on gaining your Door Supervisor SIA licence, head here.

Working as a CCTV operator can be very demanding

Working as a CCTV operator can be very demanding

CCTV Operator

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.

For more information on gaining your CCTV SIA licence, head here.

Close Protection Officers

The role of a close protection officer is one of the most dangerous in the security industry

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.

For more information on gaining your Close Protection SIA licence, head here.

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