Security Guard Training in the South East & Nationwide

Are you a security professional looking to gain qualifications and grow your skillset? At NDST Ltd, we provide a wide range of training modules ideal for career progression within the security sector. Our security company proudly holds status as a SIA-approved contractor. This ensures that we meet industry-leading standards for the provision of door supervision and security guarding services. With security guard training tailored to your needs, you can play a vital role within our team long into the future.

Thanks to our experience, expertise and unmatched reputation, we fulfil contracts across Surrey, London, the South East and nationwide.

We have listed below our selection of training courses. This is only a brief introduction to our range, so please call our security company on 01306 779 436 if you have any further questions.

Security Guard Training Courses

You can choose from the following training courses:

Door Supervision

A Level 2 Award for Working as a Door Supervisor in the Private Security Industry, from 1 April 2021 – you must have a first aid qualification before you can take the training required for a door supervisor or security guard licence.

HSE First Aid Work

A full course approved by the HSE (Health and Safety Executive). Once qualified, you can operate as a first aider in the workplace, complying with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

Risk Assessment

A level 2 certificate in Risk Assessment awarded by the British Safety Council. Upon completion of this 1-day course, you will hold formal recognition of your ability to undertake HSE-compliant risk assessments, a vital aspect of the services we provide as a security company. 

Manned Guarding

A NOCN level 2 award, this security guard training course covers the 3 core sectors in the industry: manned guarding (human presence, patrols, deterrent), systems (alarms, CCTV, access control) and physical (barriers, gates, padlocks). We teach 2 units totalling 30 hours.

NVQ Level 2 in Spectator Safety

This NVQ is aimed at those working as stewards on matchdays and at events. Mandatory units include ‘prepare for spectator events’, ‘help to manage conflict’ and ‘control the entry, exit and movement of people at spectator events’.

Pit Team Training

A BTEC level 2 qualification awarded by EDEXCEL, this 1-day course focuses on working in the ‘pit’ at live concerts. Upon completion, you will have a better understanding of role-related hazards and the various issues you may face while working.

Close Protection Training

This security guard training course is an EDEXCEL level 3 BTEC certificate. It’s a 150-hour qualification that our security company usually runs over 3 weeks. When complete, you will have the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to qualify for a close protection operative license.

Fire Marshal Training

We teach this course with a focus on visual, auditory and hands-on learning. This includes practical use of fire extinguishers on real fires of different types and classes. Fire Marshal training encourages a proactive approach to business and venue protection.

Conflict Management

The BIIAB Award in Conflict Management provides a basic understanding of how to effectively deal with violence in the workplace. This security guard training course consists of 9 units with 8 learning hours. We assess you by means of an exam containing 30 multiple-choice questions.

CCTV Operator Training

The position of CCTV operator is an increasingly high-profile role in the security sector. This BTEC Award provides the knowledge needed to handle the growing responsibilities associated with CCTV operation. The course has 2 15-hour units: CCTV Control Room Principles and CCTV Control Room Practices.

Training is not limited to the above courses – Please contact for any bespoke training needs.

7303 City & Guilds

Course Information

City & Guilds 7303 is an intense course, run over four consecutive days to meet the requirements of 30+ hours class contact time. You will be expected to complete two assignments, stipulated by City & Guilds, that will prove your knowledge and understanding of five topics. As you work your way through the course, we will ensure your assignments are vocationally relevant to you and your work.

The topics in the City & Guilds 7303 Course are:

Section 1

In relation to teaching, understanding your own role and responsibilities, as well as the boundaries of your role.

Section 2

Understanding suitable approaches to teaching and learning in the specialist area.

Section 3

Demonstrating session planning skills.

Section 4

Delivering inclusive, motivational sessions to learners.

Section 5

Understanding the use of different assessment methods and the need for record keeping.

To achieve the qualification, candidates must successfully complete both the theory and practical assignments covering all five sections. You will be required to organise your work in a systematic way and produce a programme folder containing all the required tasks.

CPD & Career Pathways

NDST Ltd recognises our staff is our biggest asset. This is why our security company promotes a culture of continued learning, improvement and progress.

We encourage CPD (continuing professional development) through our own training company and by sourcing optional exterior training. We undertake staff assessments to identify areas for improvement.

By highlighting these aspects, we can offer support and effectively manage growth and development. This includes providing clear career pathways for anyone showing the right aptitude.

NDST Ltd has a proven track record in this respect. All our current managers have progressed through our company. For example, one of our directors started with us as a head doorman. Likewise, one of our stewards progressed to the position of operations manager with the right guidance and training.

With a wide network of reliable, professional and SIA-licensed personnel, we remain the trusted choice for venue and event security in the South East and nationwide.

Call 01306 779 436 to discuss security guard training opportunities. We welcome applicants from across the South East and further afield.