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Our Courses

We have a team of qualified, highly skilled, and well-trained tutors and course managers that will help and support you throughout the course duration. We are a SIA approved contractor and our awarding body is Highfield they are also one of the leading awarding bodies for security courses in the country.

We have been running successful security training courses since 2005​. We work with UK’s Top Awarding Bodies such as Highfield & Aid Training to ensure our courses are of a high standard for our students. 

Security is a growing industry and its constantly innovating with new technologies, and comprehensive training programme as the law changes naturally so does the industry. For the latest security license statistics released by SIA click here. 

Since 2021 there has been a huge change in the security industry. This was introduced to:

Meet Your Instructors

Whether you’re just starting out in your security career or advancing within the industry, our instructors are dedicated to helping you achieve your goals. 

Suhit Shrestha

Dipak Gurung

Asha Tamang

Hari Shrestha

Nabin Siwa

Meet Your Instructors

Whether you’re just starting out in your security career or advancing within the industry, our instructors are dedicated to helping you achieve your goals. 

Suhit Shrestha

Asha Tamang

Nabin Siwa

Dipak Gurung

Hari Shrestha

Course Dates

To secure your place on the course we strongly recommend booking 2 weeks in advance. 

Limited parking is available on-site.


18th Jun 2024

Duration: 1 day

9th July Limited Seats &
23rd Jul 2024 

Duration: 1 day

5th Aug 2024 

Duration: 1 day

3rd & 10th Sept 2024

Duration: 1 day

15th Oct 2024 

Duration: 1 day


19th Jun 2024

Duration: 1/2 day

10th Jul 2024

Duration: 1/2 day

14th Aug 2024

Duration: 1/2 day

4th Sept 2024

Duration: 1/2 day

16th Oct 2024

Duration: 1/2 day

20th – 21st Jun 2024


Duration: 2 days

11th – 12th Jul 2024

Duration: 2 days

15th – 16th Aug 2024

Duration: 2 days

5th – 6th Sept 2024

Duration: 2 days

17th – 18th Oct 2024

Duration: 2 days


24th – 31st Jul 2024 

Duration: 6 days

11th – 18th Sept 2024 

Duration: 6 days


Please be aware the course will only be booked after you have made the payment.

Limited parking is available on-site.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

More relevant course information

We have moved training that is critical for all sectors to the ‘common unit’ (taken by all security operatives). This includes new training on:

  • terror threat awareness
  • dealing with emergencies

We have introduced new sector-specific content – for example:

  • the close protection course includes new material on physical intervention
  • the door supervision course includes new material on the use of equipment such as body worn video recorders and breathalysers
  • the public space surveillance (CCTV) course includes new material on CCTV operational procedures and the law
  • the security guarding course includes new material covering personal safety
Practical assessments

We have increased the number of practical elements in the training to help learners reinforce their knowledge. The practical assessments include:

  • searching
  • dealing with conflict
  • report/statement writing
  • using communications devices
How long will it take to do the training courses?

It depends on which licence you want to apply for:

  • Door supervisor full course = 6 days
  • Door supervisor top-up = 2 days
  • Security guard top-up = 0.5 days

In all cases you will need to complete first aid training (Emergency First at Work or equivalent) before you take the top-up training. Unless you have a valid first aid certificate.

The first aid training is 1 day.

An Emergency First Aid at Work qualification (or equivalent) must be completed before taking the top-up training.

What is included in the training?

Door supervisors:

  • use of equipment
  • updated terror threat awareness
  • physical intervention skills refresher training (knowledge and practical)
  • knowledge around critical incidents eg. where to access government guidance on pandemic responses

Security guards:

  • knowledge of physical intervention
  • updated terror threat awareness
  • knowledge around critical incidents eg. where to access government guidance on pandemic responses
  • views from front line staff and security businesses on working practices, environments, and emerging technology
  • input from the National Counter Terrorism Security Office and the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure to develop counter terrorism training
  • advice from experts in specialist areas like physical intervention
  • recommendations from coroner’s inquests following deaths involving security operatives
How will the training be assessed?

The security guard top-up training will be assessed by an exam. The door supervisor top-up training will be assessed by 2 exams (door supervisor knowledge and physical intervention knowledge) plus a practical physical intervention assessment.

The door supervisor full training course will be assessed by practical tests and multiple choice tests along with a written statement test. These will be taken throughout the course covering 4 different modules. 

Please visit link below for further information.


Or get in touch with GSS by phone 01252 510707 or email .

Important information for the Physical Intervention Training

It is important to understand that there is physical training included in this course and there is a risk of injury.  You will be required to sign a declaration form confirming that you are physically fit and do not carry any injury or condition that may put yourself or others at risk.  Dressing mode for the PI unit:

  • Wear loose comfortable clothing, but it is not necessary to wear sports kit.
  • All footwears must be closed in i.e., no sandals should be worn.
  • Trainers are ideal footwear for this training.

Jewellery and watches must be removed prior to physical training, so candidates are advised not to wear any to avoid loss or breakages.  Our Centre takes no responsibility for any items left or lost in the classroom.

As a condition of attendance all candidates accept that the trainer has the right to remove anyone from the training course at any stage, if necessary, to ensure a safe and effective learning environment for other participants.  In the unlikely event this is necessary, no refunds will be granted.



In some occasion you may be put in mixed-gendered pair for the Physical Intervention part of the course. We treat everyone with respect and carry out all of our courses with the utmost professionalism. However we understand, this can be a concern so please do let us know prior to the class and we will find you a suitable counterpart to work with.

100% Pass Rate?

A pass is not guaranteed. 

Although we will help and guide you as much as we can in the course, we cannot guarantee you will pass as that will be down to you. All of our tests are taken in exam conditions and you will be marked accordingly by our governing body (Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance).

Examination results and Resits

All units are assessed by an externally set and marked multiple-choice questions examination. The practical assessment for all units is externally set and internally assessed through activity/observation.

Learners must successfully pass all the criteria to achieve a pass for the overall qualification. Please allow 2-3 weeks for your examination results.

Exam resits

We are proud to say that 95% of our students pass their exams on the first try. However, in the rare case that you don’t succeed, you have the opportunity to retake the exams up to 3 times without any additional cost.

Renewing your license

If you are in the security industry and have regular employment as a security officer, you must renew your license every 3 years. 

You can do this by attending a top-up course prior to your license expiring. You can attend a top-up course and renew your license as early as 4 months before the expiration date. 

Attendance and punctuality

You are expected to show respectful and responsible behaviour throughout the training session. The course starts at 09:00 am in the morning. You must attend every day of the course and arriving late is not acceptable. 

Cancellation policy

First Aid & Top up Courses Cancellation Policy

Please note that once you have booked a course with us it means that we have reserved time in our schedule exclusively for you. If you cancel your course less than 7 days before it is scheduled to take place, you will be subject to full cost and refund will not be issued.

To receive the refund or to postpone to a later date, please provide cancellation notice at least 7 days prior to your course start date by calling our office at 01252 510707.

Full cost will be applicable to no-show.

Door Supervisor Full Course Cancellation Policy

To receive the refund or to postpone to a later date, please provide cancellation notice at least 2 weeks before your course start date by  calling our office at 01252 510707.

Full cost will also be applicable to no-show.

Cancellation by Gurkha Security Services

As we have several tutors, cancellation of the course is highly unlikely. However, if there is a reason to cancel the course due to unforeseeable circumstances, we will inform the relevant attendees a week in advance. 

Parking and venue

A limited free parking space is available at the GSS Head Office.

GSS Head Office, Falcon House, 16 Fernhill Road, Farnborough, GU14 9RX. 

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