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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:

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.

First Aid Training (EFAW)

First Aid Training (EFAW)

The Emergency First Aid at Work course is ideal for lower risk businesses, in line with the Health and Safety (First Aid) regulations 1981.

From 1 April 2021, SIA expects all applicants for a door supervisor or security guard license to complete a first aid qualification. The first aid course should be in line with the Health and Safety First Aid regulations 1981. The certificate must be valid for at least one year from the course start date or if you are applying for a license for the first time.

Please book at least a week in advance to secure your place. 

Course Outline
  • First Aid Priorities
  • Managing Incidents
  • Basic Life Support
  • Examination of a Casualty
  • Control of Bleeding
  • Burns and Scalds
  • Unconsciousness
  • Regulations
  • First Aid Kits
  • Recording and Reporting
Document(s) Required
  • Valid ID certificate could be Passport, Birth Certificate or Driving License
Certification Outline

Certification is dependent on successful continuous assessment of the student, there is no final exam, only observation of the techniques by the tutor. Tutor must be reasonably satisfied with the demonstration. Those students who complete the course and are deemed to have reached the required standard are issued with a certificate that is valid for three years.

Your training provider also accepts the existing qualification certificate if it has a validity of a minimum of 1 year, but it must be in the list of First Aid Qualifications.

Course Duration

1 Day

Door Supervisor (Full Course)

This intensive training course will prepare you to deal with conflicts and emergency situations as a security officer. This SIA-approved license will allow you to work in any private or public spaces some examples include businesses, private properties, residential, retail, bars, clubs, pubs etc.

We highly recommend confirming and booking at least 2 weeks to secure your place. 

Course Outline
  • Module 1 – Principles of Working in the Private Security Industry
  • Module 2 – Principles of Working as a Door Supervisor in the Private Security Industry
  • Module 3 – Application of Conflict Management in the Private Security Industry
  • Module 4 – Application of Physical Intervention Skills in the Private Security Industry
Documents Required
  • Level 2 English Certificate (GCSEs, College Certificate, Degree) from the UK or you can do a basic 40-minute English test which is free of charge before the course day
  • 1 colour passport sized photo
  • 1 Proof of ID (Original Passport OR Driving License OR Birth Certificate from UK)
  • 2 Proof of address (Utility Bills, Bank Statements, Gas/Electric Bills) or Pay slip, P60/P45, HMRC letter (latest 3 month)
Qualification Outline
  • Produce/write one hand-written witness statement, based on a scenario
  • Undertake one practical searching activity, based on a given brief
  • Undertake conflict management scenario-based practical activities
  • Demonstrate physical intervention practical skills
  • Partake in an oral question and answer session (class participation)
Course Duration

6 Full Days (additional day maybe required if you do not hold a valid First Aid certificate).

Door Supervisor (Full Course)

Door Supervisor (Top-up Course)

Door Supervisor Course (Top up)

This is a refreshment course for security officers who already hold a SIA badge. We advise you to attend a top-up course 4 months before the expiration date of your SIA badge, especially if you are in continuous employment. 

We highly recommend confirming and booking at least 2 weeks to secure your place. 

Course Outline
  • Unit 1 – Principles of Terror Threat Awareness in the Private Security Industry
  • Unit 2 – Principles of Using Equipment Relevant to Working as a Door Supervisor
  • Module 4 – Application of Physical Intervention Skills in the Private Security Industry
Documents Required
  • Level 2 English Certificate (GCSEs, College Certificate, Degree) from the UK or you can do a basic 40 minute English test which is free of charge before course day
  • 1 colour passport sized photo
  • 1 Proof of ID (Original Passport OR Driving License OR Birth Certificate from UK)
  • 2 Proof of address (Utility Bills, Bank Statements, Gas/Electric Bills) or Pay slip, P60/P45, HMRC letter (latest 3 month)
  • Existing SIA badge
Qualification Outline
  • Written multiple choice test in Unit 1
  • Written multiple choice in Unit 2
  • Written multiple choice in Module 4
  • Demonstration using security equipment
  • Demonstrate physical intervention practical skills
  • Partake in an oral question and answer session (class participation)
Course Duration

2 Full Days (additional day maybe required if you do not hold a valid First Aid certificate).

Security Guarding Course (Top up)

This is a refreshment course for security officers who already hold a SIA badge. We advise you to attend a top-up course 4 months prior to the expiration date of your SIA badge, especially in you are in continuous employment.

We highly recommend confirming and booking at least 2 weeks to secure your place. 

Course Outline
  • Unit One – Principles of Terror Threat Awareness in the Private Security Industry
  • Unit Two – Principles of Minimising Personal Risk for Security Officers
Documents Required
  • Level 2 English Certificate (GCSEs, College Certificate, Degree) from the UK or you can do a basic 40-minute English test which is free of charge before course day
  • 1 colour passport sized photo
  • 1 Proof of ID (Original Passport OR Driving License OR Birth Certificate from UK)
  • 2 Proof of address (Utility Bills, Bank Statements, Gas/Electric Bills) or Pay slip, P60/P45, HMRC letter (latest 3 month)
  • Existing SIA badge
Qualification Outline
  • Written multiple choice test in Unit 1
  • Written multiple choice in Unit 2
Course Duration

Half a day (additional day maybe required if you do not hold a valid First Aid certificate).

Security Guarding (Top-up Course)

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

Suhit

Introducing Suhit, our security superstar! As our lead instructor extraordinaire, he’s the backbone of our top-notch courses. He leaves no stone unturned in ensuring our courses are nothing but the best. Join Suhit on a journey of learning and become a security expert yourself!

Dipak Gurung

Dipak

Meet Dipak, our operations manager and security expert! With his extensive knowledge and experience in the field, he’s the perfect instructor for our security courses. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just starting out, Dipak will guide you through everything you need to know to stay ahead of the game.

Asha Tamang

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Meet Asha, our talented and versatile team member who brings a wealth of experience to our organization. She is our marketing and communications manager who is also a certified First Aid Instructor, adding immense value to our team of instructors. 

Hari Shrestha

Hari

Introducing Hari, our finance director and security guru! With a whopping 18 years of industry experience, he’s the ultimate weapon in our pool of fantastic instructors.

Nabin Siwa

Nabin Siwa

Meet Nabin, our multi-talented director, security guru, and head of our Folkestone branch! Not only does he lead our team, but he’s also one of our brilliant security instructors.

Suhit Shrestha

Suhit

Introducing Suhit, our security superstar! As our lead instructor extraordinaire, he’s the backbone of our top-notch courses. He leaves no stone unturned in ensuring our courses are nothing but the best. Join Suhit on a journey of learning and become a security expert yourself!

Dipak Gurung

Dipak

Meet Dipak, our operations manager and security expert! With his extensive knowledge and experience in the field, he’s the perfect instructor for our security courses. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just starting out, Dipak will guide you through everything you need to know to stay ahead of the game.

Asha Tamang

Untitled design (9)

Meet Asha, our talented and versatile team member who brings a wealth of experience to our organization. She is our marketing and communications manager who is also a certified First Aid Instructor, adding immense value to our team of instructors. 

Nabin Siwa

Nabin Siwa

Meet Nabin, our multi-talented director, security guru, and head of our Folkestone branch! Not only does he lead our team, but he’s also one of our brilliant security instructors.

Hari Shrestha

Hari

Introducing Hari, our finance director and security guru! With a whopping 18 years of industry experience, he’s the ultimate weapon in our pool of fantastic instructors.

Course Dates

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

Parking is available on-site.

FIRST-AID
(EFAW)

21st May Fully Booked 
28th May 2024

Duration: 1 day

18th Jun 2024

Duration: 1 day

9th & 23rd Jul 2024

Duration: 1 day

DOOR SUPERVISOR (Full Course)

29th – 5th Jun 2024

Duration: 6 days

24th – 31st Jul 2024

Duration: 6 days

23rd – 24th May 2024

Duration: 2 days

20th – 21st Jun 2024

Duration: 2 days

11th – 12th Jul 2024

Duration: 2 days

SECURITY GUARDING (TOP-UP)

22nd May 2024 Fully Booked

Duration: 1/2 day

19th Jun 2024

Duration: 1/2 day

10th Jul 2024

Duration: 1/2 day

FIRST AID

21st May Fully Booked
28th May 2024

Duration: 1 day

18th Jun 2024

Duration: 1 day

9th & 23rd Jul 2024

Duration: 1 day

DOOR SUPERVISOR (Full Course)

29th – 5th Jun 2024

Duration: 6 days

24th – 31st Jul 2024

Duration: 6 days

23rd – 24th May 2024

Duration: 2 days

20th – 21st Jun 2024

Duration: 2 days

11th – 12th Jul 2024

Duration: 2 days

SECURITY GUARDING (Top-up)

22nd May 2024 Fully Booked

Duration: 1/2 day

19th Jun 2024

Duration: 1/2 day

10th Jul 2024

Duration: 1/2 day

COURSE BOOKING FORM

Please fill out the form below. Once we receive your request, we will email you the booking confirmation including next steps. 

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. 

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/check-what-training-you-need-to-get-an-sia-licence

 

Or get in touch with GSS by phone 01252 510707 or email admin@gss4u.co.uk .

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.

 

*IMPORTANT* 

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.

Examination results

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.

100% Pass rate gurantee?

Short answer? No. 

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). 

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. 

SIA has a series of bite-sized 'How To' videos to help you answer all of your licensing questions. Whether you're a seasoned security professional or just starting out, these guides are perfect for anyone holding an SIA badge.

Gurkha Security Services: Security Course Reviews

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Based on 50 reviews
ganjan Rai
ganjan Rai
2024-04-10
I thoroughly understand the whole package of the course. Very intellectual and humble instructor that he delivered the lesson with simplify and concise. Exam was strict but easily passed due to the great instructions.
Sadhuram Gurung
Sadhuram Gurung
2024-03-22
I had a great time having this top up course and gained more knowledges on some changes and I feel fully updated now thank you for GSS team.
Paul Rock
Paul Rock
2023-12-27
Good Lovely little company Very helpful, they made me very welcome I would recommend them to anyone
Ike Ada
Ike Ada
2023-12-13
Lovely and Friendly teachers, Nice environment as well. Was surprised when i received my 1st aid certificate within 24 hours. I will recommend them to my friends. Thanks Gurkha.
Sushant Shrestha
Sushant Shrestha
2023-11-29
Great team here to teach you all about the industry. The instructors were well-informed and experienced and provided great insight about what to expect from our future employment. Best thing is they also help you to look for your job after you pass your exam. A great experience overall.
Please be aware we are required to verify Identification and SIA Badge in person as well. 

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