Security Guard (Short Course)

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Free Online Security Guard Course with Certificate

Take the first step towards becoming a confident and capable security guard, with this exclusive free security guard training course.  Our free online security guard course with certificate* come highly recommended to anyone pursuing a career in security management.  This introductory online training program examines the fundamentals of the profession, providing a broad overview of the main responsibilities of the security guard.  Topics and knowledge areas covered include risk management, operations and maintenance, project management, communication, workplace safety, leadership in security management and many more besides.  Enjoy the freedom to study in your own time at a pace to suit your lifestyle, with no deadlines or time restrictions.  Sign up for this free security guard training programme today, or contact Oxford Home Study Centre for more information.

*The course is offered 100% free of charge, with the option of claiming a certificate upon completion for a small fee.

Why Study Security Guard Skills?

To become an experienced security guard is to gain access to one of the world’s most dynamic and robust job markets.  A profession of universal value and relevance, security guards are hired by businesses of all shapes and sizes to protect their employees and maintain safety.  The presence of a security guard is the ultimate deterrent, discouraging would-be criminals from attempting acts of crime.  A position of high responsibility, experienced security guards are compensated with generous salaries and long-term job security.  If you consider yourself to be a confident and communicative people person with a meticulous eye for detail, a career as a security guard could be right up your street.

By the end of this course the learner will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of security
  • Discuss the various stages of the risk assessment process
  • Identify the differences between the various types of assets

All free online certificate courses at Oxford Home Study Centre are 100% free of charge from start to finish.  There is no enrolment fee, all study aids are provided via our online learning platform and all of our courses are self-paced for total flexibility.

Our exclusive free courses provide the perfect opportunity to expand your knowledge, develop new skills and explore new professions.  Upon completion of your free online certificate course, you will have the option of claiming one of three different types of certificates for a small fee:

  1. An official Course Completion Certificate from Oxford Home Study Centre
  2. A CPD Accredited Certificate to boost your CPD profile
  3. An Endorsed Certificate issued by the Quality Licence Scheme

Each of these certificates could prove helpful in supporting future job applications, or helping you climb the career ladder with your current employer. All certificates are 100% optional upon successful completion of your course - available to purchase with your preferred postage option.

For more information on certificate costs, head over to our pricing page or contact a member of the team at Oxford Home Study Centre anytime. 


This Security Guard short course covers the following key topics:

  • Occupancy and human factors
  • Operations and maintenance
  • Human resource management
  • Sustainability
  • Facility IT management
  • Risk management
  • Safety and security
  • Communication
  • Performance and quality
  • Leadership and strategy
  • Real estate
  • Project management
  • Finance and business management



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Course Level Short Course
Awarding Body OHSC
Study Method Online
Course Duration 20 Hours
Entry Requirements Open to All
Start Date Ongoing