SIA Security Officers in the Private Security Industry (Top Up) (Scotland)


The Highfield Award for Security Officers in the Private Security Industry (Top-Up) (Scotland) is awarded by Highfield Qualifications and sits on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). The RQF is a Qualification Framework regulated by Ofqual and CCEA Regulation. This qualification is supported by the Security Industry Authority (SIA), which regulates the private security industry.

The objective of this qualification is to support a role in the workplace. It is designed for learners who currently hold a licence from the Security Industry Authority (SIA) to work as a security officer and need to be brought up to date with the new licence-linked qualifications requirements. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to work in the following areas (plus many more);



Free Emergency First Aid At Work

SIA Security Guard licence holders must undergo one day of top-up training. Top Up training will include Terror Threat Awareness and Minimising Personal Risk for Security Officers. The SIA changes also require licence holders to have an Emergency First Aid Certificate.

The course will take place over one day, with some self-study before the course begins. The course is delivered fully at the GTS Training centre, face to face.

Day 1; GTS Training Centre + Multiple choice examinations FACE TO FACE TRAINING

What are the eligibility requirements, and what will I need to do this learning?

  • A valid Emergency First aid at Work (or equivalent) qualification. Please let us know if you also require this.
  • Be 18 years of age
  • Be able to communicate clearly in English – you will have to provide evidence of reading, writing, speaking and listening skills (this will be done at the point of registration)
  • Correct ID – Passport, Driving Licence etc.
  • Access to an email account, which must be accessed during training
  • Access to a photo picture app
  • Access to a signature app
  • The ability to scan documents and send them via email
  • The ability to complete documents and send via email (MUST HAVE MICROSOFT WORD AND ADOBE)
  • A quiet, secure setting with no interruptions
  • Access to a laptop/desktop with a camera
  • Access to a smartphone
  • Access to Wi-Fi
Payment options
Payment Options