Certificate in Security Management (BTEC Level 3)

The Certificate in Security Management is the Institute's own qualification, internationally recognised and resulting in a BTEC Level 3 Professional Award in Security Management, awarded by Edexcel. It is designed to promote and recognise the knowledge and ability of candidates currently employed or aspiring to employment in the private and public security profession. It is available by Distance Learning delivered by Perpetuity Training on behalf of the Security Institute.

When you start studying you will be eligible to receive FREE Student Membership of the Institute. On successful completion of the course, you can apply for full membership of the Institute, which is guaranteed at a minimum of Associate level (subject to the normal probity checks) and provides access to the full range of Institute member benefits.

Who will benefit?

The course will benefit anyone seeking professional recognition and qualification within the security sector looking to progress through to management positions. It offers the security professional the opportunity to expand their skills and improve their career progression. The course is open to all those who operate within the private and public security sectors or those looking to move into these sectors.

Certificate overview

The course is delivered by distance learning, providing you with the advantage of being able to study from anywhere in the world. The Certificate comprises 3 mandatory and 3 elective modules chosen by you from a pre-defined list.

Mandatory Modules: Elective Modules:
Introduction to Security Management Health & Safety
Security Department Management Retail Security
Information Security Terrorism Awareness & Management
  Risk, Crisis & Disaster Management
  Strategic Security
  Physical Security

For more information on the modules please click here.

Why this course?

The Certificate is an internationally recognised qualification that results in a BTEC Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Security Management awarded by Edexcel, and a certificate awarded by The Security Institute for successful completion.


If you are in the armed services and eligible for funding via the Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme (ELC), Perpetuity Training is a recognised provider (number 1787) and the Certificate course is eligible for funding.


Further Study

Successful completion of the Certificate automatically qualifies you to enrol on The Security Institute's Diploma in Security Management, a BTEC Level 5 Professional award thereby enabling you to continue your academic and career development.

Course Duration

The course takes 6 months to complete. 


The course costs £999 +VAT per person. There is a 10% discount for Security Institute members.


Intakes are at the end of January, May and September each year.


To enrol on the course, or for more information, please contact: training@perpetuitytraining.com


For full details of the course download this fact sheet


To enrol on to the course, or for more information, please contact our Training Provider, Perpetuity Training: training@perpetuitytraining.com +44 (0) 116 277 3313

Alternatively please complete this booking form on this LINK

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