Diploma in Security Management (BTEC Level 5)

The Security Institute Diploma in Security Management leads to full 'Membership' of the Security Institute and is the most senior qualification offered by the Institute resulting in an Edexcel accredited BTEC Level 5 Professional Award in Security Management.

  • The Institute of Criminal Justice Studies at Portsmouth University recognises the Diploma, and awards 80 credits towards its BSc (Hons) Risk and Security Management. Further credits may also be available for experiential learning.
  • Bucks New University allows Diploma holders 80 credits towards the BA (Hons) in Security Consultancy. In addition, we can consider your workplace learning and experience – for more details on making your existing qualifications count, email advice@bucks.ac.uk

The Diploma offers you the opportunity to enhance your skills and improve your career progression. It is delivered on behalf of the Security Institute by Perpetuity Training.

When you start studying you will be eligible to receive FREE Student Membership of the Institute. When you have completed and achieved your qualificiation, you will be eligible to apply for full Membership grade, which is guaranteed  (subject to the normal probity checks) and provides access to the full range of Institute member benefits.


The course will benefit anyone seeking professional recognition and qualification within the security sector at middle and senior management levels. The course is open to all those who operate within the private and public security sectors, with a minimum of 5 years security management experience. People who have previously taken the qualification include holders of the Institute Certificate in Security Management, security managers, H & S managers, FM managers, senior police officers, fire service personnel and experienced members of the armed services.


The course is delivered and assessed entirely by distance learning through our partners Perpetuity Training and consists of 5 mandatory modules. Full details are available in the "Diploma Modules Breakdown" document accessible from the download section on the right hand side of this page.


The course should take 12 months to complete. Assessment is by coursework that is marked and returned as the course progresses. Successful completion of all 5 modules is needed to qualify for the Diploma in Security Management.

Whilst you are working towards your qualification you will have contact with experienced tutors (members of the Institute and holders of Masters Degrees in Security). Our course administrators are also available to deal with any admin related issues.


The Diploma costs £1630 +VAT per person.


Intakes start in January, May and September


To enrol in 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