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Security First Line Manager

Security First Line Manager

You’ll help manage people in a secure environment on a security first-line manager apprenticeship course.

The security business comprises a wide range of duties, from security workers to those designing and implementing complex security procedures and technology.

Completing the security first-line manager apprenticeship will provide you with the necessary skills and expertise to manage people in a security context. 

In this role, you will be in charge of people and activities, perform security risk assessments, provide security advice to others, and understand the threat, vulnerability, and risk. Security processes, operations and activities, incident management and planning, stakeholder management, business communications, and data security management will also be covered.

Understanding the danger, susceptibility, and risk on a local, national, and global security level, as well as how to respond correctly, will provide you with a significant advantage over individuals with broad management skills.

What you’ll learn

On a security first-line manager apprenticeship course, you’ll learn to:

  • Ensure compliance with all rules and regulations while minimising the risks and hazards connected with working in the security industry.
  • Deliver a customised solution to meet the customer’s/industry stakeholder’s security needs. Build strong relationships while showing knowledge and reliability in security solutions and counselling.
  • Identify and manage the danger effectively, and employ appropriate resources to decrease customer/organisational risks.
  • Review and execute security-related improvements based on information/intelligence analysis and feedback.
  • Create and implement security upgrades to minimise issues, threats, and risks.
  • Identify and implement suitable risk-reduction and risk-minimisation techniques and promote social responsibility in the community.
  • Deliver solutions that meet specific security criteria to allow successful obligation fulfilment.
  • Utilise resources effectively, without causing injury or loss, to ensure that all Security Service needs are met.

Entry requirements

You’ll usually need:

  • Depending on the employer, but likely GCSEs or equivalent qualifications or relevant experience.
  • Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level before taking the end-point assessment.
  • Pass enhanced background checks
  • Be over 18 years of age

Assessment methods

The End Point Assessment consists of three distinct assessment methods: 

  • Observation
  • Apprentice Presentation
  • Synoptic Assessment Interview 

Duration and level

  • Duration: 18 months
  • Level: 3 – Advanced Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship standard

More information about the Level 3 Security First Line Manager Apprenticeship standard can be found here.

Apprenticeship end point assessment

For more information about the End Point Assessment Process, please read the Institute of Apprenticeships’ information page.

Updated on October 2, 2022

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