Product Description


Security management has become an increasingly important issue in the effective running of modern organisations. Whether you’re already involved in management or interested in having a career in the field, this course will give you the edge you need to perform successfully in a management role.

Endorsed Qualification through the Focus Awards Focus on Quality Provision (FQP) Scheme, this course focuses on the knowledge and techniques you will need to become competent in security management. Without security, businesses cannot operate with any degree of certainty; they must be responsible for their assets in order to foster a productive work environment. This course will explore these concepts.


Our security management course has been specifically designed to prepare students for employability within security management. In order to achieve this, we have developed an exciting and diverse study programme, which can be accessed via the ‘Modules’ tab above.

The course consists of 12 units each aimed at a particular area relevant to security management. As part of the course, students will become knowledgeable in security processes and the various systems used in the practice. They will also gain an understanding into the organisation, planning, and management of security measures, including insights into Decision Making and Budgeting.

A large section of the course focuses on specific threats to security, varying from Burglaries and Theft to Child Abuse and Rape. This gives students an insight into the potential dangers they may encounter in a professional environment, and most importantly, how to avoid them. Overall, the course teaches students how to design, develop and implement effective security policies. You will learn how to secure and account for company assets, how to protect people and premises, and how to prevent loss.


This course is open to all applicants. It is ideal for candidates from both management and security backgrounds, or for individuals simply interested in learning more about security from a business perspective.

No previous experience or qualifications are required, though we do expect students to have a reasonable standard of general education in order to keep up with the academic demands of the course.



UNIT 1 – Rationale and Processes

UNIT 2 – Organisation and Planning

UNIT 3 – Management and Security

UNIT 4 – Personnel

UNIT 5 – Budgeting

UNIT 6 – Decision Making

UNIT 7 – Security Threats

UNIT 8 – Systems

UNIT 9 – Background to Crime

UNIT 10 – Burglaries and Theft

UNIT 11 – Electronic Data and Processing

UNIT 12 – Hijacking

UNIT 13 – Domestic Violence

UNIT 14 – Child Abuse

UNIT 15 – Rape

UNIT 16 – Harassment at Work

Career Prospect

When you have successfully completed this course you will receive a Level 3 Certificate of achievement in Security Management from Focus Award and a Diploma from Cambridge Open College. This leaves candidates in a healthy position to take the next step in their career – whether this is further study or career progression.

While the course has been designed to give students an understanding of the processes involved in Security Management, the skills acquired can be readily transferred to any area. On completion you will have considerably developed your literacy skills by regular research and writing. You will also have gained experience in organisation and time management, which is relevant to all sectors.

If you’re already in management or security, you can use this qualification to further your career or, if you’re new to the field, this course can provide that first stepping stone you need to get where you want to go. Whatever your aim, we will assist you as best we can by providing expert support and advice.

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£35 deposit: remaining balance at the end of the month

Enrol for £35 deposit and remaining balance at the end of the month. Pay your deposit today get your course tomorrow!

Reduced fee of £249

£249 - all inclusive

Pay by 3 monthly instalments of £249 (approx)

£83 deposit followed by £83 for the next two months

The college accepts payment using the following methods:

Credit/Debit Card, Cheque, Postal Order and Invoice.

It is simple and safe to enrol online. Select one of the payment terms above and you will be taken to a secure sever to enter your details.

Once the enrolment process has been completed you will receive your introductory pack and login details to access your course textbooks, your tutor profile and their contact details.

We look forward to welcoming you as a student of the college and feel sure you will enjoy studying with us.

Key points for this course:

  • This is a fully supported home study course supported by your own tutor
  • Your enrolment fee covers absolutely everything – there will be nothing more to pay after you have enrolled, there are no hidden fees
  • You have 12 months to complete your course
  • You may enrol at any time of the year
  • Access available within 24 hourse

Money Back Guarantee
If you are not happy with your course simply return it within 14 days and we will refund your fees in full.

All students enrolled on a course with Cambridge Open College receive access to our online student community (I Learn It Easy) where you can submit your work, contact your tutor, and interact with other students. We have prepared a short video below to highlight the benefits to you.

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