NSQF-Armed Security Guard.pdf

Armed Security Guard

  • Job DescriptionThe primary role of an Armed Security Guard entails guarding designated premises and people. The core responsibility of an Armed Security Guard includes guarding life, property and premises against threats & risks. The role requires initiative and effective communication.
  • Originally Approved
  • Last Revised
  • Code2015/SEC/MEPSC/00164
  • SectorPrivate Security
  • NSQF LevelLevel 4
  • Notional Hours160
  • Accrediting BodiesManagement & Entrepreneurship and Professional Skills Council
  • Certifying BodiesManagement & Entrepreneurship and Professional Skills Council
  • Proposed Occupation

    Armed Security Guard

  • International Comparability


  • Progression Pathway

    Armed Security Guard (Career  progression  for  an  Armed  Security  Guard  with  due learning and experience is Security Supervisor)

  • Planned arrangements for RPL

    RPL protocols prepared and shared with the PSS 

  • Qualification File NSQF-Armed Security Guard.pdf
  • Supporting Documents
  • Formal structure of the qualification
    Title of unit or other component Mandatory/ Optional Estimated size (Hours) Level
    MEP/N7112 - Security tasks in accordance with basic security practices Mandatory 20 4
    MEP/N7113 - Observe safety norms while handling firearms Mandatory 15 4
    MEP/N7114 – Deal with security situations warranting use of firearms Mandatory 25 4
    MEP/N7115 - Provide private armed guarding service to people, property and premises Mandatory 10 4
    MEP/N7116 – Support guarding duties with licenced firearms Mandatory 10 4
    MEP/N7117 – Carryout routine armed guarding duties Mandatory 10 4
    MEP/N7118 – Support cash and valuables-in-transit operations Mandatory 10 4
    MEP/N7119 – Armed guarding duties in commercial deployments Mandatory 6 4
    MEP/N7120 – Armed guarding duties in industrial deployments Mandatory 6 4
    MEP/N7121 - Positive projection of self and the organisation Mandatory 20 4
    MEP/N7102 - Conform to rudimentary legal requirements of Private Security Agencies (Regulation) Act - 2005 when undertaking security tasks Mandatory 10 4
    MEP/N7108 - Health and safety Mandatory 18 4
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