National Certificate in Security

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National Certificate in Security Level 2.

  • Gain your CoA
  • Credits toward NCEA
  • Practical experience opportunities

About This Course

The Security Level 2 course is 18 weeks in duration which runs Monday to Friday each week.

It will get you up to the physical fitness levels required for a uniformed role. The course covers aspects of the law, emergency procedures, radio communications, along with personal risk and unarmed restraint strategies. There is an emphasis on the importance of teamwork.

Personal appearance such as hair and general tidiness will be monitored in line with the Security Industry standards

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Key Information


National Certificate in Security (Level 2)


Level 2



Duration The minimum amount of time it takes to complete this qualification.

18 weeks

Entry requirements

Minimum requirements
Any minimum or preferred criteria for entry to this qualification.

For students aged 20+
No previous qualifications at Level 2 or above.
Please note - applicants who already have any Level 2 or higher qualifications can apply for the National Certificate in Security and Events.

Tuition fees

Total qualification
Youth Guarantee Available No
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Student Fees FREE (conditions apply)

Note: All Key Information is the most recent available relating to domestic students. For more detailed information refer to Course Documents.

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Upcoming Intakes

Campus Start Date Domestic International *

Fees listed are indicative only and may vary with course selection. Exact fees can be confirmed when you enquire or apply.
* International learners are required to pay additional costs to attend one of our courses or programmes. These additional costs include medical and travel insurance cover.

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