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Specification of Competency Standards for the Security Services Industry 

Distribution of UoCs at different levels

The Specification of Competency Standards (SCS) for the Security Services industry comprises the key competency standards required for the present operations and future developments of the industry. The Version 1 consists of 237 Units of Competency (UoCs) which are distributed in 8 functional areas at various levels.

Functional Area QF Level Total
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
  5 35 37 80 48 10 2 237
Security Management  - - 1 16 7 2 2 28
Physical Security & Technological Support  - 4 17 17 7 2 - 47
Guarding Services 4 18 14 12 8 - - 56
Close Protection Services - - 8 2 5 - - 15
Security Control Room 1 4 7 4 7 - - 23
Armoured Transportation - 8 6 10 9 1 - 34
Emergency Management  - - 1 11 2 3 - 17
Investigation - 1 3 8 3 2 - 17