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Providing security services

Here, you'll find details of the onscreen tests we offer for our BTEC Specialist qualifications in providing security services. 

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Sample tests give a taste and feel of the item types and vocational contexts in which learners may find questions set. They are not marked, and should only be used to familiarise candidates with the platform and item templates, rather than to practice and prepare for the test. The structure of a sample test does not follow the structure of the real test, and it may be made up of a small number of questions from multiple units. Mark schemes will not be provided.

Specimen tests are full tests that exemplify the structure of the real test, and can be used by candidates to prepare for the real test. Mark schemes will be provided. They would normally exemplify the standard by which the live papers are written, too. Specimen tests are not available in all subject areas.

Practice papers (coming soon for some qualifications) are full papers that candidates can use to help prepare, or practice. They do not define a standard for other tests.

Pearson BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Providing Security Services 2015

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Test number Unit names Questions per test Duration of test
SDO-2-01 Working within the Private Security Industry 60 75 mins
SDO-2-03 Conflict Management within the Private Security Industry 35 45 mins
SSG-2-01 Working as a Security Officer within the Private Security Industry 60 75 mins
SCC-2-01 Working as a CCTV Operator within the Private Security Industry 60 75 mins
SDO-2-O2 Working as a Door Supervisor within the Private Security Industry 60 75 mins

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Instructions and technical requirements for sample tests

The sample tests are now available via a Sample Test Player, which replicates the look and feel of the Pearson Onscreen Platform.

In order to access these, please ensure that your machine meets the minimum technical requirements shown below:

  • Pentium III with 900Mhz processor
  • 1Gb RAM
  • 100Mb storage capacity
  • 10/100 Mbps network interface adapter (for local mode only)
  • Sound recording device (for language assessments)
  • Speakers/headphones (for sound-based assessments)
  • Access to Internet (ADSL 1Mb minimum) via reliable ISP (if online mode)
  • Windows XP or above
  • Microsoft .Net 4.0 (Full or Extended version)
  • Windows Media Player 11 or above

You will then need to follow these steps:

  1. Install the Sample Test Player
  2. When installation is complete, you can open the specimen test.
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