NSQF-Personal Security Officer.pdf

Personal Security Officer

  • Job DescriptionPrimary responsibility of a PSO is to protect the principal against possible threats. A PSO is required to operate within the confines of the assigned tasks and are required to operate alone or as part of a team both in armed and unarmed roles.
  • SectorPrivate Security
  • NSQF LevelLevel 5
  • Notional Hours160
  • Accrediting BodiesManagement & Entrepreneurship and Professional Skills Council
  • Certifying BodiesManagement & Entrepreneurship and Professional Skills Council
  • Proposed Occupation

    Personal Security Officer

  • 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-Personal Security Officer.pdf
  • Supporting Documents
  • Formal structure of the qualification
    Title of unit or other component Mandatory/ Optional Estimated size (Hours) Level
    MEP/N7122 Prepare to minimize threats and risks to principal Mandatory 21 5
    MEP/N7123 Maintain the safety and security of principal Mandatory 20 5
    MEP/N7124 Maintain personal security awareness and respond to threats Mandatory 21 5
    MEP/N7125 Use physical intervention for personal protection Mandatory 20 5
    MEP/N7102 - Conform to rudimentary legal requirements of Private Security Agencies (Regulation) Act – 2005 while undertaking security tasks Mandatory 10 5
    MEP/N7108 - Health and safety Mandatory 18 5
    MEP/N7112 – Armed security tasks in accordance with basic security practices Mandatory 10 5
    MEP/N7113 - Observe safety norms while handling firearms Mandatory 10 5
    MEP/N7114 - Deal with security situations warranting use of licenced firearms Mandatory 10 5
    MEP/N7111 – Project positive image of self and the organisation Mandatory 20 5