Corporate Security Officers Training Course


Course Duration: 30 September – 04 October 2024
Application Date: - Aug 30, 2024
Course Fee: Participants will be charged GHC 3,500.00 per person.


Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC), one of the three Training Centres of Excellence was established to build capacity of military, police and civilians to meet the changing demands of multidimensional peace operations. As a training Centre of Excellence, KAIPTC has over the years of its establishment, enhanced and continue to develop the capacities of its trainees to respond to complex peace and security challenges in the region and beyond. KAIPTC in recent times has recognized the importance, frequent engagement and inclusion of emerging and existing stakeholders and players in the peace and security space particularly those in the private sector. This initiative seeks to inculcate the sense of inclusiveness and the responsibility of private security organizations in peace-building. It also seeks to reinforce the collaborative efforts of all players in peace building efforts. KAIPTC has subsequently introduced amongst other courses the Corporate Security Officers Training Course.

The introduction of this course recognizes the role of stakeholders in the private security industry and underpins KAIPTC’s vision in bringing on board partners to share experiences in the field of peace and security. The course is specifically designed to build the capacity of participants in their role as partners, contributing and collaborating with the traditional security institutions for the maintenance of global the peace and security.


Background and Rationale

Over the past decades, security within Africa and beyond has assumed very complex and dangerous nature creating insecurity and uncertainty the world over. The myriad of security breaches and challenges mostly resulting from lack of vigilance, appropriate training, lack of professionalism among others has resulted to the threat and instability in most countries particularly on the African Continent. In a world where emerging and complex security threat pose a great danger it has become imperative to embark on these initiatives to bring on board stakeholders in the private security industry to understand their roles and contribution in the maintenance of peaceful atmosphere for economic activities to thrive.

In line with the aforementioned, this course is tailored to build the capacities of participants to respond adequately and effectively to the complex and emerging trends requiring security response in peace and security. Additionally, the introduction of the Corporate Security Officers Training Course is entrenched in the need to enhance the capacities and the important efforts of the private security sector and harnessing their roles in creating an enabling environment for a peaceful socio-economic environment.

As part of KAIPTC’s strategic objective of enhancing the capacities of ECOWAS, AU and other stakeholders in ensuring peace and security, KAIPTC Centre of Excellence invites stakeholders, practitioners and well-meaning enthusiast to attend this important course to collaborate in sharing ideas to help bring innovative ideas together in creating a peaceful atmosphere in our communities


Aim of the Course

The course aims at developing the knowledge and skills of participants to enhance the effective protection of organizational assets (properties, people, information and reputation). This is to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of security management at the workplace.


Learning Objectives

The main objectives of a course generally aim to provide a clear roadmap of what participants are expected to learn and achieve by the end of the course. While specific objectives can vary depending on the subject matter and level of the course, the overall objective includes the following components:

  1. Introduce participants to the concept of security.
  2. Develop the Professional Corporate Security Officer in the workplace.
  3. Introduce participants to Corporate Security Operations.


Learning Outcomes

The expected outcomes of the course outline what participants should be able to demonstrate upon successful completion of the course. These outcomes are directly aligned with the course objectives and are being broken down into the following:

  1. Explain the concept of security.
  2. Enhanced Professionalism in Corporate Security at the workplace.
  3. Enhanced understanding of Corporate Security Operations.


Target/Eligible Group

The course is designed for a specific audience to ensure that the content and delivery are appropriately tailored to meet their needs and goals. These audience includes:

  1. Corporate security supervisors
  2. Security Guards/Wardens
  3. Aspiring/Potential Corporate Security Professionals



The course comprises three (3) modules, each designed to cover specific aspects of Corporate Security Officer Training. These modules are structured to build on one another, providing a comprehensive understanding of the topics. This Includes:

  1. Introduction to the Concept of Security
  2. The professional corporate security officer
  3. Corporate security Operations
  4. Final Exercise



The training will adopt a collaborative problem-based learning approach(CPBL) which emphasizes active participant engagement and real-world problem solving through teamwork. This approach includes the following elements:

  1. Presentation
  2. Lectures
  3. Group Simulation exercises
  4. Role Play
  5. Videos


Module One (1): Introduction to the Concept of Security

Session One (1):

  • Historical context of security (Traditional and Non Traditional)
  • Definition and types of Security

Period: Two (2) hours
Methodology: Presentation/Discussion.


Session Two (2):

  •  Current/emerging security trends (Traditional vrs Human)
  • Introduction to the Corporate Security Industry

Period: Two (2) hours
Methodology: Presentation/Discussion


Session Three (3):

  • Legal Frameworks
    • Constitution
    • National Security Architecture
    • Legislative instruments establishing corporate security
    • Responsibilities and rights of supervisors and guards
    • Human rights (Gender mainstreaming)
    • Use of Force
    • Arrest and Detention
    • Labour Unionization

Period: One (1) hour, Thirty (3) minutes

Methodology: Presentation/Discussion


Module Two (2): The Professional Corporate Security Officer

Session One (1):

  • Structure of a Security Department of an Organization
    • Qualities of corporate security officer
    • Role of a corporate security officer

Period: One (1) Hour
Methodology: Presentation/Discussion


Session Two (2):

  • Communication and Interpersonal Skills
    • Professionalism of a corporate security officer
    • Leadership and management skills of a corporate security officer

Period: Two (2) hours
Methodology: Presentation/Discussion


Session Three (3)

  •  Radio Communication

Period: Two (2) hours
Methodology: Presentation/Discussion, Simulation


Session Four (4)

  • Stress Management & Substance Abuse

Period: One (1) hour
Methodology: Presentation/Discussion


Module three (3): Corporate Security Operations

Session One (1):

  •  Safety at the Workplace
    •  Safety vs Security
    • Hazards (fire prevention, detection and response)
    • First Aid
  • Security Threats and Risks at the Workplace (Situational Awareness)
    • Mitigating Threats and Risks at the workplace

Period: Three (3) hours
Methodology: Presentation/Discussion, Role play


Session Two (2):

  • Enforcement of security protocol at workplace (best practices)
    • Corporate security policy
    • Standard Operating Procedures
    • Security plans, Post Orders and Signage
    • Scheduling (Daily, Weekly, Monthly)
    • Security standards

Period: One (1) hours, Thirty (30) minutes
Methodology: Presentation/Discussion


Session Three (3):

  • Introduction to physical security
    • Definition and Elements of physical security
    • Types of Physical Security Measures
    • Patrolling

Period: One (1) hour
Methodology: Presentation/Discussion


Session Four (4)

  • Customer Care & Visitor Management

Period: One (1) hour
Methodology: Presentation, Discussion


Session Five (5)

  • Investigations & Report Writing

Period: One (1) hour
Methodology: Presentation, Discussion


Session Six (6)

  •  Access Control & Vehicle and People Search

Period: Two (2) hours
Methodology: Presentation, Simulation, Discussion


Final Exercise

Period: Two (2) hours, Thirty (30) minutes
Methodology: Presentation, Simulation, Discussion


The course will be held at KAIPTC for one week.


Participants will be charged GHC 3,500.00 per person.


COURSE STARTS: 30 September – 04 October 2024





Mrs Marylyn Agblor
Training Coordination Officer
Tel. 00 233 (0) 302 718200 Ext. 1012
Fax. 00 233 (0) 302 718201 Email:


Colonel Frank Kusi-Darko
Course Director
Tel. 00 233 (0) 302 718200 Ext. 1075
Fax. 00 233 (0) 302 718201
Email: Course.director