Safety Officer and Deputies course qualifications 

You need a qualification...

The latest edition of the Green Guide – the industry standard for safety at sports grounds – recommends that all Safety Officers and their Deputies have a safety officer course qualifications which means they 

are working towards or have a NVQ Level 4 Diploma in Spectator Safety Management.

...we'll help you get it

This is a study-intensive course, as is fitting for a Level 4 Diploma; and it has a notional study time of 580 hours.


That can be demanding for someone with a busy life. We understand. On the Foresee Associates course, we’ll support you every step of the way.

What our course covers

To gain the award, learners must achieve a minimum of 58 credits in total, with at least 50 coming from the seven mandatory units plus a minimum of 8 credits from at least two optional units.

Mandatory units

  1. Plan for the safety of people attending a spectator event

  2. Ensure the safety of people attending a spectator event

  3. Assist the organisation to develop and implement policies

  4. Manage own resources and professional development

  5. Develop productive working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders

  6. Provide information to support decision making

  7. Provide learning opportunities for colleagues.

Optional units

 8.  Manage the use of physical resources

 9.  Encourage innovation in own area of responsibility

10. Recruit, select and keep colleagues

11. Allocate and monitor the progress and quality of work in own area of responsibility

12. Facilitate meetings

13. Provide advice and support for the development and implementation of quality policies

14. Implement quality assurance systems

15. Monitor compliance with quality systems

16. Manage a project.


We help you learn your way 

You’ll be in the capable hands of a friendly tutor who's walked the talk. Our lecture team have all covered UEFA competitions as Safety Officers, and all of them hold high qualifications in managing spectator events. They're not just skilled trainers, either. You’ll find the course enjoyable and instructive, thanks to the wide store of experience they draw on.


When you're not in the classroom, you'll study at home. But you'll still be supported.


That’s because we don't believe unsupported distance learning is your best route to success. In fact, the huge drop-out rate from unsupported distance-learning courses speaks for itself.

Hate exams? It's different with us 

As can be expected from any Diploma-level course, the assessment process is robust.


Assessments are not graded but operate on a strict pass-or-fail basis, and successful candidates must achieve a pass in each required unit. Foresee Associates will support you to ensure, in most cases, a pass is achievable.

Study time – in and out of the classroom


We estimate the course will take you 580 hours over an 18-month period.


Classroom instruction will be delivered in two blocks of 2 days, with at least 4 weeks between the blocks.


Learners also participate in a minimum of two live assessments, at least 4 weeks apart.

Classes will be in central Glasgow. The venue is handy for public and private transport, with nearby car parks and metered street parking.

Interested? Give us a call, drop us a line or follow the link for a prospectus.


Phone: 0141 465 7072


(Office hours are Mon–Fri, 9am–5pm, except public holidays.)

How to apply


There are no formal entry qualifications, but you must be over 18 and able to

communicate effectively in English.

For further information:

Phone 0141 465 7072



(Office hours are Mon–Fri, 9am–5pm, except public holidays.)



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