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Shoplifting and Security Awareness

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In our Shoplifting and security Awareness course, you will gain a detailed insight into retail shoplifting, security and  information on the basic principles. You will learn about the various measures to reduce the risk of theft in retail environments and the actions to take if shoplifting and internal theft occur.

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Course description

All about Shoplifting  and Security Awareness

On completion of the course, students will gain an understanding of shoplifting and security awareness. You will learn about security in retail, what it means and where it applies. You will explore why retail security is important and the types of security risks.

We will cover shoplifting in retail and look at statistics, you will learn about the methods used and the most shoplifted items per store type. You will also consider the problem of internal theft and the scale of the shoplifting problem across retail in the UK.

You will learn about how to prevent shop lifting and keeping the retail environment safe and explore some examples of how retailers can prevent shoplifting.

We will cover the actions to take and how to approach a suspected shoplifter and you will learn about how to identify warning signs of conflict how to manage conflict and cover witness statements.

In order to complete the course, you must achieve 80% or more in the final multiple choice quiz.

You will earn 3 CPD points on completion of the course, this course will take around 3 hours to complete and the certificate will last for two years.

  • Fully CPD registered
  • Completed online with instant downloadable certificate
  • Fully printed certificate posted next day
  • Complete the online multiple choice assessment as many times as you need to pass

Units covered

  • Unit 1 – Introduction to shoplifting and security  – In the first unit we will cover security in retail, what it means and where it applies. You will cover some definitions and explore why retail security is important and the types of security risks. You will learn about retail security policies and procedures and who has what responsibilities for security in retail.
  • Unit 2 – All about shoplifting – In the second unit we will consider the statistics that highlight the problem of shoplifting. You will look at who is stealing, some of the methods that may be used and the most shoplifted items per store.
  • Unit 3 – Prevention and keeping the retail environment safe – In this unit you will learn about keeping the retail environment safe, you will explore some examples of how retailers can prevent shop lifting and consider the benefits of security guards.
  • Unit 4 – Dealing with offenders  – In the final unit we will cover how to approach a suspected shoplifter and the actions to take. You will also consider how to manage conflict and learn about witness statements.
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Work through your course

Each course is broken down into manageable sections. Work through these at your own pace and learn about each of the topics in the course. We use images, written information, diagrams and other resources to help you get to grips with the content with no hassle.

Our courses are all designed to allow progress without any assistance but our support staff can be contacted if you do need us.

Complete the final quiz

Every course is assessed through a multiple choice quiz. These quizzes use a bank of questions that have multiple options and you need to choose the correct one. You need to answer a specific number of questions correctly to pass the course and get your certificate.

If you don’t pass first time it is no problem. You can attempt the quiz as many times as you need until you pass so there is nothing to worry about.

Get your certificate

As soon as you finish the course, you can download your certificate. This will also be accessible in your account any time you log in. Your certificate includes the course you have studied, your name, the date of completion and a verification number that can be used by future employers to verify that you passed your course.

A digitally printed and hard backed version of your certificate is sent out to you via first class post the day after you pass.


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How long does the course take to complete?

This course takes a few hours to complete and you can do this without any restrictions. This means you can buy the course and start at any time. You can also begin your learning, stop and come back to the course to pick up where you left off.

Is this Shoplifting and Security Awareness course accredited?

Yes the course is fully accredited through the CPD Certification Service. They review all of our content to check for quality, depth and that the material is fully up-to-date. Each year our membership with the service is renewed and all courses are thoroughly checked prior to being accredited.

Will I get a certificate when I finish?

Yes, as soon as you finish this course you can immediately download a PDF version of your personalised certificate. We also then send a fully printed copy to you by first class post.

How long does the certificate last?

The certificate after finishing this course lasts for 2 years until expiry which is when we recommend completing the training again. Some industries may require an update to CPD more frequently than this and others may not but, as a standard rule, we recommend completing the Shoplifting and Security Awareness course every 2 years to ensure it is fresh in your mind and you understanding the latest regulations.

What are the benefits of completing this Shoplifting and Security Awareness course online?

By completing this course online you can study in your own time and at your own pace. Having the ability to complete the units at a time to suit you engages your learning much more and enables you to interact and soak up the information easier.

Shoplifting and security awareness CPD Online course
Shoplifting and Security Awareness
£20 + VAT