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Certificate in Security Operations (CSO)

CSO is a WSQ-certified security course developed to provide trainees with the necessary  knowledge and skill sets required as Security Officers. The programmes are tailored according to the current market realistic requirements.  

This course is offered on a modular basis.

Course Units

Trainees are required to attend 3 core modules and 3 electives to obtain a Certificate in Security Operations (CSO).

Core Modules:

Vocational Skills:

Generic Skills:

(Maximum of 1 unit to form full qualification)


Assessment will be conducted at the end of each module by POLWEL.
POLWEL Co-Operative is the business arm of Police Welfare Fund. It is an Approved Assessment Organisation under the National Skill Recognition System.

Its core functions are:

  • To register and schedule candidates for assessment

  • To ensure the quality and consistency of assessment conducted

  • To handle appeals from candidates

  • To ensure that the system of managing the assessment regime meets the service standards defined by the authorities. 

A total of 28 skills standards will be assessed and carried out by POLWEL Approved Assessment Organisation.