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Door Supervisor Level 2 Award

Level 2 Award for Door Supervisors in the Private Security Industry

Under the Private Security Industry Act 2001, all door supervisors must hold a licence to practice, issued by the Security Industry Authority (SIA). To work as a door supervisor, you need to apply for a SIA licence. You cannot get your SIA licence without first attending a training course and gaining a Door Supervisor qualification. Once you have your licence you can start earning and have an exciting career in the security industry in a variety of roles. 

Qualification Structure 

This qualification consists of four units, which learners must complete successfully to achieve the qualification, they are:

  • Unit 1 – Principles of working in the private security industry 
  • Unit 2 – Principles of working as a door supervisor in the private security industry 
  • Unit 3 – Application of conflict management in the private security industry 
  • Unit 4 – Application of physical intervention skills in the private security industry 

Duration - some mandatory (must do) self-study before and while on the training. 

To complete this qualification, you will be expected to undertake a total of approx. 61 hours of learning. The SIA stipulates a minimum of 44 contact hours (6-days) if self-study is undertaken. 

How will I be assessed? 

  • Multiple-choice examinations and practical tests of your searching, conflict management
  • physical intervention skills

Entry Requirements: 

Security operatives are likely in the course of their work to be required to make calls to the emergency services, or for example communicate to resolve conflict. It is essential that security operatives can communicate effectively; 

All learners must demonstrate a good grasp of the English language, as assessments are only available in this language. This may involve completing a short assessment prior to enrolment; 

This qualification is aimed at learners aged over 18, due to age restrictions on applying for an SIA licence. 

From the 1st April 2021 all learners must present with a Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work qualification (or equivalent) before undertaking an SIA course in Security or Door Supervision. 

Photo and ID Requirements: 

You will need to bring ID with you to be able to sit the exams. If you have a current Passport and a photo driving license these will be ideal. Alternatively, you can bring your original birth certificate if you do not have a passport or driving licence – along with two other forms of ID showing your current address such as a recent utility bill, P45/P60, Council Tax statement (less than 12 months old) or bank statement (less than 3 months old). 

Please refer to the ID requirements sheet which you will be sent with your joining instructions to make sure you will have the correct and sufficient amount of ID to be able to do the course and sit the exams. 


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