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SIA Door Supervisor Training Course

The SIA Door Supervisor licence is the gateway to a rewarding career in the UK security industry, either as a Door Supervisor or a Security Guard. In the UK, all security industry qualifications have been put together by the SIA and are available through the following awarding bodies: HABC, EDI, BIIAB, City & Guilds, IQ and Edexcel. SIA trainers must have obtained the specialized teaching qualifications laid down by the SIA and must also be approved by an awarding body as having practical experience in the subject areas which they deliver.


What about the Security Guard course?

The SIA Security Guard course is made up of 3 units (Working in the Private Security Industry, Conflict Management and Working as a Security Officer). However the first two of them are identical to those on the Door Supervisor course.

The third unit (Working as a Security Officer) covers about 80% of the equivalent module on the Door Supervisor course (Working as a Door Supervisor), so you will see that there is very little difference between the two qualifications.

On the Door Supervisor course there is an additional unit (Physical Intervention) which is not included in the Security Guard course. However, it contains a lot of very useful skills for a Security Guard to learn.

For the above reasons we don't offer the Award in Security Guarding qualification (unless it is for a group booking of 10 or more) as a separate course. The SIA have a Licence Integration policy which means that anyone who holds a valid Door Supervisor licence can also work as a Security Guard. So, by doing the Door Supervisor course you are giving yourself a wider choice of job opportunities. For more information about the difference between the two licences, visit our Door Supervisor v. Security Guard licence page.


Level 2 Award in Door Supervision - Course Description

This nationally recognised award, spread over 4 days, is an introductory course aimed at giving learners the basic job training in Door Supervision. The course covers the key subjects set down by the SIA, enabling successful learners to apply for an SIA Licence.


Course Content:


Working in the Private Security Industry - Covered via Distance Learning

  • The Private Security Industry Introduction
  • Law Awareness
  • Health and Safety
  • Fire Safety Awareness
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Communication and Customer Care

Working as a Door Supervisor

  • Behavioural Standards
  • Law relevant to Door Supervisors
  • Admission Policies and Search
  • Drugs Awareness
  • Licensing Law
  • Arrest Procedures
  • Safety and Security issues relevant to Door Supervisors
  • Recording Incidents and Crime Scene Preservation

Communication Skills and Conflict Management

  • Principles of Conflict Management
  • How to recognise, assess and reduce, conflict
  • Defusing conflict
  • Resolving and learning from conflict
  • Understanding good practice

Physical Intervention

  • Legal Implications of Physical Intervention
  • Reducing the risk when using Physical Intervention
  • Using non-pain related Physical skills to protect yourself and others
  • How to use Physical Intervention techniques
  • Good practice following Physical Interventions


SIA Career Progression

Whether you are new to the industry or already working, a career in security now has many progression routes. For those who wish to specialize, here is a list of some areas that are popular and well paid:

Door Supervisor
Managing security operations
Close Protection Officer

Whilst starting your career as a Door Supervisor or Security Guard you may earn £8 to £12 per hour, there are candidates who earn in excess of £30K when progressing to management.