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Free SIA Level 2 Door Supervisor Course + SIA Badge*

*Subject to eligibility

Eligibility criteria – We can help you to find Free SIA Course + badge if you meet the following criteria:

  • You are aged between 18-24
  • Must be unemployed
  • You are living in London (within M25)
  • You do not have more than one level 3 or higher qualifications or more than two A levels
  • Willing to take 2-3 months pre-apprenticeship (Traineeship) training
  • You are a British citizen and have lived in the UK for the last 3 years

SIA Level 2 Award in Working as a Door Supervisor within the Private Security Industry

Course Overview

Anyone who wishes to work in the security industry now needs to achieve the SIA Door Supervision qualification (Level 2) before they can apply for their licence. It is illegal to work in the private security industry without this licence.

Aim Skills Development offers the Level 2 Award in Door Supervision which meets these requirements and is based on the SIA specifications for training and qualifications. This course will give candidates the skills and knowledge necessary to apply for their licence and work as a Door Supervisor in the industry

Qualification Structure

Unit 1 – Working within the Private Security Industry

  • Know the main characteristics of the Private Security Industry
  • Understand legislation as it applies to the individual in carrying out a licensable activity
  • Understand the importance of safe working practices to comply with legal requirements
  • Understand fire procedures in the workplace
  • Understand emergencies and the importance of emergency procedures
  • Understand the importance of communication skills and customer care

Unit 2 – Working as a Door Supervisor within the Private Security Industry

  • Understand the role and objectives of a door supervisor
  • Understand civil and criminal law relevant to a door supervisor
  • Understand searching relevant to a door supervisor
  • Understand powers of arrest relevant to a door supervisor
  • Understand drug-misuse issues and procedures relevant to the role of a door supervisor
  • Understand incident recording and crime scene preservation relevant to the role of a door supervisor
  • Understand licensing law and social responsibility relevant to the role of a door supervisor
  • Understand emergency procedures which should be followed by a door supervisor
  • Understand how a door supervisor can help to keep vulnerable people safe
  • Understand queue management and venue capacity responsibilities relevant to a door supervisor

Unit 3 – Conflict Management within the Private Security Industry

  • Understand the principles of conflict management appropriate to their role.
  • Understand how to recognise, assess and reduce risk in conflict situations
  • Understand how to communicate effectively in emotive situations and de-escalate conflict.
  • Understand how to develop and use problem solving strategies for resolving conflict.
  • Understand good practice to follow after conflict situations

Unit 4 – Physical Intervention Skills within the Private Security Industry

  • Understand physical interventions and the implications of their use
  • Understand how to reduce the risk of harm when physical intervention skills are used.
  • Be able to use non-aggressive physical skills to protect yourself and others
  • Be able to use non-pain related standing, holding and escorting techniques, including non-restrictive and restrictive skills
  • Understand good practice to follow after physical interventions

Where can you work?

This qualification has been developed to meet the requirements of the Security Industry Authority (SIA). It is based on the relevant SIA Specifications for Learning and Qualifications and provides the learner with the necessary skills and knowledge to apply for an SIA licence and work in the following roles and at the following venues:

Roles

  • Receptionist
  • Security Guard
  • Concierge
  • Airport Security
  • Mobile patrol
  • Key Holder
  • Door Supervisor(Bouncer)
  • Event Crowd Controller
  • Search Team
  • Site Security

Venues

  • Educational Institutions
  • Leisure Parks
  • Theatres
  • Transport
  • Cinema
  • Corporate
  • Car Park
  • Events

Assessment:

Aim Skills Development is approved centre. Learners are required to take four multiple choice tests under examination conditions. These tests are set and marked by Pearson. The table below gives a summary of the assessment methods used in the qualification.

Unit 1: Working within the Private Security Industry

  • Duration 1 hour and 45 minutes  Marks 70

Unit 2: Working as a Door Supervisor within the Private Security Industry

  • Duration 75 minutes   Marks 50

Unit 3: Conflict Management within the Private Security Industry

  • Duration 30 minutes   Marks 20

Unit 4 Physical Intervention Skills within the Private Security Industry

  • Duration 45 minutes  Marks 30

FAQs

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