SIA Level 2 Award in Working as a Door Supervisor

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 Pearson 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 Pearson approved centre. Learners are required to take three 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 as a Door Supervisor within the Private Security Industry

  • Duration 75 minutes   Marks 60

Unit 2: Working within the Private Security Industry

  • Duration 75 minutes   Marks 60

Unit 3: Conflict Management within the Private Security Industry

  • Duration 45 minutes   Marks 35

Unit 4 Physical Intervention Skills within the Private Security Industry

  • This unit is assessed through a Portfolio of Evidence. For the practical assessment, learners will be assessed undertaking each of the techniques taught. The assessor will only pass them when all of the techniques have been demonstrated satisfactorily

FAQs

To work as a SIA Door Supervisor or SIA Security Guard in the UK you will need to have an SIA licence issued by the Security Industry Authority (SIA). One of the requirements of the SIA licence is that you hold a recognised qualification, and the Level 2 Award in Door Supervision is the requirement for the SIA Licence. The SIA Door Supervisor course is run over four days and consists of 30 hours tuition with 3.25 hours of exams. The exams consist of three multiple choice papers and a physical intervention assessment.

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New entrants to the security industry and those who are returning to it having previously worked prior to the introduction of SIA licensing in 2004 will need to undertake the SIA training to be able to apply for the SIA licence.

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The SIA recognised Level 2 Award for Door Supervisors will enable you to apply to the SIA for a Door Supervisor licence, and by obtaining this SIA licence you will increase your employment opportunities. Although the course syllabus will provide you with the basic knowledge needed to pass the exams, our instructors will also demonstrate to you the real-life practicalities of being a SIA Door Supervisor or SIA Security Guard, so that when you eventually start work you will feel much more confident in your new role.

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You can book the course online by filling out the form below or by calling us on 020 8552 5684.

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UK/EU nationals or if you have recourse to public funds. You should also be receiving one or more of these benefits:

  • a) Child tax credit
  • b) Working tax credit
  • c) Universal credit
  • d) Job seekers allowance
  • e) Employers support allowance

 

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If you are not eligible for the funding you may pay for the SIA course which costs £299.

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We will let you know your results within 14 working days.

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No, you do not need your certificate to apply for SIA Licence. You can apply for SIA Licence as soon as you have your result.

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If you are eligible for funding you do not have to pay for the license.

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Yes, you may work as a security guard if you hold a Door Supervisor licence, however you will not be allowed to work as a Door Supervisor if you hold a Security Guard licence. This makes the Door Supervisor course more valuable. Tesco/Asda and now most shopping centres are licensed premises reducing the possibility of working at different sites.

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It is an awarding organisation requirement to do an identity check for all security related qualifications, therefore candidates who are attending licence linked course are requested to provide the following upon arrival; Two passport size photos, Original passport of any nationality or UK photo drivers licence, Two forms of proof of address (originals). Please see the joining instructions as a range of other documents can be accepted.

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No, this is a general misconception that door supervisors only work at night clubs and pubs. In fact, door supervisors can work at a site where a normal security guard is required. Please see the list of places above where a door supervisor may work.

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Trainer’s Profile:

Mazin Maktari has spent over 15 years working in the security training industry and has trained door supervisors, close protection officers and medics, all over the world. He has taught and assessed CCTV, Door Supervision, First Aid, Health and Safety and Functional Skills qualifications for colleges in East London, as well as in other London venues. He has experience in managing security operations, business continuity and staff development, and was a Military Police Officer in the British Army.

Apply now – Start Your Career in Security…

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Funding

Funding is subject to eligibility – please contact us to find out more.