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SIA Door Supervisor

This is the most popular course in security industry to find a quick job. A unique license as it qualifies an individual to work as a Door Supervisor and a Security Guard.

Course Details

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements to the Door Supervisor course; however the minimum age requirement for entry into this course is 18 years.

You will be asked to bring along Identification documents (Both parts of provisional or full UK driving license, passport) and proof of address (utility bill, bank statement etc) along with 2 passport size photographs.

A range of other documents can be accepted as proof of address.

Course Structure

Course Structure
This course consists of following four modules :

Module 1: Working in the Private Security Industry

  • The Private Security Industry
  • Relevant Legislation
  • Health and safety in the workplace
  • The principles of fire safety
  • Non-fire-related workplace emergencies
  • The principles of effective communication and customer care in the private security industry

Module 2: Conflict Management for the Private Security Industry 

  • The principles of conflict management
  • All you need to know about risk
  • Communication and the de-escalation of conflict
  • Problem solving strategies
  • After the conflict is over

Module 3: Working as a Door Supervisor

  • Door supervisors and the law
  • Access control and searching
  • Arrest
  • Drugs
  • Incident recording and crime scene preservation
  • Licensing law and social responsibility
  • Safety and security

Module 4: Physical Intervention

  • Health and safety
  • The legal implications on use of force
  • Medical implications in use of force
  • Post incident reporting
  • Recording incidents
  • Disengagement
  • Escorting
  • Holding

Course Fee

Fee for this course is £160

Awarding Bodies

  • National Open College Network (NOCN)
  • Education Development International (EDI)

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Q: What is the aim of this course?

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 National Certificate for Door Supervisors meets this veryrequirement for the SIA Licence.

The SIA Door Supervisor course is run over three or four days and has approx 30 hours of tuition and 2 hours of exams. The exams papers consist of two 35-MCQs with a pass ratio of 77%.

NOTE: If you work as a Door Supervisor without an SIA licence you are liable to a fine and/or prison time. For more information on SIA licensing or the SIA Door Supervisor course, feel free to call us during working hours.

Q: Who is it for?

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


Q: What are the benefits?

The SIA recognised Level 2 National Certificate 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.


Q: How can I book the course?

You can book the course online (Click here to Book Online) or by calling us on 01923 227241.


Q: Can I pay by cheque?

Yes you may pay by the cheque, but will only be allowed to attend the course after the payment has been cleared.


Q: Can I pay on the day?

Yes, you may pay on the day in cash.


Q: Is the course cheaper if I book in advance?

Yes, the course is £20 cheaper if you book and pay at least 4 weeks in advance.


Q: When will I receive my result?

Results are available about after 10 working days.


Q: When will I receive my certificate?

Certficates may be collected from centre 2- 3 weeks after successful course completion.


Q: Do I need my certificate to apply for SIA Licence?

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.


Q: I want to work as a Security Guard, is this course right for me?

Yes, you may work as a security guard if you hold a Door Supervisor licence, however will not be allowed to work as a Door Supervisor if you hold a security guard licence.

This makes Door Supervisor course more valuable.

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SIA Door Supervisor

SIA Door Supervisor