Door Supervision

(Level 2) within the Private Security Industry

Who is this qualification for?

This regulated qualification is ideal for anyone wishing to work as a door supervisor as it provides them with the necessary skills and knowledge to apply for an SIA licence in this field. Subjects covered include behavioural standards, legislation relevant to the role, search procedures, powers of arrest, recording incidents and crime scene preservation, reducing risk, conflict management, communicating effectively and physical intervention.

How long will it take?

6 days (approximately 45 hours of learning) or 4 days if flexible distance learning is undertaken.

Topics covered

These include the main characteristics of the Private Security Industry:

  • The importance of safe working practices to comply with legal requirements, the role and objectives of a door supervisor
  • Powers of arrest relevant to a door supervisor, how to recognise, assess and reduce risk in conflict situations
  • Good practice to follow after conflict situations, physical interventions and the implications of their use and the use non-aggressive physical skills to protect yourself and others

Course Structure

Unit 1 – Working within the Private Security Industry
Assessment: 40-question multiple-choice examination

Unit 2 – Working as a Door Supervisor
Assessment: 45-question multiple-choice examination

Unit 3 – Conflict Management
Assessment: 20-question multiple-choice examination

Unit 4 – Physical Intervention Skills
Assessment: On going practical assessment throughout the course by the tutor and a knowledge assessment which is marked by the course tutor