SIA Door Supervisor Course

Course duration: 6 days

Cost: £280 per person

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Level 2 Award for Working as a Door Supervisor Within the Private Security Industry (QCF)

Level 2 Award for Working as a Door Supervisor within the Private Security Industry (QCF)

Bespoke Training

Course Duration

6 Days 

(with some self study/distance learning)

Course Fee

£280 per person

(Pagoda Security is a proud supporter of the YMCA DLG charity and sponsors a number of free places on our Door Supervisor courses each year. If you are currently engaging with this charity and wish to do this course, please contact your support worker who’ll advise on the referral.)

How long will it take?

To complete this qualification learners are expected to undertake approximately 61 hours of learning. The SIA stipulates a minimum of 44 contact hours (6-days) if self-study is undertaken.

Next Course

Courses are run on a monthly basis. Use the calendar above to view the available dates.

Qualification Overview

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 as a Door Supervisor within the Private Security Industry. This is a six-day course, with each part assessed as below, it is generally very achievable with a couple of hours reading per night. You will be required to take a short level 1 English literacy test on the first day, in order to do this course. If you wish to do this beforehand to be sure you can take the course, please contact us to arrange this.

Entry Guidance

It is required that learners have a minimum of Level 1 in literacy or numeracy or equivalent. The qualification is aimed at learners aged 18 and over due to age restrictions on applying for a licence. Attendance on all six days is compulsory to complete the course and gain this Award.

Leaners will also need to show that they hold a valid First Aid or Emergency First Aid certificate. The training centre must confirm that the learner has this qualification PRIOR to attending the SIA Door Supervisor course. The First Aid certificate must also be in date for at least 12 months.

We will be running First Aid courses on a monthly basis, generally the week before the SIA Door Supervisor course, so if you require the First Aid please ensure to enrol on this course also when booking your SIA course.

Qualification Structure

This qualification is made up of four mandatory units, the details of which are included at the end of this document. Learners must successfully complete the assessments for the units to achieve the qualification.

How the qualification is assessed

This qualification is assessed through 3 multiple-choice examinations and a practical & written test.

Unit 1: Working in the Private Security Industry

This unit is assessed by a 72 question multiple-choice examination the duration of which is one hour and 10 minutes. To be successful, learners must achieve a score of at least 70%.

Unit 2: Working as a Door Supervisor

This unit is assessed by a 50 question multiple-choice examination the duration of which is one hour and 15 minutes. To be successful, learners must achieve a score of at least 70%.

Unit 3: Conflict Management for the Private Security Industry

This unit is assessed by a 20 question multiple-choice examination the duration of which is 30 minutes. To be successful, learners must achieve a score of at least 70%.

In addition, there will be an externally set, internally marked practical scenario assessment which will last 15 minutes. This is a 100% pass requirement.

Unit 4: Physical Intervention Skills for the Private Security Industry

This unit is assessed in two parts. Part one is a written test that is assessed by a 30 question multiple-choice examination, the duration of which is 45 minutes.

Part two is a practical test and learners must perform every technique and require 100% pass by the instructor. There will also be a practical assessment of 15 minutes recorded.

The SIA have stipulated a maximum ratio of 12:1 learners to tutor for unit 4.To be successful, learners must achieve a score of at least 70%.

ID Requirements

Centres are required to ensure that each learner’s photograph and formal identification documents are checked and recorded before they are allowed to sit the examination/assessment. Only a formal passport-style photo is acceptable and the documents required are listed separately when you click on to ID REQUIREMENTS. Please note ONLY these documents are acceptable and the original MUST be produced, copies cannot be accepted. If you are not sure how you can comply with this, please contact us to discuss this.

For further information

If you have any questions, need to clarify or have any other information please contact us on 01273 621323 (option 4). Alternatively, you can email us at training@pagodasecurity.co.uk where one of our trainers will then personally handle your enquiry.