To work in the private security industry you must hold a licence granted by the Security Industry Authority (SIA). Working without an SIA licence is a criminal offence. Before applying for your SIA licence you must first gain this qualification. The primary role of the door supervisor is to control admission to licensed premises and to ensure that customers have a safe night out. Door supervisors need to be able to control the door, manage conflict situations, document incidents, prevent drug use, deal with and assist the management in ensuring the premises are lawfully and responsibly operated.
To work as a door supervisor you must hold a frontline door supervisor’s licence issued by the Security Industry Authority (SIA). To be granted this licence an applicant must:
- Be at least 18 years old
- Pass the SIA’s criminality criteria
- Hold a recognised door supervisor’s qualification
The Level 2 Award in Door Supervision is a legal requirement for any person applying for an SIA Door Supervisor licence. The course takes four days to complete and consists of the following elements:
- Introduction to the Role and the Leisure and Security Industries
- Standards of Behavior
- Civil and Criminal Law
- Drugs Awareness
- Recording Incidents and Crime Scene Preservation
- Licensing Law
- Equal Opportunities
- Health and Safety at Work Act
- Emergency Procedures
- Introduction to Communication Skills and Conflict Management
- Application of Communication Skills and Conflict Management
- Physical Intervention Training
This qualification also includes the following updated from SIA (November 2013)
1. Identifying vulnerable people
2. Understanding the risks to vulnerable people being ejected from, or refused entry to, a venue, and what actions can be taken to protect them
3. Identifying the behavior of sexual predators
4. Identifying indicators of child sexual exploitation.
Who should take this qualification?
Anyone wishing to gain work as a door supervisor within licensed premises and anyone looking to apply for the SIA Door Supervisor Licence. A Door Supervisor Licence also entitles the holder to work as a security guard.
*To be eligible for any licence issued by the SIA you must be aged 18 or over. A DBS check (formerly CRB) will be carried out by the SIA and every time a licence is renewed or needs replacing a new CRB check will be performed.
Identity, passport, certification, address, right to work and counter signatory checks will also be carried out and if applying for a frontline licence you must have achieved the appropriate SIA approved training qualification. You must also have read and signed a Physical Intervention pre-course declaration to show you are able to carry out the physical intervention part of the course.
Please refer to the SIA website for advice regarding eligibility, DBS checks, Criminal Convictions, and Identity checks.
Delegates will be required to participate in practical sessions. They should come prepared in comfortable clothing and be physically fit when arriving on the course.
If you have any medical conditions which limit / hinder your involvement of participation in activities, you are obliged to declare any relevant, current or previous injuries/illness. If you are diagnosed as an asthmatic, diabetic or epileptic, or have allergies that you believe the course staff needs to be aware of, you must advise us accordingly. Please note that any declaration of injury or illness does not automatically preclude you from any course. You should be further aware that if you are on a regular course of medication for any condition; you must have sufficient medication to cover you throughout the course. Although first aid cover is provided during courses, no doctor is available to replenish regular medication, nor is there any facility to deliver medical treatment for chronic medical conditions. Please provide any relevant information regarding the above medical information during the application process.