Level 2 Award in Door Supervision
SIA Approved Qualification - Door Supervisor
Historically the most popular SIA licence held is the Door Supervisor. This is because as well as being able to work in pubs and nightclubs, it also allows you to undertake all of the activities covered by an SIA Security licence.
Additionally the Door Supervisor Training Course covers working in Event Security (e.g. at the large music festivals that run throughout the summer months). This means that one SIA licence enables you to work in three sectors of the industry, so maximising your job opportunities and a return on the investment in the training course.
To obtain the SIA Door Supervisor licence you will need to pass a licence-linked qualification called the Level 2 Award in Door Supervision. This will involve attending a 30 hour course and passing three exams. You will also need to provide suitable identification and pass a criminality check.
When taking the Door Supervisor Course with the Door Supervisor Training Organisation there are significant overlaps with Security Guarding so you will be well prepared should you choose to work in that sector.
We run courses from a wide number of locations throughout the UK including Bournemouth, Southampton, Brighton, Broadstairs, Reading, Birmingham, Norwich, Nottingham, Liverpool as well as our new courses in Epping, Milton Keynes and Manchester.
Check out our Course Finder at the top of this page to find more details of the locations and courses.
What will I learn on the Door Supervisors course?
The course is separated into 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
- 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
How is the Door Supervisor course assessed?
The Level 2 Award in Door Supervision is assessed by three straightforward multiple choice exams.
The vast majority of our candidates pass at their first attempt, but there is no limit to the number of times you can resit the exams. We have trained over 10,000 candidates in this qualification and have a 96% pass rate. Resits are FREE.
To view sample questions of the HABC Level 2 Award in Door Supervision please click the link below:
HABC Award in Door Supervision
Applying for the SIA Door Supervisor licence
On receipt of your exam results, which should generally be available within ten working days of completing the course, you can send in your application form to the SIA (provided that you have passed the exams). We will always give help and guidance with completing it.
Broadly speaking you should allow about four to six weeks for the SIA to process your application, although this can be considerably increased if there are any problems with it. Delays are often caused by:
- not completing the form correctly
- sending insufficient/incorrect identification
- criminality issues
- payment not being made by your bank
You can track how your application is proceeding by going to the Application Status checker on the SIA Website