Level 2 Award for Door Supervisors in the Private Security Industry
Who requires this qualification?
Any business selling alcohol, including small pubs, retailers, large nightclubs, cafés, restaurants, hotels and sports facilities may need trained security staff qualified as door supervisors who hold an SIA licence.
A level 2 award for working as a door supervisor within the private security industry qualification is required by law for an individual to apply for an SIA licence to work as a door supervisor.
To register for this qualification, learners must be aged 18 and over.
Learners will need to show that they hold a current and valid First Aid or Emergency First Aid
certificate that meets the requirements of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.
Learners should, as a minimum, have language skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening
equivalent to the following.
• A B2 Level qualification on the Home Office’s list of recognised English tests and
• A B2 Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
• An ESOL qualification at (Level 1) on the Ofqual register taken in England, Wales or Northern
• An ESOL qualification at Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework Level 5 awarded by
the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and taken in Scotland.
• Functional Skills Level 1 in English.
• SQA Core Skills in Communication at Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework Level 5.
• Essential Skills Wales Communication Level 1.
• Level 1 in Essential Skills – Communication Northern Ireland
What does the qualification cover?
1. Principles of working within the private security industry
2. Principles of working as a door supervisor
3. Application of conflict management
4. Application of physical intervention
4 multiple choice exams and various physical assessments
To complete this qualification learners are expected to undertake approximately 61 hours of learning. The SIA requires a minimum of 44 contact hours (6-days) if self-study is undertaken.
• the main characteristics of the private security industry
• understanding the law when working as a door supervisor
• safe working practices and emergency procedures
• the searching of people and property
• keeping vulnerable people safe
• the powers of arrest of a door supervisor
• incident reporting and crime scene preservation
• understanding licensing laws
• the use non-aggressive physical skills to protect yourself and others
6 – DAY COURSE
Progression and further learning routes could include:
• Level 2 Award for Security Officers in the Private Security Industry
• Level 2 Award for CCTV Operators (Public Space Surveillance) in the Private Security
• Level 3 Certificate for Working as a Close Protection Operative within the Private
• Level 3 Award in the Delivery of Conflict Management Training (RQF)
• Level 3 Award for Physical Intervention Trainers in the Private Security Industry
The SIA Door Supervisor course is assessed by four multiple-choice paper exams and three practical assessments that you will complete during attendance as follows:
Module 1: Principles of working in the private security industry
72-question multiple-choice exam paper
Examination duration: 110 minutes
70% pass mark
Module 2: Principles of working as a door supervisor in the private security
50-question multiple-choice exam paper
Examination duration: 75 minutes
70% pass mark
Module 3: Application of conflict management in the private security industry
20-question multiple-choice exam paper
Examination duration: 30 minutes
70% pass mark
Module 4: Application of physical intervention skills in the private security industry
30-question multiple-choice exam paper
Examination duration: 45 minutes
80% pass mark
A level 2 award for door supervisors in the private
security industry qualification is required by law
for an individual to apply for a SIA licence to work
as a door supervisor.
For further information download the course specification sheet below.