SIA Door Supervisor Course

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Course Summary

Candidates must be 18 and over

In order to apply for the Door Supervision course, candidates must be over 18 years of age, due to the requirements of an SIA licence.

What content does the Door Supervision course cover?

The Door Supervision module consists of four units; working in the private security industry, working as a door supervisor, conflict management for the private security industry and physical intervention skills for the private security industry.

Each module is specifically designed to ensure you’ve the best chances of success and ensures you walk away with the key skills you need in order to work effectively as a door supervisor.

How long is the course?

The course takes a total of 4 days to complete. Each day running from 9:00am to 6:30pm.

Does the course involve exams?

To pass the Door Supervisor course you will have to sit three multiple choice question examinations.

  • Unit 1 – 40 questions – 1 hour long
  • Unit 2 – 45 questions – 1 hours long
  • Unit 3 – 20 questions – 30 minutes long

You will also be required to complete a practical physical intervention skills assessment for which we provide training for. There will also be a written test you will need to complete and pass.

What if I fail the exam?

In the majority of cases, failing students is rare due to our immersive training. However, if you do fail, you’ve nothing to stress over.

We have a policy of NO PASS – NO EXAM FEE so if you do not pass there is no charge for re-takes. Our pass rate is over 95%.

How do I apply for my SIA badge?

Training for Employment, will help you to ensure your badge application runs as smooth as possible. We also help to reduce the chance of errors which may result in a delayed approval. To apply for the SIA badge. There is an additional cost of £220 which is paid directly to the Security Industry Authority (SIA). If you’re applying for your second badge it’ll be half price at £110.

What will I do after I get my SIA badge?

Once you obtain your SIA badge then Training for Employment will help you to find a job. We have strong contacts and relationships with some of the best door supervisor employers including night clubs, events and more.

When it comes to looking for your first door supervisor role, Training 4 Employment gives you the best possible chance.

Course Content

Unit 1 – Working in the private security industry

  • Know the purpose and main features of private security industry
  • Understand the legislation that is relevant to people working in the private security industry
  • Understand relevant aspects of health and safety in the workplace.
  • Know how to apply principles of fire safety
  • Know how to deal with non-fire-related workplace emergencies
  • Understand the principles of effective communication and customer care in the private security industry

Unit 2 – Working as a Door Supervisor

  • Understand the behaviour appropriate for individual door supervisors, as defined by the Security Industry Authority (SIA) standards of behaviour
  • Understand the elements of civil and criminal law relevant to door supervisors
  • Understand search procedures and the reasons for having them
  • Understand the powers of arrest and related procedures
  • Understand the relevant drug legislation and its relevance to the role of the door supervisor
  • Understand incident recording and crime scene preservation
  • Understand licensing law and social responsibility
  • Understand and be able to follow procedures for emergency situations
  • Understand emergency procedures which should be followed by a Door Supervisor
  • Understand how a door Supervisor can help to keep vulnerable people safe
  • Understand queue management and venue capacity responsibilities relevant to a door supervisor

Unit 3 – Conflict Management for the private security industry

  • Understand the principles of conflict management appropriate to their role
  • Understand how to recognise, assess and reduce risk in conflict situations
  • Understand how to communicate effectively in emotive situations and de-escalate conflict
  • Understand how to develop and use problem solving strategies for resolving conflict
  • Understand good practice to follow after conflict situations

Unit 4 – Physical Intervention Skills for the Private Security Industry

  • Understand Physical Intervention and the legal and professional implications of their use
  • Understand how to reduce the risk of harm when physical intervention skills are used
  • Be able to use non-pain related physical skills to protect yourself and others from assault
  • Be able to use non-pain related standing holding and escorting techniques, including non-restrictive skills
  • Understand good practice to follow after physical intervention.