- First Aid Requirement
- English Language Requirements
- Dress Code
- SIA Applications
Under the Private Security Industry Authority Act 2001, all individuals wishing to continue to work in the private security industry must undertake a recognised 'top-up' qualification before re-applying for the licence to practice.
NOTE: This requirement is ONLY for those who submit their SIA re-application AFTER 1st October 2021. If your licence was renewed 'BEFORE' 1st October 2021, you are not required to complete the 'top-up' training, 'NOR' provide an EFAW (or equivalent / or above) qualification this time around. See /PRE-REQUISITES tab for further information.
The Level 2 Award in Door Supervisors in the private security industry (top-up) 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 necessary skills and knowledge for learners who wish to apply to renew their SIA licence and work as a Door Supervisor within the private security industry.
On course completion, having gained your qualification, you will be able to apply to the SIA for the renewal of your ‘actual’ licence. There is a cost to this of £190. Applications are also subject to a criminal record check. Once granted, the licence is valid for 3 years before renewal.
This course includes Shield (SIA approved) Physical Intervention Foundation Programme (SPI-FP)
Whereas other programmes stop immediately the boxes required by the SIA training specification have been ticked, the SPI-FP goes much further, providing you with more comprehensive training – maximising your proficiency and ensuring you will be better prepared for your role.
The SPI-FP provides a higher standard of competence and self-confidence than other SIA approved training programmes and also includes a Module on Horizontal Physical Restraint (i.e. on the floor) – an absolutely essential aspect of Door Supervisor training currently omitted from the SIA Specification thus meeting HSE expectations for physical intervention skills training for a Door Supervisor role.
Each delegate that successfully completes the course will, in addition, also qualify for an SPI-FP certificate that reflects that they have exceeded the training requirements set by the SIA and have achieved the higher standard of competency required by Skills for Jobs (and the HSE).
- Applicants must either hold a current SIA Door Supervisor Licence or be within the permitted licence expiry grace period (i.e. 3 years). If your qualification expired longer that 3 years ago you will need to retake the full qualification.
- Applicants must hold a First Aid Qualification (see first aid requirement tab)
- Applicants must be able to provide appropriate personal identification (see the 'Identification' tab).
- Applicants must have the ability to communicate, read and write in English at a basic level (see English Language Requirements tab).
- Applicants must read and self-declare their 'Fitness to Participate' regarding the physical intervention training module that takes place on both day of your.
- Applicants must complete any relevant ‘Self-Study’ prior to attendance of the course or risk being turned away and having to pay an admin fee. This is because it is pre-course and ‘not’ on-course study (see content tab).
- *Applicants must agree to be filmed (video & audio) in-line with regulatory purposes and requirements.
*(As part of quality assurance we are required by our Awarding Organisation (Trident/Laser Awards) (AO) and the Security Industry Authority (SIA) to film certain parts of the course and practical assessments (both video and audio).
By booking and attending the SIA Door Supervisor (full and/or ‘Top-Up’) course, SIA Security Officer (full and/or ‘Top-Up’) course or SIA CCTV Operator Course, you confirm and accept this and give your permission for Skills for Jobs Ltd to record and share these films with the AO and or SIA as required for regulatory purposes. In-line with AO and SIA requirements, these films will be kept for a maximum of 3 years from your course certificate date.).
NOTE: If you are taking the First Aid part with us (Skills for Jobs Ltd), This module cannot be completed on a smart phone or tablet and must be completed on either a laptop or a PC.
Fitness to Participate
Terms and Conditions of attendance and participation to the Physical Intervention part of the Door Supervisor course:
Fitness to Participate: The training course involves learning and practicing physical intervention skills with the Tutor(s) and other delegates in a group. It also entails standing for long periods and can be physically demanding.
It is essential that you are in suitable physical and emotional health to participate. If you are in any doubt, please seek appropriate medical advice from your GP prior to attending. If you have an existing medical condition or are currently taking prescribed medication, please seek appropriate medical advice. Do not put yourself or others at risk. On arrival for training, you will be required to bring the Tutor’s attention to any health related condition that could put yourself or others at increased risk during the training and also complete a ‘Declaration of Fitness’. Be aware that Tutors are not medically qualified and the onus on them will be to not take risks; this may result in you not being able to commence training.
Personal hygiene: During training, you will be involved in physical interactions with other delegates. As a respect to them, you need to maintain a high standard of personal hygiene. You may wish to bring a small hand towel, soap and deodorant to freshen up during the course and even a change of top.
Jewellery: For safety reasons, all jewellery must be removed prior to commencement of physical skills practice. Any items of jewellery which cannot be removed must be suitably taped over to reduce the risk of injury to the Candidate and/or other Candidate(s).
Expected behaviour & responsibilities (Duty of care): There is always a possibility of injury when physical intervention techniques are practiced. However, if Candidates behave responsibly and comply with the Tutor’s instructions, the risks are minimal. Candidates that behave irresponsibly may be removed from the course immediately.
Your permission - photos & video: During the course, photographs and video recordings may take place for the purpose of SfJ to use for marketing. There is no obligation to consent to this. If you don’t want to be photographed or filmed please inform the Tutor, who will make appropriate arrangements. Unless you make it clear to the Tutor beforehand, SfJ will assume your permission is granted to include images taken on our (public) Facebook web site and other similar publicity media.
PLEASE NOTE: the above statement does 'not' relate to the mandatory requirement for you to be filmed (video and audio) inline with AO and SIA requirements relating to your practical assessments. This is an acceptance of booking requirement and if you do not accept to this, you cannot attend this course.
Your email/contact number: If the Tutor requests your email or contact number for the Attendance Register, this will be for quality assurance purposes only. That is, so that after a course we can contact a sample of delegates to confirm their satisfaction with the training. SfJ will not use your details for any other purpose and as soon as the QA process has been conducted the data will be permanently deleted. There is no obligation on you to provide your email or contact telephone number.
Learning difficulties: If you have a learning difficulty and would like to discuss your individual needs (in confidence), please contact us prior to booking your course on (01202) 978466.
FIRST AID IS REQUIRED
Applicants to this course must hold a First Aid Qualification
In order to attend the course you must 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.
The certificate must be valid for at least 12 months from your course start date.
If you already meet this requirement, please email us a copy of your certificate at the time of your booking.
Enroll on the HABC Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) qualification that we are running as part of the SIA Door Supervisor course at 'very' competitive rate of just £60.
To Enroll on the EFAW course, simply select it and add it to your booking once you have selected your date and clicked the proceed button.
How is the EFAW delivered?
The HABC Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work qualification is delivered partly by 'self-study' (approx 2 hours) and partly 'face to face' by a course tutor (approx 4 hours).
On confirmation of your booking you will be sent login details and instructions on how to access your 'self-study'.
The 'self-study' unit takes approx 2 hours to complete and is completed 'by you' prior to attending the 'face to face portion of the course.
NOTE: This module cannot be completed on a smart phone or tablet and must be completed on either a laptop or a PC.
What is the 'self-study'?
We use Highfields First Aid e-learning for this course as they make the most complex of subjects easier to digest through media and content-rich exercises that motivate and engage learners. They also use interactive exercises and gaming combined with media-rich content, interactive scenarios, and relevant photography and illustrations and the content is provided by industry-leading experts.
On completion of your 'self-study' session you will be provided with a electronic certificate. This certificate is evidence of you completing the unit and so therefore 'must' be either emailed to us directly (before the course) or be brought along with you on the day of the 'face to face' session.
NOTE: Failure to complete your 'self-study' will result in you being turned away from the session and you forfeiting your course fees. This is because the arrangements and costs have already been occurred, therefore, PLEASE ensure that this is completed 'PRIOR' to attendance.
NOTE: This module cannot be completed on a smart phone or tablet and must be completed on either a laptop or a PC.
How is the EFAW Assessed?
This qualification is assessed by a practical demonstration and a 10 question multiple-choice theory test.
It is important that you read and understand all of the information contained within these tabs. If anything gives you a cause for concern, please contact us
COURSE ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT
It is a requirement of the SIA, Ofqual and SIA training Awarding Organisations that learners who take the course have a basic knowledge of the English language which includes the ability to read, write and communicate effectively in English.
It is ‘very’ important that you are able to read, write and communicate effectively in the English language as ALL of your assessments are conducted in the medium of English.
Also, As part of the videoed practical assessments, you must demonstrate your ability to verbally communicate in English using the NATO alphabet.
You are required to complete (and pass) a basic English test on the first day, of your course.
To help prepare you for the basic English test (or to put your mind at rest), please see the sample English assessment (below). This is not the actual test and does ‘NOT’ need to be completed, but it is similar. The purpose of the example is for you to confirm your ability to be able to complete a similar test on the first day of your course.
The Level 2 Award for Door Supervisors in the private security industry (top-up) course contains three modules and is delivered over two days with some associated 'self-study' (distance learning). The additional module of First Aid is a pre-course requirement, which can be completed as part of the course (i.e. before security training starts).
Module 1. Principles of Terror Threat Awareness in the Private Security Industry (PTTAPSI)
From 1st October 2021, all security personnel are required to take mandatory counter terror training using the SIA approved Action Counters Terrorism (ACT) training programme.
The 2 modules (ACT Awareness & ACT Security) will take approximately 2 hours to complete. On booking your course, you will be provided with instructions to access these modules free of charge.
These modules must be completed PRIOR to attending the course.
Assessment of Module:
- 22 question multiple choice mock examination. (online - pre-course)
- 10 question multiple choice examination. 20 minutes. Pass mark 7/10. (Day 1)
Module 2. Principles of Using Equipment Relevant to Working as a Door Supervisor in the Private Security Industry (PEWDSPSI)
This module is delivered by 'self-study'. This module takes approx 1 hour 45 minutes to complete.
This module must be completed PRIOR to attending the course.
Assessment of Module:
- 5 question multiple choice examination. 10 minutes. Pass mark 3/5. (Day 1)
- Successful completion of a 5 min videoed assessment of you using communication devices and correctly using call signs, pro words and the NATO alphabet. (Day 1)
Module 3. Application of Physical Intervention Skills in the Private Security Industry (APISPSI)
This module is delivered ‘face to face’ by your course tutor on days 1 & 2 of your course.
Assessment of Module:
- 30 question multiple choice examination. 45 minutes. Pass mark 25/30. (Day 1)
Successful completion of a 15 min videoed assessment of you performing associated Physical Intervention skills, and correctly answering 6 critical oral questions without prompting or guided support. (Day 2)
REQUIRED IDENTIFICATION FOR SIA LICENCE LINKED COURSES
Due to SIA requirements relating to forms of ‘acceptable Identification’. It is ‘your’ responsibility to ensure that you have the correct identification 'before' booking on the course.
Failure to provide this identification will result in you not being able to take part and complete the course or apply to the SIA for your licence.
In line with the Security Industry Authority’s documentation requirements, please bring with you:
One identity document from Group A and Two documents from Group B and a recent passport photograph of yourself.
Out of the three documents, at least one document must show your current address and at least one document must show your date of birth.
Each document should be the original, physical document. The SIA will not accept a scan or photocopy – unless they have notified you directly that they will accept a notarised copy.
Group A Identification Documents
- A1 Current, valid UK passport.
- A2 Current, valid passport of any other nationality.
- A3 Current, valid photocard driving licence if it was issued by the DVLA in Great Britain. We will not accept the photocard on its own if it was issued by the DVA in Northern Ireland.
- A4 Current, valid photocard driving licence and its paper counterpart issued by the DVA in Northern Ireland.
- A5 UK original birth certificate issued within 12 months of birth.
- A6 Current, valid UK biometric residence permit card.
Group B Identification Documents
- B1 Bank or building society statement issued to your current address, less than three months old. You can use more than one statement as long as each is issued by a different bank or building society.
- B2 Utility bill (gas, electric, telephone, water, satellite, cable) issued to your current address within the last three months. You can only submit one utility bill in support of your application.
- B3 A credit card statement sent to your current address within the last three months. You can submit more than one statement as long as each is issued by a different issuer.
- B4 Council Tax statement issued in the last 12 months.
- B5 Mortgage statement issued in the last 12 months.
- B6 Letter from H.M. Revenue & Customs, Department of Work and Pensions, employment service, or local authority issued within the last three months. You can submit more than one letter as long as each is issued by a different Government department or a different local authority.
- B7 P45 statement of income for tax purposes on leaving a job issued in the last 12 months.
- B8 P60 annual statement of income for tax purposes issued in the last 12 months.
- B9 Current UK driving licence - paper version (not the paper counterpart to a photocard).
- B10 Driving licence photocard (without a paper counterpart) issued by the DVA in Northern Ireland.
- B11 Pension, endowment or ISA statement issued in last 12 months.
- B12 Valid UK firearms licence with photo.
Insufficient ID brought to the course
If you do not bring the Required Identification talked about above, AND a passport style photo to the offline portion of your course, you will need to be rescheduled onto another course. You will not be eligible for a refund if you fail to provide the correct ID as your place could have been taken by someone else and as you will require a seat on another course, your new booking will be charged at full price. Therefore, if you are unable to provide the required identification, then please contact us prior to booking your course on (01202) 978466
The course is run on a tight schedule, so it is essential to allow yourself plenty of time to arrive before the start.
Day 1: *12:00 to 19:30*Learners attending the EFAW will need to attend on Day 1 from 08:00.
Days 2: 08:00 to 18:00
Comfort break times (daily):
Frequent short breaks AM and PM
45 to 60 min Lunch
Please note that if you are late, the course will start without you. If you a going to be substantially late to the course (i.e. more than 20 min on the first day, or any other day), in addition, if you are more than 20 minutes late returning from break on more than 1 occasion, you will not be able to meet the minimum required contact hours set by the SIA and you may have to be rescheduled onto another course and you will not be eligible for a refund.
Throughout the day you will be required to follow the set schedule so there is no opportunity to leave the building other than during the lunch break. (Please note that lunch is not provided).
COURSE DRESS CODE
Dress code - Door Supervisor (top-up) Course:
Loose fitting, comfortable clothing. A track suit is ideal.
- Avoid wearing expensive clothing due to the risk of damage.
- Vests and low cut tops are also not permitted.
- Ensure you are wearing suitable footwear for a physical intervention course. Training shoes are ideal. High heeled shoes, sandals and steel toe cap boots are not appropriate.
- You are permitted to wear ‘support’ clothing (e.g. wrist or ankle supports), but you must advise the tutor of this prior to commencement.
SIA LICENCE RENEWAL APPLICATIONS
You will only be able to apply for your licence renewal when you have passed all units of the course - results can take between (7-10 working days after course completion). You do NOT need your e-certificate to apply as your qualification is matched electronically).
You can renew your licence up to 4 months early from your expiry date. If you do your renewal ‘before’ your licence expiry date, you can do so by simply logging into your SIA account, going to the ‘my licences’ tab, then on the right hand side (next to your current licence) there is a drop down menu, simple select renew and it will take you through the process.
If your licence has already expired, but you are within the 3 years expiry window, you will have to start a fresh application (i.e. it wont let you simply select the renew button). Again, to do this, first login to your SIA account.
You can read more about this process here: CLICK HERE
Or if you know what to do, login to your SIA account here: CLICK HERE
SKILLS FOR JOBS - POLICIES
Our Trainers carry copies of the following policies:
- Equal Opportunities & Diversity Policy
- Complaints Policy, Procedures & form
- Appeals Policy, Procedures & form
- HSAW Policy
- Malpractice Policy
Please feel free to ask the trainer if you would like to view any of them.