Under the Private Security Industry Authority Act 2001, all individuals wishing to work in the private security industry must undertake a recognised qualification before applying for a licence.

The Level 2 Award in Door Supervision 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 for an SIA licence and work as a Door Supervisor within the private security industry.

To work in Security on licensed premises you need the ‘Door Supervisor’ training qualification. Once SIA licenced, you will be able to work as a Door Supervisor or Security Guard in Bars, Clubs, Pubs, Hotels, Casinos, Holiday parks, Theatres, Music Events, Festivals, Shopping Centres, Building Sites, Commercial and Corporate environments and more.

On course completion, having gained your qualification, you will be able to apply to the SIA for the ‘actual’ licence. There is a cost to this of £184. 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).