Door Supervisor

Level 2 Award for Upskilling a Door Supervisor within the Private Security Industry
Level 2 Award for Working as a Door Supervisor within the Private Security Industry
Level 2 Award for Upskilling a Door Supervisor within the Private Security Industry

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is designed for those learners who undertook their door supervision qualification prior to the launch of the QCF/SCQF door supervision qualification. It allows them to meet their mandatory top-up requirements for door supervisors and retain their SIA licence.

How long will it take?

To complete this qualification learners are expected to undertake 18-hours of learning. The SIA stipulates a minimum of 12.5 contact hours (2-days) if flexible distance learning is undertaken.  Please refer to Highfield’s qualification specification for further details on suitable methods of distance learning.

Topics covered

These include identifying the differences between defensive physical skills and physical interventions, the importance of dynamic risk assessments in situations where physical intervention skills are used, effective deterrents to terrorist activities and duty of care requirements when dealing with children and young people.

Level 2 Award for Working as a Door Supervisor within the Private Security Industry

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is aimed at individuals wishing to apply for a licence from the Security Industry Authority (SIA) to work as a door supervisor. It is based on the relevant SIA specification for learning and qualifications and is supported by Skills for Security, the standards setting body for the security industry and the SIA, which regulates the private security industry.

How long will it take?

To complete this qualification learners are expected to undertake approximately 45-hours of learning. The SIA stipulates a minimum of 32.5 contact hours (4-days) if flexible distance learning is undertaken.  Please refer to Highfield’s qualification specification for further details on suitable methods of distance learning.

Topics covered

These include the main characteristics of the Private Security Industry, the importance of safe working practices to comply with legal requirements, the role and objectives of a door supervisor, powers of arrest relevant to a door supervisor, how to recognise, assess and reduce risk in conflict situations, good practice to follow after conflict situations, physical interventions and the implications of their use and the use non-aggressive physical skills to protect yourself and others.