HABC Level 2 Award for working as a Door Supervisor within the Private Security Industry (QCF)

HABC Level 2 Award for Working as a Door Supervisor within the Private Security Industry (QCF)

Who’s it aimed at?

This qualification is designed for people who want 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 supported by Skills for Security, the standards-setting body for the security industry and the SIA, who regulate the private security industry.

Entry requirements

To register for this qualification, learners are required to meet the following entry requirements:

Age range

This qualification is aimed at learners aged 18 and over.

Language pre-requisite

Security operatives are likely, in the course of their work, to be required to make calls to the emergency services and communicate clearly to resolve conflict. It is therefore essential they are able to communicate clearly.

As a guide, learners should, as a minimum, have language skills equivalent to the following:

  • A B1 level qualification on the Home Office’s list of recognised English tests and qualifications
  • An ESOL qualification at Entry – Level 3 on the Ofqual register taken in England, Wales or Northern Ireland
  • 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

Course objectives

The course is designed to teach delegates to:

  • Know the characteristics of the private security industry
  • Understand:
    • Legislation as it applies to the individual in carrying out a licensable activity
    • The importance of safe working practices that comply with legal requirements
    • Fire procedures in the workplace
    • Emergencies and the importance of emergency procedures
    • The importance of communication skills and customer care

Course structure

To achieve the qualification, learners must achieve all units within the mandatory group totalling six credits:

Mandatory group

Unit number Unit reference Unit title Credit
1 K/506/7176

 

Working within the Private Security Industry

 

1
2 L/506/7140

 

Working as a Door Supervisor within the Private Security Industry

 

2
3 Y/506/7125

 

Conflict Management within the Private Security Industry

 

1
4 K/506/7341

 

Physical Intervention Skills within the Private Security Industry

 

2


How is the course assessed?

Unit number Unit reference Unit title Assessment
1 K/506/7176

 

Working within the Private Security Industry

 

Externally set and externally assessed MCQ paper.

 

40 questions, 1 hour, 70% pass mark.

 

2 L/506/7140

 

Working as a Door Supervisor within the Private Security Industry

 

Externally set and externally assessed MCQ paper.

 

45 questions, 1 hour and 15 minutes, 70% pass mark.

 

3 Y/506/7125

 

Conflict Management within the Private Security Industry

 

Externally set and externally assessed MCQ paper.

 

20 questions, 30 minutes, 70% pass mark.

 

4 K/506/7341

 

Physical Intervention Skills within the Private Security Industry

 

Externally set and internally assessed scenario. True/False questions, 100% pass mark.

 

Externally set and internally assessed practical assessment. 100% pass mark.

 

What’s next?

Individuals who achieve this qualification will be able to progress to a HABC Level 2 Certificate in Providing Security Services (QCF), which provides the competency component of the apprenticeships in providing security services.

It can also lead to further learning in other areas, such as the HABC Level 2 Award for Working as a Security Officer within the Private Security Industry (QCF) and the HABC Level 2 Award for Working as a CCTV Operator (Public Space Surveillance) within the Private Security Industry (QCF).