SIA License Door Supervisor

SIA License Door Supervisor

Could you handle a difficult person in a safe and legal manner? Would you know how to guarantee the safety of you and those around you?

The SIA Licence Door Supervisor course addresses these issues and covers everything you need to obtain your security licence.

Who’s it aimed at?

This four-day course is suitable for all employees, who are new to the security industry, specifically door supervisors, security operatives, courtroom and security staff. Upon completion, delegates will receive the qualifications required to apply for their SIA door supervisor licence.

Please note – the training does not have to take place over four consecutive days.

Pre-registration requirements

Candidates must have the:

  • Physical capability to be able to undertake physical skills training
  • Personal ability to undertake classroom training and sit written exam papers

Course aims

The SIA Licence Door Supervisor course is the complete programme for anyone who requires a SIA licence. It covers working in the security industry, as a door supervisor, conflict management and physical restraint practice.

Course objectives

Unit 1: Working in the Private Security Industry

Total guided learning hours: 10

By the end of the unit, delegates will:

  • Know the purpose and main features of the 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 the 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

Total guided learning hours: 10

By the end of the unit, delegates will understand:

  • The appropriate behaviour for individual door supervisors, as defined by the Security Industry Authority’s (SIA) standards of behaviour
  • The elements of civil and criminal law relevant to door supervisors
  • Search procedures and the reasons for having them
  • The powers of arrest and related procedures
  • Relevant drug legislation and its relevance to the role of the door supervisor
  • Incident recording and crime scene preservation
  • Licensing law and social responsibility
  • Procedures for emergency situations, as well as being able to follow them

Unit 3: Conflict Management for the Private Security Industry

Total guided learning hours: 8

By the end of the unit, delegates will understand:

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

Unit 4: Physical Intervention Skills for the Private Security Industry

Total guided learning hours: 10

By the end of the course, delegates will understand:

  • Physical interventions and the legal and professional implications of their use
  • How to reduce the risk of harm when physical intervention skills are used
  • Good practice to follow after physical interventions

They will also be able to use non-pain related: 

  • Physical skills to protect themselves and others from assault

Standing holding and escorting techniques, including non-restrictive and restrictive skills

SIA Door Supervisor Licence

Reviews from people who have attended our courses

“Excellent training – very understandable and informative – enjoyable”

To find out more information about our course you can download the pdf below, you can contact us or speak to one of our friendly advisors on 0845 576 0035