Level 2 Award For Working As A Door Supervisor Within The Private Security Industry (QCF)

4 Days

Classroom & 12.5 hours Home Study Element

5 Days

Classroom & 4.5 hours Home Study Element

This four or five day programme is designed to assist delegates and companies in the provision of Door Supervision training that meets SIA requirements for licensing and NOCN requirements for examination. Delegates will gain an in-depth understanding of the current legislation pertinent to their work and invaluable knowledge relating to how to assess the suitability of persons entering ‘Licensed Premises’. There are 45 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) on this programme which all students must complete to achieve the qualification, this is a requirement of both the SIA and the Awarding Organisation.

Students who enrol on the 4 day programme (32.5 GLH) will be required to complete a further 12.5 hours ‘Home Study’ towards achieving the ‘Common Unit’, some of this study should be attempted prior to attending the course. The remainder to be completed on the programme, by ‘Home Study’ in the evening’s. Training staff will be available to assist students with all aspects of their ‘Home Study’ prior to attending and during the course. Candidates who enrol on the 5 day programme will complete all guided learning hours (45 GLH) in the classroom with 4.5 hours ‘Home Study’.

Who Should Attend? Entry Requirements

This course is designed for new entrants to the industry, also personnel who wish to apply for an SIA Licence and are responsible for security, protection and screening the suitability of people entering venues such as pubs, clubs, hotels and other licensed premises open to the public.

Module 1 'Common Security Industry Knowledge'
  • Awareness of the Law in the Private Security Industry
  • Health and Safety for the Private Security Operative
  • Fire Safety Awareness
  • Emergency Procedures
  • The Private Security Industry
  • Communication Skills and Customer Care
  • Surveillance
  • Fire and emergencies
  • Health and safety
Module 2 'Door Supervisor Specialist Module'
  • Behavioural Standards
  • Civil and Criminal Law
  • Searching
  • Arrest
  • Drugs Awareness
  • Recording Incidents and Crime Preservation
  • Licensing Law
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Dealing with Vulnerable Individuals
  • Dealing with Queues and Crowds
Module 3 'Conflict Management'
  • Avoiding Conflict and Reducing Personal Risk
  • Defusing Conflict
  • Resolving and Learning from Conflict
  • Application of Communication Skills and Conflict Management for Security Guarding
Module 4 'Physical Intervention Skills'
  • Avoiding Conflict and Reducing Personal Risk
  • Defusing Conflict
  • Resolving and Learning from Conflict
  • Application of Communication Skills and Conflict Management for Security Guarding
Teaching Staff/Trainers

Training staff at Davis Training Ltd are ‘Dual professionals’ subject specialists and teaching professionals that are devoted in developing their knowledge and experience in both aspects of their role to ensure the best outcomes for learners in their sector. Many have Qualified Teacher Learning & Skills Status (QTLS) and over 30 years experience in the industry.


We are committed to meeting the individual needs of all learners, and understand how important resources can be in supporting student learning in order to increase success.

Our resources are tailored to the content in which they’re being used, they will include; Video presentations, use of video recording for practical activities, scenario based learning, group activities, quizzes, PowerPoint, blast boards, ICT and others.


Assessment is made up of 4 compulsory one hour multiple choice examinations held on separate days , and a practical assessment held on the final day of the course.

Core skills are essential for individuals to work safely and meet quality standards in our industry and will be introduced where possible, students will be taught how to operate email and provided with an email address if applicable.


Successful candidates will be awarded the Level 2 Award for working as a Door Supervisor within the Private Security Industry (QCF), and will be able to apply to the SIA to be licensed.


Price on request includes: The cost remains the same whether students complete the course in four or five days.

Also included: ‘Home Study’ package (both for 12.5 hours and 4.5 hours content) student handbook and CD, course handouts, examination and certification, tea/coffee.

Best Practice - Door Supervisor - Security Operative

Whilst the ‘Door Supervisor SIA Licence’ also covers personnel to work as ‘Security Officers’ within the Private Security Industry. It must be stressed that ‘Best Practice’ would dictate that if you want to work as a ‘Security Officer’ having achieved the ‘Door Supervision Certificate’ on its own, it would be prudent to complete the Security Guarding Unit which consists of; Roles & responsibilities of a security officer, patrolling, access and egress, technology and systems in the security environment, security officer and the law, communicating, reporting & record keeping. Please contact Davis Training Ltd for details.