Door Supervisor Security Industry Authority (SIA)



In order to obtain an SIA license, you will need to show that you are trained to the right level. This applies to front line staff only.

To get one of the qualifications linked to Door Supervisor licensing, you will need to attend and take four training modules and pass three exams. The duration of the training should be 45 hours.

Training leading to the license-linked door supervision qualifications must be delivered over a minimum of FOUR days. Awarding organisations offering these qualifications will monitor training providers to ensure that their courses meet this requirement.

This course is suitable for lower-risk work environments such as shops or offices and organisations which have less than 100 employees. This is a new qualification and differs from the previous qualification as the assessment regime has changed.

What Will I Study?

Common Security Industry Knowledge:

  • Session 1: Awareness of the Law in the Private Security Industry
  • Session 2: Health and Safety for the Private Security Operative
  • Session 3: Fire Safety Awareness
  • Session 4: Emergency Procedures
  • Session 5: The Private Security Industry
  • Session 6: Communication Skills and Customer Care

Conflict Management Module:

  • Session 1: Avoiding Conflict and Reducing Personal Risk
  • Session 2: Defusing Conflict
  • Session 3: Resolving and Learning from Conflict
  • Session 4b: Application of Communication Skills and Conflict Management for Door Supervisors

Door Supervisor Specialist Module:

  • Session 1: Behavioural Standards
  • Session 2: Civil and Criminal Law
  • Session 3: Searching
  • Session 4: Arrest
  • Session 5: Drugs Awareness
  • Session 6: Recording Incidents and Crime Preservation
  • Session 7: Licensing Law
  • Session 8: Emergency Procedures
  • Session 9: Dealing with Vulnerable Individuals
  • Session 10: Dealing with Queues and Crowds

Physical Intervention Skills Module:

  • Session 1: Introduction to Physical Skills
  • Session 2: Disengagement Techniques
  • Session 3: Escorting Techniques


  • Applicants must be over the age of 18 years
  • Applicants must be able to provide appropriate personal identification (see below)
  • Applicants must have the ability to communicate, read and write in English at a basic level.
  • Applicants must read and self-declare their ‘Fitness to Participate’ regarding the physical intervention training day that takes place on day 4 of the Door Supervisor course (see statement below.
  • English Assessment

English Assessment for Level 2 Courses

It is a requirement of the SIA, SQA and SIA training Awarding Organisations that learners who take the course have a basic knowledge of the English language – as all assessments are conducted in the medium of English. Therefore, on the first day of your course, you will be expected to take a basic English test.

Fitness to Participate

Terms and Conditions of attendance and participation to the Physical Intervention part of the Door Supervisor course:

  • Fitness to Participate:
    The training course involves learning and practicing physical intervention skills with the Tutor(s) and other delegates in a group. It also entails standing for long periods and can be physically demanding.It is essential that you are in suitable physical and emotional health to participate. If you are in any doubt, please seek appropriate medical advice from your GP prior to attending. If you have an existing medical condition or are currently taking prescribed medication, please seek appropriate medical advice. Do not put yourself or others at risk. On arrival for training, you will be required to bring the Tutor’s attention to any health related condition that could put yourself or others at increased risk during the training and also complete a ‘Declaration of Fitness’. Be aware that Tutors are not medically qualified and the onus on them will be to not take risks; this may result in you not being able to commence training.
  • Personal hygiene:
    During training, you will be involved in physical interactions with other delegates. As a respect to them, you need to maintain a high standard of personal hygiene. You may wish to bring a small hand towel, soap and deodorant to freshen up during the course and even a change of top.
  • Jewellery:
    For safety reasons, all jewellery must be removed prior to commencement of physical skills practice. Any items of jewellery which cannot be removed must be suitably taped over to reduce the risk of injury to the Candidate and/or other Candidate(s).
  • Expected behaviour & responsibilities (Duty of care):
    There is always a possibility of injury when physical intervention techniques are practiced. However, if Candidates behave responsibly and comply with the Tutor’s instructions, the risks are minimal. Candidates that behave irresponsibly may be removed from the course immediately.

Required Identification For SIA License Linked Courses

Please remember to bring a recent passport photograph of yourself and the relevant personal identification

Required Identification:

Two identity documents from the Group A list.
At least one document must show your current address and at least one document must show your date of birth;
One identity document from the Group A list and Two documents from the Group B list.
At least one document must show your current address and at least one document must show your date of birth.

Group A Identification Documents

  • A1 Signed valid passport of any nationality.
  • 2 Signed valid UK photo driving licence
    (Provisional or Full).
    OR new valid UK photocard driving licensing issued by DVLA in Great Britain
    (not if issued by DVLA in Northern Ireland).
  • A3 UK birth certificate or certified copy issued within 12 months of birth, but not a photocopy.
  • A4 UK bio-metric residence permit.

Group B Identification Documents

  • B1 Valid EU photo ID card.
  • B2 Valid UK firearms licence with photo.
  • B3 Signed valid UK paper driving licence. OR a Northern Ireland DVLA photocard.
  • B4 Marriage certificate or civil partnership certificate, with translation if not in English.
  • B5 Certified copy (not photocopy) of a UK birth certificate issued more than 12 months after birth.
  • B6 Non-UK birth certificate, with translation if not in English.
  • B7 UK adoption certificate.
  • B8 P45 statement of income for tax purposes on leaving a job issued in the last 12 months.
  • B9 P60 annual statement of income for tax purposes issued in the last 12 months.
  • B10 Bank or building society statement issued to current address, less than three months old. You can use more than one statement as long as each is issued by a different bank or building society.
  • B11 Mortgage statement issued in the last 12 months.
  • B12 Utility bill (gas, electric, landline phone, water, satellite, cable bill issued to current address within last 3 months. (mobile phone contracts are not VALID) You can only use one utility bill.
  • B13 Pension, endowment or ISA statement issued in the last 12 months.
  • B14 British work permit or visa issued in the last 12 months.
  • B15 Letter from H.M. Revenue and Customs, Department of Work and Pensions, employment service or local authority issued within the last 3 months. Multiple letters can be used if issued by different government departments or local authorities.
  • B16 Credit card statement sent to current address in the last 3 months. More than one statement can be used if issued by different service providers.
  • B17 Council Tax statement issued in the last 12 months.
  • B18 Child benefit book issued in the last 12 months.


Why should I attend this course?
In the UK to work as an SIA Door Supervisor you must have a valid SIA licence issued by the Security Industry Authority (SIA). The Award for Working as a Door Supervisor in the Private Security industry course available via this website is a recognised qualification allowing you to apply for your SIA license on successful course completion. The Level 2 Award in Door Supervision course is run over four days and has 32.5 hours of tuition with 2.5 hours of exams. Exams consist of four multiple choice papers with pass marks of 70% and a physical intervention assessment.
YES! If you work as a Door Supervisor in the UK without a valid SIA license, you are liable to a fine and/or prison time.
Who is the course for?
The SIA Level 2 Award in Door Supervision offered by Skills For Jobs via this website is designed for people without any previous knowledge or experience of working in Security who wish to apply for their SIA Door Supervisor License, and those with experience working pre 2004 SIA licensing who wish to return to the industry and require their SIA License.
Why should I choose Dunedin Associates?
All of our SIA Level 2 Award in Door Supervision Courses can be booked online, simply visit the Door Supervisor Courses page, and choose your course. You can pay securely using your credit or debit card.
Can I pay for my course on the day?
No, sorry. All course bookings must be made and confirmed prior to course attendance.
When do I get my results?
Results are usually available within a maximum of 14 working days after the date of your exam date. We aim to notify you of your results the same day we receive formal notification from the relevant awarding bodies. You will be notified via the email address you provide during the course.
When do I get my certificate?
Certificates are usually dispatched 4 – 6 weeks after successful course completion. We aim to post your certificate within 2 days of receiving it from the relevant awarding bodies. We will send you an email once we have dispatched your certificate.
Can I apply for my SIA license without my certificate?
Yes, you do not need your certificate to apply for your SIA Door Supervisor License. You can apply as soon as you have your result.
Am I covered if my course is cancelled?
In the unlikely event of your course being cancelled, you will be offered a full refund.
How long will it take to get my SIA license?
It’s different in all circumstances for each person, we would therefore suggest you use the SIA’s own license estimator tool to check directly at their website: SIA Estimator Tool
SIA Course Pre-Booking Questions (applicable to most SIA courses)

I booked a place online but have not received any confirmation, what do I do?

If you booked online without any obvious errors, it is likely your email confirmation has become stuck in spam or junk mail filters along the way. To start with, please check your junk mail folders for the email. If you do not find the email, please contact us and we will look into your booking and arrange for another copy of your booking confirmation to be sent.

I want to work in Security but NOT as a doorman, is this the course for me?
Yes, you can work as a security guard if you hold a Door Supervisor license, however you cannot work as a Door Supervisor if you only hold a security guard license. It is somewhat like driving tests.. If you pass your test in an automatic car, you can only ever drive an automatic, where as, if you take your test in a manual car, you can drive both manual and automatic using the same license. This in turn makes the Door Supervisor license and associated course, much more valuable in the real world.
Are your Security related courses approved by the SIA?
Yes, all of the SIA related courses delivered by Skills for Jobs Ltd are approved and recognised by the Security Industry Authority. We are also listed on the SIA website as an approved training provider.
Can you, or do you, apply for my SIA license on my behalf?
No, we DO NOT apply for your SIA license on your behalf, however, we will provide as much guidance and advice as is required to make your application process as easy and smooth as possible. More information about applying for your license can be found on the SIA’s website, see:
If I fail my course, what do I do?
If you do in fact fail your course or any module/exam within it, you will be notified and given the option to retake the failed module at a later date.
Can I use my SIA Licence abroad?
An SIA license is only valid in the UK, you will not be able to use your SIA license for work in any other country.
I have a complaint about my training, what can I do?
In the first Instance, please contact us to discuss the nature of your complaint. We adhere to a number of policies both internally and through external agencies responsible for governing our working practices. We treat all complaints in the strictest of confidence, so please rest assured, your complaint will be dealt with professionally and respectfully.