• Who Requires This Qualification?
  • Who can do this course?
  • What you will learn
  • How You Will Be Assessed
  • What You’ll Qualify With
  • How you will learn
  • Career prospect
  • Applying for your SIA badge
  • Fees and Funding
Who Requires This Qualification?

Who requires this qualification?

We provide the best SIA Training Courses, providing you with all the materials and support to help you pass your exams. The Door Supervisor course is a 6 day course, and over this period you will learn what it requires to work in the private security industry, working as a door supervisor, conflict management for the private security industry and physical intervention.

It is now also compulsory that you must have an Emergency First Aid Certificate before you can take the training required for a door supervisor or security guard license.

This course is for individuals wishing to obtain the SIA Door Supervisor Licence and work in the following front-line roles:

Corporate Security Guarding

Manned Guarding

Retail Security Guarding

Site Security

Music or Sporting Event Security

Nightclub / Restaurant Security

Shopping Centre Security

Loss Prevention Officer

Office Building Security Guarding

and more…

Who can do this course?

Who can do this course?

  • Anyone over the age of 16.

Candidates are Required to Provide:

  • 2 photographic identity documents; at least 1 document must show your current address and at least 1 document must show your date of birth; OR
  • 1 photographic identity document and 2 documents with their current address on it.

Please note that proof of address cannot be older than three months.

Common Forms of Identity Documents:

Signed valid passport of any nationality.

Driving licence photo card.

UK birth certificate.

UK biometric residence permit.

Valid EU photo ID card.

Current bank or building society statement.

Utility bill (gas, electric, telephone, water, satellite, cable).

Letter from H.M Revenue & Customs or local authority.

Current credit card statement.

Separate from this you need to hold a valid First Aid qualification. Still not sure? Please click on this link for more information about the course requirements.

What you will learn

What you will learn

Unit 1: Working in The Private Security Industry

Private Security Industry: The legal aspect

Health and Safety for private security operatives

Fire Safety awareness

Emergency procedures

Communication Skills and Customer Care

Unit 2: Working as a Door Supervisor

Behavioural standards

Civil and criminal law



Drugs awareness

Recording incidents and crime scene preservation

Licensing law

Emergency procedures

Unit 3: Conflict Management for The Private Security Industry

Avoiding conflict and reducing personal risk

Defusing conflicts

Resolving and learning from conflicts

Application of communication skills and conflict management for Door Supervisors

Unit 4: Physical Intervention Skills for The Private Security Industry

Introduction to physical intervention Skills

Must-know legislations

Did you know: The persuasive Communication and Conflict Management skills taught in this course can be used professionally and personally when dealing with conflict situations. This stand-alone part of the course is worth more than the price of the course.

How You Will Be Assessed

How You Will Be Assessed

4 multiple choice exams and various physical assessments

What You’ll Qualify With

On successful completion of the course, you will receive:

Highfields Level 2 Certificate in Door Supervision

Award in Emergency First Aid (if applicable)

Counter Terrorism Certificate

You will receive your certificates within 2 weeks of successful course completion

How you will learn

How you will learn

The course runs over 6 consecutive days (9am-6pm). It's divided into 4 units, and covers everything from the legal aspects of security, to the latest physical intervention techniques.

SIA Course Update (April 2021): Since 1st April 2021, this course became a 6-day course instead of a 4-day course. You must have a first aid qualification before you can take the training. This should be an Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) certificate or higher. 

You can enrol on our first aid course and this must be completed before you start the Door Supervisor course

On the final day of your course, there will be 4 multiple-choice exams and a practical assessment.

We understand exams can feel daunting, but there's no need to worry. Everything you need to know is covered in the Door Supervisor Course, and your training instructor will fully prepare you for success. 

Career prospect

Career prospect

There are numerous career paths and opportunities in the UK today for Door Supervisors.

  • Corporate Security Guarding 
  • Manned Guarding 
  • Retail Security Guarding 
  • Site Security 
  • Music or Sporting Event Security 
  • Nightclub / Restaurant Security 
  • Shopping Centre Security 
  • Loss Prevention Officer 
  • Office Building Security Guarding 

You can also go on to study the following courses:

  • Level 2 Award for CCTV Operators (Public Space Surveillance) in the Private Security Industry
Applying for your SIA badge

How to get your Door Supervisor Licence

Getting your SIA Door Supervisor Licence may seem complicated, but it’s actually quite easy! All you need to do is follow the simple steps:

Pass the Door Supervisor Course

The Door Supervisor Course takes 6 days to complete. The training course is assessed by 4 multiple choice exams and practical assessments.

Complete the licence application on the SIA website

The cost of starting a licence application is £220.00 The SIA will get back to you within 25 working days. In rare cases, this can take up to 6 weeks.

Complete identity checks

You will need to verify your identity to satisfy parts of your SIA application, namely your photo ID. The easiest way to do this is at the Post Office. You can also have someone with a British passport, who is not related to you, to sign the back of your photo ID.

Submit application to the SIA 

The SIA will verify your identity and run a background check on your criminal record. If you have lived abroad for 6 months or more, you may be required to provide some supporting evidence.

Receive your licence in the post

  • You are licensed! Your SIA Door Supervisor Licence is valid for 3 years.
Fees and Funding

Fees and Funding

£300 (with First Aid included)

£250 (If you already have a First Aid qualification)

Full Level 2 courses may be fully funded for 19+ year olds who are unemployed and on benefits. Please ask at reception for more information.  


Course Dates:

Mon 7th March - Sat 12th March 2022

Mon 4th April - Sat 9th April 2022

Mon 9th May - Sat 14th May 2022

Mon 23rd May - Sat 28th May 2022


6-7 Days



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0207 732 9255

JFC Training College, 12-14 Wellington Street, Woolwich, London, SE18 6PE.


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