Level 2 Award in Door Supervision | SMS Group

Level 2 Award in Door Supervision

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Course Overview

Level 2 Award Working as a Door Supervisor within the Private Security Industry

This regulated qualification is ideal for anyone wishing to work as a door supervisor as it provides them with the necessary skills and knowledge to apply for an SIA licence in this field.


Subjects covered include behavioural standards, legislation relevant to the role, search procedures, powers of arrest, recording incidents and crime scene preservation, reducing risk, conflict management, communicating effectively and physical intervention.

Who is the course for?

This qualification is aimed at individuals wishing 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 is supported by Skills for Security, the standards setting body for the security industry and the SIA, which regulates the private security industry.


NOTE: We highly recommend the SIA Door Supervisor Training Course over the SIA Security Guarding Training Course. While a Licensed Door Supervisor can work as a Security Guard, a licensed Security Guard is unable to work as a Door Supervisor.

What is the assessment method?

This qualification is assessed by a practical demonstration and a multiple-choice examinations.

What is the duration of the course?

To complete this qualification learners are expected to undertake approximately 45-hours of learning. The SIA stipulates a minimum of 32.5 contact hours (4 days) if flexible distance learning is undertaken.  Please refer to Highfield’s qualification specification for further details on suitable methods of distance learning.

What topics are covered in this course?

These include:


  • The main characteristics of the Private Security Industry
  • The importance of safe working practices to comply with legal requirements
  • The role and objectives of a door supervisor
  • Powers of arrest relevant to a door supervisor
  • How to recognise, assess and reduce risk in conflict situations
  • Good practice to follow after conflict situations
  • Physical interventions and the implications of their use
  • The use non-aggressive physical skills to protect yourself and others.
Price: £275.60 plus Vat

Need more info?

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