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Door Supervision

  • Fee
  • Duration of course 4 weeks
  • Course type Short Course (Workforce Development)
  • This course is suitable for Adults

*These programmes are free for individuals who are unemployed and claiming a benefit (i.e. JSA, ESA, IS). Individuals in receipt of JSA need to contact their work coach to be referred onto this course.

Will the course give me what I want?

Course content

This is the qualification you need to apply for an SIA license to work in Door Supervision and Security Guarding positions throughout the UK. You will learn physical skills and techniques that may be required by security staff whilst carrying out their duties. This includes a complete knowledge of the law and current legal liabilities.

The course covers:

  • The purpose and main features of the private security industry
  • Legislation that is relevant to people working in the private security industry
  • Maintaining health and safety in the workplace
  • Understand elements of civil and criminal law
  • Understanding admissions policy and search procedures
  • Understand the powers of citizen’s arrest and related procedures
  • Understand relevant drug legislation
  • Understand incident reporting and crime scene preservation
  • Conflict Management, Resolutions and Physical Intervention
  • Public Service Skills
  • Career Planning
  • Employability training including CV writing, interview techniques, assistance with job search

On successful completion of the course, you will receive:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Door Supervision
  • Award in Emergency First Aid
  • Counter Terrorism Certificate
  • Public Sector and Work Skills Certificates
  • Door Supervision Licence (if eligible – only for JSA candidates)

As part of the programme you will undertake mock interviews with employers and be screened for employment opportunities – with a guaranteed interview with an employer if a job role becomes available, or a reference and exit interview to give you guidance - this will help you with your future job applications and interviews

You will receive Support and mentoring during the programme and as part of the after care service and you will have access to our free recruitment services to support you into employment.

Functional Skills

Functional skills development are embedded within the course programme

What have students who have taken this course in the past progressed to?

Employment in a range of sectors including: Facilities Management and the Security Industry.

How will I learn?

Practical activities related to the sector.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through a portfolio of work based evidence and exams.

How much time should I be expected to spend on assignments, projects, field trips etc.?

You should allow 4 hours per week.

Which awarding body is the course validation by?

IQ / Highfield’s

What qualifications or skills do I need to show I have before I can enrol?

You need be aged 19 years or over to be eligible for this course. You will also be required to sit an initial assessment and IAG session to determine whether the course is suitable for you. You need to have a Literacy/English level to at least a Level 1 standard – this will be determined in the initial assessment. If you do not meet this level, we may suggest you be referred onto a different course.

You need to be able to provide:

  • Proof of benefits (Job Seekers Allowance)
  • Proof of ID and residency
    • UK Nationals: Passport or Full Birth Certificate + 2 proofs of address (no older than 3 months)
    • EU Nationals: Passport, EU ID Card/Travel Documents or Birth Certificate + 2 proofs of address (no older than 3 months)
    • Non UK/EU Nationals: Passport/ Home Office Documents. 2 proofs of address (no older than 3 months), and proof of residency in the UK/EU for 3 consecutive years
  • No criminal records - CRB check (overseas CRB check also required for those who have spent more than six months abroad in the last five years)

Expected prior knowledge


English level

Level 1

Mathematics level

Entry 3

Equipment and other costs


For further information or to apply please contact The Business Development Team on 020 7258 2711 or email