Door Supervision

This accredited qualification is ideal for anyone wishing to work as a Door Supervisor, as it provides the necessary skills and knowledge to apply for an SIA license and work as a Door Supervisor within the Private Security Industry. Subjects covered include behavioral standards, legislation relevant to the role, search procedures, powers of arrest, recording incidents and crime preservation, reducing risk, conflict management and communicating effectively.

How long will it take me to achieve this qualification?

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.

Topics covered

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 and the use non-aggressive physical skills to protect yourself and others.

How is this Course assessed?

It is divided into 4 units and is assessed through 3 multiple-choice examinations, a True or False test and a practical assessment. These units are as follows:

Unit 1: Working in the Private Security Industry

Assessed by a 60 minute, 40 question multiple-choice examination. Candidates must achieve a score of at least 70% to pass this unit.

Unit 2: Working as a Door Supervisor

Assessed by a 60 minute, 45 question multiple-choice examination. Candidates must achieve a score of at least 70% to pass this unit.

Unit 3: Conflict Management for the Private Security Industry

Assessed by a 30 minute, 20 question multiple-choice examination. Candidates must achieve a score of at least 70% to pass this unit.

Unit 4: Physical Intervention Skills for the Private Security Industry

Assessed in two parts. Part one is a practical assessment and part two is a  22 Question True or False examination with some written Q&A’s included. Candidates must achieve a score of at least 70% to pass this unit.