HABC Level 2 Award in Door Supervision (QCF),

FREE Level 2 Door Supervision course with FREE SIA Badge*


What is a Door Supervisor?

Door Supervisors maintain order and safeguard the well-being of customers on the premises. This premises could be licensed (ie Bar/Club) or even a shopping centre. Door supervisors patrol inside a property and ensure that they can be located in the event of an emergency. One of the roles can include body searches and this may involve the use of metal detectors to deter the carrying of weapons. Door Supervisors liaise closely with the police, first aiders and premises management.

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The Level 2 Award in Door Supervision (QCF) Course

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 licence and work as a Door Supervisor within the Private Security Industry. Subjects covered include behavioural standards, legislation relevant to the role, search procedures, powers of arrest, recording incidents and crime preservation, reducing risk, conflict management and communicating effectively.


How much does this course cost?

*If you are…..

  • Aged between 18-24 years old,
  • Live in or around the London area,
  • and out of work,

…….Then this course is totally free to you.

**If you are aged over 24 and/or live out of the london area you can join the course but we can not offer this for free. The cost to you would be £200 for the 4 days training and £220 for the SIA badge, plus vat.**

What does the course cover?

Unit 1: Working in the Private Security Industry - Core Learning for Common Security Industry Knowledge – 1 day

  • Awareness of the Law in the Private Security Industry
  • Health and Safety for the Private Security Operative
  • Fire Safety Awareness
  • Emergency Procedures
  • The Private Security Industry
  • Communication Skills and Customer Care

Assessed by a 40 minute, 25 question multiple-choice examination.
Candidates must achieve a score of at least 18 out of 25 to pass this unit

Unit 2: Working as a Door Supervisor – 1 days

  • Understand the behaviour appropriate for individual door supervisors, as defined by the Security Industry Authority's (SIA) Standards of Behaviour
  • Awareness of civil and criminal law relevant to door supervisors
  • Understand search procedures and the reasons for having them
  • Understand the powers of arrest and related procedures
  • Understand relevant drug legislation and its relevance to the role of the door supervisor
  • Understand incident recording and crime scene preservation
  • Understand licensing law and social responsibility
  • Understand and be able to follow procedures for emergency situations

Assessed by a 1 hour, 40 question multiple-choice examination.
Candidates must achieve a score of at least 28 out of 40 to pass this unit.

Unit 3: Conflict Management for the Private Security Industry – 1 day

  • Understand the principles of conflict management appropriate to their role
  • Understand how to recognise, assess and reduce risk in conflict situations
  • Understand how to communicate effectively in emotive situations and de-escalate conflict
  • Understand how to develop and use problem solving strategies for resolving conflict
  • Understand good practice to follow after conflict situations

Assessed by a 40 minute, 25 question multiple-choice examination.
Candidates must achieve a score of at least 18 out of 25 to pass this unit

Unit 4: Physical Intervention Skills for the Private Security Industry – 1 day

  • Understand physical interventions and the legal and professional implications of their use
  • Understand how to reduce the risk of harm when physical intervention skills are used
  • Be able to use non-pain related physical skills to protect yourself and others from assault
  • Be able to use non-pain related standing holding and escorting techniques, including non-restrictive and restrictive skills
  • Understand good practice to follow after physical interventions

Assessed in two parts. Part one is a practical assessment and part two is a
theoretical assessment set by HABC.

How do I get on the Course and get my SIA badge?

  • Send us your request to join the course.
  • One of the team will contact you and invite you to a meeting in Stratford London.
  • You will be asked to bring ID (Passport or Driving Licence) and proof of address (Bill or Bank Statement) to the meeting.
  • You will then get your training date for the course.

To obtain the SIA licence this is split into two parts. 

  1. The 4 day training course with a test at the end, you then gain a level 2 certificate for passing.
  2. We send the SIA License Application to the Security Industry Authority (SIA) on your behalf.  It can take around 40 working days for the SIA to process your application.

Then your SIA badge is sent to you. When you receive your license you can work as a Door Supervisor or Security Guard anywhere in England, Wales and Scotland.


Where is the Door Supervisor Training?

The 4 day Door Supervisor Level 2 training will be held in Stratford London and is walking distance from the train station. We are also able to deliver this course around the country at your premises for groups of 8 or more people.


What's the Wage?

Guideline only: Door supervisors are mostly paid on an hourly basis and earn around £8 to £12 per hour. Some can earn more, this will depend on the premises.


What Skills should I have?

To be a door supervisor you should:

  • be able to make decisions quickly
  • be physically fit
  • have good customer service skills
  • be able to defuse potentially violent situations
  • have a knowledge of health and safety regulations (this is gained on the course)
  • have a knowledge of licensing laws (this is gained on the course)


Will I Pass the Criminality Checks?

A criminal record will not always exempt you from obtaining your SIA licence/card, but the SIA will have to look at it on a case by case basis. If you do have a criminal record you can click on the link to the SIA webpage and complete the Criminal Record Indicator and this will let you know if you will be able to obtain your SIA once you have successfully completed the training.

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