£230.00 (£230.00 ex VAT)


Course Overview

This SIA Door Supervisor course is suitable for anyone looking to work as a Door Supervisor or a Security Officer.  This course is designed for learners wishing to apply for an SIA licence from the Security Industry Authority (SIA) to work as a door supervisor. An Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) certificate is required prior to starting the course.

Benefits you will gain:

  • High-quality study materials
  • Highfield’s comprehensive Door Supervisors book
  • Recognised Accredited Qualification
  • Study in a friendly environment
  • Excellent customer support
  • SIA Licence to work as a Door Supervisor


The course runs over 6 consecutive days. It’s divided into 4 units and covers everything from the legal aspects of security to the latest physical intervention techniques.

The First Aid course is a separate qualification that takes one day to complete.

Craig Mccullough
20 May 2022
Ben ?
19 May 2022
Audrey W
10 May 2022

What does the Qualification cover?

  • the importance of safe working practices 
  • drug-misuse legislation
  • issues and procedures relevant to the role of a Door Supervisor
  • licensing law
  • queue management 
  • how to recognise, assess and reduce risk in conflict situations
  • problem-solving techniques when resolving conflict
  • physical intervention and the implications of their use of non-aggressive physical skills to protect yourself and others

Method of Assessment:

Learners must complete:

  • Practical observation: the practical assessment is completed throughout the course delivery. This ongoing practical assessment requires learners to demonstrate the completion of an evidential statement alongside searching and using communication devices. The learner is also practically assessed in conflict management during a scenario followed by the application of physical intervention techniques. The practical assessment will be recorded in line with the new requirements using the practical matrix within the Assessment Pack.
  • Externally set and marked multiple-choice theory assessment: learners are required to answer a series of questions contained within theory question papers covering each of the disciplines. Axiom Dynamics provide access to e-assessment, therefore, providing the learner with the opportunity to get their results on the day, this assists in speeding up your licence application.

Who is the Level 2 Award in Door Supervision Course for?

The Door Supervisor Licence allows holders to work in the private security industry in a variety of roles. The licence is issued by the Security Industry Authority (SIA) and is valid for 3 years. With the SIA Door Supervisor Licence individuals can work in:

  • Pubs
  • Bars
  • Shops
  • Malls
  • Office buildings
  • Events

Door Supervisor Course vs Security Office Course

We often get asked about the difference between a Door Supervisor Licence and Security Officer Licence. The Door Supervisor Licence allows you to work at a premises licenced to sell alcohol and a Security Officer Licence only permits you to work in a Security Guarding role.
Most employers prefer the Door Supervisors Licence over the Security Officer Licence as it allows you the flexibility to work in various roles with in the Security Industry.

Craig Mccullough
20 May 2022
Ben ?
19 May 2022
Audrey W
10 May 2022


To register for this qualification, learners must be aged 18 and over.
Learners will need to show that they hold a current and valid First Aid or Emergency First Aid certificate* that meets the requirements of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981. It is an SIA requirement that training centres must confirm that each learner is sufficiently qualified in First Aid or Emergency First Aid.
Learners should present their First Aid or Emergency First Aid certificate* to their training provider before they start training. This certificate* must be valid for at least 12 months from the course start date.

Language prerequisite

Security operatives are likely in the course of their work to be required to make calls to the emergency services, or for example, communicate to resolve conflict. It is essential that you can communicate effectively as a Security Operative.
You will need to complete an English Skills assessment before attending the course. All assessments must be conducted in either English and/or Welsh as appropriate.
You should, as a minimum, have language skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

ID requirements

You are required to provide Identity documents before you will be allowed to sit the
A list of current documentation that is accepted by the SIA as proof of identification is available on the SIA website.

How do I get an SIA 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:

1️⃣Pass the Door Supervisor Course

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

2️⃣Complete the licence application on the SIA website

The cost of starting a licence application is £190. The SIA will get back to you within 25 working days. In rare cases, this can take up to 6 weeks.

3️⃣Complete identity checks

You’ll need to verify your identity to satisfy parts of your SIA application. Namely, you’ll need to provide 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, sign the back of your photo ID.

4️⃣Submit your 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.

5️⃣Receive your 3-year licence in the post

You’re now licensed and ready to earn! Your SIA Door Supervisor Licence is valid for 3 years.

For further information about how the application process works, visit the SIA’s website

Craig Mccullough
20 May 2022
Ben ?
19 May 2022
Audrey W
10 May 2022

Progression opportunities

Further learning routes could include:

  • Level 2 Award for Security Officers in the Private Security Industry
  • Level 2 Award for CCTV Operators (Public Space Surveillance) in the Private Security Industry
  • Level 3 Certificate for Working as a Close Protection Operative within the Private
    Security Industry
  • Level 3 Award in the Delivery of Conflict Management Training
  • Level 3 Award for Physical Intervention Trainers in the Private Security Industry

For those interested in becoming a training centre, we provide support and consultancy packages; give us a call.