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Course Overview

The objective of this qualification is to support a role in the workplace. It is designed for learners who currently hold a licence from the Security Industry Authority (SIA) to work as a door supervisor and need to be brought up to date with the new licence-linked qualifications requirements. 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

Qualification

Highfield Level 2 Award for Door Supervisors in the private Security Industry (Top-Up)

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To complete this qualification learners are expected to undertake approximately 23 hours of learning. The SIA stipulates a minimum of 13 contact hours (2-days) if self-study is undertaken. 

What does the Qualification cover?

  • principles of terror threat awareness
  • principles of using equipment as a door supervisor
  • application physical intervention skills

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 use of communication devices. The learner is also practically assessed on 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 (Top-Up) for?

It is designed for learners who currently hold a licence from the Security Industry Authority (SIA) to work as a door supervisor and need to be brought up to date with the new licence-linked qualifications requirements. With the SIA Door Supervisors Licence individuals can work in:

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

Door Supervisor Training or Security Guard Training

We often get asked about the difference between a Door Supervisor Licence and Security Guard Licence. Door Supervisor Licence allows you to work as a Door Supervisor and a Security Guard vs Security Guard Licence, which only permits you to work in a Manned Guarding role.
Most employers from experience prefer the Door Supervisors Licence over the Security Guard Licence.

Total Qualification Time

Please note 13 hours is the minimum contact time (MCT) as stipulated by the SIA which is applicable if self-study is applied for the Principles of Terror Threat Awareness in the Private Security Industry and Principles of Using Equipment as a Door Supervisor in the Private Security Industry units. If self-study isn’t applied for these units, then the MCT for this qualification will be 15 hours.
Self-study for the Principles of Terror Threat Awareness in the Private Security Industry unit refers only to the use of authorised ACT E-learning with can be completed with Axiom Dynamics.

Requirements

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 security operatives can communicate effectively.
It is the centre’s responsibility to ensure that each learner is sufficiently competent in the use of the English and/or Welsh language. All assessment must be conducted in the medium of English and/or Welsh as appropriate.
Learners should, as a minimum, have language skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening.
Training centres must ensure that all learners have sufficient reading, writing, speaking and listening language skills before putting the learners forward for training and assessment.

ID requirements

It is the responsibility of each centre to have systems in place to ensure that the person taking licence-linked qualifications is indeed the person they are purporting to be.
All centres are therefore required to ensure that each learner’s photograph and formal
identification documents are checked and recorded before they are allowed to sit the
examination/assessment.
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?

What to do before you apply, and how to apply for an SIA licence yourself or through your employer.

Progression opportunities

Further learning routes could include:

  • Level 2 Award for Security Officers in the Private Security Industry (Top-Up)
  • 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.