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Door Supervision

Award in Door Supervision Level 2

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In light of the on-going situation with coronavirus (COVID-19), we have decided to postpone our face-to-face courses. However, you can still complete your training and gain your qualification with a fully online experience. Choose your course from the selection below, and we will do the rest.

Course Overview

Award in Door Supervision Level 2

To work in the private security industry you must hold a licence granted by the Security Industry Authority (SIA). Working without an SIA licence is a criminal offence. Before applying for your SIA licence you must first gain this qualification.

This 4 day course is for anyone wanting to work as a door supervisor in licenced premises; anyone applying for the SIA Door Supervisor Licence. A Door Supervisor Licence also entitles the holder to work as a security guard.

The role of the door supervisor is to control admission to licensed premises and to ensure that customers have a safe night out. Door supervisors need to be able to control the door, manage conflict situations, document incidents, prevent drugs use and dealing and assist the management in ensuring the premises are run lawfully and responsibly.

To work as a door supervisor you must hold a frontline door supervisor's licence issued by the Security Industry Authority (SIA). To be granted this licence an applicant must:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Pass the SIA’s criminality criteria
  • Hold a recognised door supervisors qualification- the level 2 Award in Door Supervision

CPL Training provides scheduled Door Supervision courses in over 70 locations nationwide throughout the year. For price and next course date information please use our request a call back form and a member of the team will contact you.

In Company Courses: If you have over 8 learners we will happily come to you to train your staff. For more information and to get your personalised quote please complete our request a call back form and a member of the team will be in contact with you.

Course Content

The Level 2 Award in Door Supervision is a legal requirement for any person applying for an SIA Door Supervisor licence. The course takes four days to complete and consists of the following elements:

  • Introduction to the Role and the Leisure and Security Industries
  • Standards of Behaviour
  • Civil and Criminal Law
  • Searching
  • Arrest
  • Drugs Awareness
  • Recording Incidents and Crime Scene Preservation
  • Licensing Law
  • Equal Opportunities
  • Health and Safety at Work Act
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Introduction to Communication Skills and Conflict Management
  • Application of Communication Skills and Conflict Management


Multiple-choice exams. Common unit, specialist unit, conflict management, PI and practical assessment for PI.

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