Door supervisor upskilling course

Who Requires SIA refresher upskilling course

Door supervisors holding an SIA license and want to renew their license may require undertaking this Two-day qualification.

  • Duration: 2 Days 
  • Guided learning hours (GLH):  17
  • Mandatory Contact Hours  Unit 1, 2, 3: 15 hours
  • Credit Value:  4
Assessment Method for Door Supervisor Upskilling Refresher Course

Practical, written and multiple choice tests

Door Supervisor Top up upskilling course Overview

It is supported by the SIA to meet the mandatory SIA top-up requirements for Door Supervisors who undertook their qualification prior to the QCF Door Supervision qualifications and who need to renew their license.  It comprises two units:

  • Physical Intervention Skills for the Private Security Industry covering knowledge and practical skills
  • Safety Awareness for Door Supervisors which covers knowledge of counter-terrorism issues, first aid, awareness and requirements in dealing with children and young people.

Entry Requirements for Top up Door Supervisor training

Door Supervisors who undertook their qualification prior to the QCF Door Supervision qualifications and who need to renew their licence. The licence should not be expired for more than 3 years.

Core Modules for the Qualification:

Unit 1: Principles of Terror Threat Awareness in the Private Security Industry

  • Understand terror threats and the role of the security operative in the event of a threat
  • Identify the different threat levels
  • Recognise the common terror attack methods
  • Recognise the actions to take in the event of a terror threat
  • Identify the procedures for dealing with suspicious items
  • Identify behaviours that could indicate suspicious activity
  • Identify how to respond to suspicious behaviour

Unit 2: Principals of Using Equipment for Door Supervisors in the Private Security Sector

  • Know how to use equipment relevant to a door supervisor
  • Recognise equipment used to manage venue capacity
  • Recognise the different types of personal protective equipment relevant to the role of a door supervisor
  • State the purpose of using bodyworn cameras (BWC)
  • Identify how to communicate effectively using relevant equipment
  • Demonstrate effective use of communication devices
  • Know what actions to take in relation to global (or critical) incidents
  • Know government guidance in relation to global (or critical) incidents

Unit 3: Application of Physical Intervention Skills in the Private Security Industry

  • Understand physical interventions and the implications of their use
  • Understand the risks associated with using physical intervention
  • Understand how to reduce the risks associated with physical intervention
  • Be able to use physical skills to protect yourself and others


Centers must adhere to the conditions for delivery and assessment as listed in the SIA’s “Introduction to Learning Leading Towards Licence-linked Qualifications. Requirements for Awarding Organisations/Bodies and Training Providers” and the IQ Centre Guide for Security Qualifications.

Assessment for the Safety Awareness unit is by externally set and marked multiple choice question paper.

Learner Entry Requirements

  • This qualification is a regulatory requirement for relevant Door Supervisors therefore learners must have a Door Supervisors SIA licence. It is the centres responsibility to check this and ensure that relevant records are available for audit purposes
  • Security operatives are likely in the course of their work to be required to make calls to the emergency services, or need to communicate to resolve conflict.  It is essential that security operatives are able to communicate clearly.

How is the door supervisor refresher course conducted?

Once you will book your training with us we shall send you a safety awareness workbook in your email. You are required to go through that workbook in your own time. Complete the workbook and bring the same on the day of your PI (physical intervention training). On the day of your upskilling course, you will be taught the PI and would be examined from the contents of PI and the safety awareness workbook that has been sent to you earlier.

Is the door supervisor up-skilling training difficult?

The door supervisor up-skilling training course with physical intervention is designed at level two which means it a basic training. Majority of the learners since they are already experienced manage to complete the qualification and exams in the first attempt

SIA Refresher Training for SIA Licence Renewal

There can be many reasons that you shall be required to undertake training again. To find out the conditions please read the article below. You can book your refresher training with any of the ongoing courses that we have. The cost of the refresher training shall be less than the actual cost of the course. To book and view the dates of courses click the buttons on your right.

Reasons for Security Refresher Training

There could be many reasons that you might need to undergo refresher training for renewal of you SIA security license.

Example 1

You had done your qualification a for door supervisor but never made you Door Supervisor Licence so now if you go to SIA and ask them for grant of a license they shall ask you to undertake training again. In this case, you shall be required to undertake the complete training for the door supervisor course with PI Physical intervention.

Example 2

You had done the door supervisor training qualification a few years back and also had made your SIA license. Once now you shall go for renewal SIA shall ask you to contact a training provider and do training for two additional modules. The two additional modules that have been included in 2010 are the working in the private security industry and the physical intervention.

Example 3

You had done the security guarding qualification a few years back now once you shall go for the renewal of your security license, you shall be required to undergo refresher training again as in 2010 a new module for the security guarding was included which is working in the private security industry.

What to do?

You don’t need to worry you can do all of your refresher training for door supervisor, security guarding or CCTV with us. The refresher training shall be conducted with the normal courses that we are conducting view our dates and you can book in for the refresher course. The price of a refresher course shall be less than a regular course.

Do I need to send my documents again to renew my door supervisor license?

In most of the cases you would not be required to send your original documents if you are renewing your license or applying to get a new license, however, we would advise you to have a look at the regulator’s website i.e. SIA to find out the latest policy in vogue

Why was the need felt for the door supervisor upskilling course?

In 2010 the old door supervisor qualification changed and two new modules were added in the new QCF door supervision training namely working in private security industry and physical intervention skills for the private security industry. Door supervisors with the old qualification lacked the necessary knowledge, thus a need was felt that they should be equipped with the relevant skills and knowledge. Now all door supervisors renewing their licenses for door supervision would be required to do an additional one days training.

Door supervisor up-skilling course training

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This qualification is for all those door supervisors who have a door supervisor qualification as well as a license; however, their door supervisor license or qualification is before October 2010. The reason for this new qualification is felt by SIA due to the fact that the previous door supervisor qualification did not have the physical intervention module, whereas the new door supervisor qualification comprises of this module.

This is a two-day qualification in which you would be required to complete a workbook given by your tutor and then on the given day come and attend the physical intervention module. After that, you would be assessed by your tutor using various assessment methods.

The physical intervention module teaches the learner about the use of force, terms as a rational, proportionate and justifiable force. Approved techniques are taught to the learners which can be used in certain situations. However, you must remember that use of force may only be resorted as a last resort, at the end you would be required to justify your actions. The techniques taught in the PI module are non-pain compliant techniques having a combination of both restrictive as well as non-restrictive techniques.

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