Door Supervision

Door Supervisor Training

The objective of this qualification is to support a role in the workplace. It is designed for learners wishing to apply for a licence from the Security Industry Authority (SIA) to work as a door supervisor and is based on the relevant SIA specification for learning and qualifications.

Entry 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. If you do not hold a valid First Aid certificate we will include  First Aid Training in this package.

The qualifications bring door supervisor training up to date and introduce a modular structure.

The training has been updated to reflect changes in door supervisor working practices. It includes a practical assessment of physical intervention skills, ensuring that learners will know how to safely escort violent customers from the premises. The training also includes units on first aid, how to spot terrorist threats and the specific considerations that must be taken into account when dealing people aged 14 to 18.

The achieve the level 2 award in door supervision learners will have to complete four modules consisting of:

  • Principles of working in the private security industry
  • Principles of working as a door supervisor in the private security industry
  • Application of conflict management in the private security industry
  • Application of physical intervention skills in the private security industry

Course Contents

  • Behavioural Standards
  • Licensing Laws
  • Civil & Criminal Law
  • Arrest Procedures
  • Admission Policies & Searching
  • Drugs & Drugs Awareness
  • Safety & Security Issues
  • Incident Reporting & Crime Scene Preservation

Door Supervisors

The definition of a door supervisor given in British Standard BS 7960 is: a person employed by any person responsible for the management of any licensed premises or event, who has the authority of the owner, licensee, manager or organiser, exclusively or mainly to decide upon the suitability of customers to be allowed on to those premises, and/or to maintain order and public safety.

Safety Awareness for Door Supervisors in London

Only door supervisors with older pre-June 2010 qualifications will need to take the new award, as the content is included in the newer post-June 2010 qualification. Since June 2010, a stand-alone physical intervention unit has been available for door supervisors with the older qualifications if they wished to undertake this element. Any door supervisor with the older qualification that have already undertaken the additional physical intervention training will not need to repeat this, but will need to complete the self-study workbook and have it signed by a tutor.

Forthcoming Door Supervision Courses From Knightguard

Here is our current list of forthcoming courses in all our venues. You can use this page to book yourself or members of your team onto any course.


Course Location Dates Cost Places Reserve
Door Supervisor Mitcham 04 Oct 2021 - 09 Oct 2021 £250.00 -1
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