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Upskilling for Door Supervisors training in Aberdeen, Dundee & Glasgow

In March 2012, the SIA announced the intention to require existing door supervisors who had achieved the pre-QCF Door Supervision qualification (for example the National Certificate for Door Supervision) to undertake additional training in order to renew their licence. From 4 February 2013, all door supervisors with a pre-QCF qualification will need to pass an ‘Upskilling
Door Supervisors’ award before they are able to renew their SIA licence.

This qualification comprises two mandatory units – Physical Intervention and Safety Awareness. Physical Intervention Skills covers knowledge and practical skills and Safety Awareness covers
knowledge of counter terrorism issues, first aid awareness and requirements in dealing with children and young people.


This qualification is usually achieved by taking a two-day classroom-based course accompanied by blended and/or distance learning. However, it can also be achieved through a variety of other methods, providing the recommended learning hours are completed.

** Please be advised, that although the course is only 2 days, the processing time for results is normally between 2 and 3 weeks, on top of this you will also have the SIA processing time, please take this into consideration when renewing your qualification**


Unit 1: Physical Intervention Skills for the Private Security Industry
This unit is assessed in two parts. Part one is a practical test and part two is a written test set by HABC and marked by the tutor.

Unit 2: Safety Awareness for Door Supervisors
This unit is assessed by a 10-question multiple-choice examination set by HABC and internally marked by the centre. The duration of the examination is 20 minutes. Successful learners must achieve a score of at least 7 out of 10.

Cost of Course

£85 + vat per person

Group discounts available on request.

If you would like to discuss any of this please do not hesitate to contact any of our offices, Aberdeen 01224 51 61 71, Dundee 01382 60 40 60 or Glasgow 0141 432 2018.

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