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Door Supervisor within the Private Security Industry training in Aberdeen, Dundee & Glasgow


Since 1st April 2021, any candidate booking a Door Supervisor or Security Officer Training course will be required to hold a valid first aid certificate, this has to be presented to the tutor prior to any training.

Additional changes which came in to effect on 1st April 2021 have increased the length of the courses, details of the new course structure are below.

The Security Industry Act 2001 (security licensing law) has made it compulsory for all those who work in the security industry to undergo training and possess a valid SIA licence. To get an SIA licence a candidate will have to show that they have successfully completed one or more of these courses.

From 1st April 2021 new regulations came in to effect that saw the number of hours for each unit increase. There are still 3 – 4 units to the courses required by the SIA. Each training course (competency requirement) has now been updated by the SIA. For example, anyone undergoing a training course for Door Supervisors will now complete a 4 unit course. To become a Door Supervisor one must have completed the following units:

  • Unit 1 – Principles of Working in the Private Security Industry
  • Unit 2 - Principles of Working as a Door Supervisor in the Private Security Industry
  • Unit 3 - Application of Conflict Management in the Private Security Industry
  • Unit 4 - Application of Physical Intervention Skills in the Private Security Industry

Pre-requisites

Identification

In line with the Security Industry Authority's documentation requirements, approved Highfield centres may accept the following forms of identification:

one identity document from the Group A list and two documents from the Group B list.

  • At least one document must show the learner's current address.
  • At least one document must show their date of Birth.

Group A Documents 

  • a passport that is signed, current, and valid
  • a driving licence photocard issued by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) in the UK
  • a driving licence photocard and its paper counterpart issued by the Driver and Vehicle Agency (OVA) in Northern Ireland
  • a UK original birth certificate issued within 12 months of birth
  • a UK biometric residence permit card

Group B Documents 

Documents that confirm your identity and your address unless stated otherwise, 2 forms of the same type of document will not be accepted. For example, we will not accept 2 council tax statements. We will only accept 1 council tax statement and 1 document of a different type.

  • a bank or building society statement from the last 3 months (we will accept 2 statements, but only if they are from different banks or building societies)
  • a utility bill (for example: gas, electric, telephone, water, satellite TV or cable1V) from the last 3 months
  • a credit card statement from the last 3 months (we will accept 2 statements, but only if they are from different credit-card providers)
  • a council tax statement from the last 12 months a mortgage statement from the last 12 months
  • a letter from the last 3 months from any of the following:
  • HM Revenue and Customs
  • the Department of Work and Pensions
  • a Jobcentre Plus - or any other employment service a local authority
  • a P45 or P60 tax statement from the last 12 months
  • a paper version of a current UK driving licence
  • (not the paper counterpart to a photocard)
  • a driving licence photocard issued by the OVA in Northern Ireland (not the paper counterpart)
  • a pension, endowment or ISA statement from the last 12 months a valid UK firearms licence with photo

English Functionality

All Learners wishing to undertake a S.I.A License linked qualification should, as a minimum, have language skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening equivalent to the following:

  • A B2 Level qualification on the Home Office’s list of recognised English tests and qualifications.
  • A B2 Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
  • An ESOL qualification at (Level 1) on the Ofqual register taken in England, Wales or Northern Ireland.
  • An ESOL qualification at Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework Level 5 awarded by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) Accreditation and taken in Scotland.
  • Functional Skills Level 1 in English.
  • SQA Core Skills in Communication at Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework Level 5.

This will be requested on booking, if you do not already hold one of the above or equivalent you will be required to obtain this prior to booking. 

First Aid 

All learners wishing to attend must hold a valid First Aid certificate which has a minimum of 12 months before expiry left, qualifications that are accepted are

  • Emergency First Aid 
  • First Aid at Work 
  • First Person on Scene (FPOS)

Please be advised that e-Learning qualifications will NOT be accepted, if you do not already hold First Aid certification we can arrange this for you prior to the Security course taking place. 

***Bookings for SIA courses will only take place once the pre-requisites have been met*** 

S.I.A. Door Supervision Training Course contents:

 Unit 1 - Principles of Working in the Private Security Industry (17 hours - 8 hours completed as distance learning)

  • Know the main characteristics and purposes of the Private Security Industry
  • Understand legislation as it applies to a security operative
  • Understand arrest procedures relevant to security operatives
  • Understand the importance of safe working practices
  • Understand fire procedures in the workplace
  • Understand emergencies and the importance of emergency procedures
  • Understand how to communicate effectively as a security operative
  • Understand record keeping relevant to the role of the security operative
  • Understand terror threats and the role of the security operative in the event of a threat
  • Understand how to keep vulnerable people safe
  • Understand good practice for post incident management

Unit 2 - Principles of Working as a Door Supervisor in the Private Security Industry (11 hours)

  • Understand crimes relevant to door supervision
  • Know how to conduct effective search procedures
  • Understand drug-misuse legislation, issues and procedures relevant to the role of a door supervisor.
  • Understand preservation of evidence relevant to the role of a door supervisor
  • Understand licensing law relevant to the role of a door supervisor
  • Understand queue management and venue capacity responsibilities relevant to a door supervisor
  • Know how to use equipment relevant to a door supervisor

Unit 3 - Application of Conflict Management in the Private Security Industry (11 hours)

  • Understand the principles of conflict management appropriate to the role
  • Understand how to recognise, assess and reduce risk in conflict situations
  • Understand the use of problem-solving techniques when resolving conflict
  • Be able to communicate to de-escalate conflict

Unit 4 - Application of Physical Intervention Skills in the Private Security Industry (13 hours)

  • 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
  • Be able to use non-pain compliant standing, holding and escorting techniques

HOW IS MY QUALIFICATION ACHIEVED?

This qualification is usually achieved by taking a 6 day classroom-based course accompanied by blended and/or distance learning. 
 
***** Please be advised, that although the course is only 6 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 thinking about time-scales for applying for  your qualification****

ASSESSMENTS 

UNIT NAME MUTLIPLE CHOICE ASSESSMENT PRACTICAL ASSESSMENT
Principles of Working in the Private Security Industry Externally set and marked multiple-choice questions Examination made up of 72 questions                110 minutes, Pass mark - 70% Externally set, internally assessed activity based on the completion of an evidential statement
Pass mark - 100%
Principles of Working as a Door Supervisor in the Private Security Industry Externally set and marked multiple-choice questions Examination made up of 50 questions, 75 minutes, Pass mark - 70% Externally set, internally assessed observation of searching with observation sheet And
Externally set and internally assessed observation of using communications devices
Pass mark – 100%
The practical assessment for each learner must be visually recorded and is recommended to take approximately 15 minutes per learner.
Application of Conflict Management in the Private Security Industry Externally set and marked multiple-choice questions Examination made up of 20 questions, 30 minutes, Pass mark - 70% Externally set, internally assessed of one practical scenario with observation sheet per learner
Pass mark - 100%
The practical assessment for each learner must be visually recorded and is recommended to take approximately 15 minutes per learner.
Application of Physical Intervention Skills in the Private Security Industry Externally set and marked multiple-choice questions Examination made up of 30 questions, 45 minutes, Pass mark - 80% Externally set, internally assessed observation of each learner performing every technique with an observation sheet And
Q/A session to cover critical areas of PI knowledge
Pass mark - 100%
The practical assessment for each learner must be visually recorded and is recommended to take approximately 15 minutes per learner
 
 
Course cost £299 plus vat per person. (£349 plus vat if First Aid is required)
 
****If you require First Aid training please contact the office to book your courses****
 

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, Edinburgh 0131 610 9112 or Glasgow 0141 432 2018.

Alternatively, you can send an email to claire@f1train.co.uk or lisa@f1train.co.uk