This qualification is aimed at individuals wishing to apply for a licence from the Security Industry Authority (SIA) to work as a door supervisor. It is based on the relevant SIA specification for learning and qualifications and is supported by Skills for Security, the standards setting body for the security industry and the SIA, which regulates the private security industry.
To complete this qualification learner should expect to undertake approximately 45 hours of learning. The SIA stipulates a minimum of 32.5 contact hours if supported distance learning is undertaken over a minimum of 5 training days.
These include identifying the differences between defensive physical skills and physical interventions, the importance of dynamic risk assessments in situations where physical intervention skills are used, effective deterrents to terrorist activities and duty of care requirements when dealing with children and young people.
This qualification is assessed by a practical assessment and multiple-choice tests.