Level Two Award for Working as a Door Supervisor within the Private Security Industry

To work within the private security industry as a qualified and licensed door supervisor or security guard, you are required to achieve a security industry authority approved qualification.

What will I study?

Unit 1 Working in the Private Security Industry  

  • Working as a Door Supervisor / Security Guard
  • Conflict Management for the Private Security Industry
  • Physical Intervention Skills for the Private Security Industry
  • The private security industry
  • Relevant legislation
  • Health and Safety at Work
  • The principles of fire safety
  • Non fire related emergencies
  • The principles of effective communication and customer care

Unit 2 Working as a Door Supervisor / Security Guard

  • Behaviour standards
  • Door supervisors and the law
  • Access control and searching
  • Arrest
  • First Aid
  • Drugs
  • Incident recording and crime scene preservation
  • Licensing law and social responsibility
  • Safety and security

Unit 3 Conflict Management for the Private Security Industry

  • The principles of conflict management
  • All you need to know about risk
  • Communication and de-escalation of conflict
  • Problem solving strategies
  • After the conflict is over 
  • Why is this training important?

Unit 4 Physical Intervention for the Private Security Industry

  • Understand physical interventions and the legal and professional implications of their use
  • Understand how to reduce the risk of harm when physical intervention skills are used
  • Be able to use non-aggressive physical skills to protect yourself and others from assault
  • Be able to use non-pain related standing, holding and escorting techniques, including non-restrictive and restrictive skills
  • Understand good practice to follow after physical interventions

How will I be assessed?

Multiple-choice short answer questions and practical skills assessment.

Unfortunately, if you fail the exam you will be able to re-sit at no extra cost.

Entry requirements

Minimum of Level One Literacy

A clear understanding of the English language and the ability to provide suitable identification at the commencement of the course are essential requirements.

What next?

Upon successful completion of the door supervisor / security guarding course and licence application, you can then seek employment or become self-employed within the security industry.

Employment opportunities include the following areas: HM Courts Service, Supermarkets, Construction Sites, Licensed Retail, Sporting and Entertainment Complexes etc.

Additional information

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

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