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SIA Door Supervisor Training Course

Derbyshire, Staffordshire and the Midlands

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This SIA Door Supervisors training course is designed for anyone who wants to work as a Door Supervisor or Security Guard in the UK. The qualification is required by law in order to apply for an SIA licence.

The SIA Door Supervisor licence allows you to work in licensed premises such as bars, pubs, nightclubs, casinos and hotels, as well as events, retail, and other businesses.

Our training centre is located in the Midlands, making it an ideal course for people in Derby, Burton-on-Trent, Lichfield, Uttoxeter, Castle Donington, Swadlincote and the wider areas of Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Leicestershire. If you are looking for the best security training near you, you have come to the right place.

New SIA regulations mean you must also have an Emergency First Aid at Work qualification (EFAW), and pass the SIA course award before you can apply for your licence. You can add this training to your security course with us if needed. Just select the option from the dropdown when booking.

Course Details

Course: QNUK Level 2 Award for Door Supervisors in the Private Security Industry (RQF)
Duration: 6 days / 7 days including Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW)
Price: from £299
Location: RTC Business Park in Derby City Centre
Awarding organisation: Qualifications Network (QNUK)
Mandatory requirement for: Acquiring an SIA Door Supervisor Licence

Topics include:

  • Principles of Working in The Private Security Industry
  • Principles of Working as a Door Supervisor
  • Application of Conflict Management for The Private Security Industry
  • Application of Physical Intervention in the Private Security Industry

We are an approved training provider listed on the SIA website.

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To book, please select the correct information from the drop downs in relation to your First Aid at Work qualification status. Next, select your course date, where you heard about us and the number of participants booking – then click add to basket. Complete the order, and we will see you soon!

Not sure if you need the EFAW training alongside your course? Please continue reading to find out.


Entry requirements

  • To register for this qualification, learners must be aged 18+
  • You will need to pass identity and Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) checks. (Do you have a criminal record? See below for more information)
  • Learners will need to show that they hold a valid First Aid or Emergency First Aid certificate that meets the requirements of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981. If you don’t currently hold a valid certificate, then you can choose the course that includes the EFAW training.

Is this security course for me?

To work in a security role, you must hold a licence granted by the Security Industry Authority (SIA). Working without one is a criminal offence. Before applying for your SIA licence, you need to gain a security qualification.

By completing the Door Supervisor training course, you will be able to gain your SIA Door Supervisor licence and start work in the security industry.

Already have a Door Supervisor licence and need to be brought up to date with the new regulations as of October 2021? You can take our Door Supervisor Refresher course instead.

Where can I work with a Door Supervisor licence?

The Door Supervisor qualification allows you to work within BOTH Door Supervisor and Security Guard roles.

The door supervisor licence is very versatile and the skills you’ll learn during your course will set you up to work in a variety of industries and roles. This licence provides you with a much wider range of career options and job opportunities than the Security Guard licence.

These include but are not limited to:

  • Working in licensed premises
  • Bouncer at pubs, bars and nightclubs
  • Protecting private property or members of the public
  • Security on film sets & television studios
  • Airport security officers
  • Visible presence in retail environments
  • Security for construction sites
  • Security concierge
  • Hospital security guards
  • Crowd control & security for sports events
  • Music festival & public event security
  • Prevent and detect theft & loss as a store detective
  • Special events including red carpet
  • Protecting offices, council buildings, and universities

If you would like our help with employment opportunities, we can help you secure a role within the security industry following the completion of your course.

What is it like to work within licensed premises?

When working within a licensed business, it’s your job to ensure the safety and protection of customers, staff and the venue, with the added presence of alcohol. You may be confronted with conflict situations, and will need to assist the management in ensuring the premises are run lawfully and responsibly.

Door supervisors/bouncers tend to be positioned at the entrance, monitoring and controlling admission. You may also be expected to patrol the venue, as well as escort people from the premises for various reasons, such as those who are drunk and disorderly, threatening others or suspected of carrying or dealing illegal drugs.

This Door Supervisor course contains physical intervention and conflict resolution elements which are incredibly useful life skills that can be applied to a variety of situations.

What are the responsibilities of Door Supervisors?

  • Screening individuals for suitability to enter a building/event/venue.
  • Monitoring and controlling admission, including checking ID documents
  • Maintaining queue control, watching for any signs of trouble
  • Checking that customers meets the required dress code for the venue or event
  • Using radio equipment to maintain contact with other staff and security personnel
  • Searches of illegal or banned items, including body and bag searches
  • Patrolling, watching behaviour and dealing with conflict inside and outside the venue
  • Responding quickly to emergency situations, including fire alarms, security breaches, bomb threats and medical emergencies
  • Working closely with venue staff, police, first aid and emergency response teams
  • Reporting/recording any issues or problems

Door supervisors have the authority to refuse entry to any individual they consider unsuitable, in line with employer instructions.

Can I still work in security with a criminal record?

If you have a criminal record, it does not automatically mean you will be refused a licence. Any convictions, warnings, cautions, absolute/conditional discharges, admonishments or charges awaiting trial for offences will need to be disclosed as part of your application. The SIA will consider how relevant any offences are, how recent, and what punishments were handed out before making a decision.

You will automatically be rejected for a SIA licence unless you have been free of the sentence restrictions for a conviction for at least 12 months (up to 5 years in more serious cases) before your licence application.

Check your likelihood of passing the criminality checks with the SIA’s criminal record indicator.

Do I need to do the Emergency First Aid at Work qualification?

From 1st April 2021, it became a legal requirement to have an Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) qualification prior to taking your security training.

  • You can add EFAW qualification to your Security Kings training package. The first aid training will be delivered on the first day of your course.
  • You don’t need to add this qualification to your package if you already have a valid First Aid qualification (or equivalent). This needs to be from a course you attended in person. (Online course certificates do not comply)
  • If you already have a First Aid certificate, it must have at least 1 year remaining from your course start date.

SIA Security Training Provider in Derby & Staffordshire

Security Kings Training School is a security training provider, and part of the Security Kings Ltd group. We deliver award winning security courses to trainees in Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Staffordshire. Our SIA courses take place at the RTC Business Park in Derby city centre and in Burton at Pirelli Stadium, home to Burton Albion Football Club. We continue to receive top quality feedback from trainees, staff and the regulated awarding body, the QNUK on the impressive delivery and outcome of our courses.

Security Kings are also proud to have a 100% pass rate on all of our security courses (as of April 2022).

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If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact our security team in Derby and Burton on 0800 121 6020 or email us at


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