Level 2 Award for Working as a Door Supervisor with in the Private Security Industry
As a result of the Private Security Industry Authority Act 2001, a Door Supervision licence is required when security guarding activities – manned security or physical security – are carried out to monitor the activities of a member of the public or private place; or to identify a particular person.
As of April 2021, the course title, training contents, delivery and Guided Learning Hours (GLH) and Contact time for the SIA license-linked qualifications, including Working as a Door Supervisor, have changed.
How long will it take?
To complete this qualification learners are expected to undertake approximately 61 hours of learning. The SIA stipulates a minimum of 44 contact hours (6-days) if self-study/flexible distance learning is undertaken.
If distance learning is NOT used for this qualification, then the course will be delivered over 7-days (52-hours).
To register for this qualification, learners MUST be aged 18 and over.
Learners should, as a minimum, have first aid skills that follow the HSE requirements equivalent to the following:
- Level 3 (QCF)/ Level 6 (SCQF) Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW)
Learners should present their valid first aid certificate before they start training. This certificate must be valid for at least 12 months from course start date.
Security operatives are likely, during their work, to be required to make calls to the emergency services and communicate clearly to resolve conflict. It is therefore essential that security operatives can communicate verbally. As such, learners will be required to undertake an initial literacy assessment prior to enrolment and assessment examinations (theory and practical – Physical Intervention) during and at the end of the course. These examinations must be taken to complete your course work requirement.
There are no prerequisites for attending this course. However, it is advised that learners should have a minimum of Level 1 in literacy or numeracy or equivalent.
Structure of Course
The SIA and Awarding Bodies have “recognized that there is some learning that contributes to the achievement of the license-linked qualifications that can be delivered by flexible and/or distance learning”. As such, Module/Unit 1: (Principles of working in the Private Security Industry) of this course is by Distance Learning. Contents for this module are emailed to candidates prior to starting the course. Candidates are expected to have read (maximum of 9 hours) and develop understanding and knowledge about each topic of the module and ask the tutor/trainer any related questions as deemed fit each day and for the duration of the course.
Units/Modules covered are:
- Module 1 – Principles of Working in the Private Security Industry (9 hours of distance learning)
- Module 2 – Principles and Practices of Working as a CCTV Operator in the Private Security Industry
- Module 3 – Application of Conflict Management in the Private Security Industry (8 hours of distance learning)
- Application of Physical Intervention Skills in the Private Security Industry (8 hours of distance learning)
|Unit No.||Unit Title||Knowledge Assessment Method||Practical Assessment Method|
|1||Principles of working in the Private Security Industry||Externally set and marked multiple-choice question (MCQ) examination made up of 70 questions (105 minutes) Pass mark = 70%||Externally set, internally assessed activity based on the completion of an evidential statement Pass mark = 100%|
|2||Principles of Working as a Door Supervisor in the Private Security Industry||Externally set and marked multiple-choice question (MCQ) examination made up of 50 questions (75 minutes) Pass mark = 70%||Externally set, internally assessed observation of searching and using communication devices with observation sheet Pass mark – 100% Practical assessment to be visually recorded|
|3||Application of Conflict Management in the Private Security Industry||Externally set and marked multiple-choice question (MCQ) examination made up of 20 questions (30 minutes) Pass mark = 70%||Externally set, internally assessed practical scenario with an observation sheet Pass mark = 100% Practical assessment to be visually recorded|
|4||Application of Physical Intervention Skills in the Private Security Industry **||Externally set and marked multiple-choice question (MCQ) 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 Q/A session to cover critical areas of PI knowledge Pass mark = 100% Practical assessment to be visually recorded|
** The trainer will only pass a learner when all of the techniques have been demonstrated successfully.
Condition of Entry
Learners are required to attend training in tracks suits or suitable clothing for physical activities and must be aware that this course requires a large amount of physical activities and will involve physical contact. Learners should consult their GP if they have any pre-existing conditions or have any health issues that could affect them while being involved in Physical Activities.
Learners must ensure their finger nails are cut short as it’s required to comply with Health & safety reasons, and wear suitable flat soled footwear or trainers for the physical intervention unit.
Progression and further learning routes could include:
- Level 2 Award for Security Officers in the Private Security Industry
- Level 2 Award for Door Supervisors (Public Space Surveillance) in the Private Security Industry
- Level 3 Certificate for Working as a Close Protection Operative within the Private Security Industry
- Level 3 Award in the Delivery of Conflict Management Training
- Level 3 Award for Physical Intervention Trainers in the Private Security Industry
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