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SIA Licence Door Supervisor Training Courses


Why Get Licensed?

Since 2006, we have helped over 40,000 people achieve an SIA Door Supervisor Licence in London and across the UK. Our SIA certified training providers prepare candidates for a rewarding and challenging career as an SIA qualified Door Supervisor.

The role of a Door Supervisor is extremely demanding, therefore it is vital that you receive the best quality SIA Door Supervisor Training before you begin your new career. Once you have successfully completed a Door Supervisor course, you will be able to apply for an SIA Door Supervisor Licence. It is a legal requirement that you have SIA Licence training and a valid SIA Licence before you start working in the private Security Industry in the UK.

SIA Qualification: 

Level 2 Award for Working as a Door Supervisor within the Private Security Industry.

The Door Supervision course enables you to work both as a professional Door Supervisor and a Security Guard.


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About the SIA Door Supervisor course:

The SIA Door Supervisor course runs over 4 days and is divided into 4 units:

  • 1. Working in the Private Security Industry.
    2. Working as a Door Supervisor within the Private Security Industry.  
    3. Conflict Management within the Private Security Industry.  
    4. Physical Intervention Skills within the Private Security Industry.

On the final day of the course there will be three multiple choice exams and a practical assessment.

We understand that examinations can be daunting prospect but we assure you there is no need to worry. Everything you need to know for the examination is covered in the Door Supervisor course and your expert instructor will fully prepare you for success in the tests.

Our pass rates are some of the highest in the business thanks to the highly experienced instructors and the quality of the training courses.

At Get Licensed, you'll find Door Supervisor training in London and at over 70 locations across the UK. With so many locations and over 200 available training dates you are sure to find a Door Supervisor course that is suited to you.

Our Door Supervisor training courses are extremely popular and spaces are limited. 

Book your course today to secure your place and take your first step towards a new career. 



Q: What are the benefits of taking this course?

Gaining the SIA recognised Level 2 Award for Door Supervisors will give you the ability to apply for your SIA Door Supervisor licence. This will enable you to work as a Door Supervisor the UK and make you employable.

When you book with Get Licensed, we ensure that the training provider you have booked with will not only prepare you to succeed in the exams, they will also teach you vital knowledge needed for real life situations on the door.

Q: How can I book the Door Supervisor course?

It’s easy peasy. You can either book online or you can book through our 24/7 customer service line on 0207 078 7259.

Q: Can I pay on the day for my Door Supervisor course?

We understand that it might be simpler for you to pay on the day. That’s why Get Licensed gives you the option to pay on the day in cash, however you will not be entitled to our online discounts.

Q: When will I receive my Door Supervisor exam result?

Get Licensed are proud to provide you with a ‘Fast Stream Results’ service for free when you book your Door Supervisor with us. Receive your results within just 7 working days after the last exam date. Our aim is to notify you the same day the training provider sends us your results. Your results will be available online and we’ll also send you an SMS to inform you when your results are available.

Q: When will I receive my Door Supervisor certificate?

Get Licensed will post your certificate within 2 working days of receiving your certificate from the training provider who trained you. On average, you certificate will be dispatched in 2-6 weeks after you’ve completed your course. To make sure it arrives safe and sound, we will send you an email with your Royal Mail tracking number when we’ve dispatched it.

Q: I want to work as a Security Guard, is this course right for me?

This course is the right course for you! If you are looking to become a Security Guard, the Door Supervisor course will enable you to apply for the relevant jobs, as well as prepare you to gain a job in the industry. It’s important to note that if you take the Security Guard course, you cannot apply for Door Supervisor course.

This makes Door Supervisor course more valuable when applying for jobs and will make you more eligible.

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Door Supervisor Training

Location Date Online Price On the Day Price Book Now
Aylesbury £ 165 £235
Belfast £ 185 £265
Birmingham £ 165 £235
Bournemouth £ 220 £315
Brighton £ 220 £315
Bristol £ 220 £315
Broadstairs - Kent £ 190 £270
Cardiff £ 220 £315
Chatham £ 185 £265
Chelmsford £ 160 £225
Chepstow £ 200 £285
Chester £ 200 £285
Dover £ 185 £265
Eastbourne £ 200 £285
Edinburgh £ 210 £300
Glasgow £ 220 £315
High Wycombe £ 185 £265
Hull £ 165 £235
Leeds £ 185 £265
Leicester £ 170 £245
Liverpool £ 200 £285
London-Central £ 165 £235
London-Croydon £ 165 £235
London-East Ham £ 165 £235
London-Enfield £ 165 £235
London-Finsbury Park £ 165 £235
London-Harrow £ 165 £235
London-Hayes and Southall £ 165 £235
London-Ilford £ 185 £265
London-Lewisham £ 180 £255
London-London Bridge £ 165 £235
London-Mile End £ 165 £235
London-Stratford £ 165 £235
London-Wembley £ 165 £235
London-Willesden Green £ 165 £235
London-Wood Green £ 165 £235
Luton £ 200 £285
Manchester £ 185 £265
Milton Keynes £ 180 £255
Newcastle Upon Tyne £ 220 £315
Newport £ 200 £285
Norwich £ 220 £315
Nottingham £ 200 £285
Peterborough £ 220 £315
Plymouth £ 220 £315
Portsmouth £ 220 £315
Reading £ 200 £285
Sheffield £ 220 £315
Slough £ 165 £235
Southend-On-Sea £ 200 £285
Swindon £ 190 £270

What you will learn on the SIA Door Supervisor course

Unit 1 - Working in the Private Security Industry

  • Private Security industry: The legal aspect 
  • Health and Safety for private Security operatives 
  • Fire Safety awareness 
  • Emergency procedures 
  • Communication Skills and Customer Care 

Unit 2 - Working as a Door Supervisor within the Private Security Industry 

  • Behavioural Standards 
  • Civil and Criminal law
  • Searching
  • Arrest
  • Drugs awareness
  • Recording incidents and Crime Scene preservation
  • Licensing law
  • Emergency procedures  

Unit 3 - Conflict Management within the Private Security Industry 

  • Avoiding Conflict and reducing personal risk 
  • Defusing Conflicts
  • Resolving and learning from Conflicts
  • Application of Communication Skills and Conflict Management for Door Supervisors 

Unit 4 - Physical Intervention Skills within the Private Security Industry

  • Introduction to physical intervention Skills
  • Must-know legislations 

What is the role of a Door Supervisor?

First things first, it’s important to remember that you cannot work as a Door Supervisor without an approved SIA License. Your SIA License will be issued to you on application after appropriate training standards have been accepted by the Security Industry Authority. This rule applies to all Security Industry jobs including, CCTV Operators, Security Guards and Close Protection Personnel or body guards.

Door Supervisors are most commonly appointed to manage the entrance to public venues like night clubs, bars or more specific one-off public, and occasionally private events. It’s important to remember here that the Door Supervisor is there to ensure that everyone attending the event, bar or club has a safe and enjoyable evening that’s not spoiled, albeit for the most part unintentional, disruptive behaviour.

Door managers are the first port of call at any event and on the whole, providing they are doing their jobs properly, they are the first ‘friendly’ face of the occasion to ensure the general public have a pleasant evening.

As well as eliminating problematic situations from escalating by managing perceived intoxication levels, skilled Door Supervisors also work as mediators. Mediation is a technique whereby reasonable levels of communication are achieved without the need for physical contact by either party. This means having the ability to instil calm into a situation, without the need for any form of restraint, or the need to call on the law to intervene.

As well as protecting the public’s safety expert door staff will also have been trained to manage panic situations like fire or terrorist threats, the prevention of crime scene contamination, ‘non-harm’ physical intervention techniques, UK licensing rules and drug legislation.


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    What jobs can i do?

    Retail Security Officer

    Corporate Security Officer

    Door Supervisor Nightclub, Bars, Restaurants

    Security Supervisor

    Head Door Supervisor

    Security Team Leader

    CCTV Operator

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    Licence (payable to SIA)
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    (the time it makes to recover the money invested in education)



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  • Night Club

    £9 - £15

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    Emergency First Aid
    Advanced PI and Handcuff
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  • Corporate Security

    £10 - £15

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    Door Supervisor
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    CCTV Training
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  • Retail

    £7 - £10

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    Door Supervisor
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    Advanced PI and Handcuff
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Door Supervisor Training Ratings & Reviews

shanemund July 17,2013

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I really enjoyed the door supervisor course in which Matthew was our lecturer, his knowledge in the security industry is top notch and I think everyone over the weekend enjoyed learning from him and being in his presence ! Great course overall and 5 stars especially for Matthew, Thank You Shane  

JBorovska July 01,2013

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Just got my results for my Door Supervisor course. Passed without any problems and got the resutls quickly. The course was very good for the money. Four days felt like a long time, I thought the course could have been covered quicker but it was definitely thorough. Our trainer was very good and very entertaining with lots of funny stories from his experiences on the door. Would recommend.

RobZombie73 December 12,2012

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Just completed my SIA DS Course on Sunday in Portsmouth. Im a former doorman and gave up just as SIA came into legislation, how things have changed! Good experience so far, called and booked, got a discount, email confirmation of receipt, booking, e learning requirements etc within minutes. Nice venue, Hilton Hotel. Awesome trainer, Davey, very entertaining, easy to get on with and learn from, spiced up things with entertaining stories and videos to go with the syllabus. Completion of the course requires 4 long days inc saturday and sunday in our case but all bases were covered and while im vastly experienced i feel better knowing current law and legislation. Only gripe is the PI is very limited due to the dreamland the SIA seem to live in, have none of them worked on the door before?? just waiting for my exam results now and have work waiting pending these so thank you guys! All in all a great experience from start to finish. just dont delay my results guys...  :)

jimbeam234 November 29,2012

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I signed up for a DS Training course with Get Licensed, didn’t quite know what to expect. But as soon as the training started, I was very impressed! Our instructor was very knowledgeable and very accommodating. For what you get I thought the price was spot on. Got my results after 4 days too!   

HaRRy1982 November 12,2012

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I paid to do my Door Supervisor training with another company who ripped me off. Took my money but never ran the course, still waiting for a refund. I would definitely recommend Get Licensed for those people who want a trustworthy company to do their training. Helped me a lot. Thanks!  

thaman1978 November 12,2012

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The venue for Door Supervisor course was comfortable for the number of attendees, there was enough room for everybody to move around however the parking sucks big time. Hell, it was expensive.

asherthomas August 10,2012

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I originally book my sia ds training for the Waterloo center, i was called 3 days before to inform me it had been moved to croydon, I found the course very informative and the instructor we had was brilliant, he had a vast knowledge on all aspects of the security industry and also had a lot of first had expirence which he had no issues sharing with the class good or bad, i think his name was chris not 100% (south african guy) he was a really cool dude. refreshments were provided and topped up thought out the day (biscuit, tea, coffee ect) unfortunately its gone past 14 days and I am still waitting for my results, it sucks cause i really want to keep the ball rolling and start applying for work. All in all it was a positive experience and would recommend anyone intersted to sign up.

bbs August 02,2012

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Was thoroughly impressed by the course as a whole, the trainer Chris was hugely experienced and knowledgeable and left no stone un-turned as far as questions myself and the rest of the group on the Door Supervisor course had.   The course itself was very informative and each module was clear and easy to understand, with Chris going into depth on everything aswell as his own personal experiences. I would reccomend this course to anyone and feel I got my moneys worth out of the course and picked up some good skills and knowledge.   My only concern was with the physical intervention, having studied martial arts myself for 6 years (namely Japanese Ju Jitsu) - I feel that the ""home office approved"" techniques taught weren't the greatest to say the least, I was horrified to see specifially the ""leading"" technique by holding a persons arm leaving their other totally free to do anything from punch you in the face, reach into his pocket for a knife or pick up a bottle and smash it into your face. I do however praise the use of the fence position as this has been proven by the likes of Geoff Thompson to be effective out there in the real world. (I realise this isn't Get-Licensed fault so it takes nothing away from them)   Other than that, an excellent SIA Door Supervisor course, excellent trainer and I am thoroughly impressed with get licensed.  

adnanyousaf August 02,2012

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it was great experience to get SIA door supervisor training. All the instructors were really supportive and really trained and guided every one for their future en-devour in Security industry  

Cavedog July 26,2012

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I did the door supervisor course in Nottingham, Abbas was never boring great sense of humour, a good cross section of candidates, the venue was clean. The course was entertaining and easy to understand, I can`t see how anyone can fail. Thanks

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