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Door Supervisor Training in Cardiff

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SIA Door Supervisor Training in Cardiff


Looking to kick-start a career as a Door Supervisor? Taking the next step in your career can be overwhelming, especially when further training is involved.

The Door Supervisor Training course is a compulsory requirement for individuals looking to get an SIA Licence.

By training as a door supervisor, you’ll gain instant access to job opportunities across the booming £6 billion private security industry, opening doors to hundreds of new roles.

⚠️ UPDATE: From the 1st of April, the SIA Door Supervisor course duration will be 6 days instead of 4 days. You will also require a First Aid qualification which can be added to your training plan when booking the course.


Increase your options 

Choose between a variety of exciting roles in retail security, door supervision, corporate security, and event security - work full-time or part-time


Work flexible hours 

Own your schedule! The SIA door supervisor course opens doors to greater job flexibility across roles. 


Get hired, fast ⚡️

Once you're qualified, use our security job board to apply for newly posted security jobs.

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How to get your SIA Door Supervisor Licence in Cardiff

Getting your SIA Door Supervisor Licence involves the following steps:

Step 1 ➡️ Get Training 

Book your SIA Door Supervisor course in Cardiff. This is a 6-day training course.

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Step 2 ➡️ Get Certified 

At the end of the course, you'll sit through 4-Multiple Choice Question Exams. With our High Pass rates you have nothing to worry!


Step ➡️ Get Licensed 

The results for the course will be available in 5 working days*. Once you pass, you can apply for your SIA licence


*Result times may vary depending on the course plan you purchase.


Watch Carl from Get Licensed vlog his entire course journey here:

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Security Jobs in Cardiff


⚠️ WARNING: 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 Cardiff.


Cardiff being a major city in the UK, has plenty of security jobs available ranging from Manned Guarding, Static Guarding, Patrolling, Key Holding, CCTV operator and Door Supervision. With a vibrant nightlife and plenty of pubs, clubs, bars and restaurants, demand for security jobs is rising. However, most SIA licence holders in Cardiff do not work in the night time and cover other roles. 

The SIA Licence is very versatile and will allow you to work in many different roles:

✅  Bars, Pubs, Restaurants

✅  Music Events

✅ Festivals & Concerts

✅ Retail Security Guarding

✅ Office Receptions

✅ Warehouses

✅ Shopping Mall 



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About the SIA Door Supervisor Training course in Cardiff


The course runs over 6 consecutive days and is divided into 4 units and covers everything from the legal aspects of working in security to the latest physical intervention techniques. NEW SIA Course Update (April 2021) From April 1st this course will become a 6 day course instead of a 4 day course. In addition, you must have a first aid qualification before you can take the training. This should be an Emergency First Aid at work certificate or higher. 


FREE Door Supervisor Course Sample Lesson

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Below is the first training video that Door Supervisors will experience on their journey to becoming qualified. For the first time ever, we are offering this unit 1 training for free.



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Mercure Cardiff North Circle Way East, Cardiff CF23 9XF

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About Door Supervisor Training Course in Cardiff

Sample Lesson

Wondering what you will learn on the course? Watch expert trainer and SIA course intructor Anthony Milner talk you through the Health & Safety part of the SIA course.


The SIA Door Supervisor course runs over 6 days and is divided into 4 units: Working in the Private Security Industry, Working as a Door Supervisor, Conflict Management and Physical Intervention. On the final day of the course there will be 4 multiple choice exams and a practical assessment of the physical intervention skills you will be taught on the course.
What will I learn on the SIA Door Supervisor Training course in Cardiff?

Unit 1 - Working in the Private Security Industry

  • Chapter 1: The Characteristics and Purposes of the Private Security Industry
  • Chapter 2: Legislation Awareness
  • Chapter 3: Arrest Procedures 
  • Chapter 4: Health and Safety
  • Chapter 5: Fire Awareness
  • Chapter 6: Emergencies
  • Chapter 7: Communication
  • Chapter 8: Record Keeping
  • Chapter 9: Terror threats and the role of the Security Operative
  • Chapter 10: Keeping vulnerable people safe 
  • Chapter 11: Post incident management


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


  • Chapter 1: Understanding Crimes Relevant to Door Supervision
  • Chapter 2: Searching
  • Chapter 3: Drug Awareness
  • Chapter 4: Preservation of Evidence
  • Chapter 5: Licensing Law Relevant to the Door Supervisor
  • Chapter 6: Queue management and venue capacity responsibilities relevant to a Door Supervisor.
  • Chapter 7: Equipment Relevant to a Door Supervisor


Unit 3 - Conflict Management within the Private Security Industry 

  • Chapter 1: The principles of conflict management
  • Chapter 2: Recognising Risks In Conflict Situations
  • Chapter 3: Problem Solving Techniques
  • Chapter 4: Using Communication to help Resolve Conflict


Unit 4 - Physical Intervention Skills within the Private Security Industry 


We understand that examinations can be daunting but don't worry. Everything you need to know for the examination is covered during the Door Supervisor course and your expert instructor will fully prepare you for success in the tests.


Getting To Your Training Venue In Cardiff


The training venue is located at Mercure Cardiff North Hotel, and getting there is a short distance from the train stations surrounding it. You can take a train at these local stations to get to your training venue:

Heath Low-Level Station

Cardiff CF23 5QA, United Kingdom

Heath High Level

Cardiff CF23 5QJ, United Kingdom

Cathays Train Station

Cardiff CF24 4AX, United Kingdom


Llanishen, Cardiff CF14 0SA, United Kingdom

Cardiff Queen Street Station 

Station Terrace, Cardiff CF5 4AA, United Kingdom

Mercure Cardiff North Hotel is a short 2.5 miles if you take a taxi from Heath Low-level Train station via Cyncoed Road. This is the fastest route. 

If you choose to take a bus from the train station,  walk about 220ft to Heath High Level to take the Cardiff Bay train to Cardiff Queen Street. This should take you 5 minutes. Alight and walk for 5 minutes to West Groove 5 and take the 58 bus. Get off after 12 stops at Queenwood and walk the remaining distance, which is 0.2 miles to the hotel.

If you are coming from the opposite direction using Llanishen Train station, a taxi ride should take you on average 14 minutes. Alternatively, you can take a bus to the venue. You will take the 28B bus at Station Road and get off after 16 stops. At the library, you will take the 58 bus to Queenwood then walk the remaining short distance to the venue.


If you choose to drive to the venue, there is onsite parking. If you decide to tour the city during your free time, these are some of the parking spots nearby.

Cardiff University Heath Park Campus

A48, Cardiff CF14, United Kingdom

University Hospital of Wales

Heath Park Way, Cardiff CF14 4XW, United Kingdom

Heath Wood Lane Pay and Display Car Park

Unnamed Road, Cardiff CF14 4EL, United Kingdom

Heath Park Pay and Display Car Park

Cardiff CF14 4AY, United Kingdom


The area around the venue has a walk score of 93 out of 100. Everything is easily accessible without driving around. 



If you are attending the course from afar, you can stay at the Mercure Cardiff, the training venue. However, If you wish to explore the city for more reasonable prices, there are other fantastic hotels nearby, such as Travelodge, Ibis, and ZIP by Premier Inn. Check out other deals here.


The area around the venue is surrounded by restaurants that offer savoury dishes. Here, you can have a taste of various cuisines like Mexican dishes. Or try the mouth-watering Mediterranean cuisine from Vivo Amigo and Jasmin Restaurant located at 36 Wellfield Rd, Cardiff CF24 3PB. If you fancy a quick bite, there is Romeat 123 Albany Rd, Cardiff CF24 3NS which serves delicious pizzas just down the road from your venue. Vegetarians also have several eateries offering sumptuous hot dishes. There are also tons of vibrant bars and pubs providing bistro-style food for not much money. 


SIA Job Opportunities in Cardiff
There are tons of opportunities for door personnel in Cardiff, such as shopping malls and retail outlets, museums and government buildings. There are also numerous clubs and pubs that are always in need of working staff. Cardiff is also home to football clubs such as Cardiff FC, where door personnel are always needed.

Careers you can join with the


This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to obtain the SIA Licence and work in frontline security roles. 
It's easy. You can book the course online or call our friendly customer service line on 0207 078 7259.
Results are usually available within 10 working days, or 5 working days with our Faster Results service. You will be notified by email and SMS when your results are available. 
Certificates are emailed within 7 working days of course completion.
You can work as a Security Guard with a Door Supervisor Licence. In fact, the Door Supervisor Licence is one of the most versatile licences in the security industry. It's important to remember that if you instead take the Security Guard Course, for example, you can't apply for a Door Supervisor badge. This makes the Door Supervisor Course more valuable when applying for jobs, and will make you more eligible for more work much faster. To read our full list of FAQs, click here. 

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