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Door Supervisor Training in Ipswich

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SIA Door Supervisor Training in Ipswich


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 Ipswich

Getting your SIA Door Supervisor Licence involves the following steps:

Step 1 ➡️ Get Training 

Book your SIA Door Supervisor course in Ipswich. 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 Ipswich


⚠️ 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 Ipswich.


Ipswich 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 Ipswich 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 Ipswich


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. 


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Wondering what you will learn on the course?

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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About Door Supervisor Training Course in Ipswich

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 Ipswich?

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 Ipswich 

The venue is close to several train stations. You can head to any of these local stations and get to the venue quickly. 

Derby Road Train Station 
Ipswich IP3 8HX. 

Ipswich Train Station 
Ipswich IP3 8HX. 

Westerfield Train Station 
Ipswich IP6 9AE. 

Trimley Train Station 
Trimley St Mary, Felixstowe IP11 0UB. 

The closest of these local stations is Derby Road station. From here, it’s just a 9 minute trip in a taxi. Taking public transport, you’ll need to walk 11 minutes to Hatfield Road, then take the no 3 Nacton Nipper to the Waitrose store, which is 7 stops away and 8 minutes. You then need to walk the remaining 0.8 miles, which will take around 16 minutes. 

If you are arriving at the central station in Ipswich, you can jump in a taxi for 8 minutes. Or walk 13 minutes to Cliff Lane, taking the number 2 to Coplestone. Stay on the bus for 12 stops, approximately 11 minutes and get off at The Thrasher. It’s then a further 15 minutes walk to the venue. 

If you arrive at Westerfield, it’s best to take another train to the closer station Derby Road and continue your journey. 

Trimley train station is also close, and an 11-minute taxi drive. You’ll have to get 2 or 3 buses, and it will take you almost 50 minutes, so a taxi would be the better option. 


The venue has free onsite parking if you are driving. If you want to take a trip into the centre of Ipswich during a lunch break, then there are several car parks to stop at. 

Elm Street Car Park 
Ipswich IP1 2AP. 

New Portman Road Car Park
New Portman Road, Ipswich IP1 2AN. 

Wolsey Car Park 
5 Chapman Lane, Ipswich IP1 9SA. 


The venue has a low walk score of around 34/100. That means there are a few local amenities, but you will need a car or a taxi to get around. 


The venue is the Holiday Inn. It’s a 4-star venue offering dining, free Wi-Fi, and a gym and fitness centre. If you are staying over but are looking for a budget option, then hotels close by include the easyHotel in Ipswich town centre, and the Travelodge also in Ipswich centre. You can check out other deals and hotels here. 


The nearest place to grab a quick lunch is the local Sainsbury’s superstore, which is a 5minute drive. You can get a sandwich deal or get a hot lunch at the in-store cafe. Also close by is the Rendez Vous cafe. They offer a range of full breakfasts throughout the day as well as pies and burgers. They also offer jacket potatoes, salads, and sandwiches, all at a great price. Also close by is Kenny’s cafe which is just a 7-minute drive to 348 Nacton Road, IP3 9NA.

Cafe Marina and Coffee Cat Cafe are around a 9-minute drive. In the centre of Ipswich is the Wild Strawberry Cafe offering something a little different to the classic English fayre. There you can grab an avocado toastie, a Stilton and alfalfa sandwich, Chickpeas and Chorizo or Ginger and Soy Chicken. 


SIA Job Opportunities in Ipswich 
Ipswich has a fun and vibrant nightlife. There are plenty of bars and clubs always in need of qualified door staff. The shopping centres where retail security staff are needed in the centre include The Sailmaker’s shopping centre and The Buttermarket centre. Ipswich Town football ground is located at Portman Road also in the centre that also regularly requires security personnel when playing games at home. Located nearby is The Trinity Park Conference Centre which hosts events all year round and relies on security staff.

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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