Door Supervisor Training
in Lancaster

This SIA Door Supervisor course is suitable for anyone looking to work as a Door Supervisor or a Security Guard. Licence holders can work in nightclubs, events, retail and businesses. You can earn up to £2,500 per month.

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Course Name

Door Supervisor

6 days
Earning Potential
£10-14 per hour
Mandatory Requirement For
SIA Door Supervisor Licence
Age Requirement
18+ years

Course Units
  • 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
4 multiple choice exams and various physical assessments
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About Door Supervisor Training Course in Lancaster

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 six days, divided into four units.

On the final day of the course, there will be four multiple-choice exams and a practical assessment of the physical intervention skills.


What will I learn on the SIA Door Supervisor Training course in Lancaster?


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 Lancaster

By Train
Lancaster Station, 
Meeting House Lane, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 5NW

Lancaster City is about halfway between Carlise and Manchester. It is easily accessed by train, being a stop on the fast London to Edinburgh and Glasgow trains. The primary rail operator is Avanti West Coast, but you can also use Cross Country. The Northern line operates from the Lancaster to Barrow trains and the Lancaster to Morecambe trains. 


By Taxi 
The walk into Lancaster city centre is less than 3-minutes. With a pedestrianised city centre, it is often simpler to cross to different parts of the city by walking. The one-way system can be very slow at peak times.

If you require a taxi from the station, you will find that they appear when trains are due, there is no taxi rank. You can also pre-book with one of the local operatives, who include

  • 32090-35666 Taxis Ltd
    9 Church St, St Nicholas Arcades, Lancaster LA1 1LP - Tel: 01524 35666
  • 848 Taxis Lancaster & Morecambe
    3 Mary St, St Nicholas Arcades, Lancaster LA1 1UW - Tel: 01524 848848


By Car
The M6 motorway runs through Lancaster with both North and South junctions. Lancaster City is a one-way system with mainly two lanes, but it does get very congested, slow-moving traffic at peak times. Several pelican crossings add to the congestion. 


City parking can be difficult, but there are several on-street and pay & display car parks throughout the city, including:

Mitre House, China St, Lancaster LA1 1EQ

Marketgate Shopping Centre Parking
6 Marketgate, St Nicholas Arcades, Lancaster LA1 1UP

Cable Street Car Park
Cable St, Lancaster LA1 1HD


The Red Rose City of Lancaster is a busy and vibrant place to be. With a 99 walk score, there is easy access to shops, markets, pubs, restaurants and cafes, alongside many historical sites. Dominated by the castle, now a prison, the city is easy to explore.


There are hotels situated throughout the city centre and on the outskirts of Lancaster. You can find a comprehensive selection here. Prices in the city centre range from £35 upwards, most being around the £70 range per night. There are many more budget type accommodation on the city’s outskirts. You can also find a range of hotels and boarding houses in Morecambe, about a 10-minute car or bus ride away. 

Hotels within range of the railway station include

Travelodge Lancaster Central - King St, Lancaster LA1 1RE

The Borough - 3 Dalton Square, Lancaster LA1 1PP - Tel: +44152464170. Prices include breakfast.

Royal Kings Arms Hotel - 75 Market St, Lancaster LA1 1JG - Tel: +44152432451


Food & Drink
Whatever you fancy can be found in Lancaster City Centre, from Subways to 5* haute cuisine. It is a multi-cultural city that caters to international students. As you can imagine the number of pubs is high to cater to the locals and students. There is also a wealth of variety in the food you can purchase within the city centre. You will not find many chips shops in the centre but plenty within a 5-minute drive. You can find sandwich shops and supermarkets in and around the centre. All the major coffee shops and fast food stores are within walking distance.

Including -  Neros, Costa Coffee, Greggs, KYC, McDonald’s, Sainsbury’s and M&S Food, Some of Lancaster’s popular, reasonably-priced eateries—serving excellent breakfasts and lunches—including:

Sultan of Lancaster - Indian Takeaway & eat-in - Brock St, Lancaster LA1 1UU
Tel: +44152461188

The Old Bell - Bashful Alley Centre, Bashful Alley, Lancaster LA1 1LF
Tel: +44152436561

The Print Room - The Storey, Meeting House Ln, Lancaster LA1 1TH
Tel: +441524582843

The Hall - 10 China St, Lancaster LA1 1EX
Tel: +44152465470


SIA Job Opportunities In & Around Lancaster
As a busy university city, Lancaster has plenty of jobs for licensed security personnel to take part-time or full-time, with the potential to be an excellent career path. There is a prison and young offenders unit and a large general hospital that employ security personnel in various capacities, as does the University of Lancaster. There are retail parks, shopping malls, and commercial businesses that also require SIA licence holding staff services. 

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