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Door Supervisor Training in Portsmouth

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SIA Door Supervisor Training in Portsmouth


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 Portsmouth

Getting your SIA Door Supervisor Licence involves the following steps:

Step 1 ➡️ Get Training 

Book your SIA Door Supervisor course in Portsmouth. 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 Portsmouth


⚠️ 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 Portsmouth.


Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth


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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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 Portsmouth

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 Portsmouth?

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 Portsmouth

To get to the training venue arrive at any of these 3 train stations. There are regular trains throughout the day.

Cosham Train Station 
Cosham, Portsmouth PO6 3BD, United Kingdom

Portchester Train Station
Portchester, Fareham PO16 8BJ, United Kingdom

Hilsea Train Station
Norway Rd, Portsmouth PO3 5FT, United Kingdom

From Cosham Train Station, you have the options to take a bus or taxi to the training venue. If you choose to take the bus from the train station, walk for about 4 minutes to Cosham - King George Playing Fields Bus Stop and catch bus number 2. Get off at Paulsgrove, Walford Road where the training venue is 1.1 km away, which you can reach by a 12-minute walk. If you take the taxi from Cosham Train Station, it will only take about 2 minutes to reach the training venue, for about £6 - £8. 

Alternatively, you can also arrive via Portchester Train Station, which is about 2.6 km away from the training venue. From the train station, walk for 350 yards to Portchester, Portsview Gardens Bus Stop and catch bus number 3. After 8 stops, get off at Paulsgrove, Walford Road and walk for 13 minutes to the training venue. From Portchester Train Station, taking a taxi will only take 3 minutes for roughly £6 - £8.

Hilsea Train Station is the third closest train station with a distance of 4.5 km from the venue. From the train station, transfer to Hilsea - Trafalgar School Bus Station which is only a kilometre away. You need to ride bus number 2 and get off at Paulsgrove, Walford Road, which from there is a 12-minute walk to the training venue. Taking the bus takes 40 minutes. For a faster route from the train station, take a taxi for £9 - £11 and you'll get to the venue in just 5 minutes. 


If you are staying in the venue hotel, Portsmouth Marriott Hotel has 198 parking slots available for £4 per day. An alternative car park nearby is JustPark Southampton Road Car Park, just beside the hotel. If you want to go to the centre for lunch or dinner, we suggest parking in any of these car parks:

Eldon Car Park
Southsea, Portsmouth, Southsea PO5 4BT.

Broad St Car Park
East St, Old Portsmouth, Portsmouth PO1 2GR.

London Road Car Park
10 London Rd, Cosham, Portsmouth PO6 3EL.


The training venue location has a walk score of 70 out of 100, which means Southampton Road in Portsmouth is a reasonably walkable location. You can reach most places on foot without relying on a car. 


The venue Portsmouth Marriott Hotel is a 4-star hotel offering its guests a great dining experience, a bar and several amenities. If you are looking for cheaper rates than this hotel, you can try Travelodge Portsmouth Hilsea or Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - North. However, keep in mind these hotels are a fair distance from the training venue. Check for some more great hotel deals here


If you prefer staying in the training venue for lunch break, you can have light bites and tasty meals at Portsmouth Marriott Hotel’s Cast Iron Bar & Grill restaurant. For a great selection of Spanish tapas, try La Casa Flamenca at Port Solent - The Boardwalk Shopping Centre. 

Some of the closest places to eat are fast-food restaurants including McDonald's and KFC. If you go further to Cosham centre, order a chicken roast for a reasonable price at Nino's Café & Restaurant or maybe try common British favourites like traditional English breakfast at Poppins along High Street, Cosham.


SIA Job Opportunities in Portsmouth 
Portsmouth is filled with opportunities for security personnel including Queen Alexandra Hospital, St. James’ Hospital and shopping centres like Port Solent - The Boardwalk Shopping Centre, Cascades Shopping Centre and The Bridge Shopping Centre. Security personnel are also in demand in several bars, clubs and pubs at Port Solent and the city centre. Portsmouth is also home to Portsmouth Football Club. On match days security is required at Fratton Park Stadium and the surrounding areas.

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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