Door Supervisor Training in Portsmouth

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Course Name

Door Supervisor

6 days
£239.99 Incl. VAT
Earning Potential
£12 - 23 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 Portsmouth

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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.

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