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Door Supervisor Training in Preston

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SIA Door Supervisor Training in Preston


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 Preston

Getting your SIA Door Supervisor Licence involves the following steps:

Step 1 ➡️ Get Training 

Book your SIA Door Supervisor course in Preston. 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 Preston


⚠️ 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 Preston.


Preston 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 Preston 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 Preston


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

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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SIA Door Supervisor Training Preston

Cotton Court Meeting Rooms 8 Adelphi Street, Preston, PR1 7BE

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About Door Supervisor Training Course in Preston

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 Preston?


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 Preston

Venue - Cotton Court Business Centre, Church St, Preston PR1 3BY, UK.


By Train
Preston is an easy station to get to from anywhere in the country. Its main operator is Avanti West Coast, but you can also catch a TransPennine or a Northern train. The station is centrally situated.

Preston Train Station - Fishergate, Preston PR1 8AP

There is no need to take a taxi to the venue as you have two easy options for getting to Cotton Court. But if wanted you can there are plenty of taxi cabs at the stations. It is approx a 4-minute drive and costs around £7.00.


It takes about 15 mins to get to Cotton Court. From the station, head north to Fishergate. Turn right into Fishergate going through Fishergate. Continue straight onto Church St. Following church street for about 0.3 miles, then turn right again onto Cotton Court. The venue is on the left.


By Bus
It takes about 10 mins. Take the 111 City centre, get off at the second stop. Cotton Court is a small side street, just after the BlueBell pub. 


By Car
Served by the M6, M61, M65, and the M55, Preston is easy to drive to with plenty of parking areas. Cotton Court has a small free onsite parking space on a first-come-first-served basis. But no worries if it's full, there is ample Pay and Display car parking. 


Preston has a high walk score, with the area around Cotton Court being very walkable with a score of 94/100. It is an easy city to walk around with pedestrian ways—local shops, restaurants and pubs all within a 5min walk radius. If you fancy stretching your legs and getting some fresh air, then head to one of three nearby parks - Avenham Park, Ribbleton Park and Miller Park.


If you are travelling a distance and are planning to stay over, Preston has a wide range of hotels, from budget to luxury. The nearest to Cotton Court, less than a mile away, would be the:

Travelodge Preston Central

Preston Farmers Office, 

New Hall Ln, Preston, PR1 5NX

Telephone: 0871 984 6150.  

Preston has plenty of budget options; you can check them out here.


Food & Drink
Preston is a multicultural city with a large variety of eating options available. Within minutes of Cotton Court, you will find a range of restaurants, takeaways and cafes like:

Rise - a fantastic brunch restaurant. 

Mamma Mia - for those that have a taste for Italian.

Foodlab - to satisfy your cravings for a decent burger, wrap or pizza.

Just turn left onto Church Street and discover the delights of Preston cuisine, all under 10 mins walk.

Preston is not short on pubs, wine bars or clubs. If you have the energy after a hard day studying or just want to chill, then head to Friargate. There you will find real ale pubs like Greyfriars, Lamb and Packet, Roper Hall. Want something a bit more young and trendy? Check out the string of trendy bars that line the street heading towards the city centre, such as The Academy, Cafe Manyana, Reflex (80's pub/club) and Assembly.


SIA Job Opportunities In Preston
Want to find work in the Preston area? Not a problem. The opportunities are there for trained, licensed personnel. The city has security work available at pubs, clubs and entertainment venues. The numerous shopping centres offer work for retail security guards. Jobs are also available at the local hospitals, the University of Central Lancashire, with its many buildings, museums, and government buildings, like the County and magistrates' courts.

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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