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Door Supervisor Training in Reading

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SIA Door Supervisor Training in Reading


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 Reading

Getting your SIA Door Supervisor Licence involves the following steps:

Step 1 ➡️ Get Training 

Book your SIA Door Supervisor course in Reading. 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 Reading


⚠️ 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 Reading.


Reading 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 Reading 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 Reading


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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About Door Supervisor Training Course in Reading

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 Reading?

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 Reading
Venue; Pentahotel Reading, Oxford Road Reading RG1 7RH
Tel: 0118 958 6222

By Train
Reading station (RDG) is a major transport hub situated on the northern edge of the town centre, just a 9-minute walk from the training venue.
Station Approach, Reading RG1 1LZ

The station is easily accessible from around the country with easy connections from several services that include

  • Great Western Railway
  • CrossCountry
  • South Western Railway
  • TfL

There is no need to take a taxi from the station to the venue as it is within easy walking distance. If you want to, you will find a 24-hour black-cab taxi rank at the front of the station and on Friar Street. The cost is around £5.


Walking To The Venue
From the station, walk west on Blagrave St towards Station Rd. Here you turn left onto Station Rd. Continue from there onto Queen Victoria St and then right onto Broad St. Continue straight across West St and St Mary’s Butts onto Oxford Rd. The venue is on the left.

You can also walk the same distance and time around 9 mins, by Friar Street. Follow the same directions. But, after turning left at Station Rd, you then turn right onto Friar Street, keeping to the left to stay on Friar Street. You will then have to take a left turn onto Cheapside, followed by a right onto Oxford Rd, the venue is on the left.


By Car
Reading is easily accessible by car. It has three junctions for the M4 motorway, which links with the M25. Both the M40 and M3 are within easy reach. You can also travel from the North via the M6, with its Toll road or the M6 & M5 without Toll roads. There is accessible parking at Pentahotel Reading, which costs around £10.80 per day. Plus, plenty of good standard multi-storey car parks. However, do take note that the centre of Reading can get very congested. There is also a Park and ride facility from both the South and East of the city.


The area around the venue, Oxford rd has a high walkability score of 71. The route is flat with plenty of shops, restaurants, pubs, banks & ATMs. There are several parks within walking distance, including Beresford Road Recreation Ground, Prospect Park, and McIlroy Park. West Reading Woodlands Local Nature Reserve.


If you are travelling a distance and do not want to commute, you can book at the venue,  prices include breakfast, free Wi-Fi, a fitness centre, and accessible parking. Locally there are several hotels within minutes of the venue including budget hotels like the Travelodge and Premier Inns. You can search for more hotels here.


Food & Drink
The venue is in the heart of the city, providing ample options for eating and drinking. From sophisticated and trendy cafes and restaurants to boutique cafes and the various food chains like KFC and Subway within minutes of the Pentahotel. You could also try,

Munchees at 2-3 Butter Market, Reading, RG1 2DP for a big all-day breakfast. A 7-minute walk from the hotel. It also has a grill and has a Nepalese buffet. 

Bill’s Restaurant at t Mary’s Church House, Chain Street, Reading, RG1 2HX. Here they serve a fabulous breakfast/brunch until 13.00hrs, along with the daily menu for lunch and supper meals.

There are several pubs within easy reach of the venue, including The Royal Albion, The Pond House and The White Eagle on Oxford Rd. You also have a nearby Tesco if you want a quick sandwich to eat on the go or sitting in the park.


SIA Job Opportunities In Reading
Like many other cities, Reading has a lot to offer in jobs for security personnel. Alongside government office work, there is the University and historical venues. Reading is also a major retail centre for the Thames valley and hosts many events throughout the year, presenting numerous security job opportunities at all levels of experience. Pubs and clubs also require trained personnel, and of course, there is the Madejski Stadium. All you need to do is obtain your SIA licence!

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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