Highfield Level 2 Award for Working as a Door Supervisor in the Private Security Industry (RQF)

Under the Private Security Industry Act 2001, all door supervisors must hold a licence to practice, issued by the Security Industry Authority (SIA). To work as a door supervisor you need to apply for a SIA licence.

You cannot get your SIA licence without first attending this training course and gaining the Door Supervisor qualification. Once you have your licence you can start earning and have an exciting career in the security industry earning rates of between £8-10 per hr, and salaries of £19K+ year.

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Who should take this course?

Anyone intending to work as a door supervisor needs to attend this course. This includes door supervision in clubs, pubs as well as sporting, entertainment or festival security.


Highfield Level 2 Award for Working as a Door Supervisor in the Private Security Industry (RQF)

This qualification consists of four units, which learners must complete successfully in order to achieve the qualification, they are:

  • Unit 1 – Working within the Private Security Industry
  • Unit 2 – Working as a Door Supervisor within the Private Security Industry
  • Unit 3 – Conflict Management within the Private Security Industry
  • Unit 4 – Physical Intervention Skills within the Private Security Industry

Entrance requirements

All learnersare required to demonstrate a good grasp of the English language, as assessments are only available in this language. This may involve completing a short assessment prior to enrolment. This qualification is aimed at learners aged over 18, due to age restrictions on applying for a license.From the 1stApril 2020 all learners must present with a Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work qualification before undertaking an SIA course in Security or Door Supervision.

Photo and ID Requirements

You will need to bring ID with you to be able to sit the exams. If you have a current passport and a photo driving licence these will be ideal. Alternatively you can bring your birth certificate if you do not have a passport or driving licence – along with two other forms of ID showing your current address such as a recent utility bill, P45/P60, Council Tax statement (less than 12 months old) or bank statement (less than 3 months old). Please refer to the ID requirements sheet which you will be sent with your joining instructions to make sure you will have the correct and sufficient amount of ID to be able to do the course and sit the exams.

Joining Instructions

On receipt of your completed enrolment form and course fee, you will receive detailed and informative instructions. This will include information on the distance learning unit you will need to complete prior to attendance.


In the unfortunate event you have to cancel your course a cancellation fee may apply.

Cancellation fees are as follows:

  • Cancellation within 21 days of the start date: 50% of course fee applies.
  • Cancellation within 7 days of course start date or non-attendance: full course fee applies.
  • Deposits are non-refundable.


Upon successful completion learners may wish to continue their development via the completion of any of the sign-posted qualifications/training:

  • Highfield Level 2 Award in CCTV Operations (Public Space Surveillance) (RQF)
  • Highfield Level 3 Certificate for Working as a Close Protection Operative (RQF)


There are four days of instruction, 7-8 hours each day. Courses are delivered over two consecutive weekends (Saturdays and Sundays). In addition, there is distance learning for Unit 1 before attending this training.

Note: From 1st April 2021, the SIA qualifications are changing and the Door Supervisor course will become a 6 day course including pre-course study.


4 multiple-choice examinations and a practical test of your physical intervention skills.

Choose the Best

Unfortunately, there is a lot of poor quality door supervision training out there – from trainers that have very little experience or industry knowledge.

IBA UK were in the security business before the SIA was formed. We understand the door supervision business inside-out, from defusing conflict to the legal implications of physical intervention. We can train you and your staff to a high standard of professionalism. After our expert training, most of our trainees find the actual assessments straightforward, and our pass rate is high.  

CALL US NOW TO ENROL ON 01793 855090 or email office@ibauk.com.

For information on how to set up and Register for an account with the SIA for a SIA Door Supervisor licence watch the video below.

And for more information see our document here.

How to get your SIA document

A reminder of why Door Supervisors have a vital safety role.


£237 (including VAT)

Payment details: By BACS using online banking, or by cash or debit/credit card. The full course fee will be due on enrolment. We can invoice your company if they are paying. In certain circumstances we may accept a deposit to secure a space on a course. Please ask us for payment options.

NB: DIscounts apply when the Door Supervisor & CCTV courses are booked together with IBA UK Ltd.

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