SIA Door Supervisor Training

If you want to work as a Door Supervisor and/or Security Guard, we can help you do this.

This is the most popular SIA training course and A19 Skills works with both individuals and whole companies, to deliver this training and assist them with the SIA licence application process.

A19 Skills Door Supervision Training at a Glance:

  • 4 Day course
  • Minimum age 16 (must be 18 to apply for licence)
  • 4 Modules: Working in the Private Security Industry, Working as a Door Supervisor, Conflict Management, Physical Intervention Skills
  • Tick Box Tests
  • Results in 4 Working Days
  • High Pass Rate
  • Experienced Tutors



About the Course?



A19 Skills SIA Licence training prepares candidates for a their role as an SIA licensed Door Supervisor. The role of a Door Supervisor can be challenging, it is vital that you receive the best quality Door Supervisor Training available before you begin your new career.


All Door Supervisors in the UK must hold a valid SIA Licence, it is a criminal offence to work unlicensed and/or to employ an unlicensed operative. Once you successfully complete our Door Supervisor course you will be able to apply for your SIA Door Supervisor Licence.


If you are thinking of working in this sector, you will need to complete your SIA Training before starting work. Our tutors will walk you thorough the initial training and SIA licence application.


The SIA Door Supervisor course runs over 4 days and is divided into 4 units: Working in the Private Security Industry, Working as a Door Supervisor, Conflict Management and Physical Intervention. There will be 3 multiple choice exams and a practical assessment of the physical intervention skills you will be taught on the course.




Why should I get this licence?

This licence is the most commonly held SIA licence. It allows the holder to work as a Door Supervisor in a licensed premises, pub/club and orat festivals and events.


Importantly, this licence also allows you to work as a Security Guard also. You cannot work as a Door Supervisor under a Security Guarding licence, but you can work as a Security Guard with an SIA Door Supervision licence.


It’s almost a 2 for 1 licence, you can work as both a Door Supervisor and Security Officer with one licence. For this reason, the majority of those working in security hold this badge.



Do I have to sit any tests?


Exams can be worrying, but don’t worry. Everything you need to know is covered during the Door Supervisor course and your tutor will fully prepare you for success. We have run this training for many years and have an excellent pass rate.


Many people worry about exams based on previous experience, perhaps they didn’t excel at school. The SIA don’t set tests to ‘catch you out’ or ‘so that some people fail’- the tests just set a minimum bar of competence. It’s much like a driving test: our job is to get you to that level where you are able to pass.



Can you help me find a job?


A19 Skills work in partnership with major employers and recruiters. Security companies turn to A19 Skills to recruit new staff as they can be sure staff are trained to a level of quality they want to see in their business. As a result, we can assist you in searching for available work and signposting you to current vacancies that our partner organisations are looking to fill. 




How can I progress and build my career after this course?


This course is for the SIA Door Supervisor Licence to Practice. Security is now a modern profession with progression pathways and opportunities to build a career.


The SIA Door Supervisor is often the first licence taken by new entrants to the industry. You can progress on to other licenses such as CCTV, CVIT and Close Protection. These will make you more valuable to an employer, widen the range of work available to you. A more recent route taken by many is also to study for Security Management qualifications at levels 3, 4 and 5. These allow you to progress and become a Security Supervisor or Manager.