SIA Door Supervisor Training Course


Our SIA door supervision course is suitable for those entering the security industry who are looking for the greatest flexibility in where they can work.


SIA Door Supervision training course allows candidates to work in licensed premises - such as clubs, bars, restaurants, casinos, hotels, supermarkets and on all sort of events held indoor and outdoor, like music concerts, football matches, etc. Door Supervisor can also work as Security Guard in places like: airports, depots, shopping malls, warehouses, factories, building sites etc. The scope of work is wide and work market offers vast range of opportunities.

General Information

Course length:

4 days (two weekends) Saturday – Sunday 09:00am-8.00pm


Multiple choice test.

Instructor’s ratio:

Minimum 1 instructor per every 12 students.

Delivery style:

Fully practical and complying with operational standards.


Car Park:

West London - Acton


Inclusive of:

Training, Equipment, Exams, Certificates, Vat


Next door Cafe serves quality meals at low costs!

Instructor’s background:

Active Operational Managers with extended field experience.

SIA License application pack:

Click here to order one. We help with all formalities.


Level 2 BTEC in Door Supervision (SIA) Edexcel

Learning materials:

Professional Handbook and Hand-outs on CD Drive




Emergency First Aid at Work Course it the most often required qualifications after the SIA license.

Chances of getting the job today, without being First Aid certified are not great.



Remember: Quality or our training is set to operational standards!


Hundreds of people go through Door Supervisor course every week in London to search for work afterwards! Winning the job takes more than attending any classroom based course. Operational companies search for staff that is ready to work!

Being prepared by operational company like us gives greater advantage!

Our training is delivered through large number of practical drills and scenarios, preparing candidates to step into security operations instantly, without need of going under practical “in-house training” organized by employers. On the completion of training, you will be totally prepared to work for us or any other operational company in UK.

Here is why our candidates succeed on the job market:

We are directly interested in quality of your training for a very simple reason. As you may like to join our operation or work with our partners / associates we prefer to avoid necessity of up-skilling you (re-training to operational standard). Providing you with training at operational standard is in our own interest!

Our affordable prices guarantee budget for very best quality of credible training!




Training Dates Available:



London (North Acton) 29th, 30th of November - 6th, 7th of December 2014



London (North Acton) 13th, 14th - 20th, 21st of December 2014







• Fully loaded SIA Door Supervisor program: Working in Security Industry, Door Supervision, and Conflict Management. Loads of practical drills and scenarios.

• Physical Intervention for Door Supervisors delivered by Operational Managers in full accordance with UK’s law yet applicable and effective in real life situations.

• Customer Service and Basic Counter-Terrorism program “Project Griffin”

• An interview with Symbiotic Security operational HR Department for those who meet our operational criteria through their excellent performances on their course.

• CV guidance and live career development advice.


Majority of our former students, today’s successful operatives also completed following courses:


Emergency First Aid at Work SIA CCTV (PSS) Operator First Aid at Work

Those programs are commonly required by employers. Having them completed significantly increases your chance of finding decent work. Today’s managers keep costs down as much as possible, hence priority given to multi-skilled operatives in every company on the market.

In fact we like recruiting former students, however at no point we’d guarantee an employment to all candidates attending our courses, regardless their capacities. Candidates applying for work with us, have to prove their ability to comply with operational scope and to pass screening process. Work subjects to availability. We do not credit costs of training towards future wages! This would oblige us to employ candidates regardless their abilities and efforts. Please do not enquire for this type of offer.

Licensed operatives can use “Careers” section of our website to apply for work with us.






The SIA Door Supervisor course is run over four days and has 38 hours of tuition and 2 hours of multiple choice exams. The recognized SIA Door Supervisor qualification consists of four units:

Unit 1 – Working in the Private Security Industry

Total Guided Learning Hours: 10

  • Know the purpose and main features of the private security industry

  • Understand the legislation that is relevant to people working in the private security industry

  • Understand relevant aspects of health and safety in the workplace

  • Know how to apply the principles of fire safety

  • Know how to deal with non-fire-related workplace emergencies

  • Understand the principles of effective communication and customer care in the private security industry


Unit 2 – Working as a Door Supervisor

Guided Learning Hours: 10

  • Understand the behaviour appropriate for individual door supervisors, as defined by the Security Industry Authoritys (SIA) Standards of Behaviour

  • Understand the elements of civil and criminal law relevant to door supervisors

  • Understand search procedures and the reasons for having them

  • Understand the powers of arrest and related procedures

  • Understand relevant drug legislation and its relevance to the role of the door supervisor

  • Understand incident recording and crime scene preservation

  • Understand licensing law and social responsibility

  • Understand and be able to follow procedures for emergency situations


Unit 3 – Conflict Management for the Private Security Industry

Guided Learning Hours: 8

  • Understand the principles of conflict management appropriate to their role

  • Understand how to recognise, assess and reduce risk in conflict situations

  • Understand how to communicate effectively in emotive situations and de-escalate conflict

  • Understand how to develop and use problem solving strategies for resolving

  • Understand conflict good practice to follow after conflict situations


Unit 4 – Physical Intervention Skills for the Private Security Industry

Guided Learning Hours: 10

  • Understand physical interventions and the legal and professional implications of their use

  • Understand how to reduce the risk of harm when physical intervention skills are used

  • Be able to use non-pain related physical skills to protect yourself and others from assault

  • Be able to use non-pain related standing holding and escorting techniques, including non-restrictive and restrictive skills

  • Understand good practice to follow after physical interventions



Our Instructors also work as our Operational Managers. They monitor relevancy of training programs to meet high expectations of the market. Operational scope needs strict, practical approach to training given to future staffs. You will benefit from “first hand” information, straight from the operational field, as current as it comes.


We have a proven track record in the Door Supervisor environment of delivering first class training courses, this will continue and progress its development. Our instructors have ten plus years of instruction and operational experience. Their dedication in ensuring that the methods and procedures they teach are relevant.




Council Funding:

If you have been long term unemployed (6 months) you may be able to gain funding from your local Council in order to attend our courses. Please contact us for further information by clicking “Contact Us”

Enhanced Learning Credit Scheme (ELCAS) funding for armed forces available soon!

Logistic details and “welcome pack” will be emailed to you on completion of booking.



AGE LIMIT: Minimum age to attend this course is 18.


1. Four passport-sized good quality colour photographs as normally specified for passports.

Photographs should not be older than 30 days. There should be no headgear (except that worn for religious reasons) or sunglasses.

2. Loose clothing for the last day of the course.

3. Items of Identification:

2 Items from Group A below
1 item from group A and 2 from Group B

Group A

- Original valid passport (any Nationality)
- Original UK photo card driving licence
- Original UK paper driving licence
- Original Birth certificate issued within 12 months of date of birth
- Original Valid UK firearms licence

Group B

- P45 or P60
- Bank or Building Society statement issued to current address
- Utility Bill from current address e g Gas/ Electricity/ Telephone
- An addressed payslip (less than 3 months old)
- Non original Birth Certificate issued later than 12 months after your date of birth
- Marriage Certificate
- Mortgage statement (issued within the last 12 months) or insurance policy at current address (less than 3 months)
- Financial statement e.g. Pension
- Multiple bills accepted from different service providers
- Certificate of British Nationality
- British work permit or Visa (issued within the last 12 months)
- Credit card statement from current address (less than 3 months)
- Any other document to prove current address e.g. NHS card, Vehicle registration document, exam certificate
- Child benefit book
- Court summons
- Letter from Inland Revenue/DWP/Employment service or local authority
- Original Valid EU photo identity card

VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: Failure to bring valid original, correct identification and photographs as specified will result in No examination!





“I was very satisfied with all off the course and could not explain apart from it was 110% and would tell anyone who wants to be a Door Supervisor  work to come here and do the course with you. I feel this course gave me everything i needed and wanted to be a good Door Supervisor.“
Daniel Pritchard

“I am very satisfied with the course. Very professional instructors. Their clear teaching, effective methodology and sense of humor allowed me to go through this intensive training with ease. This course is set on a very high level and couldn’t be effectively delivered without people that instructed us.”
Andrei Cecan

“I would definitely recommend this course for others as it is so thorough and the value for money is outstanding because there was no expense spared on the tasks we were set for.”
Joe Holder

“The instructors ability on the course were second to none, they were extremely helpful and always there for any of my needs. I would highly recommend this course to any one for all the reasons above it’s quite simply the best training I’ve ever had past and present I’m very happy. Thanks!”
Darren Rogers

"Great people, great learning potential and great profession to enter. I feel lucky to be taken on this course."
Jamie Hill

Special Offer

Do more than just get licensed! Prevent others from snatching your job!

Symbiotic Training Employability Package (STEP) is designed for those candidates that are serious about entering security industry.  Today’s managers keep costs down as much as possible, hence priority given to multi-skilled operatives in every company’s recruitment process. All components of STEP are frequently required by today’s employers. Having them completed significantly increases your chance of finding decent work.

STEP contains following components:


SIA Door Supervisor Training

SIA CCTV (PSS) Operator Training

Emergency First Aid at Work Training

Learn comfortably and STEP into the operation well prepared and fully qualified!

STEP is much cheaper than separate courses, does not force you to commit to any chosen date and it is fully flexible in case of the need to pause your learning with no additional costs!

Buying STEP allows you to enter all courses included at any chosen date, without queuing or giving a notice. Places are always reserved for STEP candidates, moreover, if you need to pause your training, you can always come back on the next edition to continue. This option is the most suitable for those candidates that are uncertain if their current work commitments will allow them to comply with the course timetable.

STEP gives peace of mind in case of necessity to rearrange the date of attendance. Our policy does not allow to reschedule the course unless the candidate booked STEP.



This is the simplest bit. All you need to do is to make one-off payment which covers the costs of all three courses and consider it done. It’s up to you to let us know about preferred dates for your attendance. We never cancel our training courses, so you can just turn up on the day and our admin will allow you to the course immediately.

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