5-Day Level 2 Award for Door Supervisors in the Private Security Industry
Door Supervisors in the Private Security Industry
WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
Great Course To Gain The Sia Licence And Preparing To Work In This Sector A Level 2 Award For Working As A Door Security Within The Private Security Industry Is A Pre-Requisite Formthose Seeking To Work As A Door Security In The Private Security Industry (PSI).
Under The Terms Of The Private Security Industry Act (2001) Individuals Working In Specific Sectors Of The Private Security Industry Must Be Licensed By The Security Industry Authority (SIA). One Criterion For Obtaining A Licence Is The Achievement Of A Licence-Linked Qualification. The Level 2 Award For Working As A Door Security Within The Private Security Industry Provides Full Coverage Of The Competences Specified By The SIA And Therefore Meets Its Requirements For A Licence-Linked Qualification.
A Door Security Licence Is Required If Manned Guarding Activities Are Undertaken In Relation To Licensed Premises, Except Where The Activity Only Involves The Use Of CCTV Equipment Or Falls Within The Definition Of Cash And Valuables In Transit Or Close Protection. Licensed Premises Are Those Open To The Public At Times When Alcohol Is Being Supplied For Consumption, Or Regulated Entertainment Is Being Provided.
What are the objectives for the Level 2 Qualification?
The main objective of this qualification is to provide learners with the knowledge, skills and understanding to work as a door supervisor. Successful completion of this qualification enables learners to apply for an SIA licence to work as a door supervisor within the private security industry. This qualification has been developed to meet the training and licensing requirements of the SIA who regulate the sector under the terms of the Private Security Industry Act 2001.
This qualification has been developed to meet the training and licensing requirements of the SIA who regulate the sector under the terms of the Private Security Industry Act 2001.
- that physical activity will be involved, and that this carries risks.
- the expected standards of behaviour
- what they should wear
- what they should do if they have any concerns about their health or fitness with regard to this training.
Training centres must also ensure that learners sign a declaration to say that they are fit to take part in practical skills training.
English language requirements
It is essential that security operatives can communicate effectively. They are likely in the course of their work to have to make calls to the emergency services, or to need to resolve conflict.
It is the centre’s responsibility to ensure that each learner is sufficiently competent in the use of the English and/or Welsh language. All assessment must take place in English and/or Welsh.
Learners should, as a minimum, have language skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening equivalent to the following:
- a B2 Level qualification on the Home Office’s list of recognised English tests and qualifications
- a B2 Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
- an ESOL qualification at (Level 1) on the Ofqual register taken in England, Wales or Northern Ireland
- an ESOL qualification at Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework Level 5 awarded by SQA Accreditation and taken in Scotland.
- Functional Skills Level 1 in English
- Core Skills in Communication at Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework Level 5
- Essential Skills Wales Communication Level 1
From 1st April 2021 learners taking their door supervision training for the first time will need to show that they hold a current and valid First Aid or Emergency First Aid certificate*. This must meet the requirements of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981. Training centres must confirm that each learner is sufficiently qualified in First Aid or Emergency First Aid.
Learners should, as a minimum, have achieved an Emergency First Aid at Work qualification covering the following outcomes:
- understand the role of the first aider, including: ➢ the importance of preventing cross-infection ➢ the need for recording incidents and actions ➢ use of available equipment.
- assess the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly, and effectively in an emergency.
- administer first aid to a casualty who is unconscious (including seizure)
- administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation and use of an automated external.
- administer first aid to a casualty who is choking.
- administer first aid to a casualty who is wounded and bleeding.
- administer first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock.
- provide appropriate first aid for minor injuries (including small cuts, grazes and bruises, minor burns and scalds, small splinters)
Learners should present their First Aid or Emergency First Aid certificate* to their training centre before they start training. This certificate* must be valid for at least 12 months from the course start date.
*Training centres are permitted to deliver suitable First Aid qualifications together with security qualifications as part of a training package. Learners must complete and pass all First Aid training before starting the security training.
This qualification is made up of 4 mandatory units. To be awarded this qualification the learner must achieve a total of 6 credits as shown in the table below.
Opportunities for progression
Achievement of this qualification confirms the learner has gained the knowledge, skills and understanding required to work as a door supervisor. However, to be able to work as a door supervisor, learners must also successfully obtain an SIA licence.
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Learners can progress to the following qualifications:
- SFJ Awards Level 2 Award for Security Officers in the Private Security Industry
- SFJ Awards Level 2 Award for CCTV Operators (Public Space Surveillance) in the Private Security Industry
SFJ Awards Level 3 Certificate for Working as a Close Protection Operative within the Private Security Industry
Externally-set, internally-assessed practical assessments.
Level 2 Award for Door Supervisors in the Private Security Industry
Unit 1: Principles of Working in the Private Security Industry
- Know the main characteristic s and purposes of the private security industry
- Understand legislation as it applies to a security operative
- Understand arrest procedures relevant to security operatives
- Understand the importance of safe working practices
- Understand fire procedures in the workplace
- Understand emergencies and the importance of emergency procedures
- Understand how to communicate effectively as a security operative
- Understand record keeping relevant to the role of the security operative
- Understand terror threats and the role of the security operative in the event of a threat
- Understand how to keep vulnerable people safe
- Understand good practice for postincident management
Unit 2: Principles of Working as a Door Supervisor in the Private Security Industry
- Understand crimes relevant to door supervision
- Know how to conduct effective search procedures
- Understand drug-misuse legislation, issues and procedures relevant to the role of a door supervisor
- Understand preservation of evidence relevant to the role of a door supervisor
- Understand licensing law relevant to the role of a door supervisor
- Understand queue management and venue capacity responsibiliti es relevant to a door supervisor
- Know how to use equipment relevant to a door supervisor
Unit 3: Application of Conflict Management in the Private Security Industry
- Understand the principles of conflict management appropriate to the role
- Understand how to recognise, assess and reduce risk in conflict situations
- Understand the use of problemsolving techniques when resolving conflict
- Be able to communicate to de-escalate conflict
Unit 4: Application of Physical Intervention Skills in the Private Security Industry
- Understand physical interventions and the implications of their use
- Understand the risks associated with using physical intervention
- Understand how to reduce the risks associated with physical intervention
- Be able to use physical skills to protect yourself and others
- Be able to use non-pain compliant standing, holding and escorting techniques