SIA Top-Up Training for Door Supervisors

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SIA Top-Up Training for Door Supervisors

In order to renew SIA license and continue to work as Door supervisor within Private Security Industry you will need to attend a Top-up Training. The course will be delivered in 2 consecutive days. At the end of the course, there will be multiple choice questions exams and Practical assessment.

Latest SIA Update

From October 2021, anyone who need to renew their SIA licence need to complete Top-up training.   In addition to this, you must also have a first aid qualification before you can take the training. This should be an Emergency First Aid at work certificate or higher. If you do not already have First Aid qualification, you can attend this as a part of course package.

2 days course

9.00AM – 7.30PM

Course Options

This course is available to study in Classroom only.

Course Price: £129.00

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Our Locations :

129 Evington road, Leicester, LE2 1QJ

120 Melton Road, Leicester, LE4 5ED

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Course overview

The course will allow you to study with us in Classroom based environment.

You will receive all of the course material and support from our qualified and experienced tutors. We will be giving you advice and helping you throughout your course to support your learning journey.

The Top-Up Training Course is Suitable for:

This course is suitable for door supervisor or other security professionals who are looking to renew their licence after October 2021.

SIA has introduced this qualification due to new content and skills in the course and security industry.

Study Method:

At Bright Learning centre, this course is delivered by our qualified and experienced tutors. We deliver this course to meet individual’s needs, therefore you can complete this course by the following method:

Classroom-Based Learning:

We deliver this course in classroom based environment only. It is 2 days course including first Aid qualification. Learners must attend all both days to gain this qualifcation. 


You will be assessed on each course units separately. Each unit will be assessed by a Multiple-choice exam and Practical assessment.

Unit 1: Principles of Terror Threat Awareness in the Private Security Industry – MCQ – 10 questions

Unit 2: Principles of Using Equipment as a Door Supervisor in the Private Security Industry  – MCQ –  5 questions & Practical Assessment

Unit 3: Application of physical intervention skills in the private security industry – MCQ – 30 questions & Practical assessment

Course content

The SIA Door Supervisor course runs over four days and is divided into 3 modules:

  • Identify the different threat levels
  • Recognise the common terror attack methods
  • Recognise the actions to take in the event of a terror threat
  • Understand the procedures for dealing with suspicious items
  • Understand behaviours that could indicate suspicious activity
  • Understand how to respond to suspicious behaviour
  • Know how to minimise risk to personal safety at work
  • Know what actions to take in relation to global (or critical) incidents.
  • 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

Extra info

Entry Requirements:

You must also have English language skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening equivalent to the Level 1 functional skills in Literacy.

  • First Aid Qualification – You must have a Emergency first aid at work (EFAW) qualification before you can take the training. This should be an Emergency First Aid at work certificate or higher. If you do not already have First Aid qualification, you can attend this as a part of course package.
  • Action Counters Terrorism Course – You need to complete ACT e-learning and bring your certificate to attend Top-up training.
  • Complete Online Pre-learning.

You will also have to provide your Photo Identification such as Passport and Full UK driving Licence, Passport size photograph and Proof of Address (not more than 3 months old).

What certificate am I going to receive?

Successful candidates will receive a Level 2 Award for Door Supervisors in the Private Security Industry (Top Up) certificate from an awarding body within England and Wales who are currently recognised by Ofqual and Department for Education and Skills. This certificate will enable you to renew your SIA licence.

Awarding Body

PEARSON is an Awarding Organisation recognised by the qualification regulators for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Welsh Government in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.

PEARSON aim to provide qualifications that meet the needs of industry. They are designed by leading professionals and delivered to centres and learners with integrity and compliance in mind.


To get a front-line licence, you will need to do the Level 2 Award for Working as a Door Supervisor within the Private Security Industry. To obtain this qualification, you will need to complete 4 training modules and pass the exams. As per the latest SIA Update, Door supervision training must be delivered over a minimum of 6 days. In addition to this, you must also have a first aid qualification before you can take the training.

No, the licence fee is not included in the price of the course. The payment for the SIA licence is £190.00 which is payable to the SIA (Security Industry Authority). This payment can be done online on their website or at the Post Office.

Yes, we are more than happy to help you apply for your SIA badge, call us to book an appointment on 01162101070.

Door Supervisor exam results are usually available within 10-14 working days and you will be notified by email and SMS when your results are available.

You will receive Door Supervisor certificates within 7 working days of course completion and passing the examination. Once you gain this qualification, it is then valid for three years.

Yes, with a Door Supervisor licence you can even work as a security guard. It is important to note that with Security Guard course, you cannot apply for a Door Supervisor badge. Hence, Door Supervisor course is more valuable when applying for jobs and will make you more eligible.

It’s a 6-day training course and the price of this course is £250.

To apply for your SIA licence after successful completion of the course and passing the exam, you need to follow below steps: 1) Complete the SIA Application Form Online 2) Submit Photo ID to Verify Your Identity 3) Submit Your Application and complete the Background Checks

There is no fixed time frame for getting your SIA licence but generally, it can take up to 25 working days. In rare cases, if the issues come up with identity checks or criminal records, it could take up to 6 weeks or even more.

The SIA security licence cost is £190, including the cost of processing your application, and is not refundable. The licence is valid for three years.

1) Create a personal online account on the SIA website. 2) Once created, use your SIA login to access your online account & submit your renewal application. 3) Follow instructions as stated on the SIA renewal application screen.


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