LASER Level 2 Award for Door Supervisors in the Private Security Industry

A Level 2 Award for Door Supervisors in the Private Security Industry is a pre-requisite for those seeking to work as a door supervisor in the private security industry. 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).

Qualification Overview

OFQUAL QUALIFICATION NUMBER
603/5511/6
PURPOSE AND AIM OF QUALIFICATIONS
Pre-requisite for those seeking to work as a door supervisor in the private security industry.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Minimum age 18.
Learners must be able to communicate effectively in English (speaking, listening, reading and writing). Learners should as a minimum have English language skills equivalent to:

 a B2 level qualification on the Home Office’s list of recognised English tests and qualifications
 B2 Common European Framework of Reference for Language (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 the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA)and taken in Scotland
 Functional Skills Level 1 in English
 SQA Core Skills in Communication at Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework Level 5
 Essential Skills Wales Communication Level 1

Learners must have achieved the Level 3 RQF/QCF Level 6 SCQF Emergency First Aid at Work EFAW qualification or equivalent. First Aid certificates presented by learners must be valid for at least 12 months from the start date of their door supervisor training course.
TOTAL QUALIFICATION TIME (TQT)
The Total Qualification Time for this qualification is 61. Total Qualification Time represents the total time a learner may take to achieve the qualification, including both guided learning and all other learning.
UNITS
To achieve the qualification, the learner must achieve all of the following four units:

 Principles Of Working In The Private Security Industry
 Principles Of Working As A Door Supervisor In The PrivateSecurity Industry
 Application Of Conflict Management In The Private Security Industry
 Application Of Physical Intervention Skills In The Private Security Industry
ASSESSMENT
Assessment is by multiple choice examination, practical demonstration, oral, question and answer/ discussion and trainer observations.

About the Qualification

A Level 2 Award for Door Supervisors in the Private Security Industry is a pre-requisite for those seeking towork as a door supervisor 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 LASER Level 2 Award for Door Supervisors in 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 Supervisor 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.

The LASER Level 2 Award for Door Supervisors in the Private Security Industry qualification is suitable for any new entrant to the sector without a previous award/qualification.

Successful learners will:

• Know the main characteristics 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 safeworking 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 post-incident management
• 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 relevantto the role of a door supervisor
• Understand licensing law relevant to the role of a door supervisor
• Understand queue management and venue capacity responsibilities relevant to a door supervisor.
• Know how to use equipment relevant to a door supervisor
• Understand physical interventions and the implications of their use
• Understand the risks associated with physical intervention
• Understand how to reduce the risks associated with physical intervention
• Be able to use physical skillsto protect yourself and others
• Be able to use non-pain compliantstanding, holding and escorting techniques.   
• Understand the principles of conflict management appropriate to therole
• Understand how to recognise, assess and reduce risk in conflict situations
• Understand the use of problem-solving techniques when resolving conflict
• Be able to communicate to de-escalate conflict.

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