Level 2 Award for Door Supervisors  
in the Private Security Industry (Top up)

The LASER Level 2 Award for Door Supervisors in the Private Security Industry (Top up) provides full coverage of the Top up competences specified by the SIA and therefore meets its requirements for a licence-linked Top up qualification.

Qualification Overview

OFQUAL QUALIFICATION NUMBER
603/7246/1
PURPOSE AND AIM OF QUALIFICATIONS
Pre-requisite (from 1st October 2021) for the renewal of an SIA licence to work as a door supervisor in the private security industry, or for those requiring top up training.
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 registertaken in England,Wales or NorthernIreland
 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 23 hours. 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 Terror Threat Awareness in the Private Security Industry
• Principles Of Using Equipment As A Door Supervisor 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



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.

From 1st October 2021, a Top up qualification is required for existing SIA licensed Door Supervisors (qualified pre-1st April 2021) applying to renew their licence.  A Top up qualification is also required for first time SIA licence applicants holding an SIA licence to practice qualification awarded pre-1st April 2021.

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.

Successful learners will:

• Know how to use equipment relevant to a door supervisor
• Know what actions to take in relation to global (or critical) incidents
• Understand terror threats and the role of the security operative in the event of a threat
• 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 skills to protect yourself and others
• Be able to use non-pain compliant standing, holding and escorting techniques

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