SIA Security Officer Training Course

SIA Door Supervisor Training Courses top-up



From 1 October 2021, you must have one of the following before you can apply for a door supervisor or security guard licence:

  • One of the new qualifications introduced on 1 April
  • One of the older licence-linked qualifications and a ‘top-up’ qualification

This applies to any applications submitted on or after 1 October, including renewals. If you submit your application before this date, you will not need to take additional training.

Other changes:

More relevant course material

SIA have moved training that is critical for all sectors to the ‘common unit’ (taken by all security operatives). This includes new training on:

  • Terror threat awareness
  • Dealing with emergencies

Introduced new sector-specific content – for example:

  • The close protection course includes new material on physical intervention
  • The door supervision course includes new material on the use of equipment such as body worn video recorders and breathalysers
  • The public space surveillance (CCTV) course includes new material on CCTV operational procedures and the law
  • The security guarding course includes new material covering personal safety

More Practical Assessments

SIA has increased the number of practical elements in the training to help learners reinforce their knowledge. The practical assessments include:

  • Searching
  • Dealing with conflict
  • Report/statement writing
  • Using communications devices