SIA Door Supervisor

What is special about this course?

If you want to work as a door steward, or as a security guard, you need to have a licence issued by the Security Industry Authority (SIA), which was set up by the government to regulate the private security industry, including door supervision.  Without a licence, you can’t legally work on the door of any establishment. The role of the SIA will continue beyond 2012, despite rumours to the contrary.

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Entry requirements

The course consists of the four units:


Unit 1 – Working within the Private Security Industry

Unit 2 – Door Supervision

Unit 3 – Conflict Management

Unit 4 – Physical Intervention

How will I study my course?

  • Short course
  • Face-to-face

How long will my course last?

4 Days

Pre-course study recommended reading 6 hours

How will I be assessed?

Pre-Course Study

You are required to take pre-course study on the WWPSI module prior to the course start date and you will be verbally tested on this on day one of the course. Successful completion of this test will be required in order to progress with the rest of the course.


In addition to the check on pre-course study, there are three multiple choice papers for the first three units. The Physical Intervention Skills unit and Unit 3 Conflict Management have a skills observation assessment.

Where can I study my course?

  • Inverness Campus

How much will my course cost?

For information on costs of this course please contact the college at which you wish to study.

What funding can I apply for?

£200 ILA funding is available for this course.  To obtain your ILA please contact ILA Scotland on 0800 917 8000 for an application pack or check online at

ILA's must be in place before the course, they cannot be submitted retrospectively.

Is there more information available online?

You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.

Apply for SIA Door Supervisor

Applications are to be made through the Business Solutions Team at Inverness College UHI, The Team can also be contacted for further course information on 01463 273307.

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