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HABC Level 2 Award for Working as a Door Supervisor within the Private Security Industry (QCF)

After much consultation changes have been made to all licence linked qualifications which take effect from 1st January 2015. The introduction of the new qualifications comes after one of the largest ever reviews into learning in the sector was launched in the Spring of 2014, when the Security Industry Authority (SIA) announced it was evaluating their specifications for learning and qualifications.

Under the Private Security Act of 2001 all individuals wishing to work in the private security industry must hold a recognised qualification before applying for a licence. Individuals working in the private security industry must undergo a structured training programme, resulting in one of the recognised security qualifications. Applicants who do not hold a qualification endorsed by the Security Industry Authority (SIA) may have their licence application refused. The SIA has developed a competency (skills) requirement. The aim of this is to create a more competent and professional workforce, which will in turn improve the public image of the private security industry and help make the sector more attractive to potential employees. The changes to the qualifications are not just the titles but also the content which has been updated to better reflect the industry’s actual practices and experiences.

If you already have your qualification and SIA licence/badge then you do not have to redo your qualification, these updated qualifications are for those new to the industry who have not completed a qualification or had an SIA Licence/Badge before, or have and it has lapsed. If you are looking to complete an upskill qualification for your SIA Licence Badge renewal you will be required to complete the new Upskill qualification.

To work in the private security industry you must hold a licence granted by the Security Industry Authority (SIA). Working without an SIA licence is a criminal offence. Before applying for your SIA licence you must first gain the appropriate qualification. The primary role of the door supervisor is to control admission to licensed premises and to ensure that customers have a safe night out. Door supervisors need to be able to control the door, manage conflict situations, document incidents, prevent drug use, deal with and assist the venue management in ensuring the premises are lawfully and responsibly operated.

To work as a door supervisor you must hold a frontline door supervisor’s licence issued by the Security Industry Authority (SIA). To be granted this licence an applicant must:

• Be at least 18 years old
• Pass the SIA’s criminality criteria
• Hold a recognised door supervisor’s qualification

Content included from previous security units:
• Actions to take in the event of a search refusal;
• Search documentation that requires completion; and actions
to take if prohibited/restricted items are found during a search.

New content included:
• A door supervisor’s right to search and additional considerations
to take when searching;
• Offences for which a door supervisor can make an arrest;
• Limitations to a door supervisor’s power of arrest and why an
arrest should only be made as a last resort;
• Procedure for handling seized drugs;
• Identifying acceptable forms of proof of age;
• Importance of knowing evacuations procedures and identifying
sources of information on terrorism awareness;
• Understanding how to keep vulnerable people safe; and
understanding queue management and venue capacity responsibilities.
• Identify different types of crimes against the person as defined by law;
• State the law in relation to refusing entry and ejecting customers;
• State the role of a door supervisor when dealing with threats of
terrorism; and state conduct that is unlawful under licensing,
gaming and licensing of sex establishment legislation.

Assessment for this qualification:

Assessment is divided into 4 units and is assessed through 3 multiple-choice examinations, a theoretical assessment and a practical assessment. These units are as follows:

Unit 1: Working in the Private Security Industry. Assessed by a 40 minute, 25 question multiple-choice examination. Candidates must achieve a score of at least 18 out of 25 to pass this unit.

Unit 2: Working as a Door Supervisor. Assessed by a 1 hour, 40 question multiple-choice examination. Candidates must achieve a score of at least 28 out of 40 to pass this unit.

Unit 3: Conflict Management for the Private Security Industry. Assessed by a 40 minute, 25 question multiple-choice examination. Candidates must achieve a score of at least 18 out of 25 to pass.

Unit 4: Physical Intervention Skills for the Private Security Industry. Assessed in two parts. Part one is a practical assessment and part two is a theoretical assessment set by HABC.

Duration: 5 days
Cost: £180 + Vat per person. In the unlikely event you should need to re-sit your exam, there is no charge for additional re-sit exam fees.

Awarded by: Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC)

For further details and information about SIA Licenses/badges please click on the SIA link below.

http://www.sia.homeoffice.gov.uk/Pages/licensing-applicants.aspx

Book your course

or Call 0800 0910231

So book onto our Door Supervision course and we’ll make sure you’re ready for your next job role.


    Important Requirements (Click Here)

    If you have criminal convictions please click on the SIA link below where you can have any convictions assessed to check if applying for an SIA Licence/Badge would be likely to be rejected BEFORE you apply for or pay for this course.

    To check your eligibility:

    http://www.sia.homeoffice.gov.uk
    /Documents/licensing/sia_get_licensed.pdf

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    To be eligible for any licence issued by the SIA you must be aged 18 or over. A CRB check will be carried out and every time a licence is renewed or needs replacing a new CRB check will be performed.
    Identity, passport, certification, address, right to work and counter signatory checks will also be carried out and if applying for a frontline licence you must have achieved the appropriate SIA approved training qualification.
    You must also have read and signed a Physical Intervention pre-course declaration to show you are able to carry out the physical intervention part of the course.


    Practical Information (Click Here)

    Delegates will be required to participate in practical sessions. They should come prepared in comfortable clothing and be physically fit when arriving on the course.

    Medical Information / Physical Requirements (Click Here)
    If you have any medical conditions which limit / hinder your involvement of participation in activities, you are obliged to declare any relevant, current or previous injuries/illness. If you are diagnosed as an asthmatic, diabetic or epileptic, or have allergies that the course staff need to be aware of, you must advise us accordingly. Please note, a declaration of injury or illness does not automatically preclude you from any course. You should be further aware that is you are on a regular course of medication for any condition; you must have sufficient medication to cover you throughout the course. Although first aid cover is provided during courses, no doctor is available to replenish regular medication, nor is there any facility to deliver medical treatment for chronic medical conditions. Please provide any relevant information regarding the above medical Information during the application process.


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    HABC Level 2 Award for Upskilling a Door Supervisor within the Private Security Industry (QCF).

    From March 2012 the SIA introduced the requirement for existing Door Supervisors who have already achieved the pre-QCF Door Supervisors Qualification must undertake additional training in order to renew their licence. You may take this qualification if you completed your original qualification before the QCF Door Supervisors qualifications in August 2010 which did not include physical intervention or safety awareness. You will be required to prove that your current licence has expired NO longer than three years prior to your attendance of this course. This new course will upskill door supervisors to the level attained by those who took a course and qualification after August 2010.

    Since 2012 changes have been made to all licence linked qualifications which take effect from 1st January 2015. The introduction of the new qualifications comes after one of the largest ever reviews into learning in the sector was launched in the Spring of 2014, when the Security Industry Authority (SIA) announced it was evaluating their specifications for learning and qualifications.

    Under the Private Security Act of 2001 all individuals wishing to work in the private security industry must hold a recognised qualification before applying for a licence. Individuals working in the private security industry must undergo a structured training programme, resulting in one of the recognised security qualifications. Applicants who do not hold a qualification endorsed by the Security Industry Authority (SIA) may have their licence application refused. The SIA has developed a competency (skills) requirement. The aim of this is to create a more competent and professional workforce, which will in turn improve the public image of the private security industry and help make the sector more attractive to potential employees. The changes to the qualifications are the titles and also the content which has been updated to better reflect the industry’s actual practices and experiences.

    If you wish to upskill your SIA Licence/Badge from Security Guard to Door Supervisor you must complete a Level Two Door Supervisors qualification and then apply to the SIA explaining you wish to change your Licence/Badge from one to the other. The Level Two Upskill qualification only applies to SIA Door Supervision Licence/Badge holders, SIA Security Guard Licence/Badge does not require Upskill with renewal.
    If you gained your qualification pre 2010 then you won’t have undertaken some of the training that people with the newer qualifications will have received.

    If this applies to you, you will need to take an ‘Up-Skilling for Door Supervisors’ Level Two award before you can renew your licence. The qualification involves one day of training covering physical intervention, first aid, awareness of terrorist threats and considerations in dealing with children and young people.
    For further details and information about SIA Licence renewals please click on the SIA link below.

    http://www.sia.homeoffice.gov.uk/Pages/licensing-applicants.aspx

    The qualification comprises the following two mandatory units:

    • Physical Intervention Skills for the Private Security
    Industry assessed by a practical test and a written
    True/False test which is set by HABC and marked by the tutor.
    •  Safety Awareness for Door Supervisors assessed by a
    10-question multiple-choice examination.

    New knowledge content included in the unit:
    • What is meant by the term ‘vulnerable people’
    • Risks to vulnerable people being ejected from, or refused entry to, a venue;
    • Actions that can be taken by a door supervisor to protect vulnerable people;
    • Behaviours that could indicate potential sexual predators;
    • The benefits of queue control;
    • Why communication is important throughout the queuing process;
    and  why managing venue capacity is important.

    Assessment for this qualification:

    Divided into two units:

    Unit 1: Physical Intervention Skills for the Private Security Industry
    This unit is assessed in two parts. Part one is a practical test and part two is a written test set by HABC and marked by the tutor.

    Unit 2: Safety Awareness for Door Supervisors
    This unit is assessed by a 10-question multiple-choice examination set by HABC and internally marked by the centre. The duration of the examination is 20 minutes.

    Duration: 1 day with pre course learning.
    Cost: £100 + Vat. In the unlikely event you should need to re-sit your exam, there is no charge for additional re-sit exam fees.

    Awarded by: Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC)

     

    Book your course

    or Call 0800 0910231

    So book onto our Door Supervision course and we’ll make sure you’re ready for your next job role.



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