All Door Supervisors who are due to renew your licence in 2012, be aware of Companies offering the Physical Intervention course as the answer to the SIA’s announcement regarding ‘Upskilling for renewal’. You MAY be paying for a course that will NOT allow you to renew your licence.


Please read the following recently published by Highfield Awarding Body;

In March 2012 the SIA announced the intention to require existing door supervisors who had achieved the pre-QCF Door Supervision qualifications (for example the National Certificate for Door Supervision) to undertake additional training in order to renew their licence.

It is anticipated that this requirement will be introduced late in 2012 and will provide you with the opportunity to increase levels of training within your Centre. The SIA are expected to release a statement shortly confirming when this will be introduced as a mandatory requirement.

HABC have been involved in discussions with the SIA to develop a new qualification that will meet these new requirements for SIA Door Supervisor licence renewals, and the HABC Level 2 Award in Upskilling Door Supervisors (QCF) (600/5777/4) will be launched in June 2012.

HABC are one of the first Awarding Organisations to receive Ofqual approval to offer the Level 2 Award in Upskilling Door Supervisors qualification.

The new qualification comprises the following two mandatory units of assessment:

·         Physical Intervention Skills for the Private Security Industry; and

·         Safety Awareness for Door Supervisors.

The new Safety Awareness for Door Supervisors unit of assessment and workbook have been developed to cover the following subjects within the security sector:

·         Counter Terrorism

·         First Aid Awareness

·         Dealing with Children and Young People.