SIA Top UP Training

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


Entry Requirements: 

Minimum age 18.

Duration of course: 02 Days 09:00 am to 05:00 pm 

All Door Supervisor License holders are required to complete this training before they apply for rewal of Door Supervisor License. License can not be renewed if this course has not completed/pass. 

Essential qualification for:

  • Existing* SIA Door Supervisor licence holders applying to renew their licence after 1st October 2021.
  • Anyone applying for an SIA licence after 1st October 2021 holding a pre-1st April 2021 Door Supervisor qualification.

* trained before 1st April 2021

English Language Requirement: 

Learners must be able to communicate effectively in English (speaking, listening, reading and writing) and centres must have procedures in place for establishing the learners’ competence in the use of the English language. 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 register taken in England, Wales or Northern • Ireland

To achieve the qualification, the learner must achieve all of the following three 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 is by multiple choice examination, practical demonstration, oral question and answer/ discussion and trainer observations.

What documents do I need to do the Top Up course?
In order to do any SIA linked qualification, you would be required to show certain documents these documents have been divided into group A and group B documents. If you have two documents from group A you do not need any other document. If you have one document from group A, you would be required to have an additional two documents from group B. To have a look at the acceptable form of IDs to do the door supervision qualification follow the link documents required for door supervisor training


There are many jobs available for SIA Door Supervisor Licence/ SIA CCTV License, including:

  • Event Security
  • Retail Security Officer
  • Static Sites Security
  • Patrol Officers
  • Building Security
  • Office Building
  • Reception Security
  • CCTV Operator
  • Door Mans in bars, clubs and pubs doors

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