BIIAB: Award for Upskilling Door Supervisors (Scotland)

What is special about this course?

This qualification is fully endorsed by the Security Industry Authority (SIA) in support of the licence to practice for door supervisors under the Private Security Industry Act 2001.

It is based on the SIA's standards and on good practice in training and assessment.

Entry requirements

Existing Door Supervisors who qualified before June 2010 are now required to renew their SIA licence.  All applicants must have previously completed the Conflict Management unit of the Doors Supervisor course.

You must be 18 or over and have a good understanding of written and spoken English.

You must be able bodied for the Physical Intervention unit.  There is always a possibility of injury whilst practising physical techniques.  It is very important that you are satisfied that you are in sufficient physical and emotional health.

There are two units of study:

  • Safety Awareness for Door Supervisors - home study then 2 hours training followed by a 20 minute multiple choice test of 10 questions.  You will be required to answer 7 out of the 10 questions correctly.
  • Physical Intervention Skills for the Private Security Industry - also includes some prior home study.  This unit is assessed through observation and physical intervention questions throughout the entire training day.

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time
  • Short course

How long will my course last?

1 Days

Where can I study my course?

    • Pathways Learning Centre, Perth

Start date

Variable start dates are available.



Most full-time students will have their fees paid.

Students on part-time courses may also be eligible to have their course fees waived.


Many of our part-time courses qualify for ITA funding or the Part-time fee grant through SAAS.

See ITA or SAAS for more information.

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Apply for BIIAB: Award for Upskilling Door Supervisors (Scotland)

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Perth College UHI. Perth College operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

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