BIIAB: Door Supervision (Scotland)

What is special about this course?

In order to obtain an SIA licence you will need to show that you are trained to the right level.  This applies to front-line staff only.

To get the SIA qualification for door supervisors, you will need to attend a four-part training course, pass three exams and a practical assessment on the fourth day.

The course is delivered over two consecutive weekends.  The total training time will be 32 hours, which includes 7.5 hours Maybo PI and exams.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course although you will have to be able-bodied for the Maybo PI module on the fourth day.

Training is delivered in 4 parts:

  • Working in the Private Security Industry
  • Working as a Door Supervisor
  • Communication Skills and Conflict Management
  • Maybo PI, Disengagement and Escorting

The overall aim is to ensure that door supervisors have knowledge and understanding of their role and responsibilities in the security industry environment.

Areas covered include:

  • Search procedures
  • Arrest procedures
  • Drugs awareness
  • Recording incident and crime scene preservation
  • Licensing law
  • Equal opportunities
  • Health and safety at work
  • Emergency procedures
  • Communication skills and conflict management
  • Risk assessment

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time
  • Short course

How long will my course last?

4 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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