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IQ Level 2 Award in Door Supervision (QCF)

Qualification Number 600/3134/7
Title IQ Level 2 Award in Door Supervision (QCF)
Category National
Sector Security
Operational Start Date 09/06/2011
Operational End Date 31/12/2013
Total Units 4 Min Credit 4
Min Guided Learning Hours 38 Max Guided Learning Hours 38
Min Age From 18 Min Age To 100

About this Qualification

The IQ Level 2 Award in Door Supervision is a qualification for individuals who work or would like to work as a Door Supervisor. It is based on the SIA Specification for Learning and Qualifications for Door Supervisors and successful completion of the qualification enables learners to apply for an SIA licence in Door Supervision.

Take this Qualification

If you are interested in taking this qualification and would like to find your nearest IQ centre, please give us a call on 01952 457 452 and a member of our team will be happy to help.


The qualification has 4 mandatory units and learners must achieve 4 credits to gain certification.

IndexGroupUnit Ref.Unit TitleCreditGuided
1Mandatory UnitsK/503/4906Conflict Management for the Private Security Industry18
1Mandatory UnitsJ/503/4914Physical Intervention Skills for the Private Security Industry110
1Mandatory UnitsF/503/4913Working as a Door Supervisor110
1Mandatory UnitsM/600/5174Working in the Private Security Industry110


Knowledge: Assessments for unit 1, 2, 3 and the knowledge element of unit 4 is by multiple choice exam. Assessment must be carried out under exam conditions and a full SIA Identification check must be completed. Please see the IQ Centre Guidance for Security Qualifications available from the IQ website for details of examination requirements and how to book an assessment. The List of SIA acceptable forms of identification is included at the end of this specification.

Demonstration of practical skills: This element is internally assessed by the centre and quality assured by IQ. Please see the guidance on delivery and assessment at the end of the unit. A learner observation assessment record is available at the end of this document. 



Number of questions

Time allowed

Working in the Private Security Industry

Multiple choice question paper


45 minutes

Working as a Door Supervisor

Multiple choice question paper


45 minutes

Conflict Management for the Private Security Industry

Multiple choice question paper


45 minutes

Physical Intervention Skills for the Private Security Industry


Multiple choice question paper


30 minutes


Internally marked demonstration of skills, quality assured by IQ



Learner Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements. However, learners should be able to work at level 1 or above and be proficient in the use of English Language.

Tutor Requirements

All trainers delivering this qualification must have: 

  • Appropriate teaching qualification e.g. PTLLS
  • NQF or QCF Level 3 qualification in the delivery of conflict management training
  • Three years frontline operational experience in the last ten, relevant to the area that they are training
  • Continuous Professional development
  • Valid certificate from an approved training programme (as listed on SIA website) in the Delivery of Physical Intervention
  • Level 3 Award for Deliverers of Physical Intervention Training in the Private Security Industry

Centre Requirements

Centre requirements include insurance requirements, licence agreement with approved training programme provider listed on SIA website, facilities requirements etc.  For full details please see “IQ Centre Guide for Security Qualifications/ Centre Requirements for delivering SIA licensed linked qualifications” available from website.

Approved Training Programmes for unit 4: Physical Intervention Skills for the Private Security Industry

Centres must only use an approved training programme to deliver this unit. A list of all approved programmes is available form the SIA website:

Please note that evidence of a valid licence agreement must be presented to IQ before approval to deliver this qualification will be granted; and that the licence agreement must be for the same programme as the trainer’s certificate. Any centre wishing to develop its own programme should contact enquiries.



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