Sia Security Training | Security Industry Authority

Feeling Safe is everyone's human right. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs categorizes safety and security as the second most basic level of need, just above physiologic needs like shelter, food and water. It goes without saying that wherever you may be (home or at work), or whoever you may be (employee or a customer), personal and premises security is extremely important to everyone. So how can we ensure our security when we’re out and about? Whose job is it to look out for our safety every time we’re shopping in Tesco’s? Surely, it can’t be just the staff who are responsible for this, they’re too busy serving customers mostly.

Sia Security Training | Security Industry Authority

If you’re someone who loves to watch live football the next time you’re at a game look around the stadium, you’ll notice there’s always a few big guys wearing t-shirts and shades standing around, often located at the entrances and exits. These security personnel guarding the doorways are known as Door Supervisors, it is their responsibility that the venue policies are upheld, they are also accountable for the protection of the business, its reputation, assets and people. Some of their roles also include ensuring prevention of unauthorized entry or damage to the property, conflict outbreaks or any other irregularities. In line with the venue’s admission policy they can also authorize who has access to the premises and who doesn’t!


To become a Door Supervisor in the UK you need to attend Sia Security Training. SIA (Security Industry Authority) are the organisation responsible for regulating the private security industry in the UK. There are hundreds of centres all over the country who offer these Sia Courses. Courses available are: Door Supervision, Security Guarding, CCTV Operator and Upskilling. Sia Security Training isn’t designed to help you do more push-ups in the gym, or get bigger biceps, instead it equips you with the skills and traits needed to prevent conflict from occurring and through these Sia Courses you learn that one of the main ways you can do this is through talking to people and using positive and professional communication to deescalate unwanted incidents.


So if you think this is something that you might want to do as a career, here’s how it works. First you need to attend one of the Sia Courses. You will sit some exams at the end of the course and results can take around ten working days. Once you have been informed by your training centre that you have successfully passed the Sia Security Training, using your certification, you will need to apply for an SIA Licence which can take about twenty working days to arrive in the post. And that’s it – you’re all set to make your mark in the security industry!


As mentioned above there are quite a few Sia Courses available; the two most popular ones are the Door Supervisor course and the CCTV Operator course. With the SIA Door Supervisor Licence you are able to work in premises like banks, hospitals, casinos, bars, nightclubs, airports, shopping areas, offices, construction sites etc. With the SIA CCTV Operator Licence you are able to work in a control room with CCTV equipment. Contact Securak as the UK’s leading provider of Sia Security Training.


Sia Courses breakdown: Door Supervision

    1. Working within the Private Security Industry

    2. Working as a Door Supervisor within the Private Security Industry

    3. Conflict Management for the Private Security Industry

    4. Physical Intervention Skills for the Private Security Industry


Sia Courses breakdown: CCTV Operator

    1. Working within the Private Security Industry

    2. Working as a CCTV Operator within the Private Security Industry

    3. Practical Operation of CCTV Equipment within the Private Security Industry


The SIA Licence fee is £220 and the badge is valid for three years. In order to apply for a Door Supervisor licence the following qualifications are required to have:

     • Met the minimum age requirement (18 or above)

     • Passed your Sia Security Training from an approved training provider

     • The correct Identity and proof of address

     • Passed the Criminal

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