SIA Top-Up Training for Door Supervisors Upskilling Course With First Aid

£120.00 23 hours

Courses delivered by frontline Security instructors. Awarding Bodies QNUK and Highfield

Course Description:

Requirements for an SIA Top-Up Course with First Aid Course Included

Guided learning hours: 17 hours

Total Qualification time: 23 hours

Credit value: 3

Who is this for?

This qualification is intended for learners who already hold an SIA Door Supervisor licence and are required to complete the ‘Top up’ training before re-licensing effective from 1st October 2021.

This qualification is available from 1st April 2021, providing lead-in time to this change.


This qualification is aimed at learners 18 years and over who are able to undertake the responsibilities of a Door Supervisor.

Learners must hold an existing SIA Door Supervisor licence or have completed their initial training no less than 3 years prior to attending this course.

Due to the nature of the role of a Door Supervisor, in the course of their work, it is likely they will be required to make calls to the emergency services or need to communicate to resolve conflict. It is therefore essential that Door Supervisors are able to communicate effectively.

All assessments must be conducted in the medium of English and or Welsh as appropriate. Centres must ensure that learners have sufficient language skills before putting the learners forward for assessment.

As a guide, learners should as a minimum, have language skills equivalent to the following:

  • a B1 level qualification on the Home Office’s list of recognised English tests and qualifications
  • an ESOL qualification at (Level 1) on the Ofqual register taken in England, Wales or Northern Ireland
  • an ESOL qualification at Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework level 5 awarded by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and taken in Scotland
  • Functional Skills Level 1 in English
  • SQA Core Skills in Communication at Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework level 5
  • Essential Skills Wales Communication Level 1


Learners should be able to work at level 1 and above. In addition, they must be able to meet the training provider set health and physical requirements for the Physical Intervention Skills within the Private Security Industry unit (please discuss with your training provider prior to commencement on this qualification)

Learners will need to show that they hold a current and valid First Aid or Emergency First Aid certificate* that meets the requirements of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.

It is an SIA requirement that training centres must confirm that each learner is sufficiently qualified in First Aid or Emergency First Aid.

The cost of the course includes the first aid qualification. 

Learners should, as a minimum, have achieved an Emergency First Aid at Work qualification covering the following outcomes:

  • Understand the role of the first aider, including reference to:
  • The importance of preventing cross-infection
  • The need for recording incidents and actions
  • Use of available equipment
  • Assess the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency
  • Administer first aid to a casualty who is unconscious (including seizure)
  • Administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation and use of an automated external defibrillator
  • Administer first aid to a casualty who is choking
  • Administer first aid to a casualty who is wounded and bleeding
  • Administer first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock
  • Provide appropriate first aid for minor injuries (including small cuts, grazes and bruises, minor burns and scalds, and small splinters).


Learners should present their First Aid or Emergency First Aid certificate* to their training provider before they start training.

This certificate* must be valid for at least 12 months from the course start date

ACT Course (Action Counters Terrorism) – Bring your ACT Course certificate of completion with you to your SIA top-up training course.

Requirements for an SIA Top-Up Course in First Aid:

Candidates must be trained in a workplace emergency first aid (EFAW). If you haven’t taken an EFAW course yet, you can do so as part of your booked course package.

It’s critical to know which First Aid abilities count toward your SIA Licence and which don’t. Your certificate must be EFAW or higher, and it must be valid for at least 12 months on the course start date.

This course is divided into three sections:

The Private Security Industry’s Terror Threat Awareness Principles (assessed by theory and exam)

Principles of Equipment Use in the Private Security Industry as a Door Supervisor (assessed by theory, practical and exam)

In the private security industry, physical intervention is used (assessed by theory, practical and exam)