HABC Level 2 Award for Upskilling Door Supervisors (QCF)

Qualification Number: 600/5777/4

Credit Value: 2

HABC Level 2 Award for Upskilling Door Supervisors (QCF)
In March 2012, the SIA announced the intention to require existing door supervisors who had achieved the pre-QCF Supervision qualification (for example the National Certificate for Door Supervision to undertake the additional training in order to renew their licence. From 4 February 2013, all door supervisors with a pre-QCF Door Supervisors’ qualification will need to pass an upskilling award before they are able to renew their SIA licence.

This qualification comprises two mandatory units – Physical Intervention and Safety awareness. Physical Intervention Skills covers knowledge and practical skills and Safety Awareness covers knowledge of counter terrorism issues, first aid awareness and requirements in dealing with children and young people.

How long will it take me to achieve this qualification?

This qualification is usually achieved by taking a one-day classroom-based course accompanied by blended and/or distance learning. However, it can also be achieved through a variety of other methods, providing the recommended learning hours and contact time are completed.

How is the qualification assessed?

Unit 1: Physical Intervention Skills for the Private Security Industry
This unit is assessed in two parts. Part one is a practical test and part two is a written test set by HABC and marked by the tutor.

Unit 2: Safety Awareness for Door Supervisors
This unit is assessed by a 10-question multiple-choice examination set by HABC and internally marked by the centre. The duration of the examination is 20 minutes.

What next?

Individuals achieving this qualification can progress to:
• Level 2 Certificate in Providing Security Services (QCF)
• Level 2 Certificate in Principles Providing Security (QCF)

It can also lead to further learning in other areas such as:
• Level 2 Award Security Guarding (QCF)
• Level 2 Award CCTV Operations (QCF)