Since February this year, anyone renewing an SIA Door Supervision licence with a qualification from before June 2010 must also hold the Up-skilling for Door Supervisors award, or alternatively renew to a Security Guarding licence.
The change means that door supervisors need to complete training in physical intervention skills as well as demonstrating knowledge in areas of first aid, awareness of terrorist threats and considerations in dealing with children and young people.
We have written to door supervisors whose licences are nearing renewal to explain how to renew their licence. We are seeing a number of people trying to renew their licence without the up-skilling qualification.
Anyone not meeting the qualification requirement will not be able to renew their Door Supervision licence, and they will not be able to work legally as a door supervisor.