When you apply for a front line Door Supervisor licence you must show that you have had the training required of a licensed operative. This means that you must hold one of the qualifications below, or one of the older licence-linked qualifications.
More about applying with older qualifications
SIA-endorsed qualifications are valid for SIA licensing requirements regardless of which UK qualifications regulatory authority approved them. However, we recommend that you undertake additional, location-specific training if you will be working in a region not covered by your training.
Licence Renewals and Training
You do not need to take refresher training to renew your licence if you have a door supervisor qualification that was issued after June 2010 and includes the physical intervention skills and safety awareness training.
If you have an older qualification that does not include physical intervention then you must achieve the 'Level 2 Upskilling a Door Supervisor Working within the Private Security Industry' award before you can renew your door supervisor licence.
If you hold a door supervisor licence but carry out the licensable activities of a security guard (that is, you do not work in relation to licensed premises) then you may choose to change to a security guard licence when your licence comes up for renewal. You will not have to take additional training in order to do so, just request 'Security Guard' on your renewal application (Section B - Application Type).