Can I Work While Training For The Level 2 Door Supervision Licence

Are you interested in becoming a door supervisor and wondering if you can work while training for your Level 2 licence? This is a common question for those looking to enter the private security industry. The good news is that yes, you can work while training for your Level 2 licence in most cases. However, there are some important factors to consider.

Understanding the Training Requirements

To legally work as a door supervisor in the UK, you must hold a valid Level 2 Award for Working as a Door Supervisor licence.

This licence is issued by the Security Industry Authority (SIA) upon successful completion of required training and passing the licence exam.

The Level 2 training course covers important topics like:

  • Conflict management
  • Emergency procedures
  • Licensing law
  • Searching techniques
  • Drugs awareness
  • Recording incidents
  • Communication skills
  • Defusing situations

This ensures you have the necessary knowledge and skills to work professionally and safely as a door supervisor. The typical length of the training course is around 4-5 days.

Working While Training

Many training providers understand that students need to continue earning an income while obtaining their licence. So it is often possible to work shifts around your training schedule. The key is maintaining open communication with your trainer and employer.

Here are some tips for balancing work and training:

  • Review the class schedule upfront and compare to your work shifts. Look for conflicts and discuss with your trainer/employer.
  • See if you can temporarily adjust your work hours to accommodate training days. Many employers will be flexible if you give them proper notice.
  • For longer class days, consider asking for overtime shifts or swapping shifts with co-workers to make up hours.
  • If allowed, study course materials during downtime at work to stay on top of lessons.
  • Speak to your trainer about options for accommodating your work schedule. Many offer evening/weekend classes or individual tutoring.
  • Consider taking time off work for the duration of the training course if feasible financially. This allows you to focus fully on learning.

As long as you communicate with your employer and training provider, it should be possible to maintain a reasonable work schedule while training. Just be prepared for some long days. Earning your licence will open up more job opportunities, so the short-term effort is worth it.

After Completing Training!

Once you pass the course and examination, you will receive your SIA licence. This legally permits you to work as a door supervisor.

Most trainees continue on in their current security position such as a CCTV operator, passport checker, etc. But now with the Level 2 licence, they can also pick up door supervision shifts.

If you are not currently employed in security, you can begin applying for door supervisor roles upon receiving your licence.

Having completed the training and passed the exam demonstrates to employers that you have the required credentials.

Some key /benefits of obtaining the Level 2 licence include:

  • Increased hiring prospects and earning potential
  • Ability to work flexible shifts at pubs, clubs, shopping centres
  • Gain transferable skills in security, safety, customer service, emergency response
  • Opportunity to specialise further e.g. close protection, loss prevention

So in summary, putting in the effort to get properly licensed opens up your options within the security sector. The Level 2 provides a solid foundation to build your career.

Where to Find Level 2 Training

There are many SIA-approved providers throughout the UK that offer Level 2 door supervisor training, including:

Our Last Conclusion

Training for the Level 2 Door Supervision licence while holding down a job is certainly achievable with some planning and effort. Communicate closely with your employer and trainer, be prepared to adjust your work shifts, and stay on top of studies in your spare time. Once qualified, you will open up greater career opportunities, earning potential, and stability in the security field. Reach out to discuss how we can help you gain this essential qualification!

When selecting a training provider, look for one that offers:

  • Flexible class schedules
  • Experienced, knowledgeable trainers
  • Good pass rates on the exam
  • Convenient training locations

Bs Security is an excellent choice that meets all these criteria. Book our Level 2 door supervisor course  to learn more and enroll.

We make the training process easy by working around your schedule. Contact us at by phone at 02089650955 or 02084230169 or mail with any questions!

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