How Do I Book The Level 2 Door Supervision Exam

Gaining your Level 2 Award for Working as a Door Supervisor is the vital training you need to apply for a door supervisor licence from the SIA (Security Industry Authority). To gain this qualification, you must pass the accompanying DS exam. So how do you actually book and schedule your DS exam?

Below is a step-by-step guide to reserving your spot for the essential DS exam:

Step 1: Check Exam Eligibility

To take the DS exam, you must first complete a certified Level 2 door supervision course with an SIA-approved provider. This ensures you have the base knowledge needed to pass the exam. Double check with your course tutor that you’ve met training requirements.

Step 2: Create SIA Account

If you don’t already have one, go to the SIA website and create an account. This allows you to manage your licensing applications and exam bookings online. Keep your login details safe.

Step 3: Find an Exam Centre

Search for your nearest SIA approved test centre via the SIA website or your training provider. Major centres include Pearson VUE and Highfield Qualifications. Consider date, location and availability.

Step 4: Select Your Exam Date

Using your test centre account or phone, select your preferred DS exam date and time. Weekday spots fill up fast so book 1-2 months in advance for popular times. You will receive a booking confirmation.

Step 5: Pay Your Exam Fee

There is a £30 fee to sit your DS exam. Most test centres allow you to safely pay this online via credit/debit card, PayPal or bank transfer at the time of booking.

Step 6: Read the Exam Guidelines

Familiarise yourself with rules for the exam day regarding ID requirements, conduct, timing, allowed materials etc. This avoids surprises on the day.

Step 7: Take Your Exam

Arrive early at your chosen exam centre on the scheduled date and time. Bring acceptable ID. Follow centre rules and staff instructions in order to successfully sit your DS exam.

Step 8: Get Your Results

You will be notified of your DS exam result on the day. But your full results letter will arrive via post around 2 weeks later. This needed for your SIA licence application.

Booking your exam promptly after training ensures you don’t have knowledge gaps before sitting this crucial test. Prepare thoroughly and good luck!

Tips for Booking Your DS Exam

Follow these tips to ensure an easy, convenient DS exam booking experience:

  • Book 2-3 months ahead for availability.
  • Avoid Mondays and Fridays when centres are busiest.
  • Confirm your booking via email and add reminders to your calendar.
  • Pick a test centre that is easy for you to get to.
  • Check for cancellations to get an earlier date.
  • Verify ID document requirements before the exam.
  • Know the start time and arrive 20 mins early.
  • Read all instructions carefully to avoid issues.

What to Expect on the DS Exam Day?

Understanding the processes and format of the exam day will help you feel prepared and less stressed.

On arrival:

  • Present valid ID to receptionist.
  • Store belongings and coats in provided lockers.
  • Wait for exam proctor to begin sign-in process.

During exam:

  • No talking or disruptions allowed.
  • Answer 60 multiple choice questions within 1 hour.
  • Questions cover learning outcomes from training modules.
  • Rough paper allowed for working.
  • Raise your hand if you need assistance.

After exam:

  • Submit exam paper to proctor.
  • Receive same-day preliminary result.
  • Wait 2 weeks approx for full results letter.
  • Book and prepare for licence application if passed.

Knowing what to expect removes uncertainty and helps your exam go smoothly.

Next Steps After Passing the DS Exam

Once you pass your DS exam, here’s what to do next:

  • Apply for your SIA door supervisor licence using your results letter.
  • Start job hunting! Look for door supervisor vacancies in your area.
  • Update your LinkedIn profile and CV with your new qualification.
  • Consider additional SIA training like Close Protection to expand your opportunities.
  • Book refresher courses periodically to maintain your licence long-term.

Passing this essential exam gets your career in the security industry off to a strong start! Be sure to leave time for thorough exam preparation too.

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