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Top Up Door Supervisors Course




 8 - 9 February 2024

 7 - 8 March 2024

 18 - 19 April 2024

 9 - 10 May 2024

 13 - 14 June 2024

 11 - 12 July 2024

 22 - 23 August 2024

 12 - 13 September 2024

 3 - 4 October 2024




1.   Learners should, as a minimum, have English language skills in Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening to learn and pass the course.

2.   Learners are to present the following documents: 


a.   First Aid or Emergency First Aid passed certificate.  The certificate must be valid for at least 12 months from the course start date. Alternatively, learners may book themselves on one of the First Aid or Emergency First Aid courses with us.  Alternatively, learners can book the Emergency First Aid at Work (1 day) with us together with the Top Up course. 

b.   To register for this qualification, learners must be aged 18 and over.


1.   Learners' identification is checked at the start of the course and before they undertake the assessment.  One of the following as proof of a learner’s identity is required:

     •   a valid passport (any nationality)

     •   a signed UK photocard driving licence

     •   a valid warrant card issued by HM forces or the police

     •   another photographic ID card, e.g. employee ID card, student ID card, travel card etc.

2.   Learners without a proper identification will not be able to sit the exam hence it is important that they carry their ID with them on the first day of the course and on the examination day.

COURSE CONTENTS (Total classroom days: 2)                                                                                                                                                                                               

Module 1 - Principles of Terror Threat Awareness in the Private Security Industry (Study Hours: 2)


  • Chapter 1  -  Understand terror threats and the role of the security operative in the event of a threat


Module 2 - Principles of Using Equipment as a Door Supervisor in the Private Security Industry (Study Hours: 2)

  • Chapter 1  -  Know how to use equipment relevant to a door supervisor*

  • Chapter 2  -  Know what actions to take in relation to global (or critical) incidents*

Module 3 - Application of physical intervention skills in the private security industry (Study Hours: 13)

  • Chapter 1  -  Understand physical interventions and the implications of their use 

  • Chapter 2  -  Understand the risks associated with using physical intervention

  • Chapter 3  -  Understand how to reduce the risks associated with physical intervention

Module 4 - Personal safety awareness and techniques

  • Chapter 1  -  Physical skills to protect yourself and others from assault

Module 5 - Escorting techniques

  • Chapter 1  -  Practical training in non-pain compliant standing, holding and escorting techniques (Elite Model)


Module 6 - Action Counters Terrorism (ACT)

  •  Chapter 1  -  On line training with tutor's guidance 

Learners will need to complete ACT Awareness and ACT Security e-learning, download certificates and hand a copy to the centre before the course starts.

Assessment method.  This qualification is assessed by practical assessments and multiple-choice examinations, and the Workbook learners have to complete before the course starts. Learners are also assessed individually when undertaking the practical demonstrations. Practical assessment evidence includes visual recordings. 

 Learners cannot transfer unit achievement from previous security qualifications (those available before April 2021) to this qualification.

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