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Licence Renewals

Licence Renewals

You can't renew a licence unless you currently hold an active licence in that sector. This is because the legal permission granted by the licence ceases to exist when the licence expires. Put simply: once your licence expires there is nothing there for us to renew.

If your licence has expired and you wish to work in a licensable role, you need to apply for a new licence. The process is the same: we use the same application form, require the same documents and charge the same application fee. The only real differences are that you won’t be able to pay online and you will be asked to provide an up to date photograph of yourself.

You won’t usually need to take the licence-linked training again; we will still accept the qualification you achieved when you applied for your original licence unless:

  • it has been longer than three years since you last held a licence; or
  • you are applying for a door supervisor licence and your original qualification did not include the physical intervention module that was added in 2010

 

Required Qualifications for Door Supervisors

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.

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.

Current Qualifications

Qualification Awarding Organisations
Level 2 Award for working as a Door Supervisor within the Private Security Industry AoFAQualifications- this link opens in a new window
BIIAB- this link opens in a new window
City & Guilds- this link opens in a new window
Highfield Qualifications- this link opens in a new window
IQ- this link opens in a new window
NOCN- this link opens in a new window
Pearson BTEC- this link opens in a new window
Trident Awards (LASER)- this link opens in a new window
Award for Working as a Door Supervisor within the Private Security Industry (Scotland) at SCQF level 6 BIIAB- this link opens in a new window
City & Guilds- this link opens in a new window
Highfield Qualifications- this link opens in a new window
IQ- this link opens in a new window
Pearson BTEC- this link opens in a new window

Older Qualifications

We will accept some older qualifications in support of a licence application so long as the following conditions are met:

  • If you are applying for a licence for the first time - the qualification must have been achieved less than three years prior to your application.
  • If you have previously held a Door Supervisor licence - it has been less than three years since your previous licence was active.

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.

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