Door Security Procedures Course (4N1114)

Door Security Procedures Course (4N1114)

The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to work under supervision as a Door Security Personnel performing practical security duties and procedures and responding to security situations in order to maintain a safe and secure environment for patrons, staff and members of the public..

Course Accreditation:
This course is accredited by QQI and successful candidates attain a QQI level 4 minor award in Door Security Procedures.

Course Programme:
The course involves a combination of home and in-class study. Home study must be completed before 30 hours of class learning can take place. There are two examinations at the end of the course – one a theory exam, and the other a practical exam relating to the particular field of study.

Maximum number of participants: 15
Duration: 30 hours in class & home study 
Certificate: For life, Licence with PSA to be renewed every 3 years

Objectives of the course:
To provide the participants with the skills to work as a doorman on licensed premises
To provide participants with the knowledge needed in regard to the law and legal aspects

Learning Outcomes

Learners will be able to:

  1. 1. Explain the legislation, regulations and standards governing the provision of a private security service to include reference to the Private Security Services legislation, relevant national and international standards and the role of the Private Security Authority
  2. 2. Explain the role of private security services in relation to the role of other agencies which deal with crime prevention
  3. 3. Distinguish between legal codes and practices relating to the role of the Door Security Personnel to include: criminal and civil law, the rights of the individual, health and safety legislation, equality
  4. legislation and security industry licensing requirements and relevant national and international standards
  5. Explain the status of representatives of authorised bodies entering premises to include a member of An Garda Siochana, fire officer, customs officer, health and safety Inspector and representatives of the security industry regulatory body
  6. State the principal points of relevant national labour regulations
  7. List a range of personal and professional qualities required of a Door Security Person
  8. Outline relevant health and safety requirements including dealing with fire and fire regulations, and other areas, that relate to the role of the Door Security Person
  9. Explain what is meant by loss prevention and detection
  10. Explain what is meant by the reasonable and necessary force
  11. 1 Contrast the role and responsibilities of a Door Security Person employed directly by a client (in-house) and the provision of a contract security service
  12. 1 Explain appropriate conflict resolution techniques for dealing with a range of incidents
  13. 1 Carry out the duties and procedures required of a Door Security Person
  14. 1 Respond appropriately to security incidents and emergencies
  15. 1 Use a variety of supporting security tools and equipment
  16. 1 Complete the various duties involved in the work of a Door Security Person to include the preservation of a scene of crime and the recording of incidents and liaison with appropriate agencies and organisations
  17. 1 Use appropriate communications skills and a range of customer service techniques in a variety of situations in the workplace.


14 Jun 22


9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Royal Hotel
Royal Hotel, Bray, Co Wicklow
Book Now
Scroll to Top