Successful completion of this programme leads to four certificates:

  • QQI Minor Award in Door Security Procedures at Level 4
  • SII Certificate in Door Security
  • SII Certificate in Event Security
  • SII Certificate in Responding to Threats and Violence

This mandatory course was developed for those wishing to become a PSA (Private Security Authority) licenced DSP (Door Security Person). The skills and knowledge acquired will assist with the delivery of a professional service. On completion of the course the DSP will work effectively either alone or in a team in a range of diverse security environments. Course content includes The Private Security Industry; The Private Security Authority; Law; Door Security Procedures; Communications; Threats and Violence; Event Security; Emergencies; Customer Care and Personal Development

The course duration is scheduled for 30 hours of directed or classroom study and 70 hours of self-directed of home-study, practice and research. Course duration may vary with the quality and knowledge of the candidates. All assessment criteria must be completed during the course and submitted on the last day of the course.


This course is not currently open for registration.