Security Training

Door Security Procedures (4N1114)

The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skills and competence to work under supervision as 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.

To apply for a Door Security Licence with the Private Security Authority (PSA), applicants must complete the QQI Level 4 Door Security Procedures training course.

NCU Training is an Approved Training Provider of the Private Security Authority (PSA).

"Door Security is much more learner friendly, much more role play, more information based for learner to understand the role and the job" - Thomas
ncu training logo

Learning Outcomes

Course Content

  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. Explain the role of private security services in relation to the role of other agencies which deal with crime prevention
  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 legislation and security industry licensing requirements and relevant national and international standards
  4. 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
  5. State the principal points of relevant national labour regulations
  6. List a range of personal and professional qualities required of a Door Security Person
  7. 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
  8. Explain what is meant by loss prevention and detection
  9. Explain what is meant by reasonable and necessary force
  10. 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
  11. Explain appropriate conflict resolution techniques for dealing with a range of incidents
  12. Carry out the duties and procedures required of a Door Security Person
  13. Respond appropriately to security incidents and emergencies
  14. Use a variety of supporting security tools and equipment
  15. 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
  16. Use appropriate communications skills and a range of customer service techniques in a variety of situations in the workplace.

Obtaining a Door security qualification will enable you to work in the following establishment types:

  1. Public Houses
  2. Bar and discotheque within a hotel
  3. Night club
  4. Fast food outlet
  5. Amusement arcade
  6. Cinema and Theatres

Programme details

  • Award Title: Door Security procedures (4N1114)

  • Duration: Duration of 100 hours of which 50 hours will be direct learning activities, 50 hours self directed.

  • Entry requirements: QQI level 3 certificate or equivalent and/or relevant life and work experiences.

  • Award Type: Minor Award

  • Framework Level: NFQ Level 4

  • Awarding Body: QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland)

  • Assessment:
    1. Skill Demonstration
    2. Assignment
    3. Examination

  • Protection for Learners:
    As a part of best practice to safeguard the interests of learners enrolled for programmes exceeding three months and in line with the regulatory/statutory requirements of QQI and the ‘Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012’.
    NCU Training has arranged comprehensive cover by a Learner Protection Policy, Number
    LPI-00098-PHIS with O'Driscoll O'Neil underwritten by Hiscox Insurance Company Limited, June 2018.
    The purpose of this policy is to ensure that learners are protected in the event of the unexpected cessation of any training programme in NCU Training provided, and/or organised and/or sub-contracted training.
    Evidence to confirm implementation of the NCU Training Protection for Learners Policy includes:

    1. A statement of arrangements for Protection for Learners in programme information for relevant programmes of over three months’ duration.
    2. Fee refund documentation, where it applies.
    3. Learner transfer documentation, in the event of the unexpected cessation of programmes

  • Complaints Procedure:
    It is your right as a client of our service to make a complaint if you feel your experience with us falls short of what you expected. We want the process to be easy, effective and fair. If you would like to make a complaint, you can either call us on 01-8479463 or email us directly at

Price and next starting date.

  • Price:€199 (Excluding Certification Fee)
  • Funding: A range of training courses are available with NCU Training which are free to unemployed persons. The first step is to contact your local Employment Services Office to register and apply for training.
  • View Upcoming Courses for next starting date
ncu training

NCU Training is part of NCU CLG,
A not for profit company serving the community for more than 30 years

Contact Details


  • NCU is a great place to do your training, it's facilities are brilliant and all the staff were very helpful with all my needs
    Janice Smith / Healthcare Trainee
  • I found NCU to be very good, I really enjoyed my course and would recommend it anyone.
    John McCarthy / Computer Trainee
  • I completed a train the trainer at NCU and found the centre and all staff to be excellent.
    Peter Brady / completed train the trainer
  • I would recommend NCU to anyone, they do great work in the community and offer many services for free.
    Kathy Wilson / Social Welfare officer