Nightclub and Bar Security
Anyone who has been to a bar, pub, casino or nightclub knows there is always a line with someone checking you at the door. While some may find bouncers to be annoying, their job ensures that everyone entering is safe and legally allowed to be there. Being a bouncer comes with many responsibilities and can be dangerous work too.
With the rise in violence in clubs, bars and other tourist and nightlife attractions, it has become more of a business need than a liability to hire bouncers. This means that regulations and certifications are the standard, and not a preference when hiring. UK regulations require that anyone whose job involves guarding licensed premises must hold a Door Supervisor Licence.
Those who make the effort to learn what it takes to be the gatekeeper of clubs and bars often benefit from a deeper understanding of the job.
With this course, you will learn about what a bouncer is, the job requirements, necessary skills, and much more.
You Will Learn:
- About bouncers, how they differ from other security professions and the job requirements
- The skills needed for bouncers to ensure a safe and secure environment
- Regulations, laws and what a bouncer can and cannot do
- About the many challenges, risks and even perks that come with being a bouncer
The Benefits of Taking This Course:
- Gain a new perspective into the world of security and what it takes to become a security guard for various nightlife establishments
- Develop a set of skills that can be applied in other professions and areas of life
- Understand what it takes to work in the security field and the challenges security guards often face
- Understand the relevant laws and regulations and how they impact the safety and security of bouncers, businesses and patrons
- The main responsibilities of a bouncer
- The difference between a bouncer and other types of security guards
- Job certification requirements. How to get a job as a bouncer and the benefits of the job
- Tips for working in nightclub/bar security positions
- Key skills needed
- How these learned skills will benefit both your working life and your private life
- The laws and regulations relating to what a bouncer can/cannot legally do
- The importance of being aware of these regulations
- Knowing your own legal rights as a UK citizen
- The challenges faced by bouncers within their job, but also that there a few perks that can be enjoyed on the job
- The benefits of being aware of these challenges
- Tips to help you decide whether this profession is right for you
Who can take the Nightclub and Bar Security Certification course?There are no entry requirements to take the course.
What is the structure of the course?The course is broken down into 4 individual modules. Each module takes between 20 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although students are free to spend as much or as little time as they feel necessary on each module.
Where / when can the course be studied?The course can be studied study at any time and from any internet connected device
Is there a test at the end of the course?Once you have completed all 4 modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the 4 modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing.
What is the pass mark for the final test?The pass mark for the test is 70%.
What happens if a user fails the test?If the user doesn’t pass the test first time they will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times a test can be taken.
How long does it take to complete the Nightclub and Bar Security Certification course?We estimate that the course will take about 3 hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.