A new national qualification for door supervisors is to benefit from a collaboration between BIIAB, the award body for the licensed retail sector, and City and Guilds.
The two bodies aim to make the Door Supervisor's National Certificate (DSNC) more accessible.
The DSNC stage one covers areas including the role of door supervisors, customer care, social skills, licensing law, drug awareness, offensive weapons and refusing entry.
Stage two deals with the physical skills needed to do the job and focuses on specific areas of door supervision - first aid, fire safety, conflict management and physical intervention.
BIIAB director Mary Curnock Cook said: "This is a timely partnership venture in light of the forthcoming Security Bill, which will propose legislation for the regulation of doorstaff. The sooner there is a nationally recognised training standard in this sector of the leisure and security markets, the better.
"The move to collaborate on this qualification with City and Guilds should see this number rise further and open up new markets."