General information about Close Protection Course
- Guided learning hours: 194
- Credit value: 24
- Days: 18 Days
Assessment method to include portfolio of evidence, physical tasks as well as multiple choice questions
We aim to provide you with solutions to obtain the most affordable close protection qualification in the UK. Less price for the close protection course does not mean that we would compromise on quality. We intend to provide affordable training solutions.
The close protection course linking to an SIA license can be completed in a period of thirteen days. However, you have to remember that in order to complete this qualification you would be required to demonstrate that you have dedication and commitment to finish the close protection training over a period of thirteen days.
who should do the close protection course?
If you dream of working as a bodyguard i.e. close protection operative for celebrities and want to experience glamor of the rich and famous plus you have a passion for security, this is the qualification for you. After doing the close protection training you would be able to apply for the highly esteemed close protection license from SIA which will allow you to work as a close protection officer in the United Kingdom, you may also escort and accompany celebrities and dignitaries to other countries.
How much can I earn?
After doing the close protection training you can earn up to £300 per day depending upon your experience and profile.
Qualification Overview of Close Protection Course
Level 3 qualifications in Close Protection have been developed by the awarding bodies to meet the requirements of the Security Industry Authority (SIA). It is based on the relevant SIA Specifications for Learning and Qualifications and provides the learner with the necessary knowledge and understanding for those who wish to apply for an SIA license and work as a Close Protection Operative within the Private Security Industry
|Principles of Working as a Close Protection Operative
|Working as a Close Protection Operative
|Application of Conflict Management in the Private Security Industry
|Knowledge of Door Supervision Responsibilities for Close Protection Operatives
|Application of Physical Intervention Skills in the Private Security Industry
|Application of Physical Intervention Skills in the Private Security Industry (Close Protection)
|Principles of Terror Threat Awareness in the Private Security Industry
Entry requirements for Close Protection training
There are no restrictions however the learner should be 18 and above and have competency in English.
What would you learn in close protection course training?
- Understand the legislation that is relevant to people working in the close protection industry.
- Roles and responsibilities of the Close Protection Operative
- Know the importance of threat assessment and risk management
- Introduction to Surveillance techniques
- Venue security operations
- Know how to design and demonstrate operational planning
- Importance of interpersonal skills
- Teamwork and its importance
- How to conduct close protection foot drills
- Planning and selecting routes
- Vehicle movement tactics and operations
- Search techniques and procedures for close protection operations
- Apply conflict management techniques while providing close protection
Unit 1. Principles of Working as a Close Protection Operative in the Private Security Industry
- Understand the roles and responsibilities of a close protection operative
- Understand current law and legislation within a close protection context
- Understand the importance of threat and risk assessment
- Understand the importance of threat and risk management
- Understand personal and professional skills within a close protection environment
- Understand the importance of teamwork within a close protection environment
- Understand surveillance, anti-surveillance and counter-surveillance methods
- Understand search procedures within a close protection operation for people, vehicles and buildings/venues
- Understand close protection foot drills
- Understand venue security operations and requirements
- Understand the importance of planning, route selection and additional licence considerations
- Understand reconnaissance within a close protection environment
- Understand the importance of operational planning
Unit 2. Working as a Close Protection Operative in the Private Security Industry
- Undertake a dynamic risk assessment
- Demonstrate use of surveillance, antisurveillance and counter surveillance
- Be able to search people, vehicles and venues
- Demonstrate close protection foot drills
- Be able to demonstrate venue security skills
- Be able to manage transport arrangements within a close protection environment.
- Be able to prepare and carry out a close protection assignment
- Be able to deal with a range of incidents within a close protection environment
Unit 3. Application of Conflict Management in the Private Security Industry
- Understand the principles of conflict management appropriate to the role
- Understand how to recognise, assess and reduce risk in conflict situations
- Understand the use of problem-solving techniques when resolving conflict
- Be able to communicate to de-escalate conflict
Unit 4. Principles of Terror Threat Awareness in the Private Security Industry
- Understand terror threats and the role of the security operative in the event of a threat
Unit 5. Principles of Working as a Door Supervisor for Close Protection Operatives in the Private Security Industry
- Understand how to keep vulnerable people safe
- Understand licensing law relevant to the role of a door supervisor
- Understand queue management and venue capacity responsibilities relevant to a door supervisor
Unit 6. Application of Physical Intervention Skills for Close Protection Operatives in the Private Security Industry
- Understand the requirements of providing clear and concise instructions to the principal and team members in emergency situations
- Know how to respond to a change in operational conditions from standard operating procedure (SOP) to emergency operating procedure (EOP)
- Know the responsibilities of the close protection team when there is an immediate physical threat to the principal
- Understand the necessity for narrowing the concentric layers of protection when managing an immediate threat to the principal
- Understand the implications of common and criminal law when using force on another person
- Know the positive alternatives to using
- physical intervention skills in a close protection environment
- Understand associated threats as a result of an attempted assault or unwarranted attention towards a principal
- Know how to apply physical intervention skills in a justifiable, ethical, and professional manner
- Be able to use non-pain compliant soft skills to prevent harm to a principal
- Be able to use defensive non-pain compliant skills to protect self from assault
- Be able to use non-pain compliant methods of protecting the inner cordon
- Be able to protect the principal from assault
- Be able to communicate effectively to encourage de-escalation
Unit 7. Application of physical intervention skills in the private security industry
- Understand physical interventions and the implications of their use
- Understand the risks associated with using physical intervention
- Understand how to reduce the risks associated with physical intervention
- Be able to use physical skills to protect yourself and others
- Be able to use non-pain compliant standing, holding and escorting techniques
First Aid requirement for the Close Protection Course
It is an SIA requirement that centers must confirm that each learner has a valid first aid qualification OR can evidence sufficient training or experience to the:
- Level of the First Person on Scene (FPOS) Intermediate Award – 30 hours (Pearson / IHCD) or
- Level 3 Award in First Aid Response (HABC) or equivalent.
- Level 3 First aid at work award (QCF)
Do you have a Valid First Aid at work Qualification
If you have your qualification you do not need to do the first aid qualification again, but you would be required to produce evidence on the first day of the training.
In case you do not have the qualification, we would arrange the Level 3 first aid at work course for you at a price of £150 for 3 days. You have the option to do it with us or any other training provider.