Close Protection

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Special Offer £899 all in including Free First Aid.

If you’re looking for the best place to study to pass and obtain your Level 3 Close Protection certificate, Training 4 Employment should be your first choice.
We’ve the best possible knowledge and best up-to-date practices when it comes to delivering quality training to all students. Better still, close protection courses are run by our specialist team of highly experienced trainers who have several years combined experience in Close Protection and Specialist Security.

Who is this course for?

The Close Protection Operations course is for people who want to work in the private security industry and who require an SIA license to practice as a Close Protection Operative.

Course Requirements

All candidates must be 18 or over and should hold a full driving licence, however this is not mandatory. The SIA requirements states that candidates must show that they hold a valid First Aid at Work Certificate or First Person on the Scene Certificate ideally with 6 months validity. First aid training will be an added three days on to the course at no extra cost.

How will I achieve my Level 3 Award in Close Protection Operations?

In order to achieve the Level 3 award in Close Protection Operations, candidates must complete 1 key unit to be eligible to apply for an SIA licence. Covering a range of knowledge and skills, the course is based on the relevant SIA specifications for Learning and Qualifications. The course will involve an internally set and assessed multiple choice exam which consists of 60 questions over a 2 hour period.

How much will the course cost?

We are currently running a special offer the course is £1399 including First Aid at Work. Saving £249.

How long is the course?

The course takes a total of 14 days to complete. Each day working from 9:00am – late.

What does the course involve?

The Close Protection syllabus covers a wide of skills, through a combinations of lectures, practical exercises and scenarios based on the common duties of a modern day CPO. There will be an intensive final exercise that combines all the skills and knowledge obtained throughout the duration.

The course also covers Legislation, Communication and Conflict Management Skills, Risk Assessment Operational Planning and Safe Route Selection, Surveillance, Reconnaissance, Incidents and Dilemmas, Unarmed Combat and Anti-Ambush Training.

What happens after I complete the course?

Once you have completed the course and passed the examination, you will be eligible to apply for an SIA licence, we will assist you where needed in applying for your licence.

Training for Employment will help you to gain employment after course completion. We want to give you the best possible start in your career as a Close Protection Office.
As a leading close protection training centre, we take great pride in our after care and all students will take with them personal contact details of our Close Protection Training team for further support and advice whenever you need it. We also have several companies that actively recruit our students.

Course Summary

Skills & Teamwork in Close Protection Training this is essential for the CPO and the knowledge and skills required are developed over the 14 days, achieved through a combination of lectures, practical exercises and scenarios based on the common duties of a modern day CPO. The training peaks with an intensive final exercise that combines all the skills and knowledge obtained throughout the duration.

Legislation, Communication & Conflict Management Skills in CP – the role of a CPO requires individuals to be fully conversant with the law and to understand the relationships between the CP industry and official agencies. Again this is achieved by classroom discussions, videos and practical scenarios.

Risk assessment, operational planning and safe route selection – it is important to identify and quantify the risks when working as a CPO and good planning and preparation is an essential part of the role. Exercises and classroom activities incorporate a large part of this module where delegates will actually plan and prepare for an operation leading to the final exercise.

Surveillance, Reconnaissance, Incidents & Dilemmas – this module will introduce you to the concept of surveillance and counter surveillance and is key to protecting clients as most premeditated attacks include some form of surveillance. Preventative and proactive measures to detect surveillance are taught and related to real life incidents. There must also be procedures for when things don’t go as planned and the ability to think on your feet will be developed during the course.

Unarmed Combat – The techniques taught are specifically designed for the CPO and are based on operational experience where physical intervention may be the best course of action. The skills covered are considered some of the most effective and also simple to learn within the industry and are delivered by our expert in Unarmed Combat and highly experienced Team member (RT).

Anti-Ambush Training – Designed to be as realistic as possible the day spent on this training will demonstrate the difficulties and realism of extracting a principal under attack, from firearms to unarmed assaults and other weapons.

Additional Modules Include

  • Introduction to Close Protection
  • Health and Safety
  • Duties and Responsibilities of the Close Protection Officer
  • (CPO)Protocol and Client liaison
  • Threat Assessment
  • Reporting Skills
  • Threat Levels
  • Data Protection
  • Risk Assessments
  • Civil and Criminal Law
  • Conflict Management
  • Personal Security
  • Surveillance and its Effects on Close Protection
  • Surveillance Equipment
  • The Prime Positions and Exclusion Zones
  • Foot Follows
  • Trigger Teams
  • Counter Surveillance Part 1
  • Exposure Levels
  • Actions On Drills
  • Report Writing
  • Descriptions
  • Electronic Surveillance
  • Unarmed Combat
  • Counter Surveillance Part 2
  • Improvised Explosive Devices
  • Letter and Parcel Bomb
  • Vehicle and Venue Searches
  • Route Planning and Preparation
  • CP Foot Drills
  • Embus and Debus
  • Vehicle Manoeuvres
  • Travel and the CPO
  • Anti-ambush Drills and Vehicle Procurement
  • Vehicle Formations
  • Debus Under Ambush
  • Radio and Voice Procedure & The Wireless and Telegraphy Act
  • Medical Emergencies and First Aid
  • Physical & Armed Body Searches
  • Safe Room Planning
  • Control Rooms
  • Terrorist Factions and MO’s
  • Assassinations – A Brief History
  • RST
  • SAP
  • PES
  • BG