Close Protection Courses UK

In order to work in close protection in the UK, individuals must hold a Close Protection SIA licence. When applying for your licence you will be required to produce evidence that you have attained a recognised first aid award. We can provide an appropriate course prior to you attending the Close Protection training. You should present your valid first aid certificate to your training provider before you start your training. If you do not have a recognised first aid award you will need to get one in order to get your licence. First aid awards recognised by the SIA are First Person on Scene (FPOS-i) Intermediate Award – 30 hours (Pearson/IHCD) the Level 3 Award in First Aid Response (HABC) First Response Emergency Care RQF Level 3 (FREC) or equivalent.

Participants who pass the internally assessed practical tests and the examinations at the end of the course will be awarded a HABC level 3 certificates in Working as a Close Protection Operative within the Private Security Industry.

Approved by the MOD in support of the ELC scheme: Provider number 7682
We have Approved Learner Provider status for our Close Protection courses and First Response Emergency Care Level 3 (RQF) course, enabling service leavers to claim back 80% of the Close Protection and First Response Emergency Care course costs (excluding food and accommodation) from the MoD as part of their resettlement package. Full information is set out in Joint Service Publications (JSP) 898. Please follow this link

We are also an accredited centre with Qualsafe Awards (centre no: 906463). We can run Level 3 and Level 4 First Response Emergency Care (RQF) Courses.

About the Course
The SIA accredited courses cover all key competencies mandatory for close protection operations. In addition, our instructors are able to recommend available employment routes and opportunities.

The Course Covers:
Close Protection Specialist Module

Session 1: Roles and Responsibilities of the Close Protection Operative
Session 2: Threat and Risk Assessment
Session 3: Surveillance Awareness
Session 4: Operational Planning
Session 5: Law and Legislation
Session 6: Interpersonal Skills
Session 7: Close Protection Teamwork and Briefing
Session 8: Conduct Reconnaissance
Session 9: Close Protection Foot Drills
Session 10: Route Selection
Session 11: Close Protection Journey Management
Session 12: Search Procedures
Session 13: Incident Management
Session 14: Venue Security
Conflict Management

Session 1: Avoiding Conflict and Reducing Personal Risk
Session 2: Defusing Conflict
Session 3: Resolving and Learning from Conflict
Session 4a: Application of Communication Skills and Conflict Management for Security Guarding and Close Protection
Practical Scenario Exercises

The courses provide operatives with all the skills needed to deal effectively with the challenges they are likely to face as a close protection operative. Mixing theory with practical, the course devotes considerable time and attention to realistic scenario exercises giving participants the chance to practice the skills and techniques they have been taught. The course also includes surveillance modules which include a realistic surveillance exercise.

During our intense but enjoyable 12 day course candidates can expect to work long hours.

Bespoke Close Protection Courses
We can offer a wide range of bespoke Close Protection courses fully tailored to individual requirements for the types of challenges you or your employees are likely to face (Armed Protection, Personal security Awareness, Dealing with all types of attack, defensive driving, first aid, surveillance awareness etc.).

Course location
At present we run our HABC Accredited courses in Stafford at The Best Weston Tillington Hall Hotel – the staff are friendly and the facilities are excellent, we also have a first class gymnasium close to the Hotel.

Course Fees
The Close Protection Course is 12-days in duration and costs £1950.00 inclusive of VAT

The residential course is 12-days in duration it will cost £2,885.00 inclusive of VAT with full board and single accommodation.

This course is market leading by reducing the considerable time and financial commitment in today’s busy world, without compromising on quality.

We can also offer the complete package: First Response Emergency Care Level 3 (RQF) FREC and Close Protection course as a package; 16 days in duration, it will cost £3,825.00 inclusive of VAT and full board in single accommodation. For more details, contact us.

2018 Course Dates
11th – 22nd September.FULL

New course dates to follow