Our SIA-approved BTEC Level 3 course in Close Protection provides a comprehensive package of skills, delivered in a diverse range of environments and in a number of fast moving, challenging and realistic scenarios

You will learn a wide range of skills including threat assessments, surveillance, team work, conflict management, vehicle techniques, IED awareness, communications and kidnap for ransom situation training

This intensive and demanding course allows you to access the skills and expertise we have acquired from decades of operational experience in UKSF, Intelligence Services, Specialist police and Medical units.

Our course exceeds industry requirements and will (wherever possible) introduce additional elements to prepare you for CP deployments. Please note that a valid Level 3, or above, First Aid qualification is required for the CP SIA licence application.

Course Syllabus

  • Roles and responsibilities of the close protection officer
  • Threat and risk assessment
  • Surveillance and counter surveillance
  • Operational planning
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Law and legislation
  • Close protection team work
  • Conflict management
  • Reconnaissance (theory and practical)
  • Close protection foot skills
  • Route selection (theory and practical)
  • Close protection vehicle driver techniques
  • Single and multi-car convoy drills
  • Advanced driving tuition and assessment
  • RoSPA driving assessment
  • IED search awareness (vehicles and buildings)
  • Incidents and dilemmas (practical examples)
  • Venue security (varied scenarios)
  • Communications
  • Live VIP operations
  • Kidnap for ransom

First Aid Response (HABC LEVEL 3) 4 days – Course Syllabus

  • The role of First Aider
  • Scene safety
  • Scene management/Catastrophic hem control
  • Triage/Patient assessment
  • Communication
  • Primary survey and assessment
  • Safe moving and handling
  • Airway Management/Respiratory/Circulation
  • Safe moving and handling
  • Other medical conditions
  • Medical Adjuncts/use of Oxygen

Accreditations