The content of our Close Protection Executive course has been carefully designed utilising our instructor’s extensive experience and many years working in the Close Protection industry, to provide one of the most in depth and comprehensive courses in the market today.
During the course learners will spend minimal time in the classroom, although there are some PowerPoint presentations you’ll have to go through as part of the Security Industry Authority (SIA) requirement, but our experienced instructors make them as fun and painless as possible. After that, it’s all outside in the beautiful Loch Lomond local area and in surrounding Glasgow. The course includes a surveillance, driving and Close Quarters Combat (CQC) package and culminates in a 2-day final exercise with a VIP. It’s a hard shift, but incorporates the main roles and responsibilities expected of a Close Protection Operative and puts them into practice.
During the course our experienced instructors will take you through:
- Roles & responsibilities of a CPO
- Threat & risk assessment
- Surveillance awareness
- Operational planning
- Law & legislation
- Interpersonal skills
- Teamwork in the CP team
- Walking drills
- Route selection
- Vehicle drills
- Search procedures
- Incidents & dilemmas
- Venue security
- Communication & conflict management skills
- Close Quarter Combat
Students are required to successfully pass the following assessments:
- Complete a comprehensive Student Learner Workbook, where students need to demonstrate a solid theoretical understanding of the SIA modules
- Pass the required examination in Conflict Management by way of a multiple-choice question paper
- Practical performance assessments throughout the course
Candidates must meet the following:
- Be aged 18 or above
- Must have passed a criminal record check. Refer to the Security Industry Authority (SIA) website: http://www.sia.homeoffice.gov.uk/Pages/criminal-record-indicator.aspx
- Be able to communicate effectively in written and spoken English
- Must be of reasonable health and fitness levels due to the nature of the course
- Identification and proof of address (i.e. passport, drivers’ licence, bills, bank statements) must also be provided. The address proof cannot be more than 3 months’ old
- Should you wish to be eligible as a driver on the course then you must hold a full driving licence and be at least 25 years of age. Serious driving offences will be individually assessed by the insurance company.
Students who successfully complete this course will be issued with a BTEC Level 3 Certificate for Working as a Close Protection Operative within the Private Security Industry from Pearson which is valid for 3 years.
Note, Close Protection Operatives must also hold a valid First Aid at Work Certificate (such as a First Person on Scene (FPOS) or First Response Emergency Care (FREC) course) and have passed a criminal background check to obtain an SIA Close Protection licence.