With close to 40 years spent providing the next generation of operatives with specialist security skills, we are well aware that in Close Protection Operations you need to be able to call upon a vast array of practical experience and situational awareness in order to provide the optimum level of protection to a principal.
As of 01 April 2022, the SIA made mandatory changes to the course structure and learning outcomes leading to an extension of guided learning hours. The aim of these changes is to provide Close Protection Operatives with additional revenue stream potential such as working as a Door Supervisor. The additional learning outcomes also provide the Close Protection Officer with a fuller understanding of terror and threat awareness and New Counter Terrorism Policing training on Action Counters Terrorism (ACT). Physical Intervention training is also a new addition to the course syllabus.
To apply for your SIA Close Protection License you must also hold an approved Level 3 First Aid Qualification. You must have this qualification prior to attending the course; we can provide this qualification for you. Our first aid instructors have a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the medical field and deliver the training whilst adding their own experiences of operating within a Close Protection environment.
This course is an additional cost and can be purchased via our shop. The first aid course is conducted prior to the close protection course commencing, for all of those wishing to qualify with us.
Step into the circuit with confidence and prove to prospective clients that you are a qualified and competent operative by enrolling on our specialist training courses.
We have to cover the obligatory units as laid down by the SIA which are listed below:
- 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
- Close Quarter Rifle and Pistol Drills (Ex SF CQB Instructor)
- Vehicle and Foot Contact Drills including Cross Decking
- Anti-Ambush Scenarios and Extraction
- Unarmed Combat Techniques
- Convoy Driving
And another thing
We pride ourselves in giving our students the very best chance of gaining employment within the Security Industry and to that end all of our students are advised about Curriculum Vitae’s, Personal Portfolios, the etiquette required on The Circuit and more…. just ask our students, they will tell you just how valuable this element of the course is.
You will also require an approved First Aid Course for SIA Certification. Our First Response Emergency Care (RQF) First Aid Course meets this requirement