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SIA Close Protection Training Courses

Get your Close Protection Licence, protect VIP's and earn £200 to £400 a day.

Get your Close Protection Licence, protect VIP's and earn £200 to £400 a day.

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Quick facts


12 days




SIA Close Protection Licence


18+ years


Basic level of English

Course NAME

Close Protection Operative

DURATION 12 days
FROM £899


Working in the Private Security Industry


Working as a Close Protection Operative


Conflict Management


3 Multiple Choice Exams and a Physical Intervention Assessment

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Close Protection Training

Are you looking to gain your SIA Close Protection Licence and work as a Bodyguard? This is a great career choice for new starters as well as ex-armed forces and police personnel.  


We make getting your SIA licence a simple, stress-free process. 


Working as a Bodyguard is exciting, really exciting.

There are many career options for Close Protection Operatives including:


✅ Bodyguarding for VIP's and Celebrities

✅ Protection for High Net Worth Individuals

✅ Private International Assignments 

✅ Asset Protection for High-end retailers

✅ Residential Security  


Did you know?: Close Protection Officers may have to travel internationally to accompany their clients. 


How much can you earn as a Close Protection Officer?

Getting a CP Licence is a serious commitment of time and money - once qualified Close Protection officers can make from anywhere from £200 to £400 a day, depending on your assigment, experience, risk of the role and how you negotiate with your employer.


✅ Tip: Close Protection Licence holders demand more salary than any other SIA Licence holder.  


Obtaining a Close Protection qualification is the first step towards obtaining an SIA Licence to work as a Close Protection Officer (CPO). If you are looking to work a bodyguard, this is the right course for you.



Did you know?: Some employers demand Close Protection Licence for Security roles because of the high-quality and intensive training


Close Protection course is action packed

Being a Close Protection Officer can be extremely demanding and requires in-depth knowledge and training. This means the Close Protection training course covers a broad range of skills, from threat assessment, operational planning and reconnaissance, to vehicle techniques, search procedures and close protection teamwork.


Close Protection Course Content

To allow ample time to teach the broad range of skills required, the Close Protection course runs over 16 days and consists of three units:


Unit 1: Working in the Private Security Industry.

Unit 2: Working as a Close Protection Operative.

Unit 3: Conflict Management


In addition to the minimum course content required by the SIA, our courses may also includes the following elements at an additional cost.


✅ First Aid at Work + Defibrillator Training 

✅ Evasive Driving and/or Convoy Driving

✅ Introduction to Short Firearms

✅ Close Combat Training

✅ Anti Ambush Training


Courses are packed with theory and practical activities to keep you engaged throughout the course. The training is intense and some exercises will finish late, therefore, candidates must be prepared for a demanding period of instruction. We intentionally make the course fast paced to fully prepare candidates for the reality of life as a Close Protection Operative.


We understand that examinations can be a daunting prospect but we assure you that there is no need to worry. Everything you need to know for the examination is covered in the Close Protection training course and your expert instructor will fully prepare you for success in the tests. Our pass rates are some of the highest in the business thanks to the highly experienced instructors and the quality of the training courses.


How it works

The first step to starting your exciting new career as a Close Protection Officer begins with your training.  

Throughout your SIA Close Protection training, we’ll walk you through the process, providing all necessary training and materials to help you get your CPO SIA security licence.


To get started...


✅ Select a location 

 Book your 

 Complete the training

 Apply for your SIA licence 



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Find your nearest course

Coventry CP
2nd Nov to 13th Nov 2020 | 8:00am - 9:00pm

The Quality Hotel Birmingham Rd, Allesley, Coventry CV5 9BA

From £1,199.99
London-East London
16th Nov to 27th Nov 2020 | 8:00am - 9:00pm

246-250 Romford Road, London E7 9HZ, United Kingdom

From £1,199.99
London-East London
6th Dec to 18th Dec 2020 | 8:00am - 9:00pm

246-250 Romford Road, London E7 9HZ, United Kingdom

From £1,199.99

Frequently asked

The Close Protection Training course is for you if you who desire to work in the private security industry as a bodyguard or Close Protection Officer. You will typically have some background in combat or security (although this is not a requirement of the course), and be expected to handle high-pressure situations. You will receive combat training and various skills to assist you when providing protection for important individuals such as celebrities or businessmen.

The course lasts for 16 days and is instructor led.

You need to be at least 18 years old to take the Close Protection Course. Moreover, you will need to be fluent in English to follow the content and perform on the assessment. Some experience in security or combat would also be useful (although this is not a requirement of the course), as the course can be demanding for some.

You will receive a Level 3 Certificate for Working as a Close Protection Operative within the Private Security Industry upon completing the training course.

The Close Protection Training Course is assessed by a written exam and a practical assessment. You will also be assessed on your participation throughout the course.

You are able to retake exams if you don’t pass them. You cannot proceed with applying for your Close Protection SIA Licence, or badge, until you pass all your exams and attain the Level 3 Certificate for Working as a Close Protection Operative within the Private Security Industry.

Receive your results within just 5 working days after your course is completed. Our aim is to notify you on the same day the training provider sends us your results. Your results will be available online and we’ll also send you an SMS to inform you when your results are available.  

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