Close Protection Training
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.
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:
1. Working in the Private Security Industry.
2. Working as a Close Protection Operative.
3. Conflict Management
In addition to the minimum course content required by the SIA, our course also includes the following elements (may incur additional costs):
- 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.
Upcoming course dates
SIA Close Protection Licence Application process
After successfully passing the SIA Close Protection licence course with one of our training providers, you can apply for the SIA Door Supervisor badge. The current cost of the licence is £220 and is paid directly to the SIA. The licence is valid for 3 years.