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This Close Protection Officer Training Course is for security professionals looking to get the SIA Close Protection Licence. Close Protection Officers, also known as Bodyguards, earn between £200 to £400 per day protecting celebrities, VIPs or high net worth individuals.
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The Close Protection Training course is for you if you want to work in the private security industry as a Bodyguard or Close Protection Officer.
You'll 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 with a calm, strategic mind.
You'll receive combat training and various skills to assist you when providing protection for important individuals, such as celebrities or high-power businesspeople.
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 at 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 people.
Security professionals who have worked for several years already, or people moving into this industry from a military or police background, often do best in CPO training.
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're 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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Unfortunately to attend this course you will need to be over 18.
Are you sure this is the right course? Usually Close Protection Licence is for people looking to work a private bodyguard.
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