Level 3 Close Protection (RQF)

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) set the guidelines and standards intended for official Close Protection training in the UK. In March 2006 it became the law that you must have a license to work in Close Protection Operations. For you to obtain a license you must complete and pass a course that is compliant with the specifications as laid down by the SIA. The course is over 140 hours in duration and is a combination of classroom and practical exercises. This is a specialist career and those considering the training should understand it should not be taken lightly. Elite are recognised as leaders in the provision of Close Protection training both in the UK and worldwide, our trainers are occupationally respected, experienced, competent and qualified, recruited from government, military, police and civilian backgrounds to provide a excellent introduction to the industry and unrivalled learner experience.

The course will cover the following:

  • Interpersonal skills
  • Use of close protection vehicle techniques
  • Communication and conflict management skills
  • Venue based security
  • Introduction to the roles and responsibilities of the close protection operative
  • Close protection team work
  • Threat and risk assessment
  • Operational planning
  • Surveillance awareness
  • Law and legislation
  • Reconnaissance
  • Emergency and trauma training
  • Close protection foot techniques
  • Route selection
  • Search awareness
  • Incidents and dilemmas

This syllabus is the SIA licence to practice qualification and is 14 days in length, it is part of a modular programme featuring further medical, driving, firearms and surveillance qualifications which can be undertaken alongside this course on application.

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Venue: Elite Academy of Security Training

14 Days consecutive 

Course costs: £1750