Close Protection Course

Who is this course for?

Our close protection training programme has been designed for people currently working within, or those wishing to enter, the highly specialised and demanding field of providing close protection services to people around the globe.

These services may be provided to:

  • Celebrities
  • VIP’s
  • Corporate executives and directors
  • Private clients
  • High-profile individuals
  • Politicians or diplomats
  • Foreign nationals or dignitaries
  • Workers in hostile environments

Why should I take this course?

In today’s climate, VIP’s, executives and individuals often feel they require the services of highly professional close protection operatives who they can rely upon to ensure their total safety and security.

As close protection officer you may be responsible for your client’s personal safety whilst they are at home, work or whilst they are travelling anywhere in the world. This taxing role may require you to undertake careful planning of routes, performing reconnaissance as well as careful searches and risk assessments.

The world of close protection is a highly specialised field and clients expect the highest standards from their operatives, in both terms of their operational knowledge and skills but also the standard of their behaviour and appearance.

Our intensive training programme has been created to meet the demanding and exacting needs client’s demand from their close protection operatives in this highly competitive industry.

What does the programme cover?

The programme, provides over 150 hours of training, is conducted over two weeks and is a mixed blend of classroom sessions and practical exercises. The course is designed to be intensive, which tests your ability to work under pressure, and tackles the wide ranging areas of a close protection operative’s role including:

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

How is the programme assessed?

Candidates undertaking the programme are assessed by a combination of multiple choice examinations and by the assessment of various practical skills exercises and demonstrations.

Candidates must successfully pass both the examinations and the practical assessments in order to complete the programme.

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