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Personal Letter From The Desk of Mark Dawes
thank you for visiting this page and for your interest in becoming a properly qualified Self Defence Instructor, and in the interest of honesty, transparency and authenticity, I thought I should share something with you as I’d like to be honest with you right from the start.
You see, I’m not just in the ‘self-defence trainer business’, I’m in the self-education and freedom business, and what that means is my passion is helping people just like you live life on your own terms so that you can give yourself and your family the freedom you desire. The freedom to live where you wish, spend more time with your family, follow a passion you love and live without any regret. That’s what I really do.
We are passionate about helping you develop yourself through self-education, which is why we provide everyone who invests in training with us with as much support and help as possible and to this end we run a Closed NFPS Coaching and Mentoring Group on Facebook where I personally teach you the business and marketing strategies we use that have allowed our business to grow and survive the worst two crises in the last thirty years’: the recession in 2000 – 2001 and the financial and housing crisis in 2007 – 2008 and what we have learned from that is how to survive the current Covid 19 pandemic that we are currently going through.
The benefit to you in all of this is that we have been here for thirty years and we’ll be here for you in the future so any investment you make with us is not going to be lost.
But we also realise that our approach is not for everyone, so, if you are someone who is only interested in a certificate or the cheapest price, then sadly we are not the organisation for you, but there are other organisations out there that I am sure will provide that for you.
But, if you are that someone who is looking for a lifelong relationship with an organisation that genuinely cares for you, that will give you all of the help, support and guidance you need to grow and develop and help you achieve the freedom you truly deserve then we are probably a good fit for each other.
Starting your journey as a self-defence instructor may be a daunting one for you.
Lots of people will be all to willing to give you advice and many training providers will be all to quick to tell you that their system or certification is the best because they simply want to flog you a place on their course.
And be very careful about taking advice from people who have never run a successful business. That’s like taking driving lessons from someone who has never driven a car, and it may sound perverse, but so many people do just that. They take advice from friends and family who have never run a business!
This can cause you a lot of confusion and may even stop you from taking the necessary action to follow your dream of turning your passion of helping others into your reality of running your own self-defence training business.
And one day you will look back on your life and it would be a real shame if you all of a sudden regretted not following your passion purely because you were never given the right advice from the right person.
So here’s what I suggest. Let’s schedule a one-hour phone call or a video call over Zoom and Skype to discuss how to get you from where you are now to where you want to be in twelve months time?
There is absolutely no obligation on your part to commit to anything (and I give you my word that I will not attempt to sell you anything) but I am one-hundred percent sure that I can clear up any confusion for you, give you the advice you need and at least give you a clear idea of what you need to do and what you should avoid doing to help you on your path to successfully starting your own business.
Now you may be wondering, why would this guy I’ve never met do this for me? What’s the catch? And it would be absolutely right for you to be thinking like that. Why wouldn’t you? But there is genuinely no catch.
All I want to do is demonstrate to you why we are different from all of the other training companies out there and the best way for me to do that for you is by helping you, because that’s what my true passion is. Then maybe, at some stage in the future, when you decide that you do want to train with someone, I’d like you to consider me as your that someone.
That’s it and let’s face it, you’d never buy a car without test driving it first so why don’t you take up the offer of test driving us (so to speak)?
So, if you’d like to arrange your 1 hour strategy call with me go to this link and contact me directly – www.nfps.info/contact-nfps/
I am genuinely looking forward to hearing from you as I would love to help you live life on your terms and live without any regrets.
There are many reasons why people (just like you) want to become Self Defence Trainers, and here are a few of the main reasons. In short they all:
# Really enjoy teaching and training others;
# Are committed to keeping other people and their community safe;
# Genuinely love helping others and get a great amount of satisfaction from seeing others achieve;
# Love seeing someone grow in self-confidence and self-esteem;
# Would like to run a part-time business and some even end up leaving their job to follow their dream.
And if some, or all, of the above points, touch a chord with you then, you are possibly the right person to become a properly qualified Self Defence Trainer.
Our BTEC Level 3 Self Defence Trainer Award Course is one of the only courses properly accredited as a National Vocational Qualification.
The BTEC Level 3 Self Defence Trainer Award qualification is accredited by Pearsons, who are the world’s largest Awarding Organisation.
As a Self Defence Trainer you will also get lots of post-course help and support.
When I started my journey as a Self Defence Trainer I found that once I attended a training course and got my certificate I was basically on my own with no help and no support.
And it is after the course when people need help the most, and we’ll be there for you.
NFPS Ltd put the learner at the centre of everything we do, and our focus is on you with the prime aim of helping you achieve the Award.
We also have two very special guests joining us for day 2 of the course – Gnge Johnson and Lofty Wiseman – and if you don’t know who Ginge and Lofty are please read on!
Everyone who is anyone in CP knows ‘Ginge’, but if you don’t know him here is some info about Ginge.
‘Ginge’ served in the British Army for 18 years, 13 of which were spent in the 22nd Special Air Services Regiment.
During this time, he developed a wide range of skills including counter-terrorism and VIP protection.
Ginge joined the private sector in 1990 and has worked for a number of private security companies operating as an international security consultant.
He has experience working for Government officials, multinational companies and senior executives and has become recognised as one of the leading experts in the field of VIP protection and business security.
Over the years Ginge has been responsible for the training of various close protection teams and operated exclusively as a security coordinator within high and low-level personal protection.
During the past 10 years, Ginge has been involved in designing and delivering security awareness and personal safety/conflict management training for high network corporations and families living or travelling to high-risk regions worldwide.
Currently, Ginge has been asked to be part of a Close Protection Expert Group with the Security Industry Authority to review the current National Occupational Standards with the SIA in relation to Conflict Management and Situational Awareness within Close Protection, to bring it more up to date with the needs of current close protection operatives.
So this is your chance to train and learn from a very experienced and well-respected professional who will personally teach you his well-proven tried and tested methods and systems.
The last course was packed and we have people attend who were former SAS, Close -Protection Team Leaders, Self-Defence Trainers, Krav Maga Instructors, School Teachers, a MMA Coach, Martial Arts Instructors, Healthcare Assistants, Serving and Ex-Police Officers, a Prison Officer, and a range of people from other industry sectors too ……. and they all had one thing in common …….. they all loved the course and commented on how easy and simple many of the things were that Ginge taught them…. and now you can benefit from their knowledge, experience and expertise!
And now you can learn from him in person too.
But why listen to Ginge, when there are so many others now offering training in this area?
Ginge Johnson has been involved in personal security for over twenty-five years since leaving the Special Air Service Regiment in which he served 13 years.
He has operated in virtually every hostile environment on earth. There is literally no-where that Ginge hasn’t operated in.
At one time he was flying around to various parts of the world between five – fifteen times a month on executive protection duties, training assignments and going into environments that the police, national guard and local militia would advise not to or wouldn’t go into. This is how much in demand Ginge’s services where and are.
During those times he has been confronted with many conflict situations which included a knife, and it was his training, knowledge, awareness and experience and skill that kept him and the people he was looking after safe.
Lofty will also be popping down to say a few words and if any of you don’t know who Lofty Wiseman is then you can read a bit more about him here.
John “Lofty” Wiseman joined the Parachute Regiment in 1958.
He applied for service with the Special Air Service Regiment in 1959 and set a record as the youngest person ever to pass selection at the age of 18.
Lofty served with 22 SAS for 26 years (and, as he likes to point out, 55 days)!
He saw active service worldwide, in every theatre of operations and special operations required of the British Army between 1959 and 1985.
Amongst other things, Lofty was:
By the time he retired from active service in 1985, he was held in such high esteem that it could be said of him, to directly quote the Commanding Officer of 22 SAS at the time, “Lofty is a legend in this Regiment”.
I am delighted and honoured that Lofty is coming down on the day.
He is a great guy and I am pleased that you will get the opportunity to meet him in person and lofty will also be bringing copies of his books along so this will be an ideal opportunity for you to get a personalised signed copy and also a photo of yourself with the man himself!
And if you are nervous let me put you at ease. We are a fun-loving bunch of people and we have nothing to prove but everything to offer you and we genuinely love doing what we do as the photos below show.
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3 x Payments of £175 + Vat
Bonus 1: Free Lesson Plans and Powerpoint Presentations to enable you to leave and start delivering your training immediately on finishing the course. Normal Cost £135 + Vat per Annum.
Bonus 2: Free Online Personal Safety Awareness Training, including Pdf ebook entitle ‘Your Safety in Your Hands’ and Powerpoint Presentation to enable you to deliver this course. Normal Cost £197 + Vat per Annum.
Bonus 3: Free Access to Ginge Johnson’s Online Situational Awareness Course (Value £297 + Vat)
Bonus 4: Free Access to Ginge Johnson’s Online Principles of Self-Defence Course (Value £297 + Vat)
Bonus 5: Free Access to Ginge Johnson’s Online Knives and Edged Weapons Awareness Course (Value £297 + Vat)
Bonus 6: Free Access to Ginge Johnson’s Vulnerable Parts of The Body Online Course (Value £297 + Vat)
Bonus 7: Free Access to ‘An Interview With Lofty Wiseman’ – Online Course (Value £297 + Vat)
These T-shirts are only available to people who train with us and when you book on the course you will get one for FREE.
We also have set up a closed ‘Facebook Support Group’ for all current and in-date NFPS Trainers.
In this group, you can ask for help, advice and support, and some people have even picked up work from there too.
And if you ever need to speak to me directly I am always only an email or phone call away.
All NFPS qualified Self Defence Trainers get access to a closed NFPS Trainers Facebook Group. You will get access to the group the minute you qualify with us. Watch the video below to find out more.
This is another closed group that we have on Facebook that has been set up to help you promote and market your business. There are (at last count) 27 Units in this group, all videos about different aspects of marketing. In terms of monetary value the information provided in this group is worth thousands of pounds! But you get access to it for FREE when you come and train with us.
Don’t take our word for it! In this YouTube Playlist there are 29 videos of testimonials from people who have already trained with us. They are definitely worth a watch!
The BTEC Level 3 Self Defence Instructor Award Course is a 30-hour course comprising three BTEC Level 3 Units.
These Units are:
Unit 1: Legal and Practical Contexts of Self Defence Instruction
Unit 2: Stress and the Science and Psychology of Training.
Unit 3: Physical Skill Instruction.
This course itself is broken down into two areas:
1. Pre-course learning, and
2. Attendance of a 2 x day course.
The pre-course learning is all done online and covers Units 1 and 2, which includes the following areas:
This work takes approximately 20 hours to complete (dependent on how slow or fast you work of course).
All the resources are provided for you on the online platform (which you will receive login details for the instance you book your place) to enable you to successfully complete the pre-course work and send the workbook for marking prior to the course commencing.
The attendance part of the course covers the ‘Physical Skill Instruction’ Unit of the Award.
As part of this Unit you will be expected to demonstrate your ability to:
Your trainers on the course are all very competent and highly qualified and are there to help you pass the course and they will show you examples of techniques that meet the above assessment criteria.
The course has been designed as an ‘inclusive’ course and not an ‘exclusive’ or ‘prescriptive’ course, and what we mean by that is that we do not prescribe any techniques, so you are free to use your own techniques within whatever system you use, or you can adopt some of the ones you will be shown on the course if you wish to.
If you attend this course and decide by the end of day one, for whatever reason, that the course hasn’t met your expectations, or that it just isn’t for you, I will personally give you a 100% refund – no questions asked. So, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
We run our courses at the prestigious Lilleshall National Sports and Conferencing Centre and your investment in the course includes all of your food and refreshments for the two days, plus overnight accommodation on site for the first night (you can also bok an additional nights accommodation on site if you wish to arrive the day before for only £43.00 + vat bed and breakfast rate).
Please watch the video below on where we train.
If you would like to speak to me directly so that we can discuss your needs and ensure that this training course is the right course for you. then simply drop me an email at [email protected] so that we can arrange a mutually convenient time to have that chat.
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