Level 3 Close Protection Course

Level 3 Close Protection Training Course

Date of Course 9th - 22nd January 2022 PeterBorough

Your Investment With Accommodation: £2250

Your Investment Without Accommodation: £1750

The Benefits To You In Doing The Course

  1. Complete your Level 3 Close Protection training course before the proposed new changes come into place in 2022 (saving you time and money).
  2. ELCAS funding accepted.
  3. Physical Skills Training given as part of the course.
  4. Driving Skills Training also provided as part of the course.
  5. Interviews will be set up with actively hiring UK security companies for you on completion of the course. 

How Long Is The Course?

The course currently runs for a minimum of 140 hours with pre course learning an essential part of the training.

The course itself is a combination of practical and classroom training with four written assessments, a final multiple-choice test and a final exercise to bring together all of the course learning in a package designed to test you in real life situations.

What Does The Course Cover?

The Close Protection Module Contains The Following Subjects:

  • Session 1: Roles and Responsibilities of the Close Protection Operative
  • Session 2: Threat and Risk Assessment
  • Session 3: Surveillance Awareness
  • Session 4: Operational Planning
  • Session 5: Law and Legislation
  • Session 6: Interpersonal Skills
  • Session 7: Close Protection Teamwork and Briefing
  • Session 8: Conduct Reconnaissance
  • Session 9: Close Protection Foot Drills
  • Session 10: Route Selection
  • Session 11: Close Protection Journey Management
  • Session 12: Search Procedures
  • Session 13: Incident Management
  • Session 14: Venue Security

The Conflict Management Module Contains The Following Subjects:

  • Session 1: Avoiding Conflict and Reducing Personal Risk
  • Session 2: Defusing Conflict
  • Session 3: Resolving and Learning from Conflict
  • Session 4: Application of Communication Skills and Conflict Management for Security Guarding and Close Protection

First Aid Training

When applying for your license you will be required to produce evidence that you have attained a full Level 3 first aid award (First Aid at Work Course).

If you have a valid 1st Aid qualification you should forward your certificate prior to starting your training.

If you do not have a recognised first aid award you will need to get one in order to get your license.

This is in addition to your CP course and is included in the cost.

Do I Need To Do A Firearms Course To Become a CP Operative?

Two of the most common questions that gets asked is: ‘are close protection officers armed’ and ‘can close protection carry guns uk?’

The answer to both questions is no.

In the UK close protection officers are not legally allowed to carry firearms.

But what about working overseas?

Currently there are a number of countries abroad where cp operatives are still not allowed to carry firearms, even if they are ex-military and have firearms experience.

In the USA different states have different rules so you would need to obtain a license from a specific state if you wanted to carry a firearm in the USA, but as a British citizen in the USA you are not allowed to carry a firearm. 

Now a lot of CP training companies sell their cp courses by advertising the fact that they will give you firearms training, which, to be brutally honest, is a complete waste of your time and money, for the reasons I have stated above.

And one thing we don’t want to do is waste your time and money by training you in something you don’t need (and which isn’t part of the SIA’s CP License requirement) and which you will probably never use.

Do I Need Military Experience To Become a Close Protection Operative?

No, you don’t need to have military experience to be a good close protection officer.

Remember, you are not going to be deployed in a war zone or hostile environment and you are not going to be armed with a  firearm.

Everything you need to know will be covered on this course and some of the best close protection officers in the industry do not have any military experience at all. 

How Do I Find Work Once Trained and How Much Can I Earn?

Once you have successfully completed this course interviews will be set up with actively hiring UK security companies for you and many people have benefitted immensely from the opportunities presented to them. 

With regards to what you can earn the average starting pay for a well trained CP operative is around £17,000 a year (for a new starter) and going up to £50,000 a year for an experienced Close protection officer according to the National Careers Service webpage which you can see here – https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/job-profiles/bodyguard

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