Under the Private Security Industry Authority Act 2001, all individuals wishing to work in the private security industry must undertake a recognised qualification before applying for a licence.

This accredited qualification has been developed to meet the requirements of the Security Industry Authority (SIA). It is based on the relevant SIA ‘Specifications for Learning and Qualifications for Close Protection Operatives’ and provides the necessary skills and knowledge for those who wish to apply for an SIA licence and work as a close protection operative.

Subjects covered include roles and responsibilities of the Close Protection Operative, threat assessment and risk management, surveillance techniques and venue security operations.

Individuals achieving this qualification can progress onto a range of qualifications such as the Foundation Degree in Protective Security Management. Individuals successfully completing the licence to practice qualification in Close Protection can be awarded 16 credits towards this Foundation Degree and also the Foundation Degree in Crowd and Safety Management and the Certificate in Terrorism Studies.

The qualification comprises one mandatory unit: Working as a Close Protection Operative

Additional Units are as follows:

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

Conflict Management Module

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

Additional Qualifications:

HABC Level 3 First aid at work

Course Price £800

Course duration 17days (14days CP, 3days First aid)

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