Working as a Close Protection Operative in the Private Security Industry (Level 3)




This regulated qualification is ideal for anyone wishing to work as a close protection operative as it provides them with the necessary skills and knowledge to apply for an SIA licence. This qualification is supported by both the Security Industry Authority (SIA) and Skills for Security (SfS). Subjects covered include threat and risk assessment, legislation relevant to the role, walking drills, embus and debus, incident management, surveillance and operational planning.

How long will it take me to achieve this qualification?

This qualification must be undertaken over a minimum of 12-days.

What will I learn?

It is divided into 3-units:

Unit 1: Working as a Close Protection Operative

Unit 2: Planning, Preparing and Supporting a Close Protection Operation

Unit 3: Conflict Management within the Private Security Industry

What next?

Individuals achieving this qualification can progress on to further learning such as:

  • Level 3 Award in the of Delivery of Conflict Management Training (RQF)
  • Level 3 Award for the Deliverers of Physical Intervention Training within the Private Security Industry

 Where can this course be taken?

At our training venue near West Ham Station (Memorial Recreation Ground, E15 3BP)