Close Protection Operatives often called Bodyguards need to deal with high pressure and sometimes dangerous situations, which requires in-depth knowledge and training. The demands of the job dictate that close protection training covers an extremely broad range of skills.
The Private Security Industry Authority (SIA) Act 2001 requires all individuals wishing to work in the private security industry in the UK, to hold an SIA Close Protection Licence.After attending and completing the Close Protection course, most students then apply for their SIA licence. On receipt of this licence they can then start applying for Close Protection roles in either Executive or Hostile Protection roles.
On taking the Executive route, a typical career path will be working as part of a team carrying out Residential security before moving onto the client’s personal protection detail. Once experienced is gained, operators can progress into Team deputy roles or travel abroad to be attached to a high net worth Protection Team. Hostile protection will see the operator normally off to Iraq working for a large security company in support of clients such as BP. These operators are normally on a rotation of 8 weeks on and 4 weeks off.
The Level 3 Certificate in Close Protection is the pinnacle of the Private Security Industry and once qualified and licenced, a whole new world of exciting career opportunities becomes available.
This course is aimed at ex-armed forces, door supervisors and security officers, as well as civilians wishing to enter the industry at the highest level.
There is a high demand in the Close Protection industry for both male and female operators.
To book on this course, you must have the following:
We have good value Hotel accommodation at our training centre. Prices start from £40 night for shared twin room including 10% off all food and drinks.
Please visit our the Pier Hotel hotel for further details.
We are a reputable and successful security company that has been operating in the South East of England for over 10-years. Operationally we provide security personal for various properties and businesses, we have numerous event and red-carpet security details as well as Close Protection teams within the UK.
We run courses from our SIA approved training centre ranging from Door Supervisor, Close Protection, Physical Intervention and FPOS and many others.
Our staff will be available to deal with your initial enquiries, assist with your booking and will also be available to you after your course to ensure that you have all your certificates and course report as well assisting you in any employment opportunities that we can offer you.
We only employ instructors and trainers who are at the highest level within the industry. Our CP Instructors are former Military, Police and Government Intelligence services. You will be trained by the industry’s most reputable instructors who have several years of operational experience in both Hostile and Executive Close Protection roles.
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We run the 18-day SIA Level 3 Certificate for Close Protection Operatives in the Private Security Industry on the following dates:
We run the 21-day SIA Level 3 Certificate for Close Protection Operatives in the Private Security Industry with the Level 3 First Person on Scene (International) on the following dates:
Continental Training Academy are unique in that they are currently the only Close Protection Training Provider located in Southeast of England. We have a fantastic training location in Eastbourne accessible by rail. Road links throughout UK. We offer affordable courses with option of discounted Hotel accommodation packages.
We are an Operational security company, meaning that we can also assist in job placements after the course completion in all SIA categorised security roles