Close Protection

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OUR CLOSE PROTECTION COURSE

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Why should I do the course?

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.

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.

Close Protection has expanded over the years in both Hostile and Executive roles. This is a great career switch for those wishing to continue working in the security industry as well as opportunities for those joining it for the first time. There are opportunities to work in UK on both short term and long term tasks with salaries ranging from £200 to £500 day as well as long term assignments in UK and Internationally.

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.

Close Protection Careers

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.

Residential Security

Residential Close Protection Eastbourne

Hostile Protection

Residential Close Protection Eastbourne

Close Protection Syllabus

The Level 3 Certificate in Close Protection provides learners with all the skills and knowledge they need to deal effectively with the challenges they are likely to face as a Close Protection Officer. Combining theory with practical, the course devotes considerable time and attention to real-world scenario exercises to give you the chance to practice the skills and techniques you’ve learnt. We will also make it fun.

We know you are practical people, so the emphasis is on getting you involved throughout, it will be about teamwork from the start, and you will be straight into the basic practical skills of being a ‘bodyguard’ from day 1.

You will be assessed continuously, during the assignments, through a portfolio of work-based evidence, written and online tests. You will be supported by the training team throughout and together with your hard work and focus you will have everything you need to successfully complete the course.

self-defence

client profiling

journey management

evasive driving

international travel

conflict resolution

risk assessments

venue security

surveillance techniques

physical intervention

To complete the course bringing together all your learning, you will take part in a final ‘live’ exercise. There will be a genuine VIP who you and your team will be responsible to provide 48 hours protection for, in an executive environment. This is a challenging and fun exercise that combines all your learning, giving you the opportunity to put it all into practice ready for the real world.

FPOS(i)

To enrol on the Level 3 Certificate in Close Protection, you must hold a recognised Level 3 First Aid Certificate. For those that don't possess a valid first aid certificate, we have integrated the specialist First Person on the Scene (International). 

This qualification develops the knowledge and skills required by those working in security services or high risk environments who are required to hold an advanced First Aid qualification. The qualification ensures learners are able to provide suitable assistance for a range of medical conditions and trauma related injuries including developing an awareness of ballistic and blast injuries.

This is a 3-day course which is completed at the start of your CP course. 

Accommodation

Pier Hotel Eastbourne

Experience Style and Comfort

Our learners come from all over the UK and should you need accommodation, 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. 

Ideally located opposite Eastbourne’s famous pier, The Pier Hotel commands spectacular views from Eastbourne harbour across to the iconic cliffs of beachy head.

Close access to local transport and stay on site of your CP location. 
Pier Hotel Eastbourne Bar
Pier Hotel Eastbourne Dining Room
Pier Hotel Eastbourne Single Room
Pier Hotel Eastbourne Twin Room

Where to find us

The Pier Hotel
4 Grand Parade, 
Eastbourne, 
East Sussex
BN21 3EH

Opposite Eastbourne Pier.

By Road – We are located on Grand Parade, directly opposite Eastbourne Pier, use the postcode BN21 3EH

By Train – Eastbourne Train Station is only a short taxi ride to the hotel, there is a taxi rank outside the station. Alternatively, its about a 1 mile (approx. 20mins) walk to us.
Close Protection Eastbourne

Meet your Lead Instructor

John is Continental's lead Security and Close Protection expert and trainer. He has over 35 years operational and strategic experience in security roles and in particular as a training professional. During his military service, John served with the British Army Close Protection Unit (CPU) as a Protection leader and trainer. John was attached to the UK Foreign and Commonwealth office on several worldwide assignments as the senior protection officer to Her Majesty’s UK Ambassadors.

The past 14 years on leaving the service, John has extended his experience in the commercial security industry taking up country manager and project manager/ consultancy roles throughout the Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa for companies such as Control Risks (Security), BP (Oil and Gas), The Movenpick Group (Hotels & Resorts) and Black and Veatch (Energy).

John has recently set up his own security manpower and consultancy company (Shield Global) that assist in offering Continental CP Candidates roles in the Close Protection Industry. He continues to carry out training and consultancy roles with strong core values, high standards of professionalism and a commitment to deliver a first-class service.

John McVey

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is this course for?

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.

What are the pre-requisites to book on this course?

To book on this course, you must have the following:

  • Aged 18 years or over
  • Have a Literacy/English level to at least a Level 1 standard – this will be determined in the initial assessment
  • Proof of ID and Residency: 
    • UK Nationals: Passport + 2 proofs of address (no older than 3 months)
    • Non-UK/EU Nationals: Passport/Home Office Documents. 2 proofs of address (no older than 3 months
  • Have a 3-First Aid at Work qualification with at least 12 months remaining before the start of course. *We always run the Level 3 First Response in Emergency Care immediately before the Level 3 Certificate in Close Protection as an extended course. This is highly recommended for CP students and can be added to your basket at checkout.

Where can I stay?

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.

Who is Continental Training Academy?

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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Booking Dates & Prices

Ready to enrol onto the Level 3 Certificate for Close Protection Operatives in the Private Security Industry?

Close Protection only

Enrol in our classroom learning: £3499 £2999 per delegate

We run the 18-day SIA Level 3 Certificate for Close Protection Operatives in the Private Security Industry on the following dates:

  • 13th July to 30th July 2023 - FULLY BOOKED
  • 14th November to 1st December 2023

With accommodation £3717 per delegate

Close Protection with FPOS

Enrol in our classroom learning: £3,999 £3,399 per delegate

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:

  • 10th July to 30th July 2023
  • 11th November to 1st December 2023

With accommodation £4,238 per delegate

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Why Choose Continental Training Academy?

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 

Accredited Courses
We are a national training organisation approved by the SIA and Ofqual.
Realistic Training
Our training is realistic reflecting incidents that you will encounter in the workplace preparing you for work.
CV & Job Searching Support
We can also help you to secure your dream job with CV and job searching support. We will interview you with our security partners.
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