Close Protection course
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Close Protection Course focusses primarily on the skills and techniques required to work as a CPO in Executive Protection. The course also includes the FPOS-I module, which is delivered concurrently and qualifies successful candidates to then apply for an SIA license pending their criminal records check.

BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Working as a Close Protection Operative

Duration - 14 Days                                         CLICK to Register


Course Fees - £1150.00 + VAT per person

Funding  - Available through ELC funding


The Edexcel Level 3 BTEC Certificate in Close Protection Operations is a 140-hour qualification consisting of three units:

  • Unit 1: Working as a Close Protection Operative
  • Unit 2: Planning, Preparing and Supporting a Close Protection Operation
  • Unit 3: Conflict Management within Private Security Industry

The course covers the following:

  • Legislation that is relevant to people working in the Close Protection industry
  • Roles and Responsibilities of a Close Protection Operative
  • The importance of Threat Assessment and Risk Management
  • Surveillance techniques
  • Venue Security operations
  • Designing and demonstrating operational planning
  • The importance of interpersonal skills
  • The importance of team work
  • The importance of reconnaissance
  • How to conduct Close Protection foot drills
  • The importance of planning and selecting routes
  • Vehicle movement tactics and operations
  • Search techniques and procedures for Close Protection operations
  • How to apply conflict management techniques while providing Close Protection

During this part of the course we also dedicate time to:

  • Interview Techniques and CV writing
  • Understanding the Private Security Industry
  • Completion of the SIA Licence Application Form
  • Unarmed Combat Skills
  • Bringing in experts (and potential employers) working within the Private Security Industry

The Module culminates in a realistic close protection exercise.


In order to achieve the qualification candidates must pass the following:

  • an externally set and externally marked multiple-choice test
  • an internally set and internally assessed portfolio, which includes a 24 hour practical scenario assessment.


Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Working as a Close Protection Operative

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