UCP Group – Specialist in Close Protection Training and Operations

Specialist in Close Protection Training, UCP (Thailand) is a branch of the “UCP Group”. A Brand name known for its quality and assurance. UCP Group is by far “the” Close Protection Specialist in the UK, Middle East, Europe, Africa, the Americas, and Asia.

UCP Group is a specialist training provider experienced in the wider close protection training arena delivering programs to internationally recognized and responsible Governments, individuals and security companies. UCP use their acclaimed and mentoring programs to deliver the ultimate brand of bodyguard, close protection team, military unit, government security.

Our instructors are “subject matter experts” all from Military background (British, French, American Army).


Our Team of Experts

Our experienced instructors have backgrounds in law enforcement, military special operations, and private security, providing students with a well-rounded education. Upon completion of the course, graduates will possess the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in the field of personal protection.

Criss Watts

Lead Instructor

3 decades of operational experience in some of the most hostile places on earth. Criss started his career in 1983 in reconnaissance, surveillance and by 1990 going onto close protection in both executive and hostile environments, Protecting some of the most famous names in todays world. Most of his 35 years’ service to this industry has been overseas tasking in Africa and Middle East for many ministry and other organisations such as the SSF And ISF.

He wrote the first firearms training manual to be recognised by the MOD and awarding body HABC and the first training manual and level 4 Private Security Contractors level 4. 30+ years’ experience within the Security Industry. To date he has trained over 5000 individuals in close protection registered under his tutor number with HABC and Edexcel and now with ProQual since 2007 still operating and training and brining the best in class drills and skills to the security industry.

Why choose a UCP Bodyguard Academy as your training provider?

UCP is the First and Only One Security Company to deliver the Close Protection Level 3 Award and the Firearms Level 4 Award in Asia through an International Body for Compliance and International license which is SIA compliant.


UCP is proud to have a direct center status with QNUK and ProQual allowing the graduates to apply for the British Security Industry Authority (SIA) license.


UCP is one of the oldest most established training providers in the world with several globally positioned academies in Africa, Europe, UK, Americas, Middle East, and Asia


UCP offers jobs, employment and other opportunities to most of the candidates that pass.


UCP instructors are experts and specialists from a diverse background including British, French and US Military


UCP is a Government approved training center to instruct at government level


UCP is an approved MoD supplier for ELCAS funding

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