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14-Day Level 3 certificate for working as a close protection operative within the private security industry “Executive close protection”


PRICE: £4450


Are you looking to elevate your career as a bodyguard and take on more high-profile assignments?

Our Close Protection Operative course and First Aid Response training is designed to give you the necessary skills and qualifications to take on top-tier security roles, both domestically and internationally.

Our expert instructors will guide you through the latest techniques and tactics used by elite close protection operatives, giving you the confidence and knowledge to handle any situation. With our comprehensive First Aid Response training, you’ll be equipped to handle medical emergencies and provide life-saving assistance.

Our bodyguard training course is a comprehensive program that covers all aspects of personal protection, including threat assessment, surveillance, and counter-surveillance techniques, emergency medicine. Our experienced instructors are former military and active security expert, who have real-world experience in the field of personal protection.


Our 14-Day Level 3 certificate for working as a close protection operative within the private security industry “Executive close protection”:

• 12-Day Awarding Body® Level 3 Close Protection Operative course – Allows the Graduate to make the first step in applying for the SIA license
The main objective of this qualification is to provide learners with the knowledge, skills and understanding to work as a Close Protection Operative. Successful completion of this qualification enables learners to go on to complete the other 4 units and then apply for an SIA licence to work as a Close Protection Operative in the Private Security Industry. As part of licence integration, this qualification will also allow the holder once completed the other 4 units to apply for a licence as a Door Supervisor or Security Officer.
This qualification has been developed to meet the training and licensing requirements of the SIA who regulate the sector under the terms of the Private Security Industry Act 2001.

2-Day Awarding Body® Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (RQF) (2-Day practice + 1-Day E-learning) Allows the Graduate to compliment the full 7 units CPO award to apply for the SIA license


Don’t miss out on this life-changing opportunity to enhance your skill set and advance your career. Upon completion of this course, you’ll receive an internationally recognized license (Awarding Body international Certification) , opening up doors to new and exciting career opportunities.

Enroll in our Close Protection Operative course and First Aid Response training today and take the first step towards changing your life.

Join us in our comprehensive bodyguard training course today and gain the skills and knowledge needed to excel in the field of security. Don’t wait, spaces are filling up fast. Sign up now and secure your spot in our next training session

PRICE: £4450


For ex-military, police, or anyone with limited experience in the Security Industry wanting the very best training in executive and hostile close protection working remits.

From the bottom up this course was designed for individuals or groups knowing they will be instructed at the very highest level, led by British instructors with backgrounds in British Military, Civilian, Police and UK Special Forces.

With small candidate numbers, you are sure to be supported every step of the way.

Course Format

Course duration: 14 days + pre-distance learning


Course Content

12-Day Close Protection Operative (3 UNITS)

    • Unit 1 – Working As A Close Protection Operative
      • Understand The Roles And Responsibilities Of A Close Protection Operative
      • Understand Basic Surveillance, Anti-Surveillance And Counter-Surveillance Techniques
      • Understand Legislation Relevant To A Close Protection Operative
      • Understand The Importance Of Interpersonal Skills Within A Close Protection Environment
      • Understand The Importance Of Reconnaissance Within A Close Protection Environment
      • Understand Search Procedures Within A Close Protection Environment
      • Be Able To Establish And Maintain Secure Environments
    • Unit 2 – Planning, Preparing And Supporting A Close Protection Operation
      • Understand The Importance Of Threat Assessment, Risk Management And Operational Planning
      • Understand The Importance Of Teamwork And Operational Briefing Within A Close Protection Environment
      • Understand Close Protection Foot Drills
      • Understand The Importance Of Planning For Route Selection
      • Understand The Importance Of Transport Management Within The Close Protection Environment
      • Understand Incident Management Within A Close Protection Environment
      • Understand Venue Security Operations
      • Be Able To Plan And Prepare To Carry Out A Close Protection Operation
      • Be Able To Provide Close Protection Of A Principal
    • Unit 3 – Conflict Management Within The Private Security Industry
      • Understand The Principles Of Conflict Management Appropriate To Their Role
      • Understand How To Recognise, Assess And Reduce Risk In Conflict Situations
      • Understand How To Communicate In Emotive Situations To De-Escalate Conflict
      • Understand How To Develop And Use Problem-Solving Strategies For Resolving Conflict
      • Understand Good Practice To Follow Conflict Situations

2-Day Awarding Awarding® Level 3 in First Aid Response (2-Day Practice+ 1-Day E-learning)

    • The roles and responsibilities of a first aider
    • Assessing an emergency situation safely
    • CPR and AED
    • Administering first aid to a choking casualty
    • Dealing with massive hemorrhages
    • Dealing with shock, burns, scalds, bleeds and minor injuries
    • Dealing with sudden poisoning or an anaphylaxis
    • Dealing with casualties with fractures, and spinal, head or chest injuries
    • Dealing with heart attacks, strokes, and other major illnesses
    • Triage
    • Communication, Evacuation Priorities
    • Evacuation Care
    • Convoy IED Scenario

English language requirements

It is essential that security operatives can communicate effectively. They are likely in the course of their work to have to make calls to the emergency services, or to need to resolve conflict.

The training centre must ensure that every learner is sufficiently competent in the use of the English and/or Welsh language. All assessment must take place in English and/or Welsh.

Learners must, as a minimum, have language skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening equivalent to the following:

  • • A B2 Level qualification on the Home Office’s list of recognised English tests and qualifications
  • • A B2 Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
  • • An ESOL qualification at Level 1 on the Ofqual register taken in England, Wales or Northern Ireland
  • • An ESOL qualification at Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework Level 5 awarded by SQA Accreditation and taken in Scotland
  • • Functional Skills Level 1 in English
  • • SQA Core Skills in Communication at Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework Level 5
  • • Essential Skills Wales Communication Level 1

First Aid

Training centres must confirm that each learner has a valid Level 3 (RQF/QCF) / Level 6 (SCQF) 3-day full First Aid qualification before they can begin any close protection training.

Training centres are permitted to deliver suitable First Aid qualifications together with the close protection qualification as part of a training package. Learners must complete and pass all First Aid training before starting the close protection training.

Acceptable First Aid qualifications include:

  • • Level 3 (RQF/QCF) / Level 6 (SCQF) First Aid at Work
  • • Level 3 (RQF/QCF) / Level 6 (SCQF) First Person on Scene
  • • Level 3 (RQF/QCF) / Level 6 (SCQF) First Response Emergency Care
  • • Level 3 (RQF) / Level 6 (SCQF) First Aid Response

Training centres must confirm that each learner holds a valid First Aid certificate. It must comply with the following requirements, which have been taken directly from the Health and Safety Executive’s guidance document:

Learner requirements for physical intervention practical skills training

The training centre must provide learners with safety information before they attend a course.

This should explain to learners:

  • • that physical activity will be involved, and that this carries risks
  • • the expected standards of behaviour
  • • what they should wear
  • • what they should do if they have any concerns about their health or fitness with regard to this training

Training centres must also ensure that learners sign a declaration to say that they are fit to take part in practical skills training.

Authorised eLearning refers to two training packages:

➢ ACT eLearning

➢ ACT eLearning (Security)

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Awarding Body Awards Level 3 Certificate for Close Protection Operatives in the Private Security Industry

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Both ACT eLearning and ACT eLearning (Security) must be completed to exempt the learner from face-to-face delivery of the content of the ‘Principles of Terror Threat Awareness in the Private Security Industry’ unit (combined duration of 1 hour 40 minutes). Learners must present both certificates to the centre and centres must retain this information for a minimum of 3 years. Please note, the Multiple-Choice Question examination (duration of 20 minutes) for the ‘Principles of Terror Threat Awareness in the Private Security Industry‘ unit must be completed in addition to the eLearning.


Train and work to become a Close Protection Operative (CPO) in the security industry.


What is the SIA?

The SIA – short for the Security Industry Authority – is the regulating body for the private security industry in the UK. It’s their duty to ensure that everyone in the private security industry is qualified to be doing their job and that training providers are meeting quality standards in the way they train students for certain roles.

The SIA review applications for SIA licences to make sure applicants meet all physical, legal and training requirements necessary to hold a licence for specific jobs.



What is SIA training?

SIA training is any course that provides qualifications regulated by any approved SIA Awarding Organisation. An SIA licence application needs to provide a certificate proving you’ve got the right qualification, subsequently proving you’ve been adequately trained for the role you need your licence for.

Training centres across the UK can provide SIA training in various roles including close protection and door supervision, however do your research and ensure that you’re getting the right qualification from wherever you choose. SIA training will only count for your SIA licence if you receive an approved qualification at the end of your course.

What courses do you provide?

We provide courses and qualifications regulated by approved SIA awarding organisations:

  • Awarding Body® Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (RQF) (2-Day Practice + 1-Day E-learning) – Allows the graduate to apply for the SIA Level 3 CPO course
  • ProQual® Level 4 Award in Close Protection in a Hostile Environment – Firearms and Tactics.
  • Awarding Body® Level 3 Close Protection Operative course (3 UNITS)Allows the Graduate to make the first step in applying for the SIA license
  • Awarding Body® Level 3 Close Protection Operative course (7 UNITS) This certificate allows the graduate to apply the first step to the SIA license
  • Awarding Body® Level 4 executive and hostile environment close protection officer with firearms tactics
  • Live Firearms
Are SIA courses difficult?

SIA courses can be difficult, depending on which one you take. Not all of them are the same, and some – for example close protection – can take longer and need more work.
A lot of the difficulty can be reduced with hard work on the end of the training provider as they can make the education, resources and information more accessible and better distilled.

What is Close Protection?

Close protection is also known as being a bodyguard. This typically involves working to protect a client (known as a principle) from any harm or attention that may come their way. A CPO position where you’re tasked with protecting one person often involves assisting the client in a variety of manners that aren’t strictly related to security, but working to protect larger groups – for example, a family – means a much bigger undertaking that requires working as part of a team.


Do bodyguards have to be big?

Bodyguards do not have to be large or physically intimidating to do their job. Although some clients may have a preference for appearance, the main thing that keeps a client safe is the knowledge and training a close protection officer carries with you.

Can Anyone Become a Close Protection Officer?

While most people can technically apply for an SIA close protection training, there are some demands in the required training – as well as the job itself – which means close protection isn’t for everyone.

Close protection officers typically need to be fairly in shape as most close protection training courses can be quite physically demanding. In the job, if you’re following your client around you need to be able to keep up without showing any signs of exertion – and still remain ready to protect clients at a moment’s notice.

A criminal record can affect your chances of being approved for an SIA close protection training and license. This is judged on a case-by-case basis per application

How Much Does Close Protection Pay?

The average starting rate for close protection operatives new to the industry is $100-$200 per day. Eventually, this goes up to $200-$400 per day once you have the expected experience to earn this. Close protection team leaders can then earn up to $500-$600 daily.

Can I apply to this course if I have no prior police or military experience?

Yes, you can apply. Police and military experience is not a pre-requisite. All levels are welcome.

Do you offer jobs?

Yes, we have job opportunities for our best candidates within the UCP Group. Nevertheless, we do not guarantee a job because you apply for one of our course.