Executive And Hostile Environment Close Protection Officer

"VIP Bodyguard" Executive Close Protection

Course Dates


Course Length

14 Days

Course Cost




Course Information

This Qualification Is Designed For Those Learners Wishing To Apply For A Licence From The Security Industry Authority (SIA) To Work As A Close Protection Operative (CPO). It Is Based On The Relevant SIA’s Specification For Learning And Qualification.
The Guided Learning Hours Close Protection Course Covers All Aspects From Theory To Practical With 3 Multiple Anyone Wishing To Enter The Medium To High-Risk Industry Of Close Protection Armed And Unarmed
The 28-Day UCP Course Also Gives The Learner The Minimum Requirements To Apply For Overseas High-Risk Jobs Such As Middle East, Africa And South America.
You Will Be Put Through Your Paces From Our Highly Experienced Tutors, So Prepare To Train Hard Every Single Day. We Finish The Course With 3 Days Of Final Exercises Protecting 3 Types Of Clients That You Will Possibly Come Across In Your Future Career, So This Course Really Prepares You For Medium And High Risk And Celebrity Bodyguarding And For Armed Private Security Contractors Looking To Work Overseas In Places Like Iraq And Libya For Example.


Working as a Close Protection Officer within the Executive and Hostile Environment Private Security Industry Sectors


  • IOF eLearning Level 1 Basic Pistol
  • eLearning Level 1 Basic Carbine
  • Reasonable Understanding Of The English Language
  • Reasonable Fitness Level


Level 3 RQF Executive Close Protection

  • Surveillance Rural, Urban And Technical, Including Reconnaissance
  • Level 4 Hostile Environment Close Protection (Pre-Deployment Administrative Requirements And Introduction To Operating In Hostile Environments. Rules On Use Of Force, Cultural, IED Awareness, Anti-Ambush Drills (Foot And Vehicle) Reaction To Attack.
  • PSD/PMC Roles And Responsibilities Including Small Team Tactics-Communications-Reacting To Trauma (Casevec) – Search – Kidnap For Ransom
  •  Level 3 Weapons Proficiency Live Firearms, Which Meet The ISO 28007 Requirements For Both Armed Security In Close Protection And Maritime Anti-Piracy Roles.

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