ABA Level 6 CBQ – Close Quarter Battle

10 Day Close Quarter Battle (CQB)


Any time of the month


10 Days




USA, UK, Thailand, Lebanon, Sri Lanka, Spain and Italy

Course Information

10 days of intense training. Although all close protection officers should be trained in this remit, we do understand that it’s a level to get to. This course content is like the SWAT training course led by the USA government which is one of the highest standards in the world.
We train overseas government SWAT teams and individuals alike. So, if you wish to learn the most up-to-date teachings of CQB covering all aspects from theory to practical with a multiple-choice exam and practical exercise to pass the training course, then look no further.
Based on the USA SF 3 principles of CQB: surprise, speed and violence of action including brand new teachings.
ABA developed scenarios whereby, the learner will have the chance to become both defender and attacker, attackers try a very fast, violent takeover of a vehicle or structure controlled by the defenders, who usually have no easy way to withdraw. because enemies, hostages/civilians, and fellow operators can be closely intermingled, close-quarters combat demands a rapid assault and a precise application of lethal force. the operators need great proficiency with their weapons, and the ability to make split-second decisions to minimize accidental casualties.
ABA’s CQB course will guide learners through the military to private transition process, entering the employment and interviews with the recruitment companies to gain work in the hostile environment industry. Of course, it’s easier if you are former military, but not always essential, as there are many non-former militaries working in hostile environments.

Minimum Required Kit List


ABA Level 6 CBQ – Close Quarter Battle




  • Level 6 Award For CQB (Close Quarter Battle)


  • IOF (elearning level 1 basic pistol – elearning level 1 basic carbine)
  • Level 3 close protection certification
  • Reasonable understanding of the english language
  • Reasonable fitness level
  • Preferably former military and over 23 years of age
  • Or Equivalent with Instructor’s Approval


  • Two, Three And Four-Man Room Clearances
  • 3 Scenarios (Surprise, Night-Time And Violent)
  • Fatal Funnel – Doorways And Hallways
  • Areas Of Responsibility -Muzzle Awareness
  • Points Of Domination And POA
  • Sectors Of Fire
  • Communications
  • Move And Shoot And Shoot Whilst Moving
  • Target Discrimination – Quick Decision
  • Hallway Clearances
  • Stairwells – The Art Of
  • Deliberate And Rolling Assaults
  • Simunition Force On Force – Scenarios