Online Level 3 Certificate For Working as a Close Protection Operative within the Private Security Industry

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This qualification is intended for learners who work or want to work as Close Protection Operators in the Private Security Industry

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 14-day aba 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.


Online Level 3 Certificate For Working as a Close Protection Operative within the Private Security Industry


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


Unit 1: Working as a Close Protection Operative

  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Surveillance Awareness
  • Law and Legislation
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Reconnaissance
  • Search Techniques and Procedures

Unit 2: Planning, Preparing and Supporting a Close Protection Operation

  • Threat Assessment and Risk Management
  • Operational Planning
  • Foot Drills
  • Planning and Selecting Routes
  • Vehicle Movement Tactics and Operations
  • Venue Security Operations
  • I.E.D. Awareness

Unit 3 : Conflict Management within the Private Security Industry

  • Session 1. Principles of Conflict Management
  • Session 2. Recognize and Reduce Conflict Situations
  • Session 3. De-escalate Conflict
  • Session 4. Conflict Management
  • Session 5. Good practices