Online Close Protection Operative Course 

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Course Information

This qualification is designed for those eLearners wishing to apply for employment within the Private Security Industry to work as a close protection operative (CPO). It is based on the relevant ABA’s Specification for Learning and Qualification.

The 177 eLearning hours close protection course covers all aspects from theory to practical with 3 multiple questions exam papers at the end of the course. You will be put through your paces from our highly experienced tutors who are on hand at every stage, so prepare to train hard. This course really prepares you for medium and high risk Security duties.


Online Close Protection Operative Course 


Unit 1: Working as a Close Protection Operative

Unit 1 Lesson 1 : Roles and Responsibilities
Unit 1 Lesson 2 : Surveillance Awareness
Unit 1 Lesson 3 : Law and Legislation
Unit 1 Lesson 4 : Interpersonal Skills
Unit 1 Lesson 5 : Reconnaissance
Unit 1 Lesson 6 : Search Techniques and Procedures

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

Unit 2 Lesson 1 : Threat Assessment and Risk Management
Unit 2 Lesson 2 : Operational Planning
Unit 2 Lesson 3 : Foot Drills
Unit 2 Lesson 4 : Planning and Selecting Routes
Unit 2 Lesson 5 : Vehicle Movement, Tactics and Operations
Unit 2 Lesson 6 : Venue Security Operations
Unit 2 Lesson 7 : 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