Level 3 Close Protection Operative

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We were one of the first registered training providers of Close Protection training when the Security Industry Authority came into place, we also helped develop the National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Close Protection and the first Foundation Degree (FD) in Protective Security Management through Bucks New University.

Our training programs are relevant to the national SIA standards, taught by experienced professional instructors with our training and qualifications being recognised and respected. Over the past 15 years of training and qualifying Close Protection Operatives, over 75% of our students have secured work within the industry. This 16 day course is designed to prepare students to understand the drills and procedures relevant to working in a CP role within the UK.

The IQ Level 3 Award for Working as a Close Protection Operative within the Private Security Industry is a qualification for individuals who work or would like to work as a Close Protection Officer. It is based on the SIA Specification for Learning and Qualifications for Close Protection Operatives and is a practically led course. Successful completion of the qualification enables learners to apply for an SIA licence in Close Protection.

The course is designed for those individuals that would like to work within the Close Protection industry in the UK.


To provide the skills and knowledge to begin your career as a Close Protection Officer.

16 Days with a practical emphasis on training


This course is for those that wish to embark on a career in Close Protection and specialist security, focusing on protecting VIP’s and principals from a range of threats.


    Industry Qualifications Level 3


    Classroom and practical based


There are three main units for this qualification, these are:

Unit 1 – Working as a Close Protection Operative

Unit 2 – Planning, preparing and supporting a Close protection operation

Unit 3 – Conflict Management within the Close Protection industry

In addition to these main units, students will also cover:
• Threats-Personal security
• Low level protection
• Escort section
• Security advance party
• Anti/Counter surveillance

What will you be taught on this course?

In addition to gaining the highly recognised IQ Level 3 Award for Working as a Close Protection Operative qualification, you will also gain the following benefits:

  • SIA Approved Level 3 Close Protection
  • Advanced Driving
  • Self Defence accredited through H2H Self Defence using the RAID system
  • Anti and Counter surveillance training
  • Introduction to Technical Surveillance Counter Measures (TSCM)
  • Level 3 First Aid at Work & CATASTROPHIC TRAUMA (FAW-CT)
  • Employment interview with CTR Secure Services (does not guarantee job)
  • Credible training from experienced instructors and run by leading operational company operating across the globe


A course designed to increase your knowledge in the subject through professional delivery and knowledgeable instructors.

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If your organisation is interested in this course then please contact our office to discuss delivery options.

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