SIA Licence Close Protection Training Course

SIA Licence Close Protection Training

Course Content

Working as a Close Protection Operative
  • The roles and responsibilities of a close protection operative
  • Basic surveillance, anti-surveillance and counter-surveillance techniques
  • Legislation relevant to a close protection operative
  • The importance of interpersonal skills within a close protection environment
  • The importance of reconnaissance within a close protection environment
  • Search procedures within a close protection environment
  • Establishing and maintaining secure environments
Planning, Preparing and Supporting a Close Protection Operation
  • The importance of threat assessment, risk management and operational planning
  • The importance of teamwork and operational briefing within a close protection environment
  • Close protection foot drills
  • The importance of planning for route selection
  • The importance of transport management within the close protection environment
  • Incident management within a close protection environment
  • Venue security operations
  • Planning and preparing to carry out a close protection operation
  • Providig close protection of a principal
Conflict Management within the Private Security Industry
  • Physical interventions and the implications of their use
  • how to reduce the risk of harm when physical intervention skills are used
  • use of non-aggressive physical skills to protect yourself and others
  • use of non-pain related standing, holding and escorting techniques, including non-restrictive and restrictive skills
  • good practice to follow after physical interventions

Close Protection Operative

In order carry out Close Protection (Bodyguarding) Operations you need a Security Industry Authority (SIA) Licence. This course provides you with the qualification required to apply for your SIA Licence in Close Protection Operations.

Course Length

14 days.

Already working in police or armed forces close protection? You may qualify for our 1 day conversion course - see our Close Protection Conversion course for details.


3 Multiple choice exams, open response questions and practical assessment


Successful candidates will receive a Level 3 Award in Close Protection


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