Close Protection Training

SIA Approved 

Close Protection Course (Level 3)


Our SIA-approved Level 3 course in Close Protection provides a comprehensive package of skills, delivered in a diverse range of environments, and in a number of fast moving, challenging and realistic scenarios.  You will learn a wide range of skills including threat assessments, surveillance, team work, self defence, vehicle techniques, IED awareness, communications, and kidnap for ransom awareness training. 

This intensive and demanding course allows you to access the skills and expertise we have acquired from decades of operational experience in UK special forces, specialist police units and the intelligence services.  Our course exceeds industry requirements, covering Kidnap Awareness, Advanced Driving, Physical Intervention Skills, and will (wherever possible) introduce additional elements to prepare you for CP deployments, which might include simulated kidnap, talks from people who have been held for hostage, and opportunities to talk with experienced operatives from our own CP teams.


  • Roles and responsibilities of the close protection officer 
  • Threat and risk assessment 
  • Surveillance and counter surveillance 
  • Operational planning 
  • Interpersonal skills 
  • Law and legislation 
  • Close protection team work 
  • Physical intervention skills 
  • Conflict management & self-defence techniques 
  • Reconnaissance (theory and practical) 
  • Close protection foot skills
  • Route selection (theory and practical) 
  • Close protection vehicle driver techniques 
  • Single and multi car convoy drills 
  • Advanced driving tuition and assessment
  • RoSPA driving assessment 
  • IED search awareness (vehicles and buildings)
  • Incidents and dilemmas (practical examples) 
  • Venue security (varied scenarios) 
  • Communications 
  • Live VIP operations 
  • Kidnap Awareness


This is an intensive 14 day residential course, held at dedicated training facilities in Cardiff, Wales. The facility includes a modern, fully equipped training room with comprehensive IT support, dedicated ‘break out’ areas, and ample car parking. 

This course can also be delivered for our Clients at their premises subject to suitable training facilities being made available.


Our SIA approved Level 3 Close Protection course includes:

  • 14 days of training from our experienced Instructors 
  • Excellent self-catering accommodation 
  • All training aids, including manuals and evidence folders
  • Level 3 Close Protection certification 
  • Physical Intervention Skills certification 
  • Advanced Driving certification 
  • Kidnap for Ransom awareness certification

Please note that a valid Level 3 First Aid qualification is required for the CP SIA licence application.