Close Protection




The Level 3 of Certificate in Close Protection is a qualification for individuals who work or would like to work as Close Protection Officers. It is based on the SIA Specification for Learning and Qualifications for Close Protection Operatives and in Conflict Management. Successful completion of the qualification enables learners to apply for an SIA licence in Close Protection. The qualification covers legislation, responsibilities and roles relevant to people working in the close protection industry; including: threat assessment, risk management, surveillance techniques, venue security operations, designing and demonstrating operational planning, interpersonal skills, teamwork, reconnaissance, conducting close protection foot drills, planning and selecting routes, vehicle movement tactics and operations, search techniques and procedures, and conflict management techniques. Objectives of this qualification are: meeting relevant programmes of learning, preparing learners for employment and supporting a role in the workplace.

If you are interested in taking this qualification and would like to find your nearest DS branch, please give us a call on 03330115286 and a member of our team will be happy to help.

Candidates Requirements:There are no formal entry requirements. However, learners should be able to work at level 2 or above and be proficient in the use of English Language. It is an SIA requirement that before claiming certification for each learner, centres must confirm that each learner has a valid first aid qualification. First aid awards recognised by the SIA are: First Aid at Work – 4 day course (HSE approved) ,First Person on Scene (FPOS) Intermediate Award – 30 hours (Edexcel / IHCD), Learners should present your valid first aid certificate to your training provider before you start your training. If you do not have a recognised first aid award you will need to get one in order to get your licence. This is in addition to the minimum 150 hours knowledge and practical skills training. It is the centre’s responsibility to check the learners’ first aid certificate and maintain relevant records for audit purposes.


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