SIA Close Protection Courses

Close Protection Operative Level 3

1st Security Solutions Training Division now offers a HABC Close Protection Operative Level 3 course, suitable for any candidate seeking employment within the Close Protection industry.

As of March 2006, legislation demands that any person working within Close Protection Operations must hold a license, which can be obtained by passing an SIA approved and relevant course. The SIA (Security Industry Authority) is the security industry authority and sets the standard for office Close Protection training in the UK.

Course Details:

The HABC Close Protection Operative Level 3 covers the 2015 specification as set by the SIA and address key areas and topics within the Close Protection industry. The course involves a combination of classroom and practical exercises and runs over 14 days, during which time the candidate must complete no fewer than 150 hours. The candidate must complete and pass every section of the course to be valid for an SIA license.

The course requires no prior experience within the Close Protection industry and is open to civilians. All students who pass the course will be eligible for employment within the industry regardless of background or prior experience.

Skills that the HABC Close Protection Operative Level 3 course covers in detail include:

  • Interpersonal skills
  • Use of close protection vehicle techniques
  • Communication and conflict management skills
  • Venue based security
  • Introduction to the roles and responsibilities of the close protection operative
  • Close protection team work
  • Threat and risk assessment
  • Operational planning
  • Surveillance awareness
  • Law and legislation
  • Reconnaissance
  • Emergency and trauma training
  • Close protection foot techniques
  • Route selection
  • Search awareness
  • Incidents and dilemmas
  • Anti and Counter Surveillance
  • Close Quarter Combat
  • Weapon disarming

Upon completion of the course the candidate will obtain a certificate in Close Protection Security Level 3 from our awarding body, the Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance. The candidate will then be able to apply for a Front Line Close Protection License from the SIA.

The HABC Close Protection Operative Level 3 course has been created by industry experts and combines skills learnt by the police, military close protection and within the industry itself. This result is a rounded, in depth course that offers the most comprehensive education available on the market.

Course Fees:

For course fees please contact our head office on 01302 760587 to find out our latest discounted prices.

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