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BTEC LEVEL 3 AWARD IN CLOSE PROTECTION OPERATIONS
21 DAY RESIDENTIAL COURSE
Includes Firearms Training!
Thank you for showing an interest in our Close Protection training course. The course is certificated
as a BTEC Level 3 Award in Close Protection Operations and meets all the necessary criteria and
more to allow successful candidates to apply for an SIA licence.
The Close Protection Course is run by our specialist team of highly experienced trainers who have
over 50 years combined experience in Close Protection and Specialist Security. Our syllabus goes
above and beyond the basic licensing requirements and is designed to meet the needs of men and
women from all walks of life regardless of background or previous knowledge.
In order to achieve the Level 3 Edexcel BTEC award in Close Protection Operations, candidates must
complete 5 key units to be eligible to apply for an SIA licence.
Unit 1 Skills & Teamwork in Close Protection – essential for the CPO and the knowledge and
skills required are developed over the 21 days and this is achieved through a combination of lectures,
practical exercises and scenarios based on the common duties of a modern day CPO. The training
peaks with an intensive final exercise that combines all the skills and knowledge obtained throughout
Unit 2 Legislation, Communication & Conflict Management Skills in CP – the role of a CPO
requires individuals to be fully conversant with the law and to understand the relationships between
the CP industry and official agencies. Again this is achieved by classroom discussions, videos and
Unit 3 Risk assessment, operational planning and safe route selection - it is important to
identify and quantify the risks when working as a CPO and good planning and preparation is an
essential part of the role. Exercises and classroom activiti