SIA CPO Level 3 Course by City&Guilds
The course's main target is to provide students with all the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical skills to work as a Close Protection agent as soon as he or she completes our 14 day intensive program. The course will use a minimum of classroom lectures with maximum time spent on realistic practical field training exercises to provide a full understanding of close protection operations worldwide. The CPO Course includes the overall knowledge within 'Business' and 'Dignitary' areas of Close Protection, and its training program is based on proven ESA training methods.
14 Days - 140 hours
PRICE £1850 or 2400 EURO ALL INCLUSIVE
Become a close protection operative and start your new career. No previous experience needed!!!
Topics covered on the Close Protection Course
WEAPONS: Pistols – GLOCK 17, GLOCK 19, H&K USP, SIG SAUER P229, Beretta 92F, Submachine guns – MP5, MP5K, B&T APC,
METHODS: This course will be taught using classroom lectures and practical exercises.
SKILL PREREQUISITES: none -course open for everybody
GEAR: Casual clothing (no jeans), rain / weather gear and business clothing (slacks, jacket, tie and appropriate shoes), tactical cargo pants, tactical belt (sturdy) , sport shoes, sport uniform,
ESA Close Protection Operative Certificate
City & Guilds Level 3 CPO Certificate (SIA recognized)
Close Protection Firearms Course
Close Protection 14 Days course dates available below :
Close Protection Operative : 25 February - 10 March 2017
Close Protection Operative : 29 April - 12 May 2017
Close Protection Operative : 12 - 25 June 2017
Close Protection Operative : 21 August - 3 September 2017
Close Protection Operative : 9 - 22 October 2017
Close Protection Operative : 20 November - 3 December 2017
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More info about SIA Close Protection Level 3 course
CLOSE PROTECTION OPERATIVE LEVEL 3
The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has set the guidelines and standards intended for official Close Protection training in the UK. In March 2006 it became the law that you must have a license to work in Close Protection Operations. For you to obtain a license you must complete and pass a course that is compliant with the specifications as laid down by the SIA. The course is 14 days in duration and is a combination of classroom and practical exercises. It is a rigorous course and all sections of the course must be completed to permit you to be valid for your SIA license. This training course covers the NEW 2015 specification. By taking course with us in Poland at European Security Academy you'll also learn how to use Firearms in Close Protection if you have to work abroad. This is something you won't get anywhere else in the UK.
The course will cover the following:
Use of close protection vehicle techniques.
Communication and conflict management skills.
Avoiding Conflict and Reducing Personal Risk
Resolving and Learning from Conflict
Application of Communication Skills and Conflict Management for Security Guarding and Close Protection
Venue based security.
Introduction to the roles and responsibilities of the close protection operative.
Close protection team work.
Threat and risk assessment.
Law and legislation.
Emergency and trauma training.
Close protection foot techniques.
Incidents and dilemmas.
Anti and Counter Surveillance.
Close Quarter Combat.
Use of firearms in close protection
If you pass the course you will obtain a Level 3 Certificate in Close Protective Security from our awarding body City&Guilds , and will allow you to apply to the SIA for a Front Line Close Protection Licence.
Close Protection courses are a minimum of 140 hours and cover core competencies as set out by the SIA Legislation that is relevant to close protection.
The course is open to civilians as no prior knowledge is necessary, only the interest to learn and strength of mind to carry it through is necessary. Due to the high standards that can be achieved on this course, all students who pass the SIA examination, regardless of background, will be able to seek employment within the industry. This can range from low level to high risk work in areas of conflict.
HOW TO GET SIA CLOSE PROTECTION LICENSE ?
There is a very useful guide online to help you with the process of gaining your SIA license and this can be found here: SIA, Get licensed
An SIA license costs £220.00 and should be considered within your financial planning. From experience the process takes from 2 – 6 weeks, but can take longer if the form is not filled out correctly. As part of this process the SIA will conduct a criminal record check so it is advised that you use this useful on-line tool to assist in determining whether you will be granted a license. You can find the tool here: SIA, Criminal Record Indicator
About Close Protection Job
Responsibility and teamwork of Close Protection Operative
What’s common to all close protection vacancies though is that they require a high-degree of responsibility. You’ll also need to be extremely discrete. Clients, often known as ‘principals’ in the industry, are often very private individuals and guarding their privacy as well as their well-being is a must.
So it’s a no-no career for gossips, and you’ll have to very patient too as there can be long periods of waiting around and you’ll need to keep your concentration up at all times.
The close protection officer often works as part of a close team, so tight teamwork and excellent communication skills are also essential if you’re going to provide a secure environment for your client. Contrary to the popular image from Hollywood films, If you’re a lone wolf you’re unlikely to succeed in this career.
Despite the name ‘close’ you’ll not always be flanking your client like a shadow. The day-to-day work of close protection officers may include:
searching rooms or vehicles before your client arrives
planning safe routes to and from engagements
screening people they’re likely to meet
Having physically to deal with people posing a threat to your client should be a rare occasion if you’re doing your job well, but you’ll obviously need the skills to effectively deal with them should this occur.
Salary of Close Protection Operative
How much you get paid really depends on the type of work you’re doing, how much risk it entails and how much responsibility you have. For example, you’re likely to get a much higher rate if you’re working in a hostile environment, for example overseas in dangerous countries like Iraq or Afghanistan. Work with very high profile clients will also naturally command higher rates.
Many close protection officers are self employed and work for a day rate. A typical day rate for a low risk area could be between £120-180.
You might first work for a residential security team on this kind of rate, helping provide comprehensive protection to a property before working your way up to individual protection.
High risk work