Level 3 Award in Close Protection
SIA Approved Qualification ~ Close Protection
A Close Protection licence is required when guarding one or more individuals against assault or injuries that might occur from the unlawful conduct of others.
Our Close Protection Course Tuition is of the highest quality. During the 14 day course you will produce a portfolio which will demonstrate to future employers the situations you have experienced during training.
To obtain the SIA Close Protection licence you will need to pass a licence-linked qualification called the Level 3 Award in Close Protection. This will involve attending a 14 day course and passing the practical assessments throughout, together with a multiple choice exam on the final day. You will also need to provide suitable identification and pass a criminality check.
We run our course in Birmingham. Check out our Course Finder at the top of this page to find out more.
What will I learn on the Close Protection course?
The course is separated into threeModules:
Module 1: Close Protection Specialist
- Roles and Responsibilities of the Close Protection Operative
- Threat and Risk Assessment
- Surveillance Awareness
- Operational Planning
- Law and Legislation
- Interpersonal Skills
- Close Protection Teamwork and Planning
- Conduct Reconnaissance
- Close Protection Foot Drills
- Route Selection
- Close Protection
- Journey Management
- Search Procedures
- Incident Management
- Venue Security
Module 2: Conflict Management
- Defusing Conflict
- Avoiding Conflict and Reducing Personal Ris
- Resolving and Learning from Conflict
- Application of Communication Skills and Conflict Management for Security Guarding and Close Protection.
Module 3: One Day Anti Ambush and Convoy Driving Appraisal
- Code of conduct and Induction
- Health and Safety
- Associated Law
- Route Planning
- Principles for Safe Driving
- Threats of Ambush
- Evasive Skills
- Driving in Convoy
How is the Close Protection course assessed?
The Level 3 Award in Close Protection is assessed by practical assessments throughout and a multiply choise exam on the last day.
On receipt of your exam results, which should generally be available within ten working days of completing the course, you can send in your application form to the SIA (provided that you have passed the exams). We will always give help and guidance with completing it.
Broadly speaking you should allow about four to six weeks for the SIA to process your application, although this can be considerably increased if there are any problems with it. Delays are often caused by:
- not completing the form correctly
- sending insufficient/incorrect identification
- criminality issues
- payment not being made by your bank
You can track how your application is proceeding by going to the Application Status checker on the SIA Website