Thor Security Consultants Ltd

      BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Close Protection Operations

      5.0 excellent 3 opinions
      Thor Security Consultants Ltd
      In Orpington

      £1,600
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      Important information

      Typology BTEC
      Location Orpington
      Duration 2 Weeks
      • BTEC
      • Orpington
      • Duration:
        2 Weeks
      Description

      This course aim to teach those who wish to enter this unique field the requirements of working as a SIA licensed close protwection operative, it will teach all that is required to start off in the unique industry.
      Suitable for: The course is suitable for anyone wishing to become a close protection specialist or for those who already hold a valid SIA license who with to upgrade.

      Important information

      Government funding available

      Facilities (1)
      Where and when
      Starts Location
      On request
      Orpington
      Cray Avenue, BR5 3RS, Kent, England
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      Starts On request
      Location
      Orpington
      Cray Avenue, BR5 3RS, Kent, England
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      To take into account

      · Requirements

      This course is now being run in Kuwait, candidates will be required to ensure that they have a valid international passport

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      Reviews on this course

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      Paul Ashby
      5.0 26/05/2010
      What I would highlight: I found the course instructors great and easy to get on with, the course was laid out in such a way that it was easy to understand. The instructors at the end of the course gave us SIA application forms and assisted us with completing them. Great course highly recommended.
      Would you recommend this course?: Yes
      Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
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      Ben Crook
      5.0 27/04/2010
      What I would highlight: With such small numbers to each course, you get a very personal approach from the instructors, making it easier for them to relate to the material in a way that suits you. The theory (and there is a lot of it) is direct and to the point, whilst maintaining a good standard of information which is then backed up with experience. The practicals are hands on, learning skills and procedures in a scenario based environment. All in all, i think it si a great value for money. Just because the price is low, it does not reflect on the quality or standard of the teaching.
      What could be improved: Nothing
      Would you recommend this course?: Yes
      Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
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      Ben Crook
      5.0 27/04/2010
      What I would highlight: With such small numbers to each course, you get a very personal approach from the instructors, making it easier for them to relate to the material in a way that suits you. The theory (and there is a lot of it) is direct and to the point, whilst maintaining a good standard of information which is then backed up with experience. The practicals are hands on, learning skills and procedures in a scenario based environment. All in all, i would definately give the course * * * * * (thats 5 stars)... Great value for money. Just because the price is low, it does not reflect on the quality or standard of the teaching.... Cheers guys.
      Would you recommend this course?: Yes
      Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
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      Teachers and trainers (2)

      Dilip Banerjee
      Dilip Banerjee
      Trainer/Director

      Over 10 years operational experiance within the security industry

      Trevor Cooper
      Trevor Cooper
      Trainer/Director

      Over 15 years of security experaince and training.

      Course programme

      BTEC LEVEL 3 Certificate in Close Protection Operations

      Close Protection Operatives are more in demand than ever before due to the present rise in both Criminal and Terrorist activities with many Close Protection Operatives working in Hostile countries such as Iraq and Afghanistan, so why not train in the environment that you could end up working in. With the New Private Security Act 2001 and the introduction of the Security Industry Authority it has now become a legal requirement for anyone wishing to work within the security industry to be fully trained by an approved SIA company in order that they may obtain their license.

      This course offers those candidates who are both new and old to the close protection industry the opportunity to obtain a recognised qualification in their chosen field.

      This course is run over a 21 day period at out Gloucestershire Training Centre, the fire arms phase is held overseas.

      It is part of the Security Industry Authority requirement that you will be taught the following subjects with a minimum of 150 guided learning hours:

      • Skills and Team Work in Close Protection.
      • Law and Legislation in Close Protection.
      • Assessment, Planning and Route Selection.
      • Surveillance, Reconnaissance, Incidents and Dilemmas.
      • Techniques for Close Protection Operatives.
      • Communications and Conflict Management.
      • Convoy Driving Skills.
      • Project Work.
      • Weapon Selection – Concealment & Drawing Techniques.
      • Anti Ambush Drills.
      • Actions on Drills: Vehicle Breakdown – Cross Decking Drills.
      • Use of Body Cover.


      During the course you will be trained in the use of firearms and fire arms safety, and spending time on live ranges, the weapons that you will use shall be: Smith & Wesson 9mm – Glock 17 – Sig Saur 228– MP 5 and other types of weapons in either Bulgaria – Spain or Dubai.

      Those who pass the weapons exams will be issued with a certificate of competence in the use and safety of firearms all our instructors are range qualified.

      Two days of the course will be spent learning about the recognition of Improvised Explosive devices and the effects on armored vehicles and buildings.

      During the course you will be taught everything you need know to obtain your Close Protection license from the Security Industry Authority and enter into this unique field. Thor Security Consultants Ltd will assist you with completing your application form for the license and act as counter signatories to confirm your details if required.

      The course will be predominantly hands on with plenty of scenario based learning skills and activities.

      Candidates will carry out practical exercises at our training centre and will be required to carry out evening study prior to taking the final exams.

      All candidates are to ensure that they are physically fit prior to starting the course. Sports will be played on a daily basis.

      Our aim is to give you the right skills necessary to operate in a Close Protection Role anywhere in the world including hostile environments.

      Candidates will be constantly assessed throughout the course by the instructors and assessors on their performance, attitude and ability.

      Candidates will be required to undertake a project in planning an assignment as part of their course work.

      Those successful candidates who pass all aspects of the course will be awarded the following qualification:

      • BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Close Protection Operations.

      All security related courses run by Thor Security Consultants Ltd meet the requirement of the Security Industry Authority.

      Our Instructors:
      All our instructors come from a military background and have gained a wealth of operational experience both on military and civilian assignments on an international level, ranging from Medium Risk in Europe to High risk in the Middle East.

      All our instructors hold the following qualifications:

      • City & Guilds7302 in Adult Education.
      • Conflict Management Instructors Certificates.(


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      Additional information

      Payment options: The course fee includes all handout, candidate registration, exam and first aid training.

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