CRW Security Training

SIA Close Protection Course

CRW Security Training
Blended learning in Swindon

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Typology BTEC
Methodology Blended
Location Swindon
Duration 15 Days
  • BTEC
  • Blended
  • Swindon
  • Duration:
    15 Days

Important information

Government funding available

Facilities (1)
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Swindon (Wiltshire)
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Suite 21 Cherry Orchard North, Kembrey Park, SN2 8UH


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Course programme

The Edexcel Level 3 BTEC Certificate in Close Protection Operations is a 140-hour qualification consisting of 1 unit: Working as a Close Protection Operative.

The course covers the following:

  • Legislation that is relevant to people working in the Close Protection industry
  • Roles and Responsibilities of a Close Protection Operative
  • The importance of Threat Assessment and Risk Management
  • Surveillance techniques
  • Venue Security operations
  • Designing and demonstrating operational planning
  • The importance of interpersonal skills
  • The importance of team work
  • The importance of reconnaissance
  • How to conduct Close Protection foot drills
  • The importance of planning and selecting routes
  • Vehicle movement tactics and operations
  • Search techniques and procedures for Close Protection operations
  • How to apply conflict management techniques while providing Close Protection

During this part of the course we also dedicate time to:

  • Interview Techniques and CV writing
  • Understanding the Private Security Industry
  • Completion of the SIA Licence Application Form
  • Unarmed Combat Skills
  • Bringing in experts (and potential employers) working within the Private Security Industry

Please note there will be a weekend break part way through this module during which candidates will be asked to complete individual assignments. The Module culminates in a realistic close protection exercise.


In order to achieve the qualification candidates must pass the following:

  • an externally set and externally marked multiple-choice test
  • an internally set and internally assessed portfolio, which includes a practical assessment.


Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Close Protection

This course is offered either residentail or non-residential, and can also include our CP Team Medic for just an additional £300 + VAT.

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