SIA Close Protection

SIA Close Protection

Course Contents

Working as a Close Protection Operative
  • The roles and responsibilities of a close protection operative
  • Basic surveillance, anti-surveillance and counter-surveillance techniques
  • Legislation relevant to a close protection operative
  • The importance of interpersonal skills within a close protection environment
  • The importance of reconnaissance within a close protection environment
  • Search procedures within a close protection environment
  • Establishing and maintaining secure environments
Planning, Preparing and Supporting a Close Protection Operation
  • The importance of threat assessment, risk management and operational planning
  • The importance of teamwork and operational briefing within a close protection environment
  • Close protection foot drills
  • The importance of planning for route selection
  • The importance of transport management within the close protection environment
  • Incident management within a close protection environment
  • Venue security operations
  • Planning and preparing to carry out a close protection operation
  • Providing close protection of a principal
Conflict Management within the Private Security Industry
  • Physical interventions and the implications of their use
  • How to reduce the risk of harm when physical intervention skills are used
  • Use of non-aggressive physical skills to protect yourself and others
  • Use of non-pain related standing, holding and escorting techniques, including non-restrictive and restrictive skills
  • Good practice to follow after physical interventions

SIA Close Protection

In order carry out Close Protection (Bodyguarding) Operations you need a Security Industry Authority (SIA) Licence. This course provides you with the qualification required to apply for your SIA Licence in Close Protection Operations.

Course Length

14 days.


3 multiple choice exam and continuous practical assesssment.


Successful candidates will receive a Level 3 Award in Working as a Close Protection Operative within the Private Security Industry


From £1750 if you book online.


Download the SIA Close Protection Training Brochure

Course Dates

1-14 JunGravesend£1750Book
6-19 JulGravesend£1750Book
3-16 AugGravesend£1750Book
7-20 SepGravesend£1750Book
5-18 OctGravesend£1750Book
2-15 NovGravesend£1750Book
7-20 DecGravesend£1750Book