Level 3 Close Protection

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from £2499
10 - Late
18 days / 194 hours
Minimum Age
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£ 19999
Course Date
Location Date Price Booking
Dean Training, Rays House, North Circular Road, London, NW10 7XP, GB03/06/2024 On the Day Price £2748
Online Price £2499
Course Overview

Qualifications Achieved:

  • Level 3 Close protection Operations
  • Level 2 vehicle search
  • Level 2 Body search
  • Level 2 Building / room search
  • Level 2 Drug awareness
  • Level 2 Advanced control and handcuff
  • Level 2 fire awareness
  • Award in Equality and Diversity
  • Award in Two -way radio communication and disciplines
  • Award in Surveillance operations
  • Award in Manners and etiquette

Please note:

Learners should present their first-aid certificate to their training provider before they start training. This certificate must be valid for at least 12 months from the course start date

Under the Private Security Industry Authority Act 2001, all individuals wishing to work in the private security industry must undertake a recognised qualification before applying for a licence.This accredited qualification has been developed to meet the requirements of the Security Industry Authority (SIA). It is based on the relevant SIA ‘Specifications for Learning and Qualifications for Close Protection Operatives’ and provides the necessary skills and knowledge for those who wish to apply for an SIA licence and work as a Close Protection Operative.

This covers certification, manuals and tea/coffee.( refreshments)
Course Details

Skills & Teamwork in Close Protection – essential for the CPO and the knowledge and skills required are developed over a minimum 14 days and this is achieved through a combination of lectures, practical exercises and scenarios based on the common duties of a modern day CPO. The training peaks with an intensive final exercise that combines all the skills and knowledge obtained throughout the duration.

Legislation, Communication & Conflict Management Skills in CP – the role of a CPO requires individuals to be fully conversant with the law and to understand the relationships between the CP industry and official agencies. Again this is achieved by classroom discussions, videos and practical scenarios

Risk assessment, operational planning and safe route selection – it is important to identify and quantify the risks when working as a CPO and good planning and preparation is an essential part of the role. Exercises and classroom activities incorporate a large part of this module where delegates will actually plan and prepare for an operation leading to the final exercise.

Surveillance, Reconnaissance, Incidents & Dilemmas – this module will introduce you to the concept of surveillance and counter surveillance and is key to protecting clients as most pre-meditated attacks include some form of surveillance. Preventative and proactive measures to detect surveillance are taught and related to real life incidents. There must also be procedures for when things don’t go as planned and the ability to think on your feet will be developed during the course.

Techniques for Close Protection Operatives – most of the physical skills required by a CPO are covered in this final module such as vehicle embus – debus drills and convoy driving through to foot techniques and searching procedures will be practiced to hone these essential skill

Our course focus is

  • Introduction to Close Protection
  • Health and Safety
  • Duties and Responsibilities of the CPO
  • (CPO)Protocol and Client liaison
  • Threat Assessment
  • Reporting Skills
  • Threat Levels
  • Data Protection
  • Risk Assessments
  • Civil and Criminal Law
  • Conflict Management
  • Personal Security
  • Foot Follows
  • Trigger Teams
  • Counter Surveillance
  • Exposure Levels
  • Actions On Drill
  • Report Writing
  • Unarmed Combat
  • Improvised Explosive Devices
  • Letter and Parcel Bomb
  • Vehicle and Venue Searches
  • Route Planning and Preparation
  • CP Foot Drills
  • Embus and Debus
  • Travel and the CPO
  • Vehicle Formations
  • Debus Under Ambush
  • Residential Security Team( RST)
  • Security Advance Party ( SAP)
  • Personal Escort Section (PES)
  • Personal Protect Officer
  • Counter surveillance team ( CST)
  • Counter Attack Teams (CAT)
  • principles of terror threat awareness
  • application of physical intervention skills
  • skills for close protection operatives
  • Create up to date sector specific CV
Career Impact

It’s important to us to give you everything you need to start your career as a Close Protection Officer. We will always work with you and give as much support as possible to enable you to do this. Many people worry about obtaining work after the course and while it is unrealistic and impossible for anyone to guarantee immediate employment or future job prospects within any industry we do guarantee that the work is out there and we will give you all the help and support you need to make that transition from student to employed Close Protection Officer. We take great pride in our after care and all students will take with them personal contact details of our Close Protection Training team for further support and advice whenever you need it. We also have several companies that actively recruit our students

You can work as :

  • Close Protection Bodyguard
  • Security Manager
  • Security Team Leader
  • Residential Security
  • Executive Security
  • Risk Management
  • Surveillance Officer
  • Private Investigator
  • Loss prevention Officer
  • Chauffeur Driver
  • Head Door Supervisor
  • Police Force
  • Aviation Security
  • Transport
  • Theaters
  • Leisure Parks
  • Casinos
  • Universities
  • Laboratories
  • Heritages
  • Galleries
  • AGM’s
  • Production
  • Gas/oil
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • NGO’s
Entrance Requirement

Please note it is mandatory for all candidates to hold or achieve a First Aid at Work or First Person on Scene qualification when applying for your SIA license.

You must provide:
  • Two identity documents from group A. At least one document must show your current address and at least one document must show your date of birth.


  • One identity document from group A and two documents from group B. At least one document must show your current address and at least one document must show your date of birth.
Group A
  • If you are a UK passport holder, your passport number entered on the application form. You do not need to submit the actual passport.
  • Signed valid passport of any other nationality.
  • Driving licence photocard if it was issued by the DVLA in Great Britain. We will not accept the photocard on its own if it was issued by the DVA in Northern Ireland.
  • Driving licence photocard and its paper counterpart issued by the DVA in Northern Ireland.
  • UK original birth certificate issued within 12 months of birth
  • UK biometric residence permit card
Group B (Address & Identity)
  • Valid UK firearms licence with photo.
  • Current UK driving licence - paper version (not the paper counterpart to a photocard).
  • P45 statement of income for tax purposes on leaving a job issued in the last 12 months.
  • P60 annual statement of income for tax purposes issued in the last 12 months.
  • Bank or building society statement issued to your current address, less than three months old. You can use more than one statement as long as each is issued by a different bank or building society.
  • Mortgage statement issued in the last 12 months.
  • Utility bill (gas, electric, telephone, water, satellite, cable) issued to your current address within the last three months. NOTE: You can only submit one utility bill in support of your SIA application.
  • Pension, endowment or ISA statement issued in last 12 months.
  • Letter from H.M. Revenue & Customs, Department of Work and Pensions, employment service, or local authority issued within the last three months. You can submit more than one letter as long as each is issued by a different Government department or a different local authority.
  • A credit card statement sent to your current address within the last three months. You can submit more than one statement as long as each is issued by a different issuer.
  • Council Tax statement issued in the last 12 months.
Group B (Identity Only)
  • Driving licence photocard (without a paper counterpart) issued by the DVA in Northern Ireland.
  • Valid EU photo card.
  • Marriage certificate or Civil Partnership certificate, with translation if not in English.
  • UK birth certificate issued more than 12 months after date of birth, but not a photocopy.
  • Non-UK birth certificate, with translation if not in English.
  • UK adoption certificate
Meet Your Instructor

I have been in the security industry since the late 1990’s,originally front-line as a security operative in various leisure environments with my own security teams and progressed into security solutions for the industrial sector leading onto the corporate sector.To date I have been involved with conducting risk assessments, leading onto security consultation and implementing security measures in varied threat levels in a dynamic approach in accordance to budgetary constraints, applying manned, physical and systems security.The Security Industry Authority was introduced in London in 2004 which was the catalyst for me to become qualified to instruct and share the wealth of knowledge which I had the pleasure of gaining at all levels.I intend to invest in you in a positive manner to make you – not to break you, I will be empathetic and honest with your best interest in mind.I am motivated for you to gain employment in the security industry and I gain satisfaction from you prospering from strength to strength whether as an operative or a service provider.If you have any queries feel free to contact me.Look forward to meeting you.

"Strength doesn't come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn't."

Q: What is the aim of the Close Protection Course?
To work as a SIA Close Protection Operative (CPO) or Bodyguard (BG) in the UK you will need to have an SIA licence issued by the Security Industry Authority (SIA). One of the requirements of the SIA licence is that you hold a recognised qualification, and the Level 3 Close Protection Operative meets the requirement for the SIA Licence. The SIA Close Protection course is run over fourteen days and has 140 hours of tuition and 1.5 hours of exams. The exams consist of one multiple-choice paper. A Close Protection licence is required when guarding one or more individuals against assault or against injuries that might be suffered in consequence of the unlawful conduct of others. This applies if your services are supplied for the purposes of or in connection with any contract to a consumer. NOTE: If you work as a Close Protection Operative, Door Supervisor or Security Officer without an SIA licence you are liable up to a fine of £5000 and/or up to 6 months in prison. For more information on SIA licensing or the SIA Door Supervisors course please call us for details.

Q: Who is the Close Protection Operative CPO for?
New entrants to the security industry and those who are returning to it having previously worked prior to the introduction of SIA licensing in 2004. Everyone will need to undertake the SIA training to be able to apply for the SIA licence. Exemptions may apply if appropriate qualifications from a recognised Awarding Body were obtained less than three years ago. Please call us for full details.

Q: What are the benefits of the Close Protection Operative?
The SIA recognised Level 3 Close Protection Operatives will enable you to apply to the SIA for a Door Supervisor licence, and by obtaining this SIA licence you will increase your employment opportunities. You can work as a Close Protection Operative, Door Supervisor or Security Officer. Although the course syllabus will provide you with the basic knowledge needed to pass the exams, our instructors will also demonstrate to you the real life practicalities of being a SIA Close Protection Operative, SIA Door Supervisor or SIA Security Guard, so that when you eventually start work you will feel much more confident in your new role.

Q: What is the length of the course?
15 Days Close Protection /17 Days Close Protection + First Aid at Work

Q: What is the average hourly rate for Close Protection Operatives?
Close Protection Operatives or Bodyguards can make anywhere between £20 – £40 an hour depending on the contract. Some CPO’s working in war zones can make up to £500 per day.

Q: What if I am not happy with my training provider?
Dean Training only outsources training to quality training providers. However if you are not satisfied with the service provided by your training provider please contact us and we will investigate the matter.

Mock Test

Assessment method: Multiple-choice examinations, practical demonstration and a portfolio of evidence

Which of the following would be deemed as an indictable offence?

A ) A disgruntled employee maliciously scratches the Principal’s car

B ) A member of the public walks their dog across the Principal’s farmland

C ) A Disgruntled employee writes an offensive letter to the paper regarding the Principal

D ) A member of the media photographs the Principal whilst on a private holiday

Which of the following deals with power of arrest?

A ) Misuse of Drugs Act

B ) Private Security Industry Act

C ) Serious Organized Crime and Police Act

D ) Offences Against the Person Act

Which of the following is a key body in relation to the Security Industry?

A ) Staff for Security

B ) Security Industry Agency

C ) Skills for Security

D ) Skills and Standard Agency UK

To whom does the Human Right Act apply?

A ) Everyone

B ) Public Body

C ) Charitable Trusts

D ) Private Limited Companies

Which of the following is a principle of the Data Protection Act?

A ) Makes it illegal to hold personal information electronically on members of public

B ) Forces companies to share data with other companies when request

C ) Personal data must be processed for limited purpose

D ) Personal data must be processed for unlimited purpose


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