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Course Info

This is the a general course for the CPOs.

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) set the guidelines and standards intended for official Close Protection training in the UK.

In March 2006 it became the law that you must have a license to work in Close Protection Operations. For you to obtain a license you must complete and pass a course that is compliant with the specifications as laid down by the SIA.

The Level 3 Award in Close Protection Operative 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 and provide student with all the necessary and prescribed theoretical knowledge and practical skills to take to apply for permission. 

This is the first step on the way if you want to become a Close Protection Officer in the UK. The course is 14 days in duration and is a combination of classroom and practical exercises. This training course covers the NEW 2015 specification.

The CPO Course includes the overall knowledge within ‘Business’ and ‘Dignitary’ areas of Close Protection, and it’s training program is based on the proven training methods.

The Course is approved by the different Awarding Bodies and allows graduates to apply for the SIA license from Security Industry Authority.

In shortly: this course provide the Close Protection qualification required for a Close Protection licence in the UK. However, in order to apply for SIA license, there is also a need to attend recognised First Aid Award.

This is a specialist career and those considering the training should understand that this profession requires a very diverse knowledge so if you want to realy work long time in the security industry you must constantly train yourself and necesary build up a gorgeous CPD record.

The PSA Academy is a one of the best personal protection training provider and one of the largest Security Academy network in all of the world,  who is present more continents like, europe, america, asia, africa.


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Close Protection Operative L3



  • Interpersonal skills
  • Use of close protection vehicle techniques
  • Communication and conflict management skills
  • Venue based security
  • Introduction to the roles and responsibilities of the close protection operative
  • Close protection team work
  • Threat and risk assessment
  • Operational planning
  • Surveillance awareness
  • Law and legislation
  • Reconnaissance
  • Emergency and trauma training
  • Close protection foot techniques
  • Route selection
  • Search awareness
  • Incidents and dilemmas


The PSA SIA Close protection Operative course is run by our specialist team of internationally recognized and highly experienced trainers, who are highly qualified ex-soldiers, police officers and law enforcement agents, who throughout the years obtained much knowledge and personal experiences in the different special areas of the Personal Protection that is:

Celebrity protection, Victim and Witness Protection and VIP Protection in war zones, on terror areas, Diplomatic and Embassy Protection and in other Specialist Security areas and high risk zones.


None. A candidate does not have to possess prior experience in Close Protection.


This course will be taught using theoretical and practical exercises. The lectures lectures will be conducted in the classroom.


The course will be given in PSA HQ Training Center or in case of an appropriate number of applicants, it will be held in regional training centers by the official PSA Instructors.


This qualification is assessed by the following means:

  1. Multiple choice questions 
  2. Externally set, internally marked and externally quality assured practical task.

Multiple choice questions are used to assess the learners underpinning knowledge.


  • Must be 18 years of age and should have a fluent understanding of the English language.
  • Clean criminal record.




In order to maintain quality of instruction and ensure that candidates receive personal attention, our course intake is restricted to 10-12 students per program.

 Minimum participants for any course: 8 students per program.

Due to the popularity of our seminars we recommend that students wishing to attend a course reserve a place as early as possible to avoid disappointment.


1500 €

Course prices includes the complete training and the certificates.



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  • I would like to more than 10 delegates
  • I would like the course to be held at our site
  • I have a regular requirement
  • There's no course on the dates that I am free
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