Level 3 BTEC Certificate in Close Protection (QCF)

The 14 day Close Protection Course is geared towards serving personnel and those leaving the Armed Forces and civilians preparing for a career in the security industry.

The course is taught by experienced instructors and an e-learning element of the course provides flexibility for personnel that are deployed overseas or in full time employment.

The course involves a mixture of classroom, e-learning and practical application at high profile venues.

What does this qualification cover?

The course covers:

  • Module 1: Close Protection Law and Legislations
  • Module 2: The Roles and Responsibilities of the CPO
  • Module 3: The Threat and Risk Assessments
  • Module 4: Venue and Event based Security
  • Module 5: Close Protection Operational Planning & Orders
  • Module 6: Inter-Personal skills
  • Module 7: Close Protection Teamwork
  • Module 8: Reconnaissance and security advance party duties
  • Module 9: Close Protection foot techniques
  • Module 10: Route selection and security 
  • Module 11: Close Protection Vehicle Drills
  • Module 12: Search Awareness
  • Module 13: Conflict management and assignment

Other topics covered:

  • Surveillance and situational awareness
  • HSE First Aid at Work, Emergency and Trauma Training
  • Realistic final close protection exercise at a high profile venue

The learning development route is flexible but generally takes the following format:

Part 1: This comprises a number of interactive learning modules, which provide the underpinning knowledge to progress to Part 2 of the course.

The e-learning element gives you flexibility for when deployed overseas or in full-time employment.

Part 2: 14 days of practical application of the Close Protection course at a high profile venue. The individual will be required to bring their e-learning workbook and to have completed the e-learning prior to the course.

During the 14 days, Akona will confirm and test the individual’s knowledge with training and testing based around realistic scenarios.

What you gain from the qualification:

  • BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Close Protection Operations (QCF)
  • HSE 1st Aid at Work

Classroom Size:

  • Minimum 10
  • Maximum 14

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