SIA Updates Close Protection Qualification

The SIA has introduced an updated close protection qualification for new applicants in the sector enhancing the previous qualification with four new units

  • bespoke physical intervention skills
  • knowledge of door supervisor responsibilities (including protecting vulnerable people)
  • legislation, threat and risk management
  • personal skills, surveillance awareness, search procedures, foot drills, venue security, journey management reconnaissance and preparing and carrying out a close protection assignment

Top up training will be available from 1st July 2022, and becomes mandatory on licence renewals from 1st October 2022.

For more details please visit the Governments’ press release

Updated qualification and top-up training introduced for close protection sector