BTEC Level 3 Close Protection Operative (QCF)

Excellentia Global are able to provide the Pearson BTEC Level 3 Certificate for Working as a Close Protection Operative within the Private Security Industry. This qualification is a 22 day package, which includes the required Level 3 medical qualification and is designed for people who want to work as close protection operatives and require a Security Industry Authority (SIA) CP licence to practice.

This qualification is in compliance with and endorsed by the SIA, and consists of a Total Qualification Time (TQT) of 170hrs, including 140 Guided Learning Hours, providing for a total of 17 credits.

The qualification comprises the knowledge, understanding and practical skills required to become a licenced close protection operative.  It is assessed over three Units, two of which are assessed internally and the third through a multiple-choice conflict management exam.

Close Protection Specialist Module (Units 1&2):

  • Roles and responsibilities of a close protection operative
  • Basic surveillance, anti-surveillance and counter-surveillance techniques
  • Law & Legislation
  • Close protection interpersonal skills
  • Close protection reconnaissance
  • Incident management
  • Maintaining secure environments
  • Threat assessment, risk management and operational planning
  • Teamwork and operational briefing within a close protection environment
  • Close protection foot drills
  • Planning for route selection
  • Transport management
  • Venue security operations
  • Close protection operational planning
  • Providing close protection to an individual

Conflict Management Module (Unit 3):

  • The principles of conflict management
  • Recognise, assess and reduce risk in conflict situations
  • Communicating in emotive situations to de-escalate conflict
  • Develop and use problem solving strategies
  • Good practice after conflict situations

Medical Module:

  • Level 3 First Responders
  • Level 3 Emergency Paediatric First Aid
  • Additional modules delivered by the Excellentia Global training team, who are all highly experienced trainers and operators:
  • Level 3 First Responders (four days)
  • Level 3 Emergency Paediatric First Aid (one day)

Additional Close Protection Modules:

Additional modules delivered by the Excellentia Global training team, who are all highly experienced trainers and operators.

  • Introduction to self-defence
  • Central London knowledge and familiarisation
  • Legislation regarding the media
  • Introduction to tactical driving & Protective Mobile Skills
  • Journey management
  • Reaction to attack
  • Practical training exercises
  • Cultural awareness
  • International travel advice
  • CV, interview and employment advice
  • Social media & cyber awareness
  • Networking and your future within the close protection industry
  • Outside speakers (dependant on availability)

Course Package:

Excellentia Global 22 day Executive Protection course

(includes Level 3 First Responders, Level 3 Paediatric First Aid & Level 3 Working as a Close Protection Operative courses)

We offer pre-course installments only, but no credit terms are available post course.

22 day Close Protection Course dates for 2020:

  • March: Sun 1 March – Sun 22 March
  • September: Sun 6 September – Sun 27 September
  • November: Sun 8 November – Sun 29 November
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Close Protection Training Course Brochure
Course Cost: £2760
Deposit: £500
Location: London
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