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SIA Close Protection Training Courses

Get your Close Protection Licence, protect VIP's and earn £200 to £400 a day.


Close Protection Training

Are you looking to gain your SIA Close Protection Licence and work as a Bodyguard? This is a great career choice for new starters as well as ex-armed forces and police personnel.  


We make getting your SIA licence a simple, stress-free process. 


Working as a Bodyguard is exciting, really exciting.

There are many career options for Close Protection Operatives including:


✅ Bodyguarding for VIP's and Celebrities

✅ Protection for High Net Worth Individuals

✅ Private International Assignments 

✅ Asset Protection for High-end retailers

✅ Residential Security  


Did you know?: Close Protection Officers may have to travel internationally to accompany their clients. 


How much can you earn as a Close Protection Officer?

Getting a CP Licence is a serious commitment of time and money - once qualified Close Protection officers can make from anywhere from £200 to £400 a day, depending on your assigment, experience, risk of the role and how you negotiate with your employer.


✅ Tip: Close Protection Licence holders demand more salary than any other SIA Licence holder.  


Obtaining a Close Protection qualification is the first step towards obtaining an SIA Licence to work as a Close Protection Officer (CPO). If you are looking to work a bodyguard, this is the right course for you.




Did you know?: Some employers demand Close Protection Licence for Security roles because of the high-quality and intensive training


Close Protection course is action packed

Being a Close Protection Officer can be extremely demanding and requires in-depth knowledge and training. This means the Close Protection training course covers a broad range of skills, from threat assessment, operational planning and reconnaissance, to vehicle techniques, search procedures and close protection teamwork.


Close Protection Course Content

To allow ample time to teach the broad range of skills required, the Close Protection course runs over 16 days and consists of three units:


Unit 1: Working in the Private Security Industry.

Unit 2: Working as a Close Protection Operative.

Unit 3: Conflict Management


In addition to the minimum course content required by the SIA, our courses may also includes the following elements at an additional cost.


✅ First Aid at Work + Defibrillator Training 

✅ Evasive Driving and/or Convoy Driving

✅ Introduction to Short Firearms

✅ Close Combat Training

✅ Anti Ambush Training


Courses are packed with theory and practical activities to keep you engaged throughout the course. The training is intense and some exercises will finish late, therefore, candidates must be prepared for a demanding period of instruction. We intentionally make the course fast paced to fully prepare candidates for the reality of life as a Close Protection Operative.


We understand that examinations can be a daunting prospect but we assure you that there is no need to worry. Everything you need to know for the examination is covered in the Close Protection training course and your expert instructor will fully prepare you for success in the tests. Our pass rates are some of the highest in the business thanks to the highly experienced instructors and the quality of the training courses.


How it works

The first step to starting your exciting new career as a Close Protection Officer begins with your training.  

Throughout your SIA Close Protection training, we’ll walk you through the process, providing all necessary training and materials to help you get your CPO SIA security licence.


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