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Our BTEC level 3 in close protection is run over 15 depending on requirements and successful students will be able to apply to the Security Industry Authority (SIA) for a close protection licence with the ability to work all across the UK on receipt.

Close Protection Specialist Modules:

  • Session 1: Roles and Responsibilities of the Close Protection Operative

  • Session 2: Threat and Risk Assessment

  • Session 3: Surveillance Awareness

  • Session 4: Operational Planning

  • Session 5: Law and Legislation

  • Session 6: Interpersonal Skills

  • Session 7: Close Protection Teamwork and Briefing

  • Session 8: Conduct Reconnaissance

  • Session 9: Close Protection Foot Drills

  • Session 10: Route Selection

  • Session 11: Close Protection Journey Management

  • Session 12: Search Procedures

  • Session 13: Incident Management

  • Session 14: Venue Security


  • Conflict Management

  • Session 1: Avoiding Conflict and Reducing Personal Risk

  • Session 2: Defusing Conflict

  • Session 3: Resolving and Learning from Conflict

  • Session 4a: Application of Communication Skills and Conflict Management for Security Guarding and Close Protection ​

  • Along with the course content, a Medical/first aid qualification is required to apply for a Close Protection licence which can be provided, if you have any of these suitable qualifications then these can be approved for application:

  • First Person on Scene (FPOS) Intermediate Award - 30 hours (Pearson/IHCD)

  • Level 3 Award in First Aid Response (HABC) or equivalent

  • Level 3 Award in the First Person on Scene Intermediate(RQF)(AoFAQualifications)

  • QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) (Qualsafe Awards)

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