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SIA Level 3 Certificate for Working as a Close Protection Operative within the Private Security Industry

You will need to attend and take two training modules, the Close Protection Specialist Module and the Conflict Management Module, and take and pass an exam.


How long will it take me to achieve this qualification?

This qualification must be undertaken over a minimum of 5 days.


Course Content

Close Protection Specialist Module

This module covers the following: The Roles and Responsibilities of the Close Protection Operative. Threat and Risk Assessment, Surveillance Awareness, Operational Planning, Law and Legislation, Interpersonal Skills, Close Protection Teamwork and Briefing, Conduct Reconnaissance, Close Protection Foot Drills, Route Selection, Close Protection Journey Management, Search Procedures, Incident Management and Venue Security.

Conflict Management Module

  This module covers the following: Avoiding Conflict and Reducing Personal Risk, Defusing Conflict, Resolving and Learning from Conflict, Application of Communication Skills and Conflict Management for Security Guarding and Close Protection.


When applying for your licence you will be required to produce evidence that you have attained a recognised first aid award. You should present your valid first aid certificate to your training provider before you start your training. If you do not have a recognised first aid award you will need to get one in order to get your licence. This is in addition to the minimum 140 hours knowledge and practical skills training.


First aid awards recognised by the SIA are:

  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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