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Course Content

The Security Industry Authority  (SIA) now require (01 April 2022) a minimum standard of  17 days + First Aid training for Close

The PSS Basic Operator Course is 16 days followed by a further 21 Days learning.


Protection training in order to qualify for an SIA licence in UK. We believe that this should be the first step on the CP career ladder for those wishing to further themselves in the industry.

PSS strongly suggest that Learner undertake further training in L4 Intelligence Operations & L4 Advanced Covert Surveillance to give them a much stronger foothold in the Security Industry.

Once you have been awarded your Level 3 Close Protection and Level 3 FPOSS qualifications you can apply to the SIA for your licence. Certain medical and criminal histories may preclude you from being awarded a licence.

For those who will go on to pursue work in Hostile Environments you will need to gain experience in the CP sector and progress you knowledge and skill set by undertaking further more advanced courses.

The Level 3 CP course covers the following important areas :

  • Security Industry Authority Legislation

  • The Law

  • Roles and Responsibilities

  • Close Protection Interpersonal Skills

  • Threat and Risk Assessment

  • Risk Management

  • Security Awareness

  • Security Report Writing and Security Audits


  • Operational Planning and Briefing

  • Surveillance Appreciation, Planning, Briefing and Implementation.

  • Conflict Management, De Escalation and Physical Intervention

  • Search Techniques, Venue, Vehicle and Individual

  • Vehicle and Body Protection Drills and Formations

  • Real Time Close Protection and Surveillance Exercises

  • Physical Intervention (New SIA Requirement)) 


Individual Requirements and Personal Development

All applicants will be assessed prior to the course for suitability based on past history, fitness and relative abilities.

All our highly experience instructors teach in an inclusive manner and are flexible to the individual needs of the learner.

Students will be taught the relevant knowledge and skills during the course to be able to pass both the practical and theory tests required by IQ and the SIA. Students will be vetted prior to the course and will be required to apply themselves during the course as we only wish to pass those that have the ability to work in the industry.

Students are required to complete a simple Literacy and Numeracy test at the beginning of the course.

Please let us know before the course should you have any challenges or special requirements.

Criminal records may have a bearing on SIA licensing post course. Please enquire before undertaking qualifications.


Course Duration

The course duration is 16 + 21 days intensive learning. It is possible to break the course into segments for those that cannot commit to the course in one segment.

During the course the student will be required to complete an individual work book, undertake assessments and compile written reports and video evidence for the portfolio. A final exam will consist of multiple choice questions.

We reserve the right to fail students that are not suitable for the industry due to poor attitude or lack of personal application to the course.

Exam resits will incur additional costs.

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