5 Day Level 2 Close Protection “Top Up”

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

(NEW SIA APPROVED SPECIFICATION OCTOBER 22)
If you hold a close protection licence, from 1 October 2022 you will need to take the Close Protection “Top-Up” training course to renew your close protection licence.
, CLOSE PROTECTION “TOP UP” COURSE (LEVEL 2)
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COURSE INFORMATION

The TOP UP qualification is comprised of four of the units taken from the new Close Protection Qualification, which was introduced in April 2022, they are:
  1. Principles of Terror Threat Awareness in the Private Security Industry
  2. Principles of Working as a Door Supervisor for Close Protection Operatives in the Private Security Industry
  3. Application of Physical Intervention Skills for Close Protection Operatives in the Private Security Industry
  4. Application of Physical Intervention Skills in the Private Security Industry

All units are mandatory.

How is the Top Up qualification assessed?

The Top Up qualification includes a combination of knowledge and practical assessments, as well as multi choice exams for each of the 4 modules.

Students are also required to update their first aid qualification prior to taking the Top Up training.

3rg are able to provide a First Aid & Top Up package.

COURSE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

To participate and complete the Close Protection Top-Up Training Course qualification all candidates must:
  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age 
  • Must be reasonably fit and healthy
  • Hold a current SIA Close Protection Licence
  • Have a good comprehension of the English language
  • Hold a suitable Level 3 First Aid Certificate (the certificate must have at least 12 months remaining)

THE CLOSE PROTECTION TOP-UP TRAINING COURSE COST & NEXT AVAILABLE DATES

At our Gravesend Kent (just 17 mins from Kings Cross London) Academy purpose-built training facility with accommodation will give you the best possible chance to meet some of the most experienced operators and instructors within this industry.
Upcoming 2023 Course dates:

January 25th – 29th (UK- London & Kent)
February 14th – 18th (UK- London & Kent)
March 1st – 4th (UK- London & Kent)
March 19th -23rd (Spain – Malaga in association with IIP)
April 4th – 8th (Thailand – Bangkok )
May 4th – 8th ( London and Kent in association with Reaper 24/7 Protection )
June 4th – 8th (Italy Rome in association with DSA )
July 4th – 8th (UK- London & Kent)
August 4th – 8th (Thailand – Bangkok in association with UCP Oceania)
September 4th – 8th (USA – Florida in Association with YNG Global and American Bodyguard Academy)
October 4th – 8th (USA California – Los Angeles/Hollywood in partnership with ABA American Bodyguard Academy)
November 4th – 8th (Thailand – Bangkok in association with UCP Singapore)
December 4th – 8th

Course Length

5 DAY

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5 Day Level 2 Close Protection “Top Up”

Course Cost

£400 (Course Price) +
£100 (accommodation)

Location

UK, USA, Thailand, Spain and Italy

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Course Dates

25th - 29th of January
14th - 18th of February
19th - 23rd of March
4th - 8th of April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December

COURSE CONTENTS

The Close Protection Top-Up Training Course qualification contents covers the indicative content to effectively gain the required licence linked top-up to gain your new SIA Licence. The main content is as follows:

Unit 1 – Principles of Terror Threat Awareness in the Private Security Industry (Day 1)

  • Understand terror threats and the role of the security operative in the event of a threat

Unit 2 – Principles of Working as a Door Supervisor for Close Protection Operatives in the Private Security Industry (Day 2)

  • Understand how to keep vulnerable people safe
  • Understand licensing law relevant to the role of a door supervisor
  • Understand queue management and venue capacity responsibilities relevant to a door
    supervisor

Unit 3 – Application of Physical Intervention Skills in the Private Security Industry (Day 3 – 4)

  • Understand physical interventions and the implications of their use
  • Understand the risks associated with using physical intervention
  • Understand how to reduce the risks associated with physical intervention
  • Be able to use physical skills to protect yourself and others
  • Be able to use non-pain compliant standing, holding and escorting techniques

Unit 4 – Application of Physical Intervention Skills for Close Protection Operatives in the Private Security Industry (Day 3-4)

  • Understand the requirements of providing clear and concise instructions to the
    principal and team members in emergency situations
  • Know how to respond to a change in operational conditions from Standard Operating
    Procedures to Emergency Operational Procedures
  • Know the responsibilities of the close protection team when there is an immediate
    physical threat to the principal
  • Understand the necessity for narrowing the concentric layers of protection when
    managing an immediate threat to the principal
  • Understand the implications of common and criminal law when using force on
    another person
  • Know the positive alternatives to using physical intervention skills in a close
    protection environment
  • Understand associated threats because of an attempted assault or unwarranted
    attention towards a principal
  • Know how to apply physical intervention skills in a justifiable, ethical, and
    professional manner
  • Be able to use non-pain compliant soft skills to prevent harm to a principal
  • Be able to use defensive non-pain compliant skills to protect self from assault
  • Be able to use non-pain complaint methods of protecting the inner cordon
  • Be able to protect the principal from assault
  • Be able to communicate effectively to encourage de escalation