5 Day CLOSE PROTECTION “TOP UP” COURSE

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, CLOSE PROTECTION “TOP UP” COURSE | USA, UK, Lebanon, and Thailand

COURSE INFORMATION

The top-up training will be available from 1 July 2022. The new top-up qualification will include physical intervention skills, safety-critical content and terror threat awareness. Operatives must make sure that their first aid qualification has at least one year to run before they take the top-up training
The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has today (1 April) introduced an updated close protection qualification for new applicants into the sector.

The updated qualification features four new units covering:
  • bespoke physical intervention skills
  • knowledge of door supervisor responsibilities (including protecting vulnerable people)
  • legislation, threat and risk management
  • personal skills, surveillance awareness, search procedures, foot drills, venue security, journey management reconnaissance and preparing and carrying out a close protection assignment
  • The existing units which cover the theoretical and practical aspects of working as a close protection operative have been refreshed.
Available dates

September 18th -22th 2022
October 1st -5th 2022 | October 18th -22th 2022
November 1st – 5th 2022 | November 18th -22th 2022
December 1st -5th 2022

The SIA also announced the introduction of top-up training for close protection operatives who apply to renew their SIA licence from 1 October 2022.

These changes, which are based on the views of expert stakeholders reflect extensive research and discussion with the industry.

The top-up training will be available from 1 July 2022. The new top-up qualification will include physical intervention skills, safety-critical content and terror threat awareness. Operatives must make sure that their first aid qualification has at least one year to run before they take the top-up training.

Throughout the SIA’s engagement with the private security industry, concerns were raised that skills fade over time. The introduction of top-up training will help to ensure that all operatives have the knowledge and skills to deal with common risks, especially in safety-critical areas. The top-up requirements will only affect existing licence holders when they come to renew their licence after 1 October 2022. This means that these changes for existing licence holders will roll out over the course of the next three years.

Steve McCormick, the SIA’s Director of Licensing and Standards said:

A key element of the SIA’s role as the regulator is to work with the industry to protect the public and raise standards in private security. The new requirements will help to achieve this by ensuring that Close Protection operatives have the most up-to-date skills to keep themselves, their clients, and the public safe.

Rick Mounfield, Chief Executive of The Security Institute, and a member of the project board that helped direct the project also commented.


The career path for close protection officers is often difficult. Contracts can be fractious, and competition is fierce. Those that professionally develop beyond the basic requirements, have always stood out from the crowd. This SIA requirement to upskill is an important evolution in the sector and those that are true professionals will welcome it. It raises the bar for all but still leaves space for enhanced professional development by choice. These enhancements are not exhaustive, but they are implemented with the collective feedback from the industry leaders and close protection officers who chose to participate in the consultation. I applaud the SIA for engaging with and listening to the experts that they regulate.

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • Includes accommodation and vat
  • Free resits x 2

For all enquiries, please email [email protected]

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Location

United Kingdom (7 Locations)

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Course Dates

1st - 5th and 18th - 22 nd of Every Month

Course Length

5 DAY

Course Cost

$500

multiple-layers

Credit value

5

realtime

Minimum contact time

45

time-period

Guided learning hours (GLH)

45

timecard

Total qualification time (TQT)

53

Assessment method

MCQs and practical demonstrations

Topics

  • Principles of Terror Threat Awareness in the Private Security Industry
  • Principles of Working as a Door Supervisor for Close Protection Operatives in the Private Security Industry
  • Application of Physical Intervention Skills for Close Protection Operatives in the Private Security Industry
  • Application of physical intervention skills in the private security industry
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