12 Day Level 4 ProQual Hostile Environment “Firearms and Tactics”


This qualification is appropriate for individuals working in the security sector specialising in close protection. It demonstrates that a candidate has displayed the knowledge, understanding and skills learners need to be employed in a hostile country, armed.

It allows opportunities for learners to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal qualities and attitudes essential for successful performance in working life along with the safe operation and understanding of weapon systems.

The awarding organisation for this qualification is ProQual Awarding Body and the regulatory body is the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual).
Executive Protection


Candidates must be aged 18+ and hold or be working towards a level 3 qualification in close protection.

It is advised that learners have a basic level of written and verbal literacy in

Qualification Structure

Candidates must complete the 4 Mandatory units.
T/615/4234 Foot Tactics
A/615/4235 Vehicle Tactics
F/615/4236 Weapon Tactics
J/615/4237 Carbine Tactics

Minimum Required Kit List

  • Casual Jeans or Dockers; gym clothing
  • Laptop with Microsoft word and power point,
  • USB memory stick with 10 GB max
  • Pencil and pen, eraser
  • Tactical Belt
  • Tactical Boots
  • Tactical Pants and shirt
  • Holster for Glock 17/19
  • Ear defenders
  • Knee pads
  • Chest rig
  • Ballistic glasses


  • instructor
  • Training equipment
  • Exams
  • Awards
  • Classroom
  • Range (where applicable)
  • Ammo (where applicable)
  • Kitchen with microwave and Fridge


  • Accommodation (where applicable)
  • Food and beverages
  • Flights (where applicable)
  • Airport Transfers (where applicable)
  • Safety Glasses (where applicable)
  • Ear Defenders (where applicable)

Course Length



ProQual Level 4 Award in Close Protection in a Hostile Environment – Firearms and Tactics

Course Cost



Lebanon (Beirut)


Course Dates

15th – 28th Of Every Month


Candidates must demonstrate the level of knowledge described in the unit. Assessment is the process of measuring a candidate’s knowledge and understanding against the standards set in the qualification.

Each candidate is required to produce evidence which demonstrates their achievement of all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for each unit.

Evidence can include:
– assignments/projects/reports
– worksheets
– portfolio of evidence
– course work

Learning outcomes set out what a candidate is expected to know, understand or be able to do.

Assessment criteria specify the standard a candidate must meet to show the learning outcome has been achieved.

To achieve this qualification all candidates must produce evidence which demonstrates their achievement of all of the assessment criteria.

Skill Prerequisites

  • Good Understanding Of The English Language
*All Prerequisite Awards Should Not Be Expired
So Please Check The Expiry Date Before Applying
*All Candidates Should Have A Reasonable Level
Of Personal Fitness


Unit T/615/4234
Foot Tactics

Learning outcomes are listed below, full details about the Assessment Criteria are provided to approved ProQual centres

1. Be able to differentiate between and deal with aggressive/non aggressive subjects

1.1 Carry out appropriate actions taken when dealing
• non aggressive subjects
• aggressive subjects

2. Be able to carry out foot formations in a hostile environment

2.1 Adopt closed and open v, box and diamond foot
2.2 Adapt the profile of the formation suitable for the
2.3 Provide cover when moving a VIP on foot

3. Be able to adopt multiple firing positions and stances and shoot from cover

3.1 Adopt recognised positions that are appropriate to the cover and ground available, such as:
• prone
• kneeling unsupported
• kneeling supported
• crouching
• sitting
• standing
3.2 Adopt recognised stances to aid the marksmanship principles with any weapon:
• weaver
• modified weaver
• isosceles
• modified isosceles

3.3 Identify manmade and natural obstacles that can be used to aid the cover and support fire position

4. Be able to extract and support someone in danger

4.1 Remove a principle from a direct threat via the safest route
4.2 Remove a casualty from the scene of an incident via the safest means
4.3 Provide emergency evacuation drills to team
members and casualties during these incidents

5. Be able to react to attacks from different areas

5.1 Recognise enemy contact from all angles
5.2 React to enemy fire
5.3 Suppress the enemy by returning fire and extract
the VIP via the quickest and safest means

6. Be able to demonstrate the ability to provide body cover to a VIP

6.1 Identify a substantial threat that requires immediate action

6.2 Demonstrate techniques to move and provide vital cover to a VIP in:
• standing
• kneeling
• lying positions

7. Be able to disable armed aggressors and how to retain a weapon

7.1 Demonstrate how to disable an armed aggressor using taught hand to hand combat methods

7.2 Demonstrate taught hand to hand combat techniques to retain their personal weapon system from a potential aggressor