Do You Require Close Protection or Close Protection Training?

Argus Europe specialises in Close Protection and Close Protection Training. Our qualified professionals lead training courses in a variety of specialties, including Close Protection Training, Advanced Surveillance Training and Private Investigator Training. All of our training courses include all the skills you need to be an effective operative in your chosen area of the Security Industry.

A Variety of Classes

Students can choose from a variety of classes, including Close Protection Training Courses, Private Investigator Training, FPOS Intermediate Courses and Advanced Surveillance Training Courses. Each of the courses is designed to provide students with an in-depth look at each type of security training so they will be fully equipped physically and mentally to handle their specialty area.

Assistance Now and in the Future

Argus Europe is the only Training Provider offering a post course networking group that provides almost daily employment opportunities. It is comprised of a network of professional operators who are ready to assist present and past students throughout their career. It was setup to provide assistance to students in any stage of their learning to find the answers they need to be able to perform their jobs in a professional manner.

Once you pass one of our courses access to the Argus Group is granted, opportunities posted on our group have seen many of our former students secure long term contracts conducting Close Protection and Surveillance and this can be proven!

Argus Europe Specialist Security Courses

Close Protection Training Package Includes:
Close Protection, Surveillance, Private Investigation, FPOS(I)

Argus Europe Limited was established in 1992 by Managing Director Brian Tough Q.G.M. a former Special Forces Soldier and Bodyguard to many high profile individuals including the former Director of Special Forces, General Sir Peter de la Billière, KCB, KBE, DSO, MC & Bar . Argus Europe has been providing specialist training for high-net worth clients and their families since the mid 1990’s. Argus Europe is an operational company working globally with an extensive variety of contacts. We only deliver courses where we feel we have exceptional operational experience. We have core strengths and we deliver along those lines and we operate in those areas. We have almost 40 years operational experience, and have trained many of the current training providers!

Before deciding on a Training Provider

This is your future and your money! You should be asking your training provider certain questions prior to booking your place on any course. Think long and hard about this decision, it will be one of the most important decisions that you make concerning your future.

1. Who are the instructors, what are their backgrounds, have they operated in a hostile environments worldwide and not just the UK? Are any of the instructors from a SF background?
2. What percentage of the training is out of the classroom (or is it unrealistic training by PowerPoint to save costs).
3. How many training vehicles have they?  Are the vehicles fleet insured for training. If you are asked to provide your own car for the training then your insurance will probably not cover you.
4. Have they comprehensive insurance for the training itself? Ask for proof!
5. Do you get the FPOS(I) medical qualification as part of the package. Virtually every company are insisting on it as the minimum medical requirement.
6. Will you leave the course with FPOS(I), CP level 3, Advanced Surveillance Level 3 & Private Investigation Level 3.
7. Have they genuine testimonials on their site from people who you can get in touch with to ask questions about the training. DO they have employment opportunities?
8. Most importantly, do they offer post course support and an employment forum for all students?

If these standards are not met then you may end up in a classroom 8 – 12 hours a day writing essays watching PowerPoints and not receiving reality training purely to cut costs.

Our Courses

 Close Protection Courses

Close Protection
BTEC Level 3

With close to 40 years spent operating in the fields that we now train in we feel that we are in an excellent position to provide the next generation of operatives with specialist security skills. This industry can be extremely demanding and the training has to reflect that; we are well aware that close protection training isn’t for the faint hearted! In fact students enrolling on our close protection training courses need to match brains with brawn to prosper in the classroom, during practical assessments and in the field post-study. Our course is all about reality training, mixing practical exercises with in depth planning.

 Surveillance Training Course

Surveillance BTEC Level 3

Our Managing Director has carried out surveillance operations at the highest levels for many years for HMG and then carved out a successful career on the commercial circuit as have the assistant instructors. If you are coming from a Military or Police background you will need to adapt to be successful on the commercial circuit but the course is designed to replicate commercial realities. If you have never served in the armed forces or police then do not take this as a barrier to entry as it is not. Most of those that have served have never carried out any commercially relevant surveillance training themselves.

 Fpos Intermediate Course

FPOS (I) BTEC Level 2

The FPOS (I) is a significant step up from the First Aid at Work award that is the level that all SIA Close Protection Officers should be aiming for. The FPOS (I) is  not a basic qualification, it is  qualification that introduces the responder to patient care and observations. It is the qualification accepted by community response schemes and is in use by blue light responders on 999 calls.

 Private Investigation Training

Private Investigations
BTEC Level 3

Many people work across the various disciplines within the security industry and Private Investigation services is most definitely a growth area. With the economy still in bad shape many companies are looking at more and more ways to cut out their losses as well as increasing their profit, anything to make the bottom line better during these challenging times.


Our Accreditations

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  • "Whilst critically cynical of the need to undergo such a course I strongly believe that this course will direct the way I move forward in the security industry. The course focuses more on the very necessary CP + surveillance skills, the added value comes from the in-depth knowledge and experience of those who instruct."
    Richard Clark MC
    Richard Clark MCSecurity Manager
  • I arrived at Argus Europe with the initial intention that there wouldn't be too much for a former serviceman to learn. How wrong can one be! The course has a strange feel to it in the sense that it is all very relaxed but at the same time full on and this can only be accomplished by skilled and diligent instructors. The emphasis on the course was on the ground and as little as possible in the classroom and from what I've learned from friends and colleagues who have attended other courses it is a matter of saving money and getting people qualified. At Argus it seems to be a slightly different approach in that they want you to learn, they want you to be better at your chosen profession. At the end of the day it is their name that you carry with you when you go to an employer. GREAT COURSE would highly recommend them.
    Si Heathershaw
    Si HeathershawCompany Owner
  • “An extremely enjoyable course delivered by consummate professionals who clearly have a great deal to offer the industry. Highly recommended.”  Steve Heaney, MC
    Steve Heaney MC
    Steve Heaney MCAuthor and Security Consultant