Close Protection | Level 3

Course information

Course Details

Course details

To ensure every one of our students is trained above and beyond their roles in close protection operations, each phase of our close protection courses is designed to provide the complete package when gaining the qualifications and experience each candidate needs to succeed in the industry and apply for their own SIA licence.

All students must first complete the intensive Advanced Surveillance Level 3 phase of the course before progressing to close protection. Surveillance and close protection are a vital combination throughout the sector and successful candidates can benefit from an all-round qualification that leads to them having the pick of industry roles following course completion and a great deal more opportunities.

Course includes: Close Protection, Surveillance, Private Investigation, *HABC

With close to 40 years spent providing the next generation of operatives with specialist security skills, we are well aware that in close protection training you need to match brains with brawn during practical assessments and in the field post-study.

All Argus instructors utilise first-hand experience to teach all students the tricks of the trade and set them on the path to success. Courses also include First Person on the Scene Medical training; again instructors have a wealth of expertise in the medical field to do things by the book, not out of the book!

Step into the circuit with confidence and prove to prospective clients that you are a qualified and competent operative by enrolling our specialist training courses.

*HABC courses are offered as part of the package when available

Topics covered

Topics covered

We have to cover the obligatory subjects as laid down by the SIA which are listed below:

  • Roles & responsibilities of the close protection operative
  • Threat & risk assessment
  • Surveillance awareness
  • Operational planning
  • Law & legislation
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Close protection team work
  • Reconnaissance
  • Close protection foot techniques
  • Route selection
  • Use of close protection vehicle techniques
  • Search awareness
  • Incidents and dilemmas
  • Venue based security
  • Communication and conflict management skills
Additional skills taught

Additional skills taught

  • Close Quarter Pistol work (EX SF C.Q.B. Instructor)
  • Vehicle and foot contact drills
  • Anti-ambush scenarios and extraction
  • Unarmed combat techniques
  • Convoy driving
Post course support

Post course support

Many training providers have been criticised over the years for not offering post course support and quite rightly so. At Argus Europe we do not do this and have set up a group for Argus students only. Upon successful completion of your course you will be given access to the Argus Group where you can easily network with other Argus students and be made aware of potentially vital information regarding employment opportunities.

Anything else?

Anything else?

We pride ourselves in giving our students the very best chance of gaining employment within the Security Industry and to that end all of our students are advised about Curriculum Vitae’s, Personal Portfolios, the etiquette required on The Circuit and more….just ask our students, they will tell you just how valuable this element of the course is.

Course details

To ensure every one of our students is trained above and beyond their roles in close protection operations, each phase of our close protection courses is designed to provide the complete package when gaining the qualifications and experience each candidate needs to succeed in the industry and apply for their own SIA licence.

All students must first complete the intensive Advanced Surveillance Level 3 phase of the course before progressing to close protection. Surveillance and close protection are a vital combination throughout the sector and successful candidates can benefit from an all-round qualification that leads to them having the pick of industry roles following course completion and a great deal more opportunities.

Course includes: Close Protection, Surveillance, Private Investigation, *HABC

With close to 40 years spent providing the next generation of operatives with specialist security skills, we are well aware that in close protection training you need to match brains with brawn during practical assessments and in the field post-study.

All Argus instructors utilise first-hand experience to teach all students the tricks of the trade and set them on the path to success. Courses also include First Person on the Scene Medical training; again instructors have a wealth of expertise in the medical field to do things by the book, not out of the book!

Step into the circuit with confidence and prove to prospective clients that you are a qualified and competent operative by enrolling our specialist training courses.

*HABC courses are offered as part of the package when available

Topics covered

We have to cover the obligatory subjects as laid down by the SIA which are listed below:

  • Roles & responsibilities of the close protection operative
  • Threat & risk assessment
  • Surveillance awareness
  • Operational planning
  • Law & legislation
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Close protection team work
  • Reconnaissance
  • Close protection foot techniques
  • Route selection
  • Use of close protection vehicle techniques
  • Search awareness
  • Incidents and dilemmas
  • Venue based security
  • Communication and conflict management skills

Additional skills taught

  • Close Quarter Pistol work (EX SF C.Q.B. Instructor)
  • Vehicle and foot contact drills
  • Anti-ambush scenarios and extraction
  • Unarmed combat techniques
  • Convoy driving

Post course support

Many training providers have been criticised over the years for not offering post course support and quite rightly so. At Argus Europe we do not do this and have set up a group for Argus students only. Upon successful completion of your course you will be given access to the Argus Group where you can easily network with other Argus students and be made aware of potentially vital information regarding employment opportunities.

Anything else?

We pride ourselves in giving our students the very best chance of gaining employment within the Security Industry and to that end all of our students are advised about Curriculum Vitae’s, Personal Portfolios, the etiquette required on The Circuit and more….just ask our students, they will tell you just how valuable this element of the course is.

Testimonials

  • Jan 2018, Surveillance/Private Investigation/Close Protection
    An excellent course, delivered professionally.
    – Ash Bowers
    ashleybowers [at] outlook.com
  • Jan 2018, Surveillance/Private Investigation/Close Protection
    Extremely happy with the course, highly recommended. The post course support forum is excellent!
    – David Coole
    davecooke [at] hotmail.com
  • Dec 2017, Surveillance, Private Investigation, Close Protection
    The course was brilliant, learnt lots and already I can see that the post course support is very good!
    – Jonathan Scholick
    jonny.scholick [at] gmail.com
  • Jan 2018, Surveillance/Private Investigation/Close Protection
    Great stuff, thoroughly enjoyable experience. Great team. A shame I have to go back to the real world!
    – Paul Hope
    hopenfold [at] icloud.com
  • March Close Protection/Surveillance/Private Investigation/First Aid

    I enjoyed every day of the course. I learned a lot and would recommend this course to anyone interested in Close protection and Surveillance!
    – Becky Cole
    beckyhilluk24 [at] yahoo.co.uk
  • The course came highly recommended and having completed the courses I can vouch for this. This is, without a doubt, the course to do if you aspire to progress in the close protection and surveillance industry.
    – Dale McKenzie
    dm9915[at]yahoo.co.uk
  • Excellent course, well structured and straight to the point. Highly recommend.
    – Michael Foster
  • March 2018 Close Protection/Surveillance/Private Investigation/First Aid

    One of the best courses that I have done throughout my military career. All instructors are full of knowledge and teach from their own experience.
    – Jody Sammways
    jodysammways [at] hotmail.co.uk
  • March 2018 Close Protection/Surveillance/Private Investigation/First Aid

    I had an excellent time and got to know some new friends. I will recommend the course to others.
    – Ferdinand Seton
    ferdinand [at] it-returen.se
  • Dec 2017, Surveillance/Private Investigation/Close Protection
    I would fully recommend this course and Argus to anyone wishing to work as a CPO.
    – David Mcfarlane
    davie37 [at] mail.co.uk
  • Dec 2017, Surveillance, Private Investigation, Close Protection
    I really enjoyed the course, especially the surveillance phase. I felt like the knowledge of the instructors made it easier to understand all aspects of the course.
    – Arron Jordon
    arronjordan119 [at] gmail.com
  • A way forward towards a new path in life - very enjoyable.
    – Adam Vitri
  • I thought the knowledge and approachability of the instructors was excellent as were the exercise scenarios.
    – William Finlay
    williamfin89 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • March 2018 Close Protection/Surveillance/Private Investigation/First Aid

    The course instructors have a vast amount of knowledge and experience in every aspect of close protection and surveillance. Personal experiences combined with the equipment made available to us really brings the course to life. The tuition and understanding gained from this course are skills I will retain for life.
    – Wesley Gardener
    snipes2.0 [at] hotmail.com
  • Fully enjoyable, testing course ran by professionals. I would recommend them to anyone seeking a Close Protection course for quality and value for money.
    – Rob Faulkner
    robertmfaulkner[at]live.co.uk
  • March 2018 Close Protection/Surveillance/Private Investigation/First Aid

    Brillian course, all instructors were great and had lots of experience. I found every stage beneficial and well ran. I will recommend this course to others.
    – Glen Marshall
    glenmarshall [at] rocketmail.com
  • The course was excellent - a wealth of knowledge was passed on by the instructors. They were friendly and helpful.
    – Jon Hinson
    jonathanhinson2017 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Excellent course, highly recommend.
    – Stephen Lewis
  • Very good course from start to finish. I learned a lot from the instructors.
    – Michelle de Garis
  • The build up from start to finish was excellent. Really good instruction and help when required.
    – Kaj Olausson
  • March 2018 Close Protection/Surveillance/Private Investigation/First Aid

    Excellent course, great fun, instructors were very informative!
    – Sam James
    sam00 [at] outlook.com

Dates 2018

April 8th - 27th
May 6th - 24th
June 10th - 29th
July 8th - 27th
September 9th - 28th
October 7th - 26th
Nov/Dec 18th - 7th

 

Fees

Full package includes:

BTEC Level 3 Close Protection Operations:

BTEC Level 3 in Advanced Surveillance

BTEC Level 3 in Private Investigations

HABC Level 3 First Aid Response

£2100.00 + VAT (£2520.00)

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