Level 3 - Close Protection

Includes: BTEC Level 3 Close Protection, BTEC Level 3 in Advanced Surveillance, BTEC Level 3 in Private Investigations and HABC Level 3 in First Aid Response*.

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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.