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IBA UK are the experts in close protection training. Our company started as close protection providers and consultants; our trainers can boast of an enormous range of practical experience.  As a result, we believe that our close protection training is the best available.

Our courses offer so much more than the minimum requirements. We are passionate about offering a course that genuinely equips you to work as a professional bodyguard. Our courses are a complete education in protecting yourself as well as your clients. We develop your mind-set and personal qualities as much as your practical skill-set, allowing you to think flexibly and adapt to any situation.

Teaching isn’t learning

Some training providers cut costs by cramming their teaching into as brief a time as possible. But teaching isn’t the same as learning – how  much can really be learned in 18 hour sessions (not to mention the sleep deprivation)? Our courses are intensive, but allow you time to fully understand and practice the principles you’ve covered.

We offer two courses in close protection:

  • City & Guilds Level 3 – Close Protection Course
  • HABC – Level 3 Certificate for Working as a Close Protection Operative within the Private Security Industry (QCF)

City & Guilds Level 3 – Close Protection Course

Summary

This is  a residential, intensive course that will prepare you for a role as a professional bodyguard. After successfully completing the course and assessment, you will be eligible to apply for a SIA CPO licence.

Qualification

City & Guilds Level 3 – Close Protection Course

Who should take this course?

Anyone who is interested in working in as a close protection officer.

Duration

Three weeks residential, at our City and Guilds training centre in Slovenia.  This allows us plenty of time to cover the minimum of 139 hours tuition required for the course.

Assessment

The City & Guilds Level 3 exam is on the final day. You must also fulfil the requirements of all the sessions, including physical skills assessments.

Content

  • Roles and Responsibilities of a Close Protection Operative.
  • Skills and Teamwork in Close Protection
  • Legislation, Communications and Conflict Management in Close Protection
  • Risk assessment, Operational Planning and Safe Route Selection
  • Surveillance, Reconnaissance, Incidents and Dilemmas
  • Techniques for Close Protection Operatives
  • The components that make up a threat: Capability and Intent

HABC – Level 3 Certificate for Working as a Close Protection Operative within the Private Security Industry (QCF)

Summary

Like the City and Guilds course, the HABC qualification prepares you for a role as a professional bodyguard. After successfully completing the course and assessment, you will be eligible to apply for a SIA CPO licence.

Who should take this course?

Anyone who is interested in working in as a close protection officer.

Duration

This qualification must be undertaken over a minimum of 12 days. The course can be completed flexibly according to individual needs. It can be completed in one go , or in blocks of learning over a period of time.  The course can be provided as a residential (including three meals a day) or non-residential. It can be held at the head office of the IBA UK in Wiltshire, or at the client’s site.

Assessment

Multiple-choice examination and portfolio of evidence.

Content

  • Legislation relevant to the close protection industry.
  • Roles and Responsibilities of Close Protection Operatives
  • Threat Assessment and Risk Management
  • Surveillance Techniques
  • Venue security operations
  • Operational Planning
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Teamwork
  • Reconnaissance
  • Close protection foot drills
  • Planning and selecting routes
  • Vehicle movement tactics and operations
  • Search techniques and procedures
  • Conflict management techniques

The course is split between classroom based and practical sessions. You can read more about the course content in the HABC CP Information Letter in the downloads section of this page.

 

Prices

£1500 (inclusing VAT, excluding accommodation)

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