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Level 3 Award in Close Protection Operations SIA Close Protection Training The Level 3 Certificate in Close Protection is a …


    Level 3 Award in Close Protection Operations


    SIA Close Protection Training

    The Level 3 Certificate in Close Protection is a qualification for individuals who work or would like to work as Close Protection Officers. It is based on the SIA Specification for Learning and Qualifications for Close Protection Operatives and in Conflict Management. Successful completion of the qualification enables learners to apply for an SIA licence in Close Protection. The qualification covers legislation, responsibilities and roles relevant to people working in the close protection industry; including: threat assessment, risk management, surveillance techniques, venue security operations, designing and demonstrating operational planning, interpersonal skills, teamwork, reconnaissance, conducting close protection foot drills, planning and selecting routes, vehicle movement tactics and operations, search techniques and procedures, and conflict management techniques. Objectives of this qualification are: meeting relevant programmes of learning, preparing learners for employment and supporting a role in the workplace.

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    Learners have to complete the one mandatory unit of 16 credits to achieve this qualification.

    Index Group Unit Ref. Unit Title Credit Guided Learning Hours
    1 Mandatory Unit Y/675/7565 Working as a Close Protection Operative 16 140
    Total 16 140


    Assessment is by multiple choice exam and Practical Demonstrations/Assignments. The Multiple choice examinations must be carried out under exam conditions and a full SIA Identification check must be completed. Please check the Guidance for Security Qualifications available from the website for details of examination requirements and how to book an assessment. The List of SIA acceptable forms of identification is included at the end of this specification.

    Demonstration of practical skills: This element is internally assessed by the centre and quality assured by Awarding Body. Please see the guidance on delivery and assessment at the end of the unit. A learner observation assessment record is available at the end of this document.

    Entry requirements

    There are no formal entry requirements. However, learners should be able to work at level 2 or above and be proficient in the use of the English Language.

    It is an SIA requirement that before claiming certification for each learner, centre must confirm that each learner has a valid first aid qualification.

    First aid awards recognized by the SIA are:

    ·        First Aid at Work – 3 day course

    ·        First Person on Scene (FPOS) Intermediate Award – 30 hours

    Learners should present your valid first aid certificate to your training provider before you start your training. If you do not have a recognised first aid award you will need to get one in order to get your licence. This is in addition to the minimum 150 hours knowledge and practical skills training.

    It is the centre’s responsibility to check the learners’ first aid certificate and maintain relevant records for audit purposes

    Cost:   £1499.00

    FPOS Course – £395.00

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