Evolution Training Consultants Ltd, Doorman, SIA & Security Training in Oxford

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You here because you’re interested in a Close Protection Training Course and we want to give you all the help we can.

The IQ 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.

The SIA approved Close Protection Operative course is run over 140 hours.  This can be divided into 15 days covering the 3 mandatory units:

  1. Working as a Close Protection Operative
  2. Planning, Preparing and Supporting a Close Protection Operation
  3. Conflict Management within the Private Security Industry

  • Classroom (face-to-face) Learning
  • 15 one day Workshops
  • Assessment through Practical Evaluations and 3 multiple choice exams

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 English Language.

It is an SIA requirement that before claiming certification for each learner, each learner must have a valid first aid qualification.  First aid awards recognised by the SIA are:
  • First Aid at Work - 4 day course (HSE approved): For example the IQ Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (QCF).
  • First Person on Scene (FPOS) Intermediate Award - 30 hours (Edexcel / IHCD)

Learners should present their valid first aid certificate before they start training. If you does 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 140 hours knowledge and practical skills training.

Close Protection is regarded as the pinnacle of the Private Security Industry and, once you qualify and secure your SIA Licence, a whole new world of exciting Career Opportunities Could be knocking on your door. 

So do it right now! Book your Close Protection Training Course today and open up a whole new world of exciting job opportunities for yourself!