The leading provider of close protection courses in the South

Train to become a license Close Protection Operative at our purpose-built SIA approved training facility in East Sussex.

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Close Protection is the pinnacle of the Private Security Industry

Close Protection Operatives often called Bodyguards have to deal with high pressure and sometimes dangerous situations, which requires in-depth knowledge and training. The demands of the job dictate that close protection training covers an extremely broad range of skills including:

  • Self-defence
  • Conflict resolution
  • Risk assessments
  • Client profiling
  • Journey management
  • Venue security
  • Surveillance techniques
  • Evasive driving
  • International travel
  • Being a professional executive bodyguard within a Close Protection team

Covering everything you need to know to become a fully qualified CPO

The course provides students with all the skills and knowledge they need to deal effectively with the challenges they are likely to face as a Close Protection Officer. Combining theory with practical, the course devotes considerable time and attention to real-world scenario exercises to give you the chance to practice the skills and techniques you’ve learnt. 

  • Discreet Executive Protection
  • Protection & security for those working in hostile environments
  • Specialist vehicles where permissible
  • Intelligence & 24/7 operational support
  • Compound & premises security
  • Asset escorting and transportation

Our close protection course is hands-on from day one

We know you are practical people, so the emphasis is on getting you involved throughout, it will be about teamwork from the start, and you will be straight into the basic practical skills of being a ‘bodyguard’ from day one.

To complete the course bringing together all your learning, you will take part in a final ‘live’ exercise.  There will be a genuine VIP who you and your team will be responsible to provide 48 hours protection for, in an executive environment. This is a challenging and fun exercise that combines all your learning, giving you the opportunity to put it all into practice ready for the real world.

Understanding your role as a professional CPO

You will be assessed continuously, during the assignments, through a portfolio of work-based evidence, written and online tests. You will be supported by the training team throughout and together with your hard work and focus you will have everything you need to successfully complete the course.

Confidence & support is key

We only employ instructors and trainers who are at the highest level within the industry. Our CP Instructors are former Military, Police and Government Intelligence services. You will be trained by the industry’s most reputable instructors who have several years of operational experience in Executive Close Protection roles.

We are a reputable and successful security company operating in the south-east of England.  Operationally we provide security personal for various properties and businesses, we have numerous event and red-carpet security details as well as Close Protection teams within the UK.

We run courses from our SIA approved training centre ranging from Door Supervisor, Close Protection, Physical Intervention and FPOS and many others click here for more details.

Our staff will be available to deal with your initial enquiries, assist with your booking and will also be available to you after your course to ensure that you have all your certificates and course report as well assisting you in any employment opportunities that TGS can offer you.

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Due to government restrictions, our next course is set for March 2021. Please register your interest to guarantee your place.

Pay in full

  • CP + FPOS £1950+VAT
  • CP Only £1600+VAT
  • FPOS £350+VAT

Spread the cost

  • CP + FPOS – £252 deposit + 3 monthly payments of £696
  • CP Only  – £252 deposit + 3 monthly payments of £556

The course provides students with all the skills and knowledge they need to deal effectively with the challenges they are likely to face as a Close Protection Officer. Combining theory with practical, the course devotes considerable time and attention to real-world scenario exercises to give you the chance to practice the skills and techniques you’ve learnt.  We will also make it fun.

We know you are practical people, so the emphasis is on getting you involved throughout, it will be about teamwork from the start, and you will be straight into the basic practical skills of being a ‘bodyguard’ from day 1.

You will be assessed continuously, during the assignments, through a portfolio of work-based evidence, written and online tests. You will be supported by the training team throughout and together with your hard work and focus you will have everything you need to successfully complete the course.

In summary you will be given knowledge and taught new skills including:

  • self-defence
  • conflict resolution
  • risk assessments
  • client profiling
  • journey management
  • venue security
  • surveillance techniques
  • evasive driving
  • international travel
  • being a professional executive bodyguard within a Close Protection team

Our urban facility is a first-class training complex that allows us to train you in CP weapon tactics and deal with real-life scenarios.

To complete the course bringing together all your learning, you will take part in a final ‘live’ exercise.  There will be a genuine VIP who you and your team will be responsible to provide 48 hours protection for, in an executive environment. This is a challenging and fun exercise that combines all your learning, giving you the opportunity to put it all into practice ready for the real world.

Our modern SIA approved training centre is located 2 Castleham Rd, Hastings, Saint Leonards-on-Sea, TN38 9NR, UK

London is approximately 1hr 40 by train.

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Our BTEC Level 3 Close Protection Course, (Executive) will give you the first qualification and a step closer to becoming a licenced CPO.

To help you get everything you need for the licence in one go, we have combined our CP Course with the FPOS Level 3 medical training into a 19-day package.  Meaning you attend just one continuous course to achieve the necessary qualifications to apply for your SIA licence, giving you all you need to work in the UK industry (providing you meet the above criteria).

On successful completion of the package, you will receive a:

  • BTEC Level 3 Close Protection Certificate – SIA approved
  • First Person on Scene (FPOS level 3) First Aid Certificate – Aofa accredited
  • Course Report

However, there is so much more….

Our Close Protection course goes above and beyond the SIA requirements.

Our aim is to be the UK leader in providing Close Protection training. To achieve this we ensure you are trained by the best Instructors in the industry and have access to the best training facilities in the country.

Our key objectives are to deliver training that you enjoy, at a high level, enabling you to pass the course and acquire new skills that will allow you to gain suitable employment within the Private Security Industry.

We want you to succeed, which is why on conclusion of the course, we invite executive security employers to our training centre to offer you advice on employment and give you the opportunity to submit your CV to them, up to date with your newly added professional qualification of Close Protection Operative.

Train with us and you will be highly trained and qualified, ready for your new exciting career.

We have sourced local, good value accommodation close to our training centre. Options depending on your budget and requirements:

Prices from £25 per night B&B

Single – Single, ensuite (with breakfast)

Twin – Shared Twin, ensuite (with breakfast)

ELCAS – Single rooms, ensuite all to ELCAS required standards. We have several options for employer funding. Please indicate on the booking form if you require ELCAS standard accommodation and we will provide options.

ELCAS – We are an ELCAS registered centre. If you wish to utilise your ELCAS or learning credits, please contact the office and we will assist you in the application.

We are a reputable and successful security company that has been operating in the south east of England for over 5 years.  Operationally we provide security personal for various properties and businesses, we have numerous event and red-carpet security details as well as Close Protection teams within the UK.

We run courses from our SIA approved training centre ranging from Door Supervisor, Close Protection, Physical Intervention and FPOS and many others click here for more details.

Our staff will be available to deal with your initial enquiries, assist with your booking and will also be available to you after your course to ensure that you have all your certificates and course report as well assisting you in any employment opportunities that TGS can offer you.

We only employ instructors and trainers who are at the highest level within the industry. Our CP Instructors are former Military, Police and Government Intelligence services. You will be trained by the industry’s most reputable instructors who have several years of operational experience in Executive Close Protection roles.

The Private Security Industry Authority (SIA) Act 2001, requires all individuals wishing to work in the private security industry in the UK, to hold an SIA Close Protection Licence.

SIA approved with Highfield Accreditation