Close Protection Course

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

Close Protection is the pinnacle of the Private Security Industry and, once qualified and licensed, a whole new world of exciting career opportunities becomes available.

Close Protection Operatives often called Bodyguards need 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.

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

Course Information

  • 14 September 2020
  • 18 November 2020

CP – 16 Days

CP & FPOS – 20 Days

FPOS – 4 Days

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

Gatwick Airport – 1hr 30 by car and train. Central 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 and accredited by Highfield
  • 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.

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.

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.

If you decide you wish to use one of these, you will be able to select your preferred option on the booking page and we will do the rest.

This course is aimed at ex-armed forces, door supervisors and security officers, as well as civilians wishing to enter the industry at the highest level.

There is a high demand in the Close Protection industry for both male and female operators.

ELCAS – We are an ELCAS registered centre (details…..) 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.

CP Course & FPOS – 20 days

£1,950 +Vat

CP Course Only – 16 days

£1,600 +Vat

FPOS Only – 4 days

£350 +Vat

Add on accommodation

We source local accommodation available from £25pp (bed and breakfast). Shared rooms available. Price are subject to change, please enquire for details.

We can occasionally offer attend now pay later incentives. Speak to our office to discuss this option. Deposits are required in advance.

Entry Requirements

  • Aged 18 years or over
  • Have a Literacy/English level to at least a Level 1 standard – this will be determined in the initial assessment
  • Proof of ID and Residency:
    • UK Nationals: Passport + 2 proofs of address (no older than 3 months)
    • Non-UK/EU Nationals: Passport/Home Office Documents. 2 proofs of address (no older than 3 months)

TGS Training Courses

We are a leading provider for SIA security courses in the South of England. We train you at our fully equipped and approved SIA centre to deliver the best training for your desired job in the private security industry.