In order to obtain an SIA licence you will need to show that you are trained to the right level. This applies to front line staff only.
To achieve the Level 3 Certificate for Working as a Close Protection Operative within the Private Security Industry you will need to attend and take two training modules and take and pass an exam. The duration of the training should be 140 hours.
Close Protection Specialist Module
- Roles and Responsibilities of the Close Protection Operative
- Threat and Risk Assessment
- Surveillance Awareness
- Operational Planning
- Law and Legislation
- Interpersonal Skills
- Close Protection Teamwork and Briefing
- Conduct Reconnaissance
- Close Protection Foot Drills
- Route Selection
- Close Protection Journey Management
- Search Procedures
- Incident Management
- Venue Security
- Avoiding Conflict and Reducing Personal Risk
- Defusing Conflict
- Resolving and Learning from Conflict
- Application of Communication Skills and Conflict Management for Security Guarding and Close Protection
When applying for your licence you will be required to produce evidence that you have attained a recognised first aid award. You 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 140 hours knowledge and practical skills training.