Level 3 Certificate in Close Protection (QCF)


Course Description

This accredited qualification is ideal for those who wish work as a Close Protection Operative within the Private Security Industry and apply for an SIA Licence in this field. It has been developed to meet the requirements of the Security Industry Authority (SIA) and provides the learner with the necessary knowledge and understanding of the Private Security Industry. Subjects covered include roles and responsibilities of the Close Protection Operative, threat assessment and risk management, surveillance techniques and venue security operations.


Although our course has large parts of practical exercises we do of course have classroom sessions throughout all phases where the instructors pass on their knowledge backed up with situations from their own experiences gained in the field.  Our instructors teach from 1st hand experience.

​​​Awarding Body

​​​​​​​​​​​Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC) - SIA approved body.


It is divided into 2 parts and is assessed through a portfolio of evidence and a multiple-choice examination:

Part One - This part is assessed by a 2 hour, 60 question multiple-choice examination.

Part Two - This part is assessed by a portfolio of evidence. 


Post Course Support

We offer our students advise on gaining employment within the Security Industry - access onto our Recruitment Database, help with Curriculum Vitae’s, Personal Portfolios, The Circuit etiquette, access to our security network for vital information updates regarding employment opportunities and any changes in legislation. 


​12 day course duration.

The days are full-on with long hours with a lot of information provided every day

of the course.



Glasgow - please contact us for next available dates.​​



​​​​​​​​​​Minimum of 6 and a maximum of 12 delegates.​



Price per individual course booking - £1500 per course (+VAT).

Prices includes registration, examiner fees, course material & certificates.​