Close Protection Course & FPOS/I
A highly comprehensive 18 day close protection course which covers all espects of the required syllabus of the SIA and beyond. Please download our info pack (link above) for further information.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will acquire an Edexcel BTEC level 3 in Close Protection Operations.
Our close protection course was developed after a stark realisation of the poor quality of training courses on offer. Our aim was for students to graduate ready to hit the ground running, confident in their ability and able to integrate into an active close protection team. Our close protection course is run by highly experienced instructors that routinely deploy into the field on current operations.
Below is a brief overview. For further information, please download our information pack.
About our Close Protection Course
Established in 2004, we have been running our Close Protection training course since accreditation in 2006; the year the SIA began regulating the Close Protection industry.
We offer the FPOS/I qualification as part of our Close Protection Course. A legal requirement for obtaining the Close Protection licence, applicants must have successfully completed either the First Aid at Work ("FAW") or the First Person on Scene Intermediate ("FPOS/I") qualification before applying for their licence. (As of October 2019).
Download a booking form and information pack with full details.
Perhaps one of the most important aspect to consider when enrolling on a course is your future prospects. Any training course is an investment in yourself. Do you just want a badge, or do you want a career in Close Protection to go with it? Training is the foundation that we build our careers on- when you're on the ground, it helps to be able to hold your head up high knowing you have been trained by true professionals. Close Protection isn't rocket science, yet it is so often neglected. With us, you have complete peace of mind.
By enrolling on our courses you are making a wise choice- our track record proves this. Although we don't guarantee employment, the majority of our graduates have obtained work through APG and our network. Currently, APG graduates are operating globally; from the UK to the Gulf, from Afghan to Iraq and beyond.
Our aim is to provide the best training and develop the finest operators. Post course, our door is always open- we're always willing to assist you in gaining employment in the protective security industry.
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All prices include exam fees.
All our instructors are active Close Protection Officers ("CPOs")- few providers can match that claim. You may notice we run fewer courses than many competitors, due to our instructor team often being deployed on jobs. Past students are now working globally: from the UK to the Gulf and to Afghan and beyond.
A former sniper in the British Armed Forces, DW has operated in Close Protection for the last 18 years and has significant experience in protecting a myriad of principals.
A martial arts expert with over 30 years experience, DC has operated in the security industry for over 17 years. DC is a highly respected Ninjitsu sensei and frequently trains with the Grand Masters of his trade in the far-east.
Ex-British army, RA has been an operator for the last 18 years and is our search specialist
A former member of Royal Military Police and Thames Valley Police, CC is an expert in the industry and our Defensive Driving specialist.
A veteran of 13 years experience on the Private Security Industr having protected a myriad of VIPs; from Royalty to celebrities to High net-worth individuals to media crews and more.
Our surveillace specialist, PA is an ex-Military Intelligence Surveillance instructor at the Defense Intelligence School, Chicksands and routinely consults with a number of pulic sector bodies and government authorities.