The IQ SIA Close Protection course is designed to equip candidates to work within the industry as competent, professional Close Protection Officers. The course is open to all individuals over 18, with diverse backgrounds and will accommodate differing abilities and previous experience, ensuring that you are at the highest possible standard of a close protection operative. This will develop your current abilities and utilise your transferable skills. The COVIC delivery of the SIA Close Protection course reaches beyond the minimum requirements set by the awarding body and the SIA which will ensure that you can obtain the industry and internationally recognised SIA Close Protection licence allowing you to legally work in the UK or overseas for UK based companies.
Upon achieving the SIA Close Protection qualification and obtaining your SIA licence, there is an endless list of work opportunities within the corporate close protection industry. You can operate globally as a corporate close protection operative, ranging from protecting principals, assets, businesses and families. Alternatively career progression can be achieved by developing your training to improve your skills to the requirements needed to operate in hostile environments and work within the maritime industry. At COVIC Training Solutions we highlight your current strengths and areas for improvement, allowing you to develop your current skill set and work on weaker areas in order to prepare you for working within this industry.
The Close Protection Industry is highly competitive and any small advantage in training can result in a significant advantage in the employment market. As a result the COVIC delivery of the SIA Close Protection course offers a practical, scenario based course with theoretical elements, and live exercises to build practical experience.
From the moment you start the course, you will be continuously assessed by the COVIC Training Solutions team. In order to fulfil the standards set by COVIC and the awarding body, a complete portfolio of your work must be presented. There will also be an assessment on the final scenario, allowing you to demonstrate all of the skills that you have learnt and honed over the duration of the SIA Close Protection course. The final exercise provides an excellent stage for you to incorporate your training into a live operation in the public domain, not a controlled environment. This will challenge your new skills and ability to work as a close protection operative for a client whilst providing a high standard of service and protection.
You will also be required to take a multiple choice examination to pass the SIA Close Protection course.
Session 1: Roles and Responsibilities of the Close Protection Operative Session 2: Threat and Risk Assessment Session 3: Surveillance Awareness Session 4: Operational Planning Session 5: Law and Legislation Session 6: Interpersonal Skills Session 7: Close Protection Teamwork and Briefing Session 8: Conduct Reconnaissance Session 9: Close Protection Foot Drills Session 10: Route Selection Session 11: Close Protection Journey Management Session 12: Search Procedures Session 13: Incident Management Session 14: Venue Security
Session 1: Avoiding Conflict and Reducing Personal Risk Session 2: Defusing Conflict Session 3: Resolving and Learning from Conflict Session 4: 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 undertake a SIA recognised first aid course to obtain your licence. This is in addition to the minimum 138 hours knowledge and practical skills training.