SIA Close Protection Training

SIA Close protection officers have dynamic, highly paid and rewarding careers usually working as bodyguards for VIPs, diplomats, celebrities, politicians or providing security in the aviation and maritime industry. We only recommend the close protection course for serious individuals with prior experience in the security industry as the course is both long and demanding.

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  • Course Details

    The SIA Close protection training course runs anywhere between 12 to 18 days depending on the daily hours of the course. You must also hold a First Aid at Work (FAW) or First Person on Scene (FPOS) qualification as a pre-requisite. The FAW course is often offered as part of the close protection training course.

    This is the longest SIA training course and requires dedication and commitment for successful completion. The topic covered on the course include:

    Close Protection Specialist: Conflict Management:

  • Course AssessmentCourse Assessment

    Throughout the course, your trainer will assess you through various exercises and practical demonstrations. You will also sit a multiple choice question examination. Successful candidates will achieve the Level 3 Certificate for Working as a Close Protection Operative within the Private Security Industry.

    All of the assessments will be conducted within the course duration.

    We understand that exams can be daunting or nervous for many candidates. Many candidates on the course have not sat an examination in a long time. The trainer on the course will equip you with all the knowledge needed to pass.

    90% Pass rate
    20+ Candidates per week

  • How to apply for
    SIA Close Protection Licence?How to apply

    Applying for your SIA Close Protection Licence can be broken down in the simple steps below:

    Step 1: Complete the Close Protection course
    • The first step in applying for your SIA Close Protection Licence is to book, attend and pass the Close Protection training course.
    Step 2: Apply through SIA website Step 3: Visit nearest Post Office
    • To facilitate your application, you will be required to go to your nearest participating Post Office with your identity documents after the SIA has checked and validated the course qualification you hold.

    That's it! Once you complete all the steps above, sit back, relax and wait for your SIA badge to be posted to you.

    £210 Licence fee
    2-3 weeks Average processing time
Course Facts
Qualification Name

Level 3 Certificate for Working as a Close Protection Operative

Age Requirement

18 or Above

Requirement For

SIA Close Protection Licence


12 to 16 days


Practical observations and multiple choice question exam

Suitable For

Experienced professionals with prior background in the security industry

Job Roles

Bodyguards, Close Protection Officer (CPO), Security Specialists for the aviation and maritime industry

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