How to become a Close Protection Officer and unleash your earning potential as a security professional.....

To become a UK licensed Close Protection Officer, you must first have completed and passed an SIA approved Close Protection Course with an approved / accredited training provider. For this we recommend our sister company ISTQ.

Exceptional value for money for the UK’s premier Close Protection Course.

If you require or desire license linked close protection training from one of the UK’s premier providers, then look no further.

Due to our successful partnership working and by popular demand we can offer the full licensed linked professional close protection training package for an outstanding £1,100GBP

That’s 14 days training for only £1,100

A hugely discounted price with all of the benefits and delivered by highly experienced, qualified current close protection operators providing real first-hand tuition and guidance.

This course is regulated by the RQF and successful candidates will receive a full level 3 close protection certificate which will allow them to apply for the SIA front line close protection license.

This price does not include accommodation or subsistence and certificated medical training (if required) can be purchased as a bolt on course which runs in close conjunction with the close protection course.

Places are limited and are taken on a first come first serve basis.

Contact us; or call 01603 927050

On top of this EVERY successful delegate completing the ISTQ Close Protection Level 3 course will receive an interview with Scorpion in the UK for potential operational work once they have obtained their SIA license. Successful Overseas candidates will also receive an interview in their local host Country for operational work. We actively look to help our delegates into work!!

Next 3 course dates - Northampton will be 16th September 2019 - 29th September 2019 inclusive, Colchester 10th November 2019 - 23rd November 2019 inclusive, Norwich 13th January - 26th January 2020 inclusive 

You do not require previous military or police experience to work as a Close Protection Officer. In the UK our awarding body guided learning hours equate to a minimum of 14 days

The course itself consists of varying elements which are assessed via a combination of practical (observational / visual) assessments, questions and answers, fully completed course workbook and by examination paper from the awarding body.

You will be required to pass assessment in the following aspects of Close Protection Operations and Operational planning as well as holding or completing a first aid qualification in order to apply for your SIA license to operate as a Close Protection Operative in the UK;

Interpersonal skills.

Use of close protection vehicle techniques.

Communication and conflict management skills.

Venue based security.

Introduction to the roles and responsibilities of the close protection operative.

Close protection team work.

Threat and risk assessment.

Operational planning.

Surveillance awareness.

Law and legislation.


Close protection foot drill techniques.

Route selection.

Search awareness.

Incidents and dilemmas.

Anti and Counter Surveillance.

Physical Interventions Skills

to book your place or to enquire please click here

You will require a First Aid Certificate prior to applying for your license, we will be running a FAAW Level 3 course, please see course dates


South Africa Cape Town International Close Protection Course 14 days, please contact our South African office for further details or email

We welcome those who have little or no previous experience in this industry as this course can become your starting point for a positive career change and to enter the private security industry.

You are also able to obtain discounted bolt on mini courses such as Firearms competency, First Responder First Aid, Control and Restraint, Mechanical Restraints / Handcuffing, Defence against edged weapons and Investigations.

Once fully licensed / Certificated you can apply to join one the Worlds fastest growing and most reputable operations provider, "Scorpion Protection International / Africa" as an approved operator and start your carreer potential within the professional Close Protection sector.

Although we do not guarantee work, our operatives are able to fully maximise their earning potential and tend to stay with us as the premier provider and top tier payer of operational services in the UK and Overseas.


Contact Us

UK Head Office

Unit 11

Europa Business Park



Tel: +44(0)7572 466938 24hr

Tel: +44(0)7572 924446 24hr

Tel  +44(0)1603 927050 (office hrs)



South Africa Office

48 Paarden Eiland Road

Paarden Eiland

Cape Town

South Africa 7420

Tel: +27 84927 2244 24hr

Tel: +27 63114 2586 (office hrs)


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