VIP Protection: (Both Qualification and Non-Qualification)

The VIP Protection training is undertaken by a combination of: ex military experts who have completed the Special Forces VIP protection course, to include, ex-Police Force members and highly qualified time served civilians. The course content can be applied within the UK and overseas. Course content covers the following criteria:

More specifically: The course content is geared toward two key training factors.

  • UK residential courses with a core syllabus to the SIA-2006 licensing standards that consists of 138hrs minimum of core training learning skills with are divided into 15 core areas of competencies
  • SAS VIP training course that includes firearms, plus other more details areas, is designed for overseas governments, their policing forces and private VIPs and high profile individuals, who wish their members to be trained to this higher standard. This is Not Accredited. The course content holds the same above criteria, as the SIA-2006 but has far more extensive training modules and in-depth teaching practices.

SIA-2006-(2010) changed Core teaching modules:

  • Introduction to the roles and responsibilities of the Close Protection Operative
  • Threat and Risk assessment
  • Surveillance awareness
  • Operational Planning
  • Law and Legislation
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Close protection teamwork and briefing
  • Conduct Reconnaissance
  • Close Protection foot Drills
  • Route selection
  • Close Protection Journey Management
  • Search Procedures
  • Incident Management
  • Venue Security

Supportive module requirements:

Conflict Management Module x8 hours

Session 1: Avoiding Conflict and Reducing Personal Risk

Session 2: Defusing Conflict

Session 3: Resolving and Learning from Conflict

Session 4. Application of communications Skills and Conflict Management for Security Guarding and Close Protection

First Aid Training:

First Aid awards recognized by the SIA

First Aid at Work-4 day course (HSE approved)

First Person on Scene (PFOS) level-4 Award 30hours tbc (Edexcel IHCD)

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