CLOSE PROTECTION RECOGITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL)

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CLOSE PROTECTION RECOGITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL)

Our RPL and Refresher Close Protection Course (Recognition of Prior Learning) is aimed at students with a verifiable background in Close Protection. This course is available as a stand-alone course or can be bolted onto our High Risk Course. The course provides the BTEC Level 3 Award in Close Protection Operations. This allows the student to become a licensed Close Protection Operative with the Security Industry Authority (SIA). 

The course is delivered in one day and comprises of a Close Protection Specialist module and a Conflict Management module.

Close Protection operatives who have previously received formal close protection training and/or are currently employed in an operational close protection role should present themselves to us with evidence of the training they have received and work completed. Depending on the date and content of the training/work they have taken in the past and to what extent the training/work covered the learning objectives of the new Close Protection course for licensing, they will be directed to take either our full Close Protection Course, 24 hour Guided Learning Hours Refresher Course or gain direct entry to our RPL Course.

Close Protection Specialist Module

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
  • Incidents management
  • Venue-based security

Conflict Management Module 

  • Avoiding conflict and reducing personal risk
  • Defusing conflict
  • Resolving and learning from conflict
  • Application of communication skills and conflict management for Close
  • Protection

These units give the student the understanding and skills required by the Security Industry Authority (SIA) to become a licensed Close Protection Operative (CPO) 

Students who have completed formal close protection training from the organisations listed below and have remained in an operational close protection role, will be exempt from further training but will be required to take an exam and a practical skills assessment over our one day course.  

  • Royal Military Police Close Protection Course 
  • Special Air Service Regiment Body Guard Course
  • Metropolitan Police Royalty Protection/Special Branch Close Protection Course
  • Police National Close Protection Course

Students must be able to produce verifiable documentation to allow entry onto the RPL Course. 

All students must also hold a valid and in date First Person On Scene Intermediate (FPOS-I) Medical Qualification or equivalent. (We can also provide these courses too).

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