SIA Close Protection Course (Level 3)

Course Overview:

The course is held at the Catterick or Derby based training venue which offers fully equipped modern classrooms and realistic outdoor scenario areas.

Your course fees include all equipment such as radios, search equipment and vehicles that are required for the course. Laptops are not provided but you can bring your own for use and printing facilities will be available.

The training course combines both theoretical and practical training with on-going assessment and culminates in two fully operational exercises conducted in the public domain.

We offer the Close Protection Course as either:

  • an intensive 12 day course (non – residential)
  • or on a modular basis (1 – 6 modules) over a period of six weeks (Friday pm until Sunday pm)(non-residential)

The syllabus content is identical on both courses but offers the individual the choice of selecting which course best suits their personal circumstances and commitments.

Course Content:

  • Introduction to the Roles & Responsibilities of the Close Protection Operative
  • Threat & Risk Assessment
  • Surveillance Awareness
  • Operational Planning
  • Law & Legislation
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Close Protection Team Work
  • Reconnaissance
  • Close Protection Foot Techniques
  • Route Selection
  • Use of Close Protection Vehicle Techniques
  • Search Awareness
  • Incidents & Dilemmas
  • Venue Based Security
  • Communication & Conflict Management Skills


Call Us on:

0333 222 4055




Close Protection Courses


Call Us on:

0333 222 4055

for more information or
to discuss bookings.

CP Medical Module:

  • QCF level 3 First Aid at Work (SIA requirement)


  • Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Ballistic & Blast Trauma
  • Scenario based training and assessment covering hostile environment and commercial situations.


SOTA Training Provides A Quality ‘One Stop Shop Solution’

State of The Art Training (SOTA) combines theory with an exciting practical interactive experience and a delivery style that enables delegates to take an active part in their learning experience. Real group exercises in safe, controlled, realistic training environments are used to make the courses fun, challenging and enjoyable. We try very hard to ensure any presentations are kept interesting and pertinent to the delegates’ needs. We aim to provide individuals and company groups with a ‘one stop shop solution’ by combining courses to maximise the learning experience and ensures time spent with us is cost effective. At State of The Art Training we try where possible to use real examples from the delegates’ own working environments to ensure they can relate to the information provided. Course content is continually updated by our trainers, using delegates’ experiences gained from real life scenarios enabling us to keep the training courses fresh, vibrant and representative of best practice throughout industry.