Security Courses

SIA Close Protection (Single)

Course:SIA Close Protection (Single)
Price:£1,800.00 Per Person (Exc. VAT)
Duration:2 Weeks

ASTS has been involved in security training in the UK since 1992, with over seven thousand participants successfully completing our various courses.

ASTS has run executive CP operations throughout the UK and Europe, and is known for running professional training programmes that are designed to give participants the maximum possible level of professional skills.

Advanced Safety Training Services has also been involved in training the security industry since 1992.  2010 has seen the collaboration with ASTS to promote their professionally acclaimed SIA CP Course.

Important Information

Licensing for people working in Close Protection has come into effect across England and Wales on the 20 March 2006. It is now illegal to work in Close Protection without an SIA licence.

‘You will need a Close Protection licence if you are involved with establishing and maintaining a safe environment in which a specific individual can live and work whilst continually minimising risk.’

Being in possession of a licence is not only mandatory to work in this security sector, it will also reinforce your skills and will increase the chance of you being placed on a protection team, as opposed to an unlicensed operative.

Training Info


This 2 week Close Protection course of theoretical and practical skills training will consist of the following:

  • 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 team work
  • Reconnaissance
  • Close protection foot techniques
  • Route selection
  • Use of close protection vehicle techniques
  • Search awareness
  • Incidents and dilemmas
  • Venue based security
  • Communication and conflict management skills

We also include Close Protection Training above the SIA requirements that you will need to become a recognised Close Protection Officer.
You need to present a valid first aid certificate to your training provider before you start your training. If you do not have a recognized first aid award you will need to get one in order to get your license. This is in addition to the minimum 150 hours knowledge and practical skills training.

Course Application:
In order to enrol you onto one of our security training programmes, we will need a completed registration form, one proof of ID, two proofs of address and two photographs. Your place will then be reserved on receipt of all the completed paperwork, and full payment. Please send or bring these to our main office at your earliest convenience, we will then be able to confirm your booking.

Training Fees: Includes all training and course fees.

Accommodation: 14 nights accommodation. (If you require accommodation this must be confirmed together with the booking of the course)

Personal costs: Participants will be responsible for their own meals and incidental costs such as travel and the use of your mobile phone (make sure your mobile is topped up if you a use pay as you go service).

Trainers: All of ASTS trainers are highly experienced both in operations and in CP training. Most come from a military/police background, and many serving with elite units from around the world.

Accommodation is additional – please email for further information/booking

Group Bookings

Please contact us to book this course as a group by telephone: 08000 89 70 55 or email:

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* Discount applies to individual courses booked before the 31st August 2011.

Course cancellation charges: Less than 7 days notice = 100% of course price. 8 - 21 days notice = 50% of course price. Over 22 days notice = No cancellation fee

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