Close Protection

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Thursday 14/10/21 – Thursday 28/10/21

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Level 3 Certificate for Working as a Close Protection Operative within the Private Security Industry.

This regulated qualification is ideal for anyone wishing to work as a close protection operative as it provides them with the necessary skills and knowledge to apply for an SIA license. This qualificati0n is supported by both the Security Industry Authority (SIA) and Skills for Security (SfS). Subjects covered include threat and risk assessment, legislation relevant to the role, walking drills, embus and debus, incident management, surveillance, and operational planning.

How long will it take me to achieve this qualification?

This qualification must be undertaken over a minimum of 12-days.

How is the qualification assessed?

It is divided into 3-units and is assessed by the following methods:

Module 1: Working as a Close Protection Operative

Externally set and externally assessed MCQ paper with 25-questions, 40-minute duration, 70% pass mark. Externally set and internally assessed open-response questions and internally set and internally assessed practical tasks.

Module 2: Planning, Preparing and Supporting a Close Protection Operation

Externally set and externally assessed MCQ paper with 30-questions, 45-minute duration, 70% pass mark. Externally set and internally assessed open-response questions and internally set and internally assessed practical tasks.

Module 3: Conflict Management within the Private Security Industry

Externally set and externally assessed MCQ paper with 20-questions, 30-minute duration, 70% pass mark.

What next?

Individuals achieving this qualification can progress on to further learning such as:

· Highfield Level 3 Award in the Delivery of Conflict Management Training (RFQ)

· Highfield Level 3 Award for the Deliverers of Physical Intervention Training within the Private

Security Industry

Where can this course be taken?

Through any Highfield-approved training center.

 

Entry Requirement:

Must have a minimum First Aid at Work Qualification

Must have right to work in the UK

Language pre-requisite
It is the center’s responsibility to ensure that each learner is sufficiently competent in the use of the English and/or the Welsh language. All assessments must be conducted in the medium of English and/or Welsh, as appropriate. Centers must ensure that learners have sufficient reading, writing, speaking, and listening language skills before putting the learners forward for assessment.

Evidence must be retained by centers for all learners and made available for external quality review purposes.

As a guide, learners should, as a minimum, have language skills equivalent to the following:

• a B1 level qualification on the Home Office’s list of recognized English tests and qualifications

• an ESOL qualification at (Level 1) on the Ofqual register taken in England, Wales, or Northern Ireland

• an ESOL qualification at Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework level 5 awarded by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and taken in Scotland

• Functional Skills Level 1 in English

• SQA Core Skills in Communication at Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework level 5

• Essential Skills Wales Communication Level 1 First-aid requirements When applying for a close protection license, learners will be required to produce evidence that they have attained a recognized first-aid award (this is not a qualification requirement). Learners should present their valid first-aid certificate to their training provider before starting training.