New Close Protection Training Course Launches in the UK

One of the most comprehensive close protection training packages in the UK – delivered by some of the industry leading experts in the field…

Combat Academy UK has long been one of the leading training providers in the world for personal safety, security and self defence training. The Combat Group, comprising of Combat Security, which provides high risk security services, and Combat Academy is headed by Major (Retired) Huw Roberts, formerly the Chief Instructor for the Royal Military Police Close Protection Unit. It is no wonder that we are now delivering the HABC Level 3 Certificate For Working as a Close Protection Operative within the Private Security Industry (QCF).

Our comprehensive 15 day course covers all aspects of the required SIA syllabus:

  • Roles and responsibilities of a CP operative
  • Law and legislation relevant to the CP industry
  • Threat assessment and risk management
  • Surveillance techniques
  • Operational planning
  • Venue security
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Team work
  • Foot drills
  • Route selection and planning
  • Vehicle movement tactics and operations
  • Search techniques and procedures
  • Importance of reconnaissance
  • Conflict management techniques

Additional units we will deliver include:

  • Full CQC (Close Quarter Combat) training unit
  • Criminology unit
  • Psychology unit
  • Counter Terrorism unit

Huw comments:

There are many security training providers in the UK offering the SIA minimum standard – Level 3 Close Protection training course. It is fit for purpose and considered to be the gold standard in the industry. Many security officers, who currently hold a door supervisor licence aspire to eventually attain their CP badge and the kudos that goes with it. Many are either precluded by the cost of the lengthy training, or opt for the cheaper and less authentic, though fully compliant options in the UK. We aim to provide a training course which goes far higher than the minimum compliance bar and contains additional bolt-on units. The units, whilst not compulsory under SIA guidance, add tremendous value to the Close Protection course, and also tremendous practical operational use to any CP operative.

The courses will be delivered at both Combat HQ in Buckinghamshire and our regional office in West Yorkshire and is priced at £1,000 + VAT. This cost includes the criminology and psychology units. The additional optional elements will cost –

  • CQC 4 days £600 plus VAT
  • Counter terrorism £600 plus VAT (CPD accredited)

Discounts will be available for former police and military and the Combat Group is planning to offer a unique discount and payment plan for existing private security professionals holding the security guarding or door supervision licences.

Entry Requirements

  • Must be aged 18+
  • Competent in the use of the English and/or Welsh language
  • Have a recognised first-aid certificate (you will need one to apply for the SIA licence)

If you are interested in enrolling on a Close Protection training course with us, register your interest by emailing


The Comments
  • Please can you email me some info and costing of the CPO training ?
    I am based in the Isle of man, where is the nearest place for training ?
    Thanks Matthew

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