This SIA compliant Program is particularly designed for those;



  • New into the security industry wishing to gain employment in the business, celebrity and executive circuits of Close Protection
  • Employees who want to upgrade their skills currently working as security guard or DS.
  • Staff in the private executive UHNW houshold industry.
  • PA's , PT's, Yacht Crew, professional childminders wishing to add to their resume
  • Ex military and law enforcement officers just left or going to leave service in the near future seeking employment in private or PMC industry in High Risk Zones.


The  main aim of this program is to provide students with all the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical skills to work as (an Executive) Close Protection Operative.

Upon completion of our close protection program, the candidate will be eligible to apply for the British SIA Close Protection licence

The course will use a balance of classroom based lectures with a maximum emphasis placed on realistic practical exercises performed in the field in order to provide the candidate with a comprehensive understanding of close protection operations globally

Discounts are available to those who book multiple programs with IST-Academy, Please CONTACT US for further details of options available


Training Location

IST Academy Close Protection program is held in the picturesque town of Llança on Spains Costa Brava.

Set where the Mediterranean meets the Pyrenees, Llanca is situated 15KM from the French border and 150 KM from Barcelona.

Considered to be one of the most beautiful and upspoilt regions of Spain, this is a perfect location for our program, with fantastic amenities close by but little distraction.


What is included?

for €1750

  • Return Flights to/from Spain  
  • Transfers to Training Location
  • Accommodation
  • Food
  • Insurance
  • Exam/Certification Fees
  • *Return fights from European cities serving Barcelona , Girona, or Perpignan airports,
  • Breakfast is self service,
  • lunch is a selection of subway style wraps and rolls
  • dinner is pasta, rice and potato dishes with veg and various meats.
  • vegetarians and Halal catered for
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    Topics Covered


    • Introduction to close protection
    • History of close protection
    • Assassination/Attack case studies
    • Threat assessment
    • Protective foot formations
    • Embus/Debus drills
    • Protocol and etiquette
    • Covert protection
    • Krav Maga
    • Searching Procedures
    • Close Protection Team components
    • Immediate action drills
    • Route planning and secure advance
    • Radio communications
    • Motorcade procedures
    • Operational Planning
    • Anti-Surveillance
    • Conflict management
    • Law


    Extensive Final exercise with a live VIP in Barcelona City.


    Program Details

    Duration: 14 Days

    Delivery: Lecture and Practical

    Class size: 5-10

    Prerequisites: None

    Accreditation: BTEC Level 3 Award in Close Protection

    Suggested Kit:


    • Casual clothing
    • rainproofs
    • dress suit
    • cargo pants
    • running shoes
    • sports clothing
    • groin protection
    • gum shield
    • laptop
    • Notebook and Pens


    2022 Schedule

    The fee for our Close Protection Program is €1750.

    This includes;


    • Return transport within Europe
    • Transfers from/to airport in Spain
    • Accommodation
    • Food
    • All exam and certification fees
    • Insurance



    It does NOT include the SIA licence fee of 210 GBP. This has to be paid directly by the applicant, to the SIA.


    A €300 deposit is required to reserve places.

    To reserve your place, simply click on the program date of your choice

    This will bring you through to our bookings page where you can pay the €300 deposit required to guarantee your place on your chosen program.

    Alternatively, if you do not wish to pay online, please contact us directly for alternative methods