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IST Academy Specialist security training for Close Protection SIA approved

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 both the British SIA Close Protection licence as well as the French equivalant, The CNAPS.

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.


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.


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



Our Program 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.

Return fights from European cities serving Barcelona or Girona airports, transfers in Spain, accommodation in modern apartments and your meals are all included in our fees.

llanca accommodation close protection course

Please Note:

This is a British qualification and the language of delivery is English.

Potential students will be requested to demonstrate competence.