CLOSE PROTECTION

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

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

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.

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

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

2020 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

January 16- 28
March 6- March 18
June 20 - July 3
July 4 - July 17
September 19 - October 2
November 14 - November 27

Our Programs

CPO

SIA Compliant

Close Protection



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

HECPO

Hostile Environment Close Protection



The course is aimed at those wishing to advance themselves with this specialized niche within the security industry, those wishing to gain employment in HR zones, those working the executive circuit wishing to broaden their skillset and be capable of offering guidance and advice to their clients when travelling to High Risk locations on an ad hoc basis.

This course is perfect for those wishing to work in hostile environments and will prepare candidates and advance their knowledge in preparation for a PSD/PMC role.

Medical

FPOS-I




The Purpose  of the First Person on Scene (FPOS) qualifications is to provide immediate life support to the patient pending the arrival of definitive pre-Hospital care.

Clinical endorsement for the FPOS qualifications is by the Royal College of Surgeons Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care (Edinburgh). he qualifications and any additional units are valid for a period of 3 years. Periodic re-training and assessment for both the practical skills and supporting knowledge will therefore be required.

Live Fire

Pistol/Carbine



IST Academy offer three different options when it comes to Tactical Firearms Training.

From the absolute beginner to the seasoned professional requiring tactical training to prevent skill fade or gain a firearms competency certificate for their current employment.

All of our live fire options are held at our facility in Slovakia...