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This 24 day Level 4 Hostile Environment Close Protection Operatives program is an extension of the SIA required standard 12 day course.
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 ofering 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.
PSC´s generally run their own “in theatre or pre deployment” induction packages.
This is the perfect course to learn both Low Profile and High Profile skills and drills expected of you in Hostile Environment, therefore giving you a competitive edge when it comes to pre-deployment selection in country.
The individual modules that this Level 4 HECPO program contains are:
- Level 3 Close Protection (Required for SIA licencing)
- Level 3 First Person on Scene Intermediate
- Level 2 Dual Platform firearms competency for PMC´s
- Level 1 Secure Driving
For those who already have the Level 3 SIA linked qualification, the other modules of this program can be taken seperately and paid for as individual units.
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This course is open to everyone, however the reality is that an individual with no services background is highly unlikey to gain employment in Hostile Environments.
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.
Our Firearms Partner in Slovakia is located a short distance from the capital, Bratislava.
Return Flights to/from Spain
Transfers to Training Location
Flights from European cities serving Barcelona or Girona airports,
(Home city -BCN, BCN-SK, SK-Home City)
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
LEVEL 3 Close Protection Program
Level 3 FPOS-I Program
- Advanced weapon skills
- Convoy – EMBUS / DEBUS
- Force-on-force attack drills
- Attack recognition
- Weapon familiarization
- High risk foot formations
- High risk secure advance
- Radio procedures
- Hostile Surveillance Awareness
- High risk urban movements
- Anti-terrorism awareness
- PSD team SOP's on attack
- Attack simulation on foot formations
- Attack simulation on foot and vehicle formations
A brief outline
Duration: 24 Days
Delivery: Lecture and Practical
Class size: 5-10
Accreditation: BTEC Level 3 Award in Close Protection
FPOS-I Level 3 Award
Secure Driving Level 1 Award
HECPO Level 4 Award
dress suit, cargo pants
For firearms Module.
As already mentioned above the price of our HECPO program is €3350.
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
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.
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.
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.
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