SIA Close Protection

Level 3 BTEC Certificate in Close Protection Operations

Regalis Group's Close Protection course is designed to introduce you into the Close Protection industry with the highest level of training and relevant qualification to obtain your SIA Close Protection license.

To work within the UK Close Protection Sector everyone is required by law to have the SIA Close Protection Licence. In order to obtain an SIA licence you will need to show that you are trained to the right level. The Regalis Close Protection course has been designed and developed by our specialist instructors to offer an entry to a rewarding career in Close Protection Operations.

The course covers all aspects as stipulated by the Security Industry Authority (SIA) with enhanced elements incorporated by the training team to offer the additional benefit of their experience and “on the ground” knowledge.
To get one of the qualifications linked to close protection licensing you will need to attend two training modules and take and pass an exam.

Course Content:

  • Close Protection Specialist Module
  • Roles and Responsibilities of the Close Protection Operative
  • Threat and Risk Assessment
  • Surveillance Awareness
  • Operational Planning
  • Law and Legislation
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Close Protection Teamwork and Briefing
  • Conduct Reconnaissance
  • Close Protection Foot Drills (Walking Drills)
  • Route Selection
  • Close Protection Journey Management
  • Search Procedures
  • Incident Management
  • Venue Security
  • Conflict Management Module

The following information may not be key for gaining your SIA license but we still teach it as it can be vital in your role as a CPO.

  • Protocol
  • Radio Procedure
  • Counter Surveillance Procedures
  • Unarmed Combat and Practical assessments
  • Terrorist Opertions (Hostage Taking & Kidnappings, Ransom and Assassinations)
  • VIP Assignment in central London.

Regalis Group will also provide unpaid experience if required on operations in London and retrospective to their local areas if required. Operational experience, further understanding of operations, demonstration of professionalism.

First Aid Training

When applying for your licence you will be required to produce evidence that you have attained a recognised first aid award. You should present your valid first aid certificate to your training provider before you start your training. If you do not have a recognised first aid award you will need to get one in order to get your licence. This is in addition to the minimum 150 hours knowledge and practical skills training.

First aid awards recognised by the SIA are:

•First Aid at Work - 4 day course (HSE approved)
•First Person on Scene (FPOS) Intermediate Award - 30 hours (Edexcel / IHCD)

Kit and Equipment

  • Please ensure you have the following items by the start of the course.
  • Driving License (Both Parts)
  • Original Passport
  • 4 Passport Photos
  • Pens, pencils, notebook etc
  • Any medication you may require


This unit will be assessed by means of:

  • a written test, set and marked by Edexcel
  • practical tasks, assessed internally by Regalis Group’s Instructors.
  • Students must pass both parts of the assessment to pass the unit.

Written test

This unit will be assessed using a multiple-choice test set and marked by Edexcel. There are 60 items and learners must achieve a score of 42 (70%) to pass their course.

For further information please contact Regalis Group’s Head Office on 0207 704 2555.