Close Protection Course


(New SIA approved specification April 22)


Four reasons to choose 3rg’s CP course: 

  • 3rg Instructors & Staff – We have the essential knowledge to deliver!
  • Up to date CP program, meeting SIA approval.
  • High pass rate + Post-course support
  • Recognition of prior learning – We understand some students may already have the required experience

3rg Instructors & Staff

At our purpose built training facility based on the south coast in Poole, the 3rg team deliver a course at the very forefront of Close Protection Training, providing attendees a unique opportunity to develop core competencies and gain invaluable first-hand experience of operating in this area of the private security sector.

Ray Q (Chief Instructor) – With 25 years’ Close Protection experience, Ray is a former UKSF (SBS) operator conducting Close Protection for Members of Parliament, Ambassadors and Government personnel. Within the commercial sector his array of experience includes – High Net Worth’s, Media, Celebrities, Sporting Teams & Executives. This deep knowledge base and professional skills ensures delegates receive the very best information and advice at all times as part of their training.

Mo Abley (Chief Medical Instructor) – Mo is an experienced, highly trained Paramedic who holds the SIA Close Protection qualification. Mo served as a medic within the Armed Forces (5 Airbourne Brigade) which has enabled him to gain extensive medical knowledge during operational tours. Mo has also held an operational role within police close protection teams as a Paramedic, providing services to the Royal family.

Dayna M (Office Manager / Assessor) – Dayna holds IQA Level 4, as well as the CP qualification which is essential to her role. Dayna is the initial point of contact for students pre-course, on-course and post course enquiries. Her responsibilities include – Course updates, SIA licensing (applying and renewing). Dayna also serves as one of 3rgs Surveillance & Investigation operators, having previously served as an investigator for the DVLA.

Up-to-date CP Program

The 3rg training programme has been developed to address the latest SIA learning outcomes for Close Protection licensing

Units 1 & 2 Principles & Working as a Close protection operative

  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Legislation of a CP operative
  • Threat Assessment
  • Risk Management
  • Personal & Professional Skills
  • Enhanced Surveillance package
  • Search Procedures
  • Foot Drills
  • Venue Security
  • Route Planning
  • Reconnaissance
  • Transport Management
  • Planning & Operating

Units 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7

  • Conflict Management within the Private Security Industry
  • Principles of Terror Threat Awareness in the Private Security Industry
  • Door Supervision responsibilities for Close Protection Operatives
  • Physical Intervention within the private security Industry, including Close Protection

As well as the core competencies, 3rg provides  relevant training for both the HECPO* (Hostile Environments Close Protection Operative) and Executive Protection type roles.

What is a HECPO? Typically a student with formal firearms training e.g. Former military personnel who has passed an approved CP course and is SIA licenced.

*Note – HECPO is 3rg certification and not a qualification funded by ELCAS

At 3rg, we believe that Surveillance Awareness is one of the most important module within the training. This is why we insist on only surveillance qualified instructors lead the valuable subject, delivering our Enhanced Surveillance Module.

Future Prospects

High Pass RateAt 3rg, we pride ourselves on delivering the best training possible, ensuring the necessary skills are passed to each individual student.

Self-reflection – On the rare occasion, where a student may not be successful on passing a module, the first question we ask is – Could the training have been better? Resits are available at no additional charge (T’s & C’s apply)

SIA Licence Application – After course completion, we keep the communication lines open to help with licence issues, licence renewal, potential employment both with 3rg and other security providers

Future Employment – 3rg cannot guarantee future employment but with our strong industry links we will endeavour to ensure suitable candidates have the best chance of securing employment with associate private security providers.

Note: Candidates who do not already have a formal medical qualification will be required to take the First Response Emergency Care (FREC) course, which can be added to the Close Protection course at an additional charge.


Upcoming 2024 Course dates:

15th June-2nd July 2024

13th-30th July 2024

7th – 24th September 2024

5th – 22nd October 2024

2nd – 19th November 2024

30th November – 17th December 2024

  • SIA Recognised
    • Close Protection

    • Enhanced Surveillance

    • Hostile Environment

    • Pearson £2400

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