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Close Protection Officer


Qualification

edexcel Level 3

BTEC Certificate in Close Protection Operations

Summary of Course Content and Learning Outcomes

 

Unit 1 – Skills and Teamwork in Close Protection

To achieve this unit a learner must:

Understand the roles and responsibilities of the Close Protection Operative
Understand the importance of interpersonal skills within the close protection environment
Understand the importance of close protection teamwork.

Unit 2 – Legislation, Communication and Conflict Management Skills in Close Protection

To achieve this unit a learner must:

Understand the impact of law and legislation on close protection
Understand the relationship between Close Protection Operatives and official agencies
Understand the need for communication and conflict management
Be able to use communication and conflict management skills.

Unit 3 – Risk Assessment, Operational Planning and Safe Route Selection

To achieve this unit learner must:

Understand threat assessment and risk management
Be able to use operational planning skills
Know about route selection

Unit 4 – Surveillance, Reconnaissance, Incidents and Dilemmas

To achieve this unit a learner must:

Be able to demonstrate surveillance, counter-surveillance, anti-surveillance methods and skills
Be able to carry out reconnaissance
Be able to deal with incidents and dilemmas within close protection.

Unit 5 – Techniques for Close Protection Operatives

To achieve this unit a learner must:

Be able to use close protection foot techniques
Be able to use close protection vehicle techniques
Be able to use correct search procedures
Understand venue-based security

All candidates must take a knowledge test and practical skills assessment and must also attain a recognised First Aid qualification in order to apply for the Security Industry Authority Licence to Practice as a Close Protection Officer in England and Wales which will be a legal requirement from March 2006.

For details of an appropriate first aid qualification please visit the First Person On Scene Awards page

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