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SIA Close Protection Top-up Training Course

QNUK Level 2 Award for Close Protection Operatives in the Private Security Industry (Top Up) (RQF)

Elevate your close protection career with the QNUK Level 2 Award for Close Protection Operatives (Top Up) (RQF) course, designed to keep you at the forefront of the private security industry. As the landscape of security threats evolves, it is crucial for professionals to stay updated with the latest knowledge and skills.

This top-up training not only ensures your license renewal, but also enhances your expertise in areas such as physical intervention, door supervision responsibilities, and terror threat awareness.

By completing this course, you will be well equipped to protect both yourself and your principle, while showcasing your commitment to maintaining the highest standards in the industry.

Stand out in the competitive job market and foster greater trust from potential clients by investing in this essential course for close protection operatives.

From 1st October 2022 the new Close Protection top-up training came into effect. All those who are required to renew their licence will have to complete the top-up training to be brought up to date with the new licence linked qualification requirements. Read more about the new government update on our blog.

Course Details


Location:

Derby
Boston
London


Timings & Dates:

Close Protection Top Up (Derby)
4-7 Jan (Derby)
1-3 Mar (Derby)
14-16 April (Derby) (Full)
26-28 April (Derby) (Full)
17-19 May (Derby) (Full)
26-28 July (Derby) (Full)
20-22 Sept (Derby)
22-24 Nov (Derby)

Cost:

£360 (Inc) VAT


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Course Contents


Principles of Terror Threat Awareness in the Private Security Industry

This module is about understanding the role of the operator in the event of a terror threat occuring. This is covered by completing the ACT (Action Counter Terrorism) awareness e-Learning package before the course start date - a link will be sent through when the course has been booked.

Principles of Working as a Door Supervisor for Close Protection Operatives in the Private Security Industry

This module is about the role of the door supervisor and the behaviors required to perform the role as required within the scope of the integrated license. The delegate will be provided with a pre-course workbook that has to be completed before the course start date.

Application of Physical Intervention Skills in the Private Security Industry

When working in the private security industry there will be a requirement to use physical intervention skills. During the course you will be taught non-pain compliant restrictive and non-restrictive intervention skills before moving onto the physical intervention skills required for close protection. 

Application of Physical Intervention Skills for Close Protection Operatives in the Private Security Industry

There are many forms of physical intervention required within the close protection environment, one of these is non-pain compliant intervention that supports a soft skills approach. These skills will be practiced as individuals and as part of a team.

Delivery/Assessment Methods

  • The course is delivered between 3 and 5 days. HZL have the authority to deliver the course over 3 days. This is achieved by completing pre-course work and combining elements of the Door Supervisor and Close Protection Physical Intervention that cross over.
  • MCQP and practical demonstration
  • Assessment is through four externally set assessment exams (Multi Choice Question exam) and two internal practical assessments.

Why Take This Course

  • Stay up-to-date with the latest industry requirements
  • Enhance your expertise in key areas
  • Increase your employability and credibility
  • Comply with government regulations

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of the QNUK Level 2 Award for Close Protection Operatives (Top-Up) course?
This top-up course is designed to enable close protection operatives to stay updated with the latest knowledge and skills in the private security industry, ensuring license renewal and enhancing expertise in areas such as physical intervention, door supervision responsibilities, and terror threat awareness.
When and where are the courses taking place?
The courses are scheduled throughout 2023 in locations such as Derby, Boston, and London. Please refer to the provided list of dates for specific course timings and availability.
How much does the course cost?
The cost of the course is £360, including VAT.
What is the duration of the course and how is it delivered?
The course is delivered over 3 to 5 days, with HZL having the authority to deliver it over 3 days by combining elements of Door Supervisor and Close Protection Physical Intervention that cross over. The course involves pre-course work, MCQP, and practical demonstrations.
What topics are covered in the course?
The course covers principles of terror threat awareness, working as a door supervisor for close protection operatives, the application of physical intervention skills in the private security industry, and the application of physical intervention skills for close protection operatives.
Why is this top-up training now required for close protection operatives?
As of 1st October 2022, the government has introduced new requirements for close protection license holders to ensure they possess the most up-to-date skills to keep themselves, their clients, and the public safe. These requirements include first aid qualification and the new top-up training before license renewal.
Can I switch to a door supervision license instead of renewing my close protection license?
Yes, the SIA allows close protection operatives to renew to a door supervision license if they prefer. The door supervision top-up training is shorter and cheaper than the close protection top-up training. However, operatives should consider their day-to-day duties and deployment before making the decision.
Will I have to complete a top up course every 3 years?
No, it is a one off course required for those who completed their CP course prior to October 2022.

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