Level 3 Certificate for Working as a Close Protection Operative within the Private Security Industry (RQF)

The Highfield Level 3 Certificate for Working as a Close Protection Operative in the Private Security Industry (RQF) will comprehensively cover all of the competencies required to deal with any given situation whilst also providing a valuable insight into the role of a CPO.

HZL offers close protection training for both service leavers and those operating within the private security industry who wish to become close protection officers. Close Protection Officers (CPO) must be capable of operating in a diverse number of situations ranging from remote, hostile environments through to the corporate and executive world. 

Course Details



HZL Specialist Solutions Ltd,
Unit 4 JSH,
Brian Clough Business Centre,
200-222 Cotton Lane,
DE24 8GH

Timings & Dates:

0830 – 1730 hours.
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£2000 + VAT (£2400) per delegate.

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In order to complete this qualification candidates must:

  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age
  • Functional Skills Level 1 in English.

First Aid Requirements

Candidates will be required to produce evidence that they have attained a recognised first aid award (this is not a qualification requirement). If they do not have a recognised first aid qualification, they will need to attain one prior to applying for their licence.

Delivery/Assessment Methods

This qualification is delivered over an intensive 15 days non residential course at our Derby centre, which offers fully equipped, modern classroom facilities and access to realistic outdoor scenario locations.

The course combines both theoretical and practical training with on-going assessment and culminates in two fully operational assessed exercises in the public domain.

Assessment is also carried out by externally set and internal assessed open response questions and practical tasks along with multi choice examination papers.

Course Contents

The course has been specifically developed to meet the requirements of the Security Industry Authority (SIA) and meets the criteria for those who wish to apply for an SIA licence to work as a close protection operative. (*Please note that the SIA will charge for the licence application and this is not included in the cost of the course).

  • Unit 1: Working as a Close Protection Operative
  • Unit 2: Planning, Preparing and Supporting Close Protection Operation;
  • Unit 3: Conflict Management within the Private Security Industry.

What's Next?

Candidates successfully completing this qualification may wish to progress to further qualifications such as:

  • Highfield Level 3 Award in the Delivery of Conflict Management (RQF)
  • Highfield Level 3 Award for Deliverers of Physical Intervention within the Private Security Industry (RQF)

Any Questions?

Contact us today to find out how we can help you learn from our highly qualified and operationally experienced teachers, trainers and practitioners.

About Us

HZL is an established private training provider founded in 2000 and based in the Derby area.



HZL are ELCAS approved providers
ELCAS Number: 10713

Registered Address: Botham Accounting Ltd, 14 Clarendon Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 5HQ

Registered Company Number: 06340570

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