4.8571 (21) Reviews Close Protection Course

BY: Associated Risks Group

Review Breakdown
Customer Service4.8571
Training Received4.9048
Value for Money5.0000

Price: £2200

Qualification: HABC Level 3 Close Protection Operations


This 20 day course covers all the aspects of the SIA Close Protection qualification and much more besides. As well as including FPOS-I, we also include a Level 3 Advanced Surveillance qualification.

It has 5 live close protection and 5 surveillance exercises in locations across the UK. These exercises will cover various areas of Close Protection including:

Executive Protection (Kidnap & Ransom Policy)

Corporate Protection (BIA)

Diplomatic Protection

Hostile Protection

Celebrity Protection

The exercises will be conducted in various venues such as Museums, Restaurants, 5 star Hotels, Theatres, Shopping Centres etc.

The course also includes CV writing and Networking skills, Anti-Kidnap Plans, BIA plus much more at Consultancy Level. We could not possibly list all of the elements included in the course, as we include a great many "jewels" of information taken from decades in the industry that have real world application in ensuring you work towards being the best operator you can be. Please don't simply take what we say but take the time to look at the reviews we have collected from some of our students who have gone on to become part of the ARG family.

Our Close Protection training has been carefully designed by combining skills learnt from both civilian and Military Police Close Protection Units, to give you one of the most in-depth and comprehensive courses on the market. The course is not only aimed at ex-Forces and Police, but also at civilians wishing to enter the industry. It is designed to give potential close protection operatives the very best knowledge and skills required to start their career in protective security management. Each person that trains through us has the potential to represent us by working for us, so we have a vested interest in making sure that each person does not simply pass the SIA standard, but surpass it to reach the ARG standard. We will train you to become a thinker who can deal with a whole host of security issues, not simply someone in a suit.

Location: North East

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5 ARG Close Protection Course Level 3

ARG came highly recommended by a friend who had previously completed this course. I liked the small number that Paul said the course was limited to so that each individual candidate could gain the maximum amount of learning experience. As stated at the in ... (read more)

5 ARG Close Protection course Level 3

From the very first phone call with the Managing Director I knew straight away that I was making the right  decision choosing ARG.  The course came highly recommended and now I can gladly do the same. I have now done 2 Close Protection course as I compl ... (read more)

5 Real world training

This course changed my view on what the job of a CPO really is. From day one the advice given is as practical to reality and real world situations as it on the last day when the penny drops, when everything you've been taught and told all of a sudden make ... (read more)

5 ARG Close protection course

An excellent course that actually prepare's you to do the job not just pass the exam,lots of attention to detail,from protocol,dressing correctly to the more obvious such as first aid,foot drills and firearms,in a very competitive industry this attention ... (read more)

3 Close Protection

I completed the Close Protection course in july 2015, I have been ask to give an honest review.  There is know doubt that there is a vast amount of experience within the team delivering this course and they have all the skills,  knowledge and experience ... (read more)

5 Edexcel BTEC level 3 in CLOSE PROTECTION (QFC)

An excellent course, well put together by professionals with years of industry experience that you cant put a price on . The continued support and help after the course itself is invaluable either from the cpd days ,constant networking oppertunities or up ... (read more)

5 .

Have been taught by Paul Hutchinson on my CP course. Very knowledgeable and clued up especially in regards to surveillance. ARG has an outstanding purpose built facility for firearms practice and courses with Bob Dunkley at the helm, whom is widely respe ... (read more)

5 Excellent

An outstanding course delivered by exceptional instructors with vast experience within the industry both on a National and International level. The course is progressive with a number of live exercises enabling the student to develop and apply the skills ... (read more)

5 intense and professional.

the best way I can summarise is that this company were not just taking my course fees and pushing me through the training. Emphasis was on getting it right! the training delivery was excellent, the group was small so everyone got the chance to do every pr ... (read more)

5 Excellent course

I attended this course after taking part in the Royal Military Police Close Protection Course to further my ongoing career in the international industry. The ARG instructors I had were very knowledgeable and experienced operators and the training they gav ... (read more)