4.8718 (39) Reviews Hostile Environment Close Protection Course (HEPCO)

BY: Ronin Concepts Elite Ltd

Review Breakdown
Customer Service4.6923
Training Received4.7436
Value for Money4.6410

Qualification: Pearson Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Close Protection (QCF)


Crossing any border in Iraq, Afghanistan or any other war zone constitutes active service as soon as you cross the border. You don't have time to train with foreign weapons or tactical field firing in country. To bridge this operational deficit Ronin Concepts has constructed a Hostile Environment Close Protection course that caters for students who are intent on employment in hostile environments. Our training strategies endeavour to maintain an effective balance between theoretical and practical training ensuring the development of a confident competent Close Protection operative. This is achieved by the utilisation of skills learned on this course.

This course is 4 weeks long and is held at our own training facility in Hereford. For the duration of the course students will live in comfortable residential type accommodation where all meals are included. The fourth week of the Hostile Environment Close Protection course is held in Poland. A short flight to Wroclaw sets the tone for your working adventure.

Upon completion of this Hostile Environment Close Protection course successful students are awarded;

BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Close Protection
FPOSI (First Person on Scene Intermediate)

WHCA (Weapon Handling Competency Advanced)
Ronin Concepts Security Elite Attendance Certificate

For further information, or to request a brochure, please contact the admin support team by phone 01981 251855 or email theoffice@roninconcepts.co.uk.

Location: Midlands

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4 Great Experience

I have done this course in Jan/Feb 2015 and I must admit that the quantity of work during this month was quite impressive and unexpected. Very dense course. The 3 ex SAS instructors were absolutely great. The FPOS-i course was excellent. The Weapon ... (read more)


The instructors were fantastic, experienced and full of knowledge. Accommodation was perfect (in the UK & Poland) and all the lads would gather in the evenings and help each other. Live firing phase in Poland was excellent - Weapons covered AK47, M4 ... (read more)

5 CP course

Did this course when I left the military and found myself in work almost immediately, the course itself was a relaxed approach but gave everything with no corners being cut. Highly recommend this course.

5 Hostile course

A great course and some good sound advice how to gain a foothold in the industry

5 Excellent course

Instructors were very knowledgeable and also very good at passing their knowledge to Candidates. The Instructors made themselves available after classes to give help if needed. A lot of hands on training with debriefs at the end of a scenarios to pass on ... (read more)

5 Brilliant


5 Experienced instructors and realistic training

I completed the Ronin Concepts course to provide me with the best chance of gaining employment within the CP industry. The course was well run and the instructors experience and knowledge was excellent, from the first aid training on the FPOS (I) course, ... (read more)

5 Brilliant

Great set up, awesome week.

5 Ronin uk close protection course

I found the Ronin Concept UK close protection course very detailed with excellent instructors. Very good amount of class room and practical training. The week you go live looking after the instructors, planning and the real life day to day actives i found ... (read more)

5 Excellent

Following my Training with Ronin Concepts Security Ltd in 2013 and the completion of my military career, I am now keen to apply my skills and career to a new challenge in the security industry.A deducated and reliable person capable of rapidly adapting t ... (read more)