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 gave me was second to none. I even learnt new tactics which even the elite CPU course did not teach me. The SIA certified Close Protection course is a hard course for a very demanding career, so you have to be committed to complete this. A mix of theory, practical training, exam and final exercise will keep you very busy for the duration of the course. The exercises are very realistic and so working as a team is very important, which has been a very important reality in industry. Paul Hutchinson and his team at ARG are very professional seasoned veterans of the industry and they deliver a very impressive course. With their commitment they ensure that every determined individual, no matter their previous experience, will be able to complete the course if they are committed. But remember you have to put the effort in! For the final exercise be ready to be quick on your feet, work closely as a team and deal with time pressure and stress to achieve your main goal, to protect the VIP. I would recommend this course regardless of military background experience. Contact ARG and Paul and his associates, will be happy to answer any of your questions.