In writing this review, i am not making any comparisons with any other course provider. I am aware that there are cheaper courses out there which have been described as "Tick in the box". I do have a vast experience in Cp taskings within hostile environments via the RUC and my role during the troubles in N.I. The instructors of the Minerva course are all very experienced operators from this period of time. There was also experts brought in from specialist duties to enhance the learning of individual models including one from the USA. All lessons were intensive and the course was hard work. I especially enjoyed the hostile element and how realistic it was. On completing the course you become part of the Minerva team as regards networking, regular firearms training and continual skill building and assessment. I am confident that anyone completing this course will, (if they like hard work), enjoy the learning experience.