I completed my Close Protection course this year in September 2013. I have done lots of research as we all know there are a lot of companies out there who offer the training but all just interested in your money and thats it! I spoke to Julius the Training Manager on various occasions via email asking god knows how many questions but was efficent answering my questions fully and quickly! Julius invited me up to the training centre to have a look round and speak to the other students within a few days my deposit was down for the course! I learnt a lot on the course and was very impressed with the instruction! The instructors well lets just say you couldnt ask for any better especially when your talking Ex Royal Protection! I enjoyed the course fully and the best thing was that it was based in London which is where i wanted to do a course due to the fact that this is where most work is carried! It is free accomodation which is basic but at least you have a bed etc but you wont see much of it. Symbiotic Security offer you more than the standard SIA criteria, they want to pass every bit of knowledge they have onto you. I have met some amazing people on the course not just from the UK and still in contact now, it was only 16 days but it was a big team bond we had.
Don't forget the Sky Cafe next to the training centre do amazing breakfasts and i recommend the omlettes ;)
You can read as many reviews as you like and ask who the best training provider is but unless you carried out your training with that company you cant really comment! You have to go with what feels