I have spent years researching the best close protection provider possible. All the well-known training providers were looked into. I even visited different providers, to ensure I chose the best course available as it is the start of a highly specialised career, which I am passionate about (and was willing to pay or travel overseas to ensure I got it).
This is what lead me to Galahad Associates. There are some good courses available from reputable providers, however, Galahad stands out from the crowd as they seem like the only provider who are truly passionate about raising the industry’s standards and are honest to their students. They provided a course that not only far surpasses the SIA requirement but also other reputable training providers.
So I came to Galahad with high expectations and they exceeded those expectations. The theory was of a high standard but where this course impressed me so much was during the operations. These were full scale and realistic. I have never heard of any other course completing operations such as these. For example, the first operation was conducted after a week, lasted for two days and is more then most providers final exercise. It is here, as a student that I really felt the benifit of attending Galahad. On completion of the course, not only do you achieve more qualifications then other courses but you gain the confidence that comes with graduating from Galahad. It is the perfect baseline to build upon, especially as it covers, executive, hostile and celebrity working environments.
I highly recommend this course for those who are serious about this specialised profession.