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Highfield Level 3 Certificate for Working as a Close Protection Operative within the Private Security Industry


Who is this qualification for?

The Highfield Level 3 Certificate for Working as a Close Protection Operative within the Private Security Industry is ideal for anyone wishing to work as a Close Protection Operative as it provides them with the necessary skills and knowledge to apply for an SIA licence.  This qualification is based on the SIAs  ‘Specifications for Learning and Qualifications for Close Protection Operatives.'

How long will it take?

This qualification must be undertaken over a minimum of 12-days.  The SIA stipulate 139.5-hours as minimum contact time (MCT).

Topics covered

Threat and risk assessments, walking drills, embus and debus, incident management, legislation relevant to the role, operational planning and surveillance.

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by multiple choice questions, practical tasks and open response questions.

Qualification Specification

A full qualification specification is available for approved centres in the Download Area.