There has been considerable legislative changes affecting the security industry (Private Security Industries Act 2001). The legislation requires individuals working in the sector to be licensed. The SIA is responsible for licensing has specified the criteria for obtaining a license, one of which is the achievement of a Level 3 qualification.
The qualification is knowledge based and covers:
Working as a Close Protection Operative
Introduction to the roles and responsibilities of the Close Protection Operative
Threat and risk assessment
Law and legislation
Close Protection team work
Close Protection foot techniques
Use of Close Protection vehicle techniques
Incidents and dilemmas
Venue based security
Communication and conflict management skills
This underpinning knowledge is mapped to Qualifications and Credit Framework and will provide a platform for progression to further qualifications such as NVQ’s
The qualification has support of:
The Security Industry Authority
The design of the award is informed by a two year national pilot project run by Edexcel.
LEA normally deliver this course over 15 days.