Close Protection Courses

Are you currently working or looking to work within the security or close protection sector? If so, it’s important that you receive the right training to enable you to perform your job as efficiently as possible. Here at Orchid Risk, we have been instructing individuals who have undertaken our close protection courses for many years. To find out more or to book a place, call us on +44 (0) 1202 692250 today.

Be prepared for anything by enrolling on a close protection course

Orchid Risk are widely regarded as a provider of close protection courses UK professionals and businesses can put their trust in. Whether you’re the one doing the watching or the one being watched, these courses are designed to put everyone’s mind at ease. You’ll be trained to remain calm and collected under pressure, while your clients will feel at ease knowing that you have their back.

Each of our close protection training programmes is fully accredited and recognised under the Private Security Industry Authority Act 2001. Plus, organisations such as UKAS, SCEG, ICoCA and URS (ISO 9001) have officially endorsed every close protection course provided by our capable instructors.

Our close protection courses are structured to provide you with the relevant training in a way that is both informative and easy to follow. You’ll receive the knowledge and skills you require while developing an understanding of what is involved with this demanding role. With our expert tutelage, you’ll be equipped with everything you need to operate effectively in all manner of environments.

Before you select a close protection course, it’s worth reading up first about the different courses that we offer. You can find out more about these by reading below:

Introducing our close protection courses

Continue reading as we have listed more information concerning our various training programmes including our hostile environment close protection course.

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    SIA Level 3 Close Protection

    The SIA Level 3 Close Protection course offers a practical and straightforward means to gain a much-needed qualification for the private security sector. This intensive course lasts for 12 days and is delivered by our team of fully qualified instructors, each drawing upon their vast experience and knowledge.

    These instructors all have elite police and Special Forces backgrounds allowing them to cover a broad range of areas with a focus on the following:

    • Managing conflict within the private security industry
    • Planning, preparation and support of CPO operations
    • Working as a Close Protection Officer or CPO

    SIA Fast Track Level 3 Certificate in Close Protection

    The SIA Fast Track Level 3 Certificate in Close Protection is designed for those who require a license and have received prior training. As with the above programme, these close protection courses are delivered by our team of experienced instructors and are suited to candidates who have previously trained with organisations such as:

    • Royal Military Police Close Protection Course
    • Special Air Service Regiment Body Guard Course
    • Metropolitan Police Royal Protection/ Special Branch Close Protection Course
    • Police National Close Protection Courses (including Northern Ireland)

    This course lasts three days making it ideally suited for those looking to renew their SIA license.

    Combined Close Protection & First Person on Scene

    The Combined Close Protection & First Person on Scene qualification combines both the SIA Level 3 Certificate in Close Protection with the First Person on Scene Intermediate qualification. The FPOS certificate is a Level 2 BTEC Award IHCD which teaches you the correct way to provide emergency life support in a worst-case scenario.

    From community first responders to emergency services and close protection officers, the FPOS certificate will equip you to provide frontline pre-hospital care.

    Hostile Environment Close Protection Operators (HECPO)

    The purpose of our hostile environment close protection courses is to prepare you for the prospect of operating within an unstable environment. From weapon safety and practical live firing competencies to preparing and supporting a hostile environment close protection operation, you’ll be equipped with the skills you need to succeed.

    Those who undertake the Hostile Environment Close Protection Operators course will undergo two days of training. Various modules will be covered throughout the course including a competency training with various semi-automatic weapons, tactical mobility and anti-ambush drills.

    Private Maritime Security

    Why choose Orchid Risk?

    When it comes to working in the security sector, it pays to have the edge, and at Orchid Risk, we provide a close protection service and course like no other. As the leading independent, global risk consultancy, our knowledge and experience of hostile or complex environments are unparalleled. From in-depth analysis and investigative services to strategic consultations, we work hard to make the world that little bit safer.

    From maritime security to armed transit protection, our expertise makes us well suited for all manner of engagements. Whether you’re embroiled in sensitive political matters or looking to ensure the protection of yourself or your loved ones, we provide services that are tailored to your needs.

    Furthermore, we also train the next generation of CPOs thanks to our comprehensive range of close protection courses. Whether you’re just starting out, looking to renew your SIA license or to top up your training, we have a course to suit your requirements. As a company, we are fully registered with the Security Association for the Maritime Industry or SAMI.

    So, if you’re looking for a practical close protection course that covers all the bases and exceeds in every way possible, look no further than Orchid Risk.


    Enrol yourself on one of our close protection courses today by calling Orchid Risk on +44 (0) 1202 692250.

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