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21-Day BTEC Level 3 CP Course & QNUK Level 3 First Responder

The 21-day, combined Hostile and Executive, Live Firing, BTEC Level 3 Close Protection Course is both SIA and ELCAS approved and includes the 5-day, QNUK Level 3 First Responder

Course Price Options

Full Course (including Breakfast, Lunch & Accommodation)

£ 3173.00


£ 250.00

Balance Payment (after £250.00 deposit)

£ 2923.00

Course Dates

Wed, 03 Jun 2020 — Tue, 23 Jun 2020
Wed, 09 Sep 2020 — Tue, 29 Sep 2020
Wed, 04 Nov 2020 — Tue, 24 Nov 2020

21-Day BTEC Level 3 CP Course & QNUK Level 3 First Responder

The 21-day, combined Hostile and Executive, Live Firing Close Protection Course is both SIA and ELCAS approved.  It is a course that will prepare you for both Hostile and Executive Close Protection roles. As well as the subjects specified by the SIA, this course goes above and beyond that, covering, what we believe to be the Essential Functions (EF’s) of Close Protection Operations. The course is held at our Training Facility in Bulgaria.

The role of a Close Protection Operative is as varied as it is challenging. As a Close Protection Operative, you will find yourself protecting a wide variety of different Clients; from Oil Workers to Diplomats, Celebrities, CEO's and High Net Worth Individuals (HNWI) and their families. In addition, the Close Protection Operative often needs to deal with high pressure and potentially dangerous or conflict management situations, which require in-depth knowledge and training. The demands of the job dictate that this Close Protection course covers an extremely broad range of skills.

With this in mind, we use a pool of trained actors as Role Players, who will put you through challenging and frustrating scenarios, throughout the course, where your "soft-skills" will be put under scrutiny. They will play a specific role in order to see how you react under different situations and various types of pressure. How you react to these scenarios can have a detrimental effect on your, your team and your Clients safety. Every action you take or don’t take, has a consequence. This Course will emphasise that being a Close Protection Operative, whether in a Hostile or Executive capacity is, first and foremost, about thinking and using your intelligence to deal with challenging situations.

In contrast to other training providers, selected learners will be put forward for an interview with a variety of employers, including executive security companies such as Polaris Operations Ltd, Blackstone Consultancy Ltd and GardaWorld. Please be aware that attending this course does NOT guarantee you an interview and being selected for an interview does NOT guarantee employment.

Course Syllabus

The content of the combined Hostile/Executive Close Protection course has been carefully designed utilising our extensive experience and many years working in the Close Protection industry, to provide one of the most in depth and comprehensive courses on the market today.

The course has been designed in a “building block” style. You will learn skills in a “stand-alone” capacity and as the course progresses; those “stand-alone” skills will gradually start building on one another, until you fully understand how a Close Protection operation works. The learning curve is steep as the course progresses. You may even doubt your ability to remember everything. However, at a certain point in the course, everything just clicks into place; just as it is supposed to.

During the course you will spend minimal time in the classroom. However, there are some theoretical PowerPoint presentations you will have to go through before you do some things practically. And, thanks to the kindness of local business owners, we even do some of those theoretical lessons in cafés, bars and restaurants, over a coffee, in order to conduct the lesson in a “live” environment and get the lesson across more succinctly.

After that, it’s all outside, either on the Range or in the nearby towns and cities around the training centre, conducting Exercises, Reconnaissance, Surveillance and various other assignments. The course includes a Surveillance package, where you will learn the importance of The Surveillance Survey and how to incorporate that into your overall Close Protection Operational Planning. You will be given a well-known individual and a location in order to carry out a Threat & Risk Assessment Assignment that will test your powers of research and your ability to analyse information. You will produce Reconnaissance Reports that will be used by someone else to plan an operation and you will be assessed by your attention to detail and diligence. You will also spend a day doing CP Driving on a private Racetrack. You will plan and conduct a Route Planning and Driving Commentary Exercise, in and around the local area, in order to assess your mobile navigation, your driving and your ability to deliver clear and understandable directions to someone else via radio communications. You will also plan and conduct a 24-hour Executive Exercise, with a Role-Playing VIP, that will test your limits of flexibility, interpersonal skills and your ability to find solutions to problems, not of your making.

During the 5-day, Hostile Environment Scenario Training phase of the course, you will put through the following:

  • Weapon Handling Drills (The Stance, The Draw, Stoppage Drills etc.)
  • Dry Foot and Vehicle Contact Drills
  • A series of Hostile Environment Scenarios
  • Live Foot and Vehicle Contact Drills
  • Live Shooting Accuracy Assessment (M4, AK-47, Glock)
  • Krav Maga/Combative Training with former Royal Marine and Integrated Combatives Instructor, Ricky Thomas.
  • Classroom based, Case Study discussion on dilemmas you may face as a CPO.

There will be Live Firing, bangs, smoke, cars, Role Players and non-compliant Clients to deal with. It is one of the most challenging, yet enjoyable, parts of the course.

You will be assessed throughout the course, whether you believe you are being watched or not. Teamwork, interpersonal skills, temperament, your thought process, to name but a few, will be constantly assessed. You will take part in a lengthy classroom-based discussion that will identify where your moral compass points and will highlight the difference between morally wrong but legally right and legally right but morally wrong.

During the course our experienced instructors will take you through:

  • Roles & responsibilities of a CPO
  • Threat & risk assessment
  • Surveillance awareness
  • Operational planning
  • Law & legislation
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Teamwork in the CP team
  • Reconnaissance
  • Walking drills
  • Route selection
  • Vehicle drills
  • Search procedures
  • Incidents & dilemmas
  • Venue security
  • Conflict Management Scenarios

The CP Course also includes the 5-day Level 3 QNUK First Responders. (Please click on the 5-day Level 3, QNUK First Responders course for full details of course content)  


Learners are required to successfully pass the following assessments:

  • Complete a comprehensive Learner Workbook, where you will need to demonstrate a solid theoretical understanding of the SIA modules
  • Pass the required examination in Conflict Management by way of a multiple-choice question paper
  • Practical performance assessments throughout the course


Learners must meet the following criteria:

  • Be aged 18 or above
  • Must be able to pass a criminal record check. Refer to the Security Industry Authority (SIA) website
  • Be able to communicate effectively in written and spoken English
  • Must be of reasonable health and fitness levels due to the nature of the course
  • Have a valid and in-dates means of Identification (passport, drivers’ licence, national ID card etc.) 
  • Should you wish to be eligible as a driver on the course then you must hold a full driving licence and be at least 21 years of age. You will be requested to sign a Driver Waiver/Disclaimer and may be liable for any motoring offences/accidents, if deemed to be the fault of the driver. 


Learners who successfully complete this course will be issued with a BTEC Level 3 Award for Working as a Close Protection Operative within the Private Security Industry (RQF) from Pearson/Edexcel which is valid for 3 years and a Level 3 qualification for First Responder (RQF), from Qualifications Network (UK). The Course is certified through Polaris Ltd.

Please note the following:

  • Close Protection Operatives must also hold a valid First Aid at Work Certificate (such as a First Responder or First Response Emergency Care (FREC) course) and have passed a criminal background check to obtain an SIA Close Protection licence.
  • The 5-Day Hostile Environment Scenario Training is “included” in the 23-Day Level 3 Close Protection Course. If you are attending the 23-Day Level 3 Close Protection Course, then you do not need to book/pay for the 5-Day Hostile Environment Scenario Training course.
  • The Hostile Environment Awareness Training is required to successfully obtain a Weapons Competency Certificate
  • A minimum number of 8 learners are required for the course to run successfully. 

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Go Noisy Specialised Tactical Training Solutions Ltd.
4 Redheughs Rigg
South Gyle
Lothian Region
EH12 9DQ
United Kingdom
UK Registered Ltd Company Number: 614167

+359 8789 90733

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We have training facilities in Bulgaria and Poland

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