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14-Day Level 3 BTEC Executive Close Protection Operatives

This SIA approved CP Course will cover MORE than everything you need to know to start your career in the Executive Close Protection Industry. The course will prepare you for your knew career in a way that few courses can and it culminates in a 2-day Executive Exercise, with multiple Clients, where you will be assessed on everything you've been taught. The scenarios and exercises are about as real as we can make them, which will test your resolve, patience, flexibility and your ability to keep control of a fluid situation, whilst under enormous pressure.

Course Price Options

14-Day Level 3 BTEC Close Protection Operatives (including Breakfast, Lunch and Accommodation)

£ 1885.00

Balance Payment (after £250.00 Deposit)

£ 1635.00

Deposit Payment

£ 250.00

Course Dates

Sun, 06 Sep 2020 — Sat, 19 Sep 2020
Sun, 01 Nov 2020 — Sat, 14 Nov 2020

14-Day Level 3 BTEC Executive Close Protection Operatives


The 14 day BTEC Level 3 CP Course is SIA approved.  

This course will prepare you for 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 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, 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.


In order to improve the standards of CPO's joining the Industry and to make sure that our reputation for supplying CPO's to the above mentioned companies is maintained, Go Noisy have introduced a "pre-course" Physical Fitness Assessment that all course participants will have to evIdence that they have achieved, prior to attending the course.

Potential CPO's, must understand that their is a requirement to be physically fit enough to do the job of a CPO, otherwise not only will the standard of the course be reduced but, in addition, it may also operationally compromise and/or affect the integrity of any CP Team that the CPO may join after the course.

Go Noisy has a duty of care and an obligation to (a) it's Learners, so that they receive value for money and have the best course experience possible and (b) to the companies, employers and Clients who you will be working for. We also value our company's reputation and integrity, which could be damaged by a Learner's lack of  physically fitness when applying for employment after completion of their course.

The Physical Fitness Assessment and it's accompanying paperwork, will be sent to all course participants as part of their Joining Instructions. Therefore, it is crucial that participants plan ahead and book on the course with an appropriate lead-in time that will allow you to successfully pass the assessment.

Your ability to accurately and honestly state, in writing,  that you have passed the Assessment is paramount to proving that you have the required integrity to not only attend our course but also to join the Close Protection Industry, where your integrity is not only required; it is expected.

Learners will be required to sign a declaration that they have passed the Physical Fitness Assessment, along with their Assessment Score Card both of which, will be emailed back to Go Noisy prior to the course commencing.

Learners will also be agreeing to the Terms & Conditions of the Physical Fitness Assessment, whereby if it is clear that the Learner has purposley misled Go Noisy pertaining to their physical fitness level, that they will forfeit their place on the course and receive a full refund, minus deposit.

All Learners will be required to complete the Physical Fitness Assessment on the day before the first day of the CP course (day minus 1) and any Learner, where it is clear that they are not at the required fitness standard and have purposely misled Go Noisy pertaining to their physical fitness level, will forfeit their place on the course and receive a full refund, minus deposit.

Go Noisy reserve the right to have a flexible approach regarding the Learners performance on their  Physical Fitness Assessment on day minus 1, in that, if a Learner is a few seconds over a permitted time or does not achieve the required number of reps, then Go Noisy will take into account their performance on the other Assessment Exercises, before making a definitive decision whether the Learner can proceed onto the CP Course proper. 


Pull-ups - Minimum of 10 pull-ups in 1 minute

  • Commence with hands by side, jump to bar, pull bodyweight so chin is over bar, overhand grip.
  • Finish position is where the arms are at full stretch.
  • Any and all subsequent pull-ups must commence from this position
  • The exercise is deemed as complete when either a foot, or feet, touches the floor, or the time elapses

Sit-ups - Minimum of 40 press-ups in 2 minutes

  • Commence from a supine position with knees bent and feet held in place by a spotter
  • Hands must remain touching the legs all the way up until wrists pass the knees.
  • A complete sit-up is recorded when the wrists pass the knees and the individual returns to the floor with the lower back making full contact with the floor.

Push-ups - Minimum of 20 in 1 minute

  • Commence in the upright push-up position (Plank Position) with arms locked and both hands located on the floor at shoulder width, back and legs straight and both feet on floor, knees are not to make contacts with the ground throughout.
  • Exercise commences with both arms bending simultaneously at the elbow, allowing the body to be lowered to the floor.
  • The chest must make full contact with the balled fist of a spotter.
  • Once contact is made, the elbows are straightened and the body is lifted back to the start position (Plank Position), retaining a straight back and legs throughout.
  • One full push-up is when you have returned to the plank position.
  • If any part of the body makes contact with the floor, with the exception of hands and feet, the exercise is concluded.
  • A rest may be taken so long as the arms are in the full locked position and the back and legs held rigid, knees are not to touch the ground.

Tyre Flip and Drag - 3 circuits in 21 minutes

  • A “Circuit” is distance of 40 metres where a tractor tyre will be flipped over 20 metres and then dragged back for 20 metres.
  • This is done 3 times
  • A rest may be taken at any point during the “flip & drag” or at the end of each “circuit” as long as the overall time for all 3 circuits is under 21 minutes.
  • Run and Memory Assessment - Run 6km in under 60 minutes (In PT Kit)
  • Runners will run a circuit of a 2km route in 20 minutes or less
  • Runners will complete 3 circuits (6km in total)
  • Each runner will be set off at 1-minute intervals
  • Each runner will be given a message prior to starting each circuit (3 messages in total)
  • On completion of each circuit, the runner will recite the message to the Instructor and will be given their next message before setting off on their next circuit.
  • Runners will recite all 3 messages at the end of their 3rd and final circuit
  • Each circuit will be timed on an individual basis.
  • A runner’s time will start, each time they are set off by the Instructor on a circuit.
  • A runner’s time will stop, each time they are met by the Instructor at the end of a circuit.
  • The runners cumulative time will be the time spent “running” only.
  • The time taken to recite and receive messages, will NOT be included in the overall time.

Combative Assessment - 2 minutes of striking pads

  • In pairs (spotter to be padded up) and 2 minutes striking pads
  • After 2 minutes, pairs to change over.

NOTE: Full details or the PFA, including Learners Scoring Guide and Declaration, will be sent with Course Joining Instructions, once a deposit has been made.


The content of the 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, 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 48-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 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

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.


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
  • Various written assessments and report writing
  • 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 Phyiscal Fitness Assessment (PFA) day, will take place the day before the first day of the course, so please plan your travel arrangements accordingly, i.e. you should turn up the night before the PFA day.
  • A minimum number of 8 learners are required for the course to run effectively. 

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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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