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Course Description

All Time Security close protection qualification has been developed to meet the requirements of the Security Industry Authority (SIA). It is based on the relevant SIA Specifications for Learning and Qualifications and provides the learner with the necessary knowledge and understanding to apply for an SIA licence and work as a close protection operative within the private security industry. We incorporate skills learnt by our trainers by being in the industry and simply doing the job for over 24 years. There experience and knowledge will give you a great insight to this industry.

Who can attend this course?

This qualification is approved for delivery to the age range 18+ due to the requirements of an SIA licence. You do not have to be ex military to participate in this course. We do not teach fire arms on this course as our trainers believe that you will not generally utilise this knowledge unless working in certain countries and to keep our course cost affordable the skills learnt below are far more imperative to the learner.

Course Content

What you will learn

Unit Content

: Understand the legislation that is relevant to people working in the close protection industry

• The differences between civil, common and criminal law

• Criminal law

· to deter and punish prosecutions brought by the Crown Prosecution Service fine community sentence, or imprisonment proven beyond reasonable doubt

· examples:

· dishonesty offences – theft, robbery, burglary

· violence offences - assault: common assault & battery,

Actual Bodily Harm (ABH), Grievous Bodily Harm (GBH), GBH

with intent

· other offences – possession and use of firearms, offensive

weapons, bladed articles, drugs, public disorder (s.3, 4, 4A &

Public Order Act 1986)

• Civil law

· to right a wrong· prosecution brought by individuals or organisations compensation

· proven on balance of probabilities examples:

• negligence

• breach of contract

o powers of arrest for offenders (s.24/24A Police and Criminal Evidence Act, 1984)

o definition of indictable offences:

• triable at Crown court or ‘either way’

Examples

o theft

o burglary, robbery

o criminal damage

o GBH/wounding with intent/GBH/ABH

• The main aims of the Private Security Industry Act

• the introduction of the SIA

• to regulate the private security industry effectively

• to raise standards and recognise quality service

The main functions of the Security Industry Authority (SIA) and other key bodies within the private security industry

• the Security Industry Authority (SIA)

· to regulate the private security industry effectively through licensing

· develop training standards for licence-linked qualifications

· to set, raise and maintain national standards e.g. through the Approved

Contractor Scheme

• Other bodies

· Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO)

· British Security Industry Association

· British Standards Institute(BSI)

· Home Office

· SIA Close Protection forum

· Skills for Security

Aspects of human rights legislation that are relevant to the private security industry

• Human Rights Act 1998 – basic principles

• Interference must be proportionate, legal, accountable and necessary

• Connection to the European Convention on Human Rights

· Relevant articles

• 2 – Right to Life

• 5- Right to Liberty and Security

• 6 – Right to a Fair Trial

• 8 – Right to Privacy

• 10 – Freedom of Expression

• 11 – Freedom of Assembly

• 14 – Prohibition of Discrimination

• The data protection principles outlined in data protection legislation

• the eight principles of the Data Protection Act 1998

• Types of discrimination that can occur in the workplace:

• race

• age

• religion

• sex

• disability

• sexual orientation

• direct or indirect

• How equal opportunities legislation applies in the workplace:

• relevant legislation e.g.·

Equality Act 2010

• protected characteristics

• prohibited types of conduct

• equal pay

• promotion

• reasonable adjustments

• exceptions for genuine requirements of role

Understand the roles and responsibilities of the Close Protection Operative

• The purpose of close protection:

• protection of the principal

• protection of principal’s life, family, property

• The attributes required of a close protection operative:

• professionalism

• integrity

• communication skills

• calm under pressure

• discretion

• The different roles and responsibilities within a close protection team:

• driver

• medic

• personal protection officer

• residential security team

• security advance party

• The difference between a client and a principal:

• client can be the principal

• client – pays for the service

• principal – the individual who requires protection

• The different types of principal in the close protection environment:

• they will come from a wide range of backgrounds

• business people

• celebrities

• foreign dignitaries

• The importance of personal security within a close protection environment:

• awareness of threats to self

• threats to principal if close protection operative is injured

• compliance with Health and Safety legislation

• responsible for own personal safety

• The need for situational awareness within different working environments:

• changes in weather

• changes in crowd size/mood

• changes to venue - temporary closure of areas and doors

• to be able to respond appropriately and dynamically

• The need for close protection training and continuous professional development (CPD):

• maintaining industry knowledge

• keep skills up to date

• appropriate CPD activities (e.g. training events, seminars, reviewing industry information, checking legislative changes, monitoring recommended good practice)

Know the importance of threat assessment and risk management

• Carry out a threat and risk assessment

• The purpose of threat and risk assessments:

o to identify the level of risk and threat

o to reduce risk level

o to assist with planning and preparation

• Threat and risk assessment techniques :

o principal threat profiling (7 Ps)

Important Information

It is advised that learners have a minimum of Level 2 in literacy and numeracy or equivalent. When applying for a CP licence, learners will be required to produce evidence that they have attained a recognised first aid award. Learners should present their valid first aid certificate to their training provider before starting training. If they do not have a recognised first aid award, they will need to get one in order to get a licence. This is in addition to the minimum 138 hours knowledge and practical skills training. First aid awards recognised by the SIA are: and if not all ready held can be gained at our training centre prior to attending the close protection course.

Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (QCF)

Level 3 Award in First Aid Response

First Person on Scene (FPOS) Intermediate Award - 30 hours (Edexcel / IHCD)

Details
Duration
12 days
Assesment Type
Exam
Awarding Body
Pearson
Cost

Price of Course
£1650
Deposit Required
No
Finance option
No

What you will learn



Unit Content



: Understand the legislation that is relevant to people working in the close protection industry



• The differences between civil, common and criminal law



• Criminal law



· to deter and punish prosecutions brought by the Crown Prosecution Service fine community sentence, or imprisonment proven beyond reasonable doubt



· examples:



· dishonesty offences – theft, robbery, burglary



· violence offences - assault: common assault & battery,



Actual Bodily Harm (ABH), Grievous Bodily Harm (GBH), GBH



with intent



· other offences – possession and use of firearms, offensive



weapons, bladed articles, drugs, public disorder (s.3, 4, 4A &



Public Order Act 1986)



• Civil law



· to right a wrong· prosecution brought by individuals or organisations compensation



· proven on balance of probabilities examples:



• negligence



• breach of contract



o powers of arrest for offenders (s.24/24A Police and Criminal Evidence Act, 1984)



o definition of indictable offences:



• triable at Crown court or ‘either way’



Examples



o theft



o burglary, robbery



o criminal damage



o GBH/wounding with intent/GBH/ABH



• The main aims of the Private Security Industry Act



• the introduction of the SIA



• to regulate the private security industry effectively



• to raise standards and recognise quality service



The main functions of the Security Industry Authority (SIA) and other key bodies within the private security industry



• the Security Industry Authority (SIA)



· to regulate the private security industry effectively through licensing



· develop training standards for licence-linked qualifications



· to set, raise and maintain national standards e.g. through the Approved



Contractor Scheme



• Other bodies



· Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO)



· British Security Industry Association



· British Standards Institute(BSI)



· Home Office



· SIA Close Protection forum



· Skills for Security



Aspects of human rights legislation that are relevant to the private security industry



• Human Rights Act 1998 – basic principles



• Interference must be proportionate, legal, accountable and necessary



• Connection to the European Convention on Human Rights



· Relevant articles



• 2 – Right to Life



• 5- Right to Liberty and Security



• 6 – Right to a Fair Trial



• 8 – Right to Privacy



• 10 – Freedom of Expression



• 11 – Freedom of Assembly



• 14 – Prohibition of Discrimination



• The data protection principles outlined in data protection legislation



• the eight principles of the Data Protection Act 1998



• Types of discrimination that can occur in the workplace:



• race



• age



• religion



• sex



• disability



• sexual orientation



• direct or indirect



• How equal opportunities legislation applies in the workplace:



• relevant legislation e.g.·



Equality Act 2010



• protected characteristics



• prohibited types of conduct



• equal pay



• promotion



• reasonable adjustments



• exceptions for genuine requirements of role



Understand the roles and responsibilities of the Close Protection Operative



• The purpose of close protection:



• protection of the principal



• protection of principal’s life, family, property



• The attributes required of a close protection operative:



• professionalism



• integrity



• communication skills



• calm under pressure



• discretion



• The different roles and responsibilities within a close protection team:



• driver



• medic



• personal protection officer



• residential security team



• security advance party



• The difference between a client and a principal:



• client can be the principal



• client – pays for the service



• principal – the individual who requires protection



• The different types of principal in the close protection environment:



• they will come from a wide range of backgrounds



• business people



• celebrities



• foreign dignitaries



• The importance of personal security within a close protection environment:



• awareness of threats to self



• threats to principal if close protection operative is injured



• compliance with Health and Safety legislation



• responsible for own personal safety



• The need for situational awareness within different working environments:



• changes in weather



• changes in crowd size/mood



• changes to venue - temporary closure of areas and doors



• to be able to respond appropriately and dynamically



• The need for close protection training and continuous professional development (CPD):



• maintaining industry knowledge



• keep skills up to date



• appropriate CPD activities (e.g. training events, seminars, reviewing industry information, checking legislative changes, monitoring recommended good practice)



Know the importance of threat assessment and risk management



• Carry out a threat and risk assessment



• The purpose of threat and risk assessments:



o to identify the level of risk and threat



o to reduce risk level



o to assist with planning and preparation



• Threat and risk assessment techniques :



o principal threat profiling (7 Ps)



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