The course’s main objective is to provide candidates with all the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical skills to work as a Close Protection Officer. The course includes classroom lectures and practical field training exercises to provide a full understanding of Close Protection Operations. The Close Protection Course includes the overall knowledge within 'Business' and 'Dignitary' sectors; our training program is based on proven training methods. The Course is endorsed by SASSETA.

Course Outline:

Duration: 15 days


  • Introduction to Close Protection
  • Threat and Risk Assessment
  • Personal Escort Section
  • Immediate Action Drills (IAD)
  • Embussing and Debussing
  • Surveillance and Counter Surveillance
  • Venue Protection
  • Communications
  • Unarmed Combat
  • Pistol Craft
  • Advance Work ( Security Advance Party)
  • Driving Components
  • Residential Security Team
  • Operational Orders and Briefings


Learner Entry Requirements:

  • Identity Document x 2: Certified by SAPS.
  • Highest Academic Qualification:
  • CV from each learner.
  • Fully conversant in English (NQF Level 4 numeracy and literacy or similar).
  • No criminal records:
  • Indemnity and Registration forms to be completed and signed.
  • This is not an attendance course all learners must be found competent to obtain the unit standards.