This regulated 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 for Close Protection Operatives.

The course main target is to provide the student with all the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical skills to work as a Close Protection (bodyguard) as soon as she/he completes our 180 hours intensive program. The course will use classroom lectures with a maximum of realistic and practical field training exercises to provide a full understanding of close protection operations worldwide. The ECP Course includes the overall knowledge within ‘Protection’ areas of Close Protection, and its training program is based on the proven training methods.

This course is ideal for individuals new to the industry and those in Police and Military that are adding to their skill set or transitioning into this new rewarding career.

Conflict Management skills.
Communication and Interpersonal skills.
Roles and Responsibilities of the Close Protection Operative.
Close Protection Foot Drill techniques.
Use of Close Protection Vehicle techniques.
Venue based security.
Close Protection Team work.
Threat and Risk assessment.
Operational Planning.
Surveillance Awareness.
Law and Legislation.
Route Selection.
Search Awareness.
Incidents and Dilemmas.
Anti and Counter Surveillance.
Firearms Available within the Close Protection Environment.
Introduction to First Aid Equipment within Close Protection Environment.

180 training hours over 14 DAYS

Blending learning course reduces the time spent in the class room with the instructors, First part of training is done on-line, Second part is 7 days in person with the instructors.  

$5500 + GST 

Includes free 1 Year membership to the British bodyguard association  


Skill Prerequisites

A candidate does not have to possess prior experience in Close Protection.
Must be able to communicate clearly and have a baseline level of English and maths at level 1.
This qualification is approved for delivery to learners aged 18 and over.

Awarding Body

Assessment Method

All test will be completed in English if not stated otherwise.
All students will undergo a number of multiple-choice question exams and ongoing Theoretical and Practical Assessments


March 2024
Blended learning Auckland New Zealand   Spaces Available — 6 

May 2024
Blended learning  New Zealand Spaces Available – 8

August 2024
Blended learning New Zealand Spaces Available – 8

November 2024
Blended learning Fiji  Spaces Available – 8