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SIA Close Protection Course with FREC 3 – £999

What is involved on the Close Protection Course?

The Security Industry Authority – SIA – Close Protection Course syllabus can be viewed by clicking here.

We combine theory and practical and make the course as relevant but also as enjoyable as possible.  This is NOT a “death by PowerPoint” course, we spend more time out of the classroom than we do in where you will demonstrate your understanding of the relevant skills and techniques required to enable you to become an effective member of a Close Protection Team.

To achieve the qualification you will undergo continual assessment and will build a portfolio of evidence both written and visual.  The Pretium Training team will be there to support you throughout the duration of the course.

In order to ensure that you leave the Close Protection Course Training with the best understanding of the sector you are about to enter, Pretium Training include practical exercises which are designed to ensure your understanding of the Executive/ Corporate/ Celebrity environment are as realistic and relevant as possible.  Executive vehicles and suitable locations are used.  

We also include the FREC 3 (First Response Emergency Care) Course as this is one of the First Aid qualifications that employers expect their Close Protection staff to hold.  Pretium Training have teamed up with Choice Medics to deliver the FREC3 qualification which is delivered by HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) Paramedics.

This informative, hands-on 5-day course fulfils the competencies set out in the PHEM (Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine) skills framework at descriptor level D, providing the knowledge and practical skills needed to deal with a range of prehospital emergency care situations. The FREC 3 course covers; administration of emergency oxygen, management of trauma patients, major illnesses and much much more.

Please note – there is NO requirement at present to drive during the Close Protection Course and therefore applicants without driving licences are encouraged to attend. 

Why Pretium Training?

Fully accredited, industry approved and listed upon the SIA training providers website.

Pretium Training have forged relationships with genuine employers of Close protection Personnel including Prestigious Red Carpet Events, Award Ceremonies and Premieres.  Pretium Training are happy to make introductions as appropriate.

Close Protection Training Course Dates

2021 Dates – Now Fully Booked

  • 4th to the 8th October 2021 FREC3 element of the Course
  • 11th to the 24th October 2021 is the Close Protection Course

2022 Dates

  • 7th to the 11th March 2022 FREC3 element of the Course
  • 14th to the 27th March 2022 is the Close Protection Course
  • 4th to the 8th July 2022 FREC3 element of the Course
  • 11th to the 24th July 2022 is the Close Protection Course
  • 3rd to the 7th October 2022 FREC3 element of the Course
  • 10th to the 23rd October 2022 is the Close Protection Course

Course Duration

19 Days with the FREC 3 (First Response Emergency Care) Course

Accommodation Options?

A variety of accommodation is available in the area.  Pretium Training have an exclusive discounted arrangement with the following in order to offer our students the best possible rates:


Our courses are open to ALL Close Protection Course applicants that meet the following criteria:

  • Aged 18 years or over
  • Have a Literacy/English level to at least a Level 1 standard – initial assessment required
  • Passport and/ or Driving Licence and/ or Birth Certificate + 2 proofs of address (not older than 3 months)
  • Other ID maybe requested

Please Note – We DO NOT ask our close protection course participates to undertake a fitness test on our course as there is no requirement to do so. Again, many training providers “fill” their courses with unnecessary tasks and subjects. Having said that to work within the Security Industry you will require a certain level of fitness both mentally and physically and you should prioritise fitness and see this as an asset to your career.




The Old Printworks, Suite 11, 20 Wharf Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 3AW



Thinking of a career as a licensed Close Protection Operative or ‘Bodyguard’?  Join Pretium Training at our training facility in Eastbourne to become part of the Private Security Industry.  Our Level 3 SIA Approved Close Protection Course with FREC 3 (First Response Emergency Care) will help you progress your security industry career.

To receive your SIA Close Protection Licence you need to be trained to deal with the mental and physical pressures of a dangerous occupation. For this reason we cover an extensive range of topics enabling you to enter the industry with confidence. Successful completion of our Executive Level 3 SIA – Close Protection Course will enable you to call yourself a “Close Protection Operative”.

For more information before booking please don’t hesitate to contact us.

We offer 2 payment methods for this course:

  • “Pay Now” = Pay the full price up front today for just £999
  • “Train Now – Pay Later” = Pay only £550 deposit today. Then spread the rest of the cost over 6 monthly payments of just £75!

We add the Level 3 First Response Emergency Care (FREC 3) Course to all our Close Protection Courses and have teamed up with Choice Medics to Deliver this on our Behalf.