Pretium Training Pretium Training - Setting the Standards in Training Pretium security training Suite 11, The Old Printworks, 20 Wharf Road Eastbourne, East Sussex BN21 3AW 0800 193 3436 £ - £££

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SIA Close Protection Training Course

SIA Close Protection Course

Close Protection Course Training Syllabus

In order to successfully apply for your SIA licence you will also need to hold a valid Level 3 First Aid Qualification which we have added to our Close Protection course as standard.

Our trainers are well sought after within the industry and are still active as Close Protection Officers worldwide.

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.  

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.

Refreshments provided

Close Protection Training Course Dates

  • 14th June 2021 (17 Days)

Course Duration

17 Days with the First Aid Trauma and Casualty Care (FTACC) 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
  • UK Nationals: Passport and/ or Driving Licence + 2 proofs of address (not older than 3 months)
  • Non-UK/EU Nationals: Passport/Home Office Documents. 2 proofs of address (not older than 3 months)

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 approved training facility in Eastbourne to become part of the Private Security Industry.  Our Level 3 SIA Approved Close Protection Training Course 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 £1449 inc VAT
  • “Train Now – Pay Later” = Pay only £550 deposit today. Then spread the rest of the cost over 12 interest free monthly payments of just £74.91 inc VAT

We add the First Aid Trauma and Casualty Care (FTACC) Course to all our Close Protection Courses