For individuals who are unfamiliar with weapons procedures or need to develop safe weapon handling and basic shooting skills.
We then introduce the cardinal skills required to work in this high-end sector of the security industry. You will be trained and assessed on surveillance techniques and reconnaissance, foot drills and vehicle operations, and finally, the theory and practice of conflict management. An additional 3 days at the end of the course is added to teach a First Aid at Work course, which is required to qualify for an SIA license.
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The course covers the knowledge and skills required to operate in the private sector as a close security officer. During your intensive 20-day programme that includes First Aid at Work, both theoretical and practical assessments will be conducted to ensure you are trained to the highest standard to act as a discreet CPO. Upon completion of training, you will eligible to be licensed as a professional operative under the Security Industry Authority (SIA).
To prepare you for work, the SQR group instructors will guide you through the Edexcel accredited level 3 BTEC qualification with a combination of classroom based learning and off-site drills. The course begins by explaining the legislature that regulates private close security, then moves on to the basic requirements of the role; this includes interpersonal skills and the importance of functioning as a member of a larger team. Officers will then be instructed in threat and risk management, in both an active, present context as well as how to prepare and plan in advance.