Close Protection Fast-Track Course

Accreditation of Prior Learning

2016 Course Dates

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About the course

The Galahad Associates Fast-track Close Protection course is a 2-day training package that consists of theoretical refresher training and  practical assessment in the form of a full scale CP exercise. The course culminates in a written exam.

Candidates who have completed formal close protection training from the organisations listed below and have remained in an operational close protection role, are eligible for this fast-track course.

  • UKSF Body Guard Course
  • Royal Military Police Close Protection Course
  • Metropolitan Police Royalty Protection/Special Branch Close Protection Course
  • Police National Close Protection Courses including Northern Ireland

It is important to ensure that training remains current. Therefore, qualifications allowing exemption from the SIA approved training must be no more than three years old.

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Course Content

The course covers the following modules with a series of theory and practical sessions:

  • Roles and responsibilities of a close protection operative
  • Threat and risk assessment
  • Reconnaissance
  • Operational planning
  • Surveillance techniques
  • Vehicle tactics and operations
  • Interpersonal skills and teamwork
  • Law and legislation
  • Close protection foot drills
  • Route planning and selection
  • Search techniques and procedures, personal, vehicles and buildings
  • Conflict management
  • Venue security operations

Meet the team

JP is one of the UK’s most highly regarded Close Protection instructors with a vast amount of operational and training experience. Having served in the Royal Marines in a variety of operational roles that include CP and surveillance, JP left in 2002 to forge a highly successful career in commercial Close Protection. Having provided Close Protection to Royalty, celebrities and high level business executives in over 20 countries over 5 continents JP is supremely qualified to design and deliver Close Protection training courses.

SL served for 27 years with the Royal Marines, 21 of which were with UKSF meaning that SL brings an un-paralleled amount of experience to the team. With a skill set that spans close protection and surveillance as well as hostage negotiation, counter terrorism and advanced driving SL has extensive operational experience around the globe. Since leaving the marines SL has gone on to forge a successful career in commercial security as well as becoming a qualified Krav Maga instructor.

AH is another former Royal Marine with a vast amount of Close Protection experience gained since 2005. Alex spent several years as the personal protection officer for a high-ranking member of a Middle Eastern Royal family, providing security during international travel. More recently AH has been involved in maritime security and has undertaken transits on both commercial shipping and super-yachts. AH is also a qualified personal fitness and physical intervention instructor.

SM comes from a police career spanning 30 years, a large percentage of which was served as a surveillance operative working on high-level operations including organised crime and anti-terror. Since 2005 SM was an advanced surveillance instructor delivering training to both the police and UK Special Forces. SM is also a police advanced driver and assessor.



Successful completion of the practical assessments and written exam will lead to the following award:


EDEXCEL Level 3 Working as a Close Protection Operative in the Private Security Industry


This will enable candidates to apply for an SIA front-line licence for Close Protection



Course Prices

Close Protection Fast Track Course


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Specialist training facility in Hampshire

Our training facility is located near Ringwood in Hampshire and covers an area of over 100 acres with a number of different terrains and training areas. This gives us scope for a range of scenarios and evolutions to be run on site.

All Close Protection exercises are carried out in real time, public environments throughout Hampshire and Dorset  and will include a range of transport hubs including major airports.


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