Licence to Practice (1897)

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2015
This Licence to Practice qualification covers the knowledge and understanding required for a job as a Close Protection Officer. It includes three units, with a combination of online tests and practical assessments.

Close Protection Officers working in the UK (or with UK based teams) are likely to have to work with external agencies and members of the public in the course of their duty. Centres will ask potential learners to demonstrate sufficient language skills before putting learners forward for assessment. A full list of acceptable language qualifications is in the handbook.

To be able to take this qualification, it is a requirement that potential learners be able to show to their training provider that they have a valid first aid certificate or evidence of equivalent training and experience before starting their course.

The Level 3 qualifications are for anyone who already has some experience of the security industry or related professions such as law enforcement or military. You may already be working in the sector and wish to gain additional skills and knowledge or be looking to start a new career.

 

Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland
  • International

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

This qualification includes three units, all of which must be completed:

Level 3 Working as a Close Protection Officer.
Level 3 Planning, preparing and supporting a close protection operation.
Level 2 Conflict management within the private security industry.



What Careers Can This Lead To?

Successful completion of this qualification can lead to a career as a Close Protection Officer.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

Training leading to the licence-linked door security qualifications must be delivered over a minimum of FOUR days.

Physical skills training must take place in safe conditions with a maximum ratio of 12 learners to 1 trainer.

Learners are assessed using multiple-choice examinations and practical demonstrations and assignments. Learning is through practical sessions in a group environment.

In order to offer this qualification, organisations which are not already City & Guilds centres must apply for centre and qualification approval. Existing City & Guilds centres will only need to apply for qualification approval.

To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section. Centres should also refer to the Security Industry Authority Assessment Strategy available on their website. This contains important information about delivery requirements.

Level 3

Level 3 is ideal for anyone who already has some experience of the Security industry. You may already be working in the sector and wish to gain additional skills and knowledge.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

Completing this qualification could lead to a career as a:

Close protection officer

  • Level 3 Certificate Close Protection in the Private Security Industry (1897-02)

    Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2019

    Level 3 Certificate Close Protection in the Private Security Industry

    • Accreditation No: 601/4875/5 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
    • Type: Credit Based Qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
    • Credits: 17 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
    • Guided Learning Hours: 140 - 140 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
    • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
    • Key Stage: N/A This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
    • Last Certification: 31/03/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

    Level 3 Certificate for Working as a Close Protection Operative within the Private Security Industry

    • Accreditation No: 601/4875/5 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
    • Type: Credit Based Qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
    • Credits: 17 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
    • Guided Learning Hours: 140 - 140 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
    • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
    • Key Stage: N/A This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
    • Last Certification: 31/03/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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