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Executive Close Protection Training Course

Investing In a New Career


​Taylor Made Securities Ltd is one of the leading names in the Specialist Security Industry. Established in 2015, we have constantly achieved accreditation within Close Protection Training and Operations. Over the last seven years we have evolved into a respected name that is highly regarded across London and the United Kingdom.


The Name ‘Taylor Made’ is synonymous with this Industry and with quality and integrity. You can be assured that our Close Protection Training Course will deliver to you what you need to work within this demanding business.

You Need a License To Work In The Close Protection Business

If you are wishing to work in Close Protection within the UK (and some British Contracts within other Countries) you will require an SIA licence as it is against the law to work without one. The Security Industry Authority (SIA) sets the standards and regulates the British Security Industry making this Industry licensable and lawful. Taylor Made Securities Ltd are certified to British Standards 8507-1 and 8507-2 proving our commitment and excellence within the Close Protection Industry.

How Do I Obtain An SIA Close Protection License?


​If you are wishing to pursue a career in the Close Protection Industry you will need to undertake an approved training course that is a minimum of 194 hours in duration. This ensures that you can apply for a Close Protection front Line license. We are approved by the awarding body Highfields and we are vigilant in verifying that we maintain and deliver the high standards that you would expect to work in this demanding and elite industry.


Course Information

How Long Is The Course?

Our course is intensive and in excess of the 194 guided learning hours required. It takes place over a continuous 18 to 24 day period depending on which option you select. We generally hold a course once a month and it is a combination of classroom work and practical exercises. All course work is completed at our training facility with practical exercises conducted on the estate grounds and within the local surrounding area.

What Will You Achieve? 

When you pass the Taylor Made Securities Close Protection training course you will have achieved the standard to apply for a Close Protection Front Line license with the SIA. You will receive a certificate and level 3 RQF qualification in Close Protection from our awarding body Highfields.  You will also achieve 24 accredited points which can go toward the foundation degree in security management. Additional to your Close Protection qualification, you will also achieve certification in Evasive Driving, Close Quarter Combat and Live Firearms.

Course Requirements

In order for you to enroll on our course you must be at least 18 years of age. You must have a clean criminal record and be able to communicate effectively in both spoken and written English. Because of the nature of the course, your health and fitness must be of an adequate level. Upon entering your application form, you must also be able to provide proof of identity and address. A valid passport is required to participate in the Firearms module of the course.


Close Protection Course Syllabus 

The approved Taylor Made Securities Close Protection training course will teach you the following skills:

  • Roles and responsibilities of the Close Protection Operative 

  • Threat and Risk Assessments

  • Surveillance Awareness

  • Operational Planning

  • Law and Legislation

  • Interpersonal Skills

  • Close Protection Team Work

  • Reconnaissance

  • Close Protection Foot Techniques

  • Route Selection

  • Use of Close Protection Vehicle Techniques

  • Embus and Debus Techniques

  • Search Awareness and Procedures

  • Incidents, Dilemmas and Immediate Action Drills

  • Venue Based Security

  • Continual Professional Development

  • Communication and Conflict Management Skills

  • Self Defence Techniques and Physical Intervention

  • Terror Threat Awareness

  • Door Supervision Skills for Close Protection

  • Mobile and Evasive Driving Skills

Our course is intensive and above industry standard. Our course meets the full SIA licensing criteria and we can be found on their website here.

Additional Training Modules

There are four additional training modules available on our Close Protection training courses, each essential for students entering the specialist security industry.

These additional training modules teach students valuable extra skills and the knowledge required to work within this demanding business. Upholding these extra qualifications and skills will also help students to stand out when applying for work in the future.

Additional Training Included In Our Courses Above the Industry Standard

  • Close Quarter Combat

  • Close Protection Mobile and Evasive Driving

Additional Training Available On Our Courses Above the Industry Standard

  • Live Firearms Training (Poland) 

  • L3 First Aid Response 

Further information on these additional training modules can be found on our training page.


It must be noted that Close Protection operatives working within the United Kingdom are not entitled to carry a  Firearms. Please be mindful of this when booking your course. This option may not be necessary if you are seeking to work in the United Kingdom only.

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Training and Accommodation Facilities

Training Facilities

Our Close Protection course is conducted at our private training facilities situated in Rutland. Set on private grounds, our training facilities are secluded from the public. With stunning views and imposing buildings, this tranquil setting is the perfect place to study and develop new skills to earn your qualification as a level 3 Close Protection Operative. 

Self Catering Accommodation 

For students wishing to stay with us for the duration of their training course, we have excellent 4 star accommodation available close to our training facilities. All of our apartments come with a fully fitted kitchen, living room, bathroom and bedroom. Our accommodation facilities are self catering with onsite parking and Wi-Fi included.

Location And Local Amenities 

Our training facilities are located 2 ½ hours from London, 2 ½ hours from Manchester and 1 ½ hours from Birmingham, There are a variety of local amenities located close to our facilities including supermarkets, gymnasiums, leisure centres, restaurants, doctors surgeries and pharmacists. More information can be given upon request.

Booking onto the Course

Dates for our upcoming Close Protection courses can be found on our register form. The cost of our Close Protection course fee includes VAT, accommodation, examination fees, full instruction and training materials.

Our course is self catering and does NOT include food or drink apart from complimentary refreshments.

Booking onto the course is very straight forward. You can book directly with us over the telephone and also take the opportunity to ask us any questions you may have. We can also confirm course dates and placements that are available. Alternatively please complete our online Register Of Interest Form.

In order to secure your place on our course, a non refundable deposit may be required. The remaining balance will then have to be paid a minimum of 21 days before the course start date. Once we have received your application and deposit, we will send you the course joining instructions.

Course Options and Pricing


21 Day Close Protection Training Course Including First Aid Response  - £2400.00 Including VAT


21 Day Close Protection Training Course Including First Aid response

Financing Your Course

Taylor Made Securities Ltd currently work alongside several finance providers offering students alternative ways to pay for their Close Protection training course.


Students that do not have the available funds upfront but would like to and attend one of our training courses can now finance their course over periods of up to 5 years. No deposit is required and you will normally receive a decision in principle within 24 hours. Finance is not guaranteed and subject to credit status and affordability. 

Both our courses and accommodation can be financed if required.

PLEASE NOTE that Taylor Made Securities Ltd is not a finance broker. All finance enquires will be passed on to our Finance provider who will liaise with you directly. We are not able to offer advice on finance or assist in the application process.