EN - UK SIA level 3 Close Protection Course

Online Pre course training to 2 weeks practical course

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Defensive Tactics Projects

Online Pre-course training to 2 weeks practical course!

The benefits of pre-course studies for students:

  • learning the basics of theory before practical course;
  • better understanding of concepts, safety rules, principles of training and requirements;
  • doing part of assessments online (risk assessment, operational planning, routes, maps)
  • possibility fully concentrate on Practical Aspects of Close Protection during 2 weeks of practical course.

Dates of practical course: 11-25 of May 2018 and 16-30 of Nov 2018;

Place of practical course: 1st week in Dublin (Ireland), 2nd week in Elektrenai, Lithuania.

Price: 2300 euro (all inclusive except flights to (from) Dublin);

Documents required:CV, Copy of Driving license, Proof of address, CRB (criminal record

check maybe required);

Please keep in mind,that copies of required documents Must Be emailed to Instructor within 1 week after enrollment to course.Otherwise, your participation in course will be canceled (fee will be refunded).

Course provider- Pro1TrainingS

(approved center of Highfield Qualifications, center number 12443)

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Name of Certificates:

The main certificate:
UK SIA level 3 Close Protection Operative;
Additional certificates:
  • UK level 3 First Aid at Work,
  • Defensive Tactics: Empty Hands Combat for Bodyguards;
  • Defensive Tactics: Tactical Firearms for Bodyguards.

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The course has been developed in order to:
1. Ensure that CPOs have the essential competencies necessary to meet the challenges thatthey are faced with in today's changing world;
2. Provide CPOs with formal qualifications;
3. Encourage CPOs to update themselves in new developments in CPO training methodology and delivery system.

Learning Outcomes

CPO will:
1. improve his levels of Adaptation and Improvisation;
2. learn how to Analyze Risks and make a Risk Assessment;
3. negotiate reasonable budget related to Risk Level;
4. apply knowledge of how to build a TEAM;
5. develop and implement a Plan of a CP Operation;
6. understand the difference between Crowd Around VIP and Professionals, who cover sectors;
7. know how to develop and use the Standard Operation Procedures (SOP) and Immediate Action (IA) procedures;
8. demonstrate Personal attitudes, skills and knowledge related to Close Protection job.

Training Plan

The Course Material is delivered in 11 units and covers all the essential skills and knowledge required by today's Close Protection Operative.

MODULE 0: INTRO to CPO course:
About course structure, training principles and procedures, safety of drills.

Learn how to Analyse Risks and make a Risk Assessment, Negotiate reasonable Budget related to Risk Level;

MODULE 2: Team formation

Budget, expected task, Teamwork and Communication, Management and Leadership, duties and Sectors of Responsibility, specialties, SOP(standard operational procedures), values, traditions.

build a TEAM, develop and implement a Plan of a CP Operation, develop and use the Standard Operation Procedures (SOP) and Immediate Action (IA) procedures.

Think that you under surveillance until will be proven opposite, Anti-Surveillance procedures, Counter- Surveillance, Recce of Routes, Venue Security, Recce of Vulnerable points, Recce Report.

Search of Person, Search of Premises, Search of Vehicles.

MODULE 6: Recce

Preparation, execution, awareness, dynamic assessment, evaluation, corrections.

MODULE 7: Execution of Operation - FOOT ESCORT
Sectors of Responsibility, Small Premises/Open space, Entry/Exit premises/Stairs/Corridors, Anti Ambush drills.

MODULE 8: Execution of Operations - CONVOY
Embus/Debus, Position in Convoy/ Sectors of Responsibility,Teamwork and Synchronization of Driving, Convoy in Town/out of Town (spaces and cover), Anti Ambush drills.

Reasonable Force, Levels of Power, Blending with the Crowd,Avoiding of Provocations, Feeling, comfortable in Crowd, to sort problems out instead of making a new one.

MODULE 10: Empty Hand Combat for BODYGUARDS
Additional Certificate – standalone course.


Additional Certificate – standalone course.

MODULE 12: Tactical Firearms for BODYGUARDS

Additional Certificate – standalone course.


1. Pre-course learning: Online module of Course with Theory Assessment;
2.Practical drills with Portfolio of Achievements;
3.Externally set Theory Assessment;
4.Externally set Theory Exam.

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Why to Train with us? (Why we created our courses):

We took part in various courses. In some of them-we found how to do things right,in some-what not to do. But that didn't meet our expectations HOW TO DO THE RIGHT THING AND DO IT RIGHT. So we created our courses. Courses for us.

What is the difference between courses of our company and other training companies?

You Fight like you Train. We Train to Adapt to Uncertainties and Improvise to be able to Execute Tasks and Survive.

Expected Situation Determines Preparation.

Our Vision:

Be Clear and Do it Simple.

Our goal is not to criticize others but to find and share good practices (experience, skills and knowledge) and eliminate mistakes (and various nonsense) to improve chances to Survive in Real Combat (both Empty Hands and Armed).

Course split between 2 countries:

1st week in Ireland;
2nd week in Lithuania (Tactical Firearms)
That improvesAdaptation to different Environment and Rules (as it always happens in real life!).

Course is very intensive

1. We built this course for us. Instructors also participate in course( but with additional instructors tasks and assessments). Basic course for students is also a refreshment course for instructors.
2. In our opinion 10 hour's training - only for babies!
3. So no " fancy - mancy "-1st week drills goes 7:00 to 23:00 ( fitness, practical and theoretical CP tasks, Empty Hands Combat, dry Tactical Firearms drills..) +self-work.
4. 2nd week - can be even more hours or less (depends on results of your assessments).
5. Every course is unique- we adjust course programs to experience of our students and push them to their new maximum every day;
6. Final daily Result are Team related - we count result by achievement of the weakest member of The Team!

So if you are more experienced and finished your task quicker - help to others.

If you are less experienced and have difficulties to reach goals- use more efforts that to avoid being the weakest link.

Despite that- Goals are maximum for everyone from beginning of course.

You have to read theory before course! (that's why you are connected to internal web project manager of CP course Basecamp- with manuals and other useful info). You have to do preparations to every task forehead - as it always happens in real life!


All sleep, eat, train and have rest together(as it always happens in real life!):

from 2 lads in 1 room with comfort; to - all are sleeping in sleeping bags ( instructors too) in any premises.

Meals(as it always happens in real life!):
from standard 2 meals per day in Restaurant ( Cafe);

to anyway it goes (different training places (open-close shooting ranges) and environment (weather conditions) , uncertain timings).You have to organize meals for yourself and your Team. If you wont do it properly you will be Hungry.

No Fancy Uniforms!

all training and drills goes with uniform adequate to drill specific or ( in most of cases)- casual clothing.
No problem to dress up by any Dress Code if you know how to Cover Sector and Feel Comfortable in Crowd. Fancy Uniform wont sort it out!

No Fancy Cars!

If you don't know how to drive properly Fancy Cars wont fix it!

If don't understand the small details of embus/debus (how and when to open (close) doors, timings, sectors) and if you don't drive properly with Team (specifics of driving of different cars in Convoy) - you are only group of people with cool cars! As it often happens in real life!


Your Instructor

Arturas Pranckevicius
Arturas Pranckevicius

Instructor: Arturas Pranckevicius

  • More than 25 years experience in Complex Security Operations, Management and Security Training.
  • More than 25 years experience in Coaching of Combat Sports.
  • More than 30 years experience in Mixed Martial Arts.
  • Author of Training Methods and Programs, Head Instructor of Close Protection, Tactical Firearms and Empty Hands Combat for Bodyguards at Pro1Security Services and Training Ltd.
  • Approved Instructor of UK SIA level 3 Close Protection Courses,(Awarding Body Highfield Qualifications);
  • Master of International level of Russian Combat Sambo.
  • World Combat Sambo Silver medalist (100kg), 2007.
  • European Combat Sambo Silver medalist (100kg), 2007.
  • Founder and Head Coach of Sambo Academy Ireland.

✅ Instruktorius: Artūras Pranckevičius

  • Daugiau nei 25 metai patirties Kompleksinės Apsaugos Operacijose, Apsaugos Vadyboje ir Valdyme, Apsaugos Programų rengime ir treniravime.
  • Daugiau nei 25 metai Kovinių Disciplinų Treniravimo patirties/
  • Daugiau nei 30 metų patirties Kovos Menuose.

  • Asmens Apsaugos Programų bei Asmens Apsaugos Specialistų rengimo instruktorius ( asmens apsaugos kursai, taktinio šaudymo bei artimos kovos kursai asmens apsaugos darbuotojams) Tarptautinėje kompanijoje Pro1Security Services and Training Ltd.
  • Tarptautinės klasės sporto meistras ( Kovinis Sambo).
  • Pasaulio Kovinio Sambo Vice čempionas (100kg), 2007.
  • Europos Kovinio Sambo Vice čempionas (100kg), 2007.
  • Airijos Sambo Akademijos įkūrėjas ir treneris.

Инструктор: Артурас Пранцкевичюс

  • Автор Методик и Тренировочных Программ, Главный Интруктор по подготовке Телохранителей по личьной охране, тактической стрельбе и ближнему бою в международной компании Pro1Security Services and Training Ltd.
  • Мастер спорта междугародного класса по Боевому Самбо;
  • Серебренный призёр Мира по Боевому Самбо (100кг), 2007.
  • Серебренный призёр Европы по Боевому Самбо (100кг), 2007.
  • Основатель и тренер Ирландской Академии Самбо.

Course Curriculum

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

If you wont invest in to your ability to defend yourself you become a trophy of your assailant!

Life is a Battle and we all are Warriors.

The Winner is achieving a Victory.

The Invincible - Survives.

To Win - You must Defeat Someone.

To Survive - not allow to Defeat Yourself.

I wish to all of you to became Invincible!

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