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City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Close Protection Course

National Security College

City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Close Protection 1903 A guide to the course

N| S | C 3/28/2009

National Security College, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 7BH Tel: +44 (0) 845 056 3992


Thank you for requesting the information on our City & Guilds accredited Level 3 Certificate in Close Protection Course. If we can help in any way, do not hesitate to contact us on 0845 056 3992, or by email admin@nsc.ac Always remember, our prices are always inclusive of your food and accommodation, you do not pay another penny for hotels, bed & breakfast or any meals, this can save you over £1000 against competitors’ prices, as they do not always mention this additional cost. City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Close Protection Course at the National Security College.

Definition of Close Protection The definition of the purpose of close protection, as confirmed by the close protection industry, is: ‘To establish and maintain a safe working environment in which a Principal can live and work whilst continually minimising risk.’ The achievement of City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Close Protection with the National Security College will provide assurance that a bodyguard has the essential knowledge required to do their job effectively. It will be used to confirm the knowledge and understanding of existing employees enabling employers to carry out top up training where necessary. The Level 3 Certificate in Close Protection meets part of the criteria required to gain an SIA Licence to Practise. The criteria required for achieving an SIA Licence are: Confirmation of candidates’ identity A Criminal records check Ensuring an applicant has successfully completed relevant training and holds a recognised qualification for that training. A current recognised First Aid Certificate, either FAW or FPOS – you can book this if you do not currently have one. The qualification consists of the following seven units: Assess level of threats and risks to principals. Plan and prepare to minimise threat and risk to principals. Liaise and communicate with principals and others. Establish and maintain secure environments. Maintain the safety and security of principals whilst mobile. Respond to medical crises. Respond to conflict.


Unit 1 Assess level of threats and risks to principals There are two outcomes to this unit: 1. Assess information to determine potential threats and risks to principals. 2. Determine the level and nature of potential threats and risks to principals.

Unit 1 Assess level of threats and risks to principals Outcome 1 Assess information to determine potential threats and risks to principals. Performance criteria The candidate will be able to: 1. Access information to determine potential threats and risks to principals. 2. Analyse information that could influence threats and risks to principals. Knowledge criteria The candidate will be able to: 1. Outline operating procedures for collecting personal and professional information about principals. 2. Describe the protocol involved in collecting personal and professional information. 3. Outline the personal and professional information that could influence potential threats and risks. 4. Identify the information that must be recorded about potential threats and risks. 5. Explain the importance of recording details. 6. Describe how to analyse potential threats and risks. 7. Describe how the principal’s itinerary can influence the level and nature of threats and risks. Range statement Threats and risks life threatening non life threatening

category 1

category 2

category 3

Personal and professional information nationality gender family religion health military or similar relevant experience lifestyle (including sport, hobbies, leisure) exposure (public, media) potential perpetrators status current and previous professional activities normal business work arrangements (itinerary, travel, business premises, visitors) exposure (public, media) business security arrangements potential perpetrators competitors


Unit 2 Plan and prepare to minimise threat and risk to principals There is one outcome to this unit: 1. Develop a security plan from the threat and risk analysis.

Unit 2 Plan and prepare to minimise threat and risk to principals Outcome 1 Develop a security plan from the threat and risk analysis. Performance criteria The candidate will be able to: 1. Plan protection strategy. 2. Identify resources to meet protection requirements. Knowledge criteria The candidate will be able to: 1. Identify sources of information for planning for travel. 2. Describe regulations relating to communications systems. 3. Describe how to maintain the security and confidentiality of information. 4. Describe how to plan and deal with contingencies 5. Explain why specific types of vehicles are appropriate to providing the correct level of protection to the principal. 6. Explain why specific types of communication equipment are appropriate to providing the correct level of protection to the principal. 7. Identify port travel formalities. 8. Explain the importance of reconnaissance procedures. 9. Describe the elements of Health & Safety relating to close protection. Range statement Protection strategy static (venue private/public) travel (commercial, private, route reconnaissance) centres (policy, procedures, communications, and lines of reporting)

Port land

air

sea

rail

operations


Types of vehicles prepared (for operational use) non-prepared standard saloon 4x4 (off-road)

principal’s preference

Unit 3 Liaise and communicate with principal and others There are three outcomes to this unit: 1. Establish working relationships. 2. Communicate protection arrangements with principal and others 3. Observe protocol during close protection

Unit 3 Liaise and communicate with principal and others Outcome 1 Establish working relationships Performance criteria The candidate will be able to: 1. Establish working relationships with relevant persons Range statement Persons principal

principal’s staff

principal’s family

security personnel

Unit 3 Liaise and communicate with principal and others Outcome 2 Communicate protection arrangements with principal and others Performance criteria The candidate will be able to: 1. Communicate protection arrangements to the principal and others Knowledge criteria The candidate will be able to: 1. Describe relevant methods of communication Range statement Methods of communication verbally in writing through a third person

electronically

executive saloon


Unit 4 Establish and maintain secure environments There is one outcome from this unit: 1. Secure premises and means of transport.

Unit 4 Establish and maintain secure environments Outcome 1 Secure premises and means of transport. Performance criteria The candidate will be able to: 1. Search and secure persons. 2. Search and secure premises. 3. Gain authorisation prior to carrying out searches. Knowledge criteria The candidate will be able to: 1. Describe the action taken on discovering a device during a search. 2. Describe the action to be taken when an individual refuses to be searched. 3. Describe the action required to apprehend persons suspected of having unauthorised items. 4. Identify when advice and assistance should be sought from search specialists. 5. Describe current operating procedures for searching and securing premises. 6. Describe search methods and procedures for searching individuals. 7. Describe search methods and procedures for searching vehicles. Range statement Premises offices residences

Devices surveillance

hotels

Explosive

other venues used by the principal

suspicious


Unit 5 Maintain the safety and security of principals whilst mobile There are two outcomes from this unit: 1. Maintain close protection escort on foot. 2. Maintain close protection escort in transit.

Unit 5 Maintain the safety and security of principals whilst mobile Outcome 1 Maintain close protection escort on foot. Performance criteria The candidate will be able to: 1. Carry out Standard Operating Procedures for foot escort formations. 2. Carry out counter-surveillance procedures. 3. Carry out anti-surveillance procedures. Knowledge criteria The candidate will be able to: 1. Describe the signals and commands given to the principal. 2. Describe Standard Operating Procedures for foot escort formations. Range statement Escort formations normal emergency

Unit 5 Maintain the safety and security of principals whilst mobile Outcome 2 Maintain close protection escort in transit. Performance criteria The candidate will be able to: 1. Carry out Standard Operating Procedures for transit escort formations. 2. Carry out counter-surveillance procedures. 3. Carry out anti-surveillance procedures. Knowledge criteria The candidate will be able to:


1. Describe the signals and commands given to the principal. 2. Describe Standard Operating Procedures for transit escort formations. Range statement Escort formations normal emergency

Unit 6 Respond to medical crises There are two outcomes from this unit: 1. Respond to medical crises. 2. Maintain safety and security of injured people.

Unit 6 Respond to medical crises Outcome 1 Respond to medical crises. Performance criteria The candidate will be able to: 1. Analyse the security situation and the medical crises Knowledge criteria The candidate will be able to: 1. Recognise signs and symptoms of medical conditions. 2. Identify when to call for specialist medical care. Range statement Medical conditions airways impediment blunt trauma

breathing difficulties

Unit 6 Respond to medical crises Outcome 2 Maintain safety and security of injured people. Performance criteria The candidate will be able to:

circulatory problems

burns

penetrating injuries


1. Maintain the safety and security of all persons. 2. Carry out First Aid. Knowledge criteria The candidate will be able to: 1. Identify the current medical treatment for medical conditions. 2. Describe the use of medical equipment. Range statement Medical conditions airways impediment blunt trauma

breathing difficulties

Medical equipment individual medical packs

circulatory problems

vehicle medical packs

burns

penetrating injuries

team medical packs

Unit 7 Respond to conflict There are two outcomes from this unit: 1. Recognise conflict situations. 2. Respond to conflict situations.

Unit 7 Respond to conflict Outcome 1 Recognise conflict situations. Knowledge criteria The candidate will be able to: 1. Identify conflict situations. Range statement Situations life threatening - thrown objects - physical (unarmed) attack - physical (weapon) attack - firearms - explosives non-life threatening - verbal attack - media intrusion


Unit 7 Respond to conflict Outcome 2 Respond to conflict situations. Performance criteria The candidate will be able to: 1. Use control and restraint methods to protect the principal. 2. Record accurate details of the incident.

Knowledge criteria The candidate will be able to: 1. Describe the legislation relevant to conflict management. Range statement Conflict management verbal non-verbal Practical Competences You will be assessed and marked on the following practical assignments: The candidates must be able to do the following: 01 Pre-deployment Checks and Orders 02 Embus/Debus 03 Driving to and from the venue 04 SAP duties 05 Dress and protocol 06 All round cover at venue 07 Third party awareness 08 Surveillance awareness 09 Walking drills 10 Tactical awareness


Test specification(s) The knowledge requirements will be assessed by multiple-choice test to cover all seven units, with approximate weighting as shown below

Units Level 3 Certificate in Close Protection UNITS 1

Assess level of threats and risks to principals

% 20

2

Plan and prepare to minimise threat and risk to principals

18

3

Liaise and communicate with principals and others

11

4

Establish and maintain secure environments

13

5

Maintain the safety and security of principals whilst mobile

13

6

Respond to medical crises

16

7

Respond to conflict

6

TOTAL

100

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