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Level 3 Close Protection

This Edexcel Close Protection (QCF) Level 3 Award has been developed to meet the training and licensing requirements of the Security Industry Authority (SIA) which regulates the sector.
There has been considerable legislative changes affecting the security industry (Private Security Industries Act 2001). The legislation requires individuals working in the sector to be licensed. The SIA is responsible for licensing has specified the criteria for obtaining a license, one of which is the achievement of a Level 3 qualification.  
The qualification is knowledge based and covers:  
Mandatory unit 
Working as a Close Protection Operative 
Introduction to the roles and responsibilities of the Close Protection Operative 
Threat and risk assessment 
Surveillance awareness 
Operational planning 
Law and legislation 
Interpersonal skills 
Close Protection team work 
Close Protection foot techniques 
Route selection 
Use of Close Protection vehicle techniques 
Search awareness 
Incidents and dilemmas 
Venue based security 
Communication and conflict management skills 
This underpinning knowledge is mapped to Qualifications and Credit Framework and will provide a platform for progression to further qualifications such as NVQ’s  
The qualification has support of:  
The Security Industry Authority 
The design of the award is informed by a two year national pilot project run by Edexcel. 
LEA normally deliver this course over 15 days. 
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