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CLOSE PROTECTION TRAINING

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The World renowned 21 Day Vanquish Close Protection Training Course is considered one of the best civilian bodyguard courses that exist. It not only covers the basic minimum SIA Level 3 requirements to enable attendees to ascertain their SIA licence, but also includes Topographical Map Reading, The 5 Day Advance Surveillance, The 2 Day Bug Sweeping  and The Counter & Anti Surveillance Courses all written by Michael Chandler, The author of The Real Guide To Surveillance and Technical Surveillance Countermeasures

 

This course demonstrates how to be an effective CPO whilst utilising covert surveillance skills and gives attendees the ability to protect by exercising intelligence acquisition methods along with traditional security skills and procedures. 

 

From this course, you will gain qualifications which enable you to apply for your SIA Close Protection Licence, a Diploma in Advanced Surveillance, Bug Sweeping (TSCM) and the a number of First Aid Qualifications.  

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Our course is application only which means that there is a brief application/ telephone interview process which enables us to ensure that we have the right calibre of people attend. For each course, we receive between 60-100 applications and we only accept between 4-6 applicants. The reason we do this is because Vanquish® Investigation Services, Vanquish® Security Services and TSCM International® ONLY recruit from these courses.​

 

We usually hold 2 open days per year where we invite all interested course candidates to our training centres where they will learn about the organisation and how Vanquish® operate, recruitment and the course itself. If you would like to receive an invitation to one of these free events, please either download our brochure by clicking HERE or apply by going to VanquishAcademy.com/Apply

 

Courses are held either in London, Manchester or Leeds

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APPLICATION
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The Vanquish® Close Protection course is the World's first "Application Only" Close Protection Training Course. The reason for this is because as of 6th August 2016, our sister company (Vanquish Security) will not recruit anyone unless they have successfully passed one of our courses. 

 

The video below explains in a bit more detail. 

DURATION

21 Consecutive Days

Most days will be 0930 - 1730

COURSE FEES

COURSE FEE

£3500

MINIMUM DEPOSIT AMOUNT

£500

Payment Plans Are Available

COURSE DATES

14th May - 3rd June - Manchester 


2nd- 22nd July - London

 

4th - 24th Sep- Manchester 

Firearms Training Close Protection
FIREARMS TRAINING

NEW!

We now incorporate firearms drills into our programme with an optional extra to travel overseas to conduct live firearms training. 

Minimum Requirements
 

All course attendees must;

be over 18 years old, fluent in English and have a reasonable level of physical fitness.

Who Should Attend?
 

This course is suitable for anyone who would like to enter the security industry with additional qualifications that will make you stand out from the crowd.

 

 
QUALIFICATIONS
YOU WILL GAIN
CLOSE
PROTECTION

SIA Level 3 Close Protection

ADVANCE COVERT SURVEILLANCE

Surveillance is a key skill for any respectable CPO. The course founder is the author of The Real Guide to Surveillance

TSCM
(BUG SWEEPING)

Learn how to search for devices to ensure that your principal isn't being digitally monitored providing them with a safe & secure environment 

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FIREARMS
DRILLS

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COUNTER & ANTI SURVEILLANCE

Learn how to identify whether or not your principal is being covertly monitored

FIRST AID
AT WORK

Level 3 First Aid at Work

PAEDIATRIC FIRST AID

Many CPOs go on to work for families who have young children. This qualification will help you stand out as a candidate.

DEFIBRILLATOR
TRAINING

Defib is a very important skill/ qualification to have for anyone who is responsible for the safety of another

MANCHESTER

SOLD OUT

14th MAY - 3rd JUNE 2022

LONDON

SOLD OUT

2nd - 22nd JULY 2022

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MANCHESTER

4th - 24th SEPTEMBER 2022

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LEEDS

10th - 30th OCTOBER 2022

COURSE CONTENT
  • Firearms Drills - NEW

  • Avoiding Conflict and Reducing Personal Risk

  • Defusing Conflict

  • Resolving and Learning from Conflict

  • Application of Communication Skills and Conflict Management for and Close Protection

  • Physical Training

  • Advance Driving Manoeuvers

  • First Aid At Work

  • 5 Day Advanced Surveillance Training

  • Counter & Anti Surveillance

  • Technical Surveillance Counter Measures

  • First Aid At Work

  • Roles and Responsibilities of the Close Protection Operative

  • Threat and Risk Assessment

  • Operational Planning

  • Law and Legislation

  • Interpersonal Skills

  • Close Protection Teamwork and Briefing

  • Conduct Reconnaissance

  • Close Protection Foot Drills

  • Route Selection

  • Close Protection Journey Management

  • Search Procedures

  • Incident Management

  • Venue Security

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 


Q) Do I need a police or military background?
A) Not at all. Our courses are designed for those with and without military and police experience.

Q) What time does the course start and finish?
A) The start time is always 09:30 but the finish time varies every day but is usually around 17:30

Q) Can I get my SIA licence after this course?
A) Yes. This course is SIA approved.

Q) Does the course include firearms training?

A) Yes. It is split into two components. READ MORE

WHY TRAIN WITH US?

CENTRALLY LOCATED

TRAINING

CENTRES

JOIN AN INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNISED COMPANY

GAIN NATIONALLY & INTERNATIONALLY

RECOGNISED

QUALIFICATIONS

PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE

RECEIVE LIFETIME 20% DISCOUNT ON  OTHER VANQUISH COURSES

RECEIVE YOUR FIRST PIECE OF CP KIT AS A GIFT FROM US 

VANQUISH SECURITY ONLY RECRUIT FROM THESE COURSES

WINNERS AT THE 2015 BEST BUSINESS AWARDS

OUR COURSES ARE HELD IN THE HEART OF CENTRAL LONDON & MANCHESTER CITY CENTRE
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Bug Sweeping

 

Also written by Michael Chandler, this course was set up to train operatives on an international scale, the art of Bug Sweeping also known as, Technical Surveillance Counter Measures or TSCM. 

 

TSCM is a skill set that not all Bodyguards can boast but is a very useful one to have. Most attacks are planned and therefore, a principle is very likely to be monitored in one way or another which is why electronic monitoring or Technical Surveillance, should be something that a modern day bodyguard is able to detect.

 

This is a 2 day course which is becoming very popular and is incorporated into the 21 Day Vanquish Close Protection Course.

 

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Advanced Surveillance

 

The 5 Day Advanced Surveillance Course was initially written to train current security staff of Vanquish Security to enable them to conduct covert surveillance ops to the high standards set out by the company.

 

Word spread quickly and before we knew it, Vanquish had set up a special training division, later to become Vanquish Training Academy, to take on all applicants who wanted to attend the highly demanding course. 

 

Michael Chandler who wrote the course, later went on to publish The Real Guide to Surveillance which sells to aspiring security & surveillance operatives World Wide. 

 

Although Michael has stepped down as course instructor, people still come from all over the globe to attend. 

15 Day Close Protection

 

This 15 day course covers the minimum requirements in order for you to qualify for the SIA Close Protection Licence. It is part of The Vanquish 21 Day Close Protection Course but without the surveillance, bug sweeping and counter surveillance aspects of it.

 

Passing this course will grant you eligibility to work for Vanquish Security but not Vanquish Investigation Services or Vanquish Executive Travel (AKA Chauffeur.London). However, you can progress to these other aspects later on in your career should you decide to work for us.

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