CLOSE PROTECTION TRAINING
EXECUTIVE | UHNW | CELEBRITY
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.
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
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.
We now incorporate firearms drills into our programme with an optional extra to travel overseas to conduct live firearms training.
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.
YOU WILL GAIN
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
Learn how to search for devices to ensure that your principal isn't being digitally monitored providing them with a safe & secure environment
COUNTER & ANTI SURVEILLANCE
Learn how to identify whether or not your principal is being covertly monitored
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.
Defib is a very important skill/ qualification to have for anyone who is responsible for the safety of another
NEW DATES FOR 2023
NEW DATES FOR 2023 WILL BE ANNOUNCED AND RELEASED AT OUR NEXT OPEN DAY WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE THIS OCTOBER (2022) IN MANCHESTER.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE NOTIFIED OF THE DATE OF OPEN DAY, PLEASE DOWNLOAD OUR BROCHURE. THIS WILL PUT YOU ONTO OUR MAILING LIST TO WHICH WE WILL SEND ALL UPDATES ABOUT THE EVENT.
WE RECOGNISE THAT YOU MAY NOT LIVE OR INTEND TO ENROL ON A COURSE IN MANCHESTER, HOWEVER, IF YOU'RE NOT WILLING TO TRAVEL TO THE NORTH WEST THEN IT COULD IMPLY THAT A CAREER IN CLOSE PROTECTION IS NOT FOR YOU BECAUSE THE JOB DOES INVOLVE TRAVEL AND WORKING FOR ANY VANQUISH COMPANY CERTAINLY WILL INVOLVE THE SAME.
Firearms Drills - NEW
Avoiding Conflict and Reducing Personal Risk
Resolving and Learning from Conflict
Application of Communication Skills and Conflict Management for and Close Protection
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
Law and Legislation
Close Protection Teamwork and Briefing
Close Protection Foot Drills
Close Protection Journey Management
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?
JOIN AN INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNISED COMPANY
GAIN NATIONALLY & INTERNATIONALLY
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
& OTHER MEDIA
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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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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.