GTS offers Level 3 Certificate for Close Protection Operatives in the Private Security Industry



GTS offers Level 3 Certificate for Close Protection Operatives in the Private Security Industry, has been developed and is awarded by Highfield Qualifications and sits on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). The RQF is a Qualification Framework regulated by Ofqual. The qualification is also regulated by Qualifications Wales. This qualification is supported by the Security Industry Authority (SIA), which regulates the private security industry.


The objective of this qualification is to support a role in the workplace. It is designed for learners wishing to apply for a licence from the Security Industry Authority (SIA) to work as a Close Protection Operative. Due to licence integration, upon completion, learners can also work as Door Supervisors.


Upon completion of this course, you will be able to continue to work in the following areas;


As a close protection officer – guarding people against physical assault or injury.


To register for this qualification, learners must be aged 18 and over.


Learners must hold a valid Level 3 (RQF/QCF) (Level 6 (SCQF)) 3-day full first-aid qualification before they begin any close protection training. Learners should present their first-aid certificate to their GTS training provider before training. This certificate must be valid for at least 12 months from the course start date. If you require this qualification, we can also offer you this – please let us know when booking your course. Please note that the course will be delivered over 20 days when adding on First Aid at Work.


The course will take place over 18 days, with some self-study before the course begins. The course is delivered through a fully blended learning approach, utilising our different training channels, including face-to-face (in the classroom), Virtual online delivery (Zoom), and self-study/online learning.

If you have any questions, please contact GTS on 0131 581 9251.