Close Protection Level 3

The HABC Level 3 Certificate for Working as a Close Protection Operative within the Private Security Industry (QCF) has been developed to meet the requirements of the Security Industry Authority (SIA). It is based on the relevant SIA ‘Specifications for Learning and Qualifications for Close Protection Operatives’ and provides the necessary skills and knowledge for those who wish to apply for an SIA licence and work as a close protection operative.



The qualification comprises three mandatory units:


  • Unit 1 - Conflict Management within the Private Security Industry

  • Unit 2 - Working as a Close Protection Operative

  • Unit 3 - Planning, Preparing and Supporting a close Protection Operation



The minimum contact hours for this qualification are 139.5 hours of the required 140 guided learning hours. For full details of delivery requirements, please refer to the specification.


Individuals achieving this qualification can progress onto a range of qualifications such as the Foundation Degree in Protective Security Management. Individuals successfully completing the licence to practice qualification in Close Protection can be awarded 16 credits towards this Foundation Degree and also the Foundation Degree in Crowd and Safety Management and the Certificate in Terrorism Studies.

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