Level 2 Award for Close Protection Operatives in the Private Security Industry (Top Up)

About the qualification

Qualification Number: 610/1554/4

Operational Start Date: 1st October 2022
Total Qualification Time: 53 hours
Guided Learning: 45 hours

Qualification Objective

The main objective of this qualification is to provide learners with the opportunity to update their knowledge, skills and understanding required to work as a close protection operative in the private security industry. 

It is a requirement by the SIA that individuals working as a close protection operative renew their SIA licence every three years.  The qualification has been developed for learners who currently hold a valid SIA licence to work as a close protection operative that will expire on or after 1st October 2022.

For more information, download the qualification specification here:

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