Close Protection Training

The Close Protection Training Course is a 28 day intensive training program for the person who is in the field of protecting VIP’s and Executives in the Military, Police or Corporate Environments.


The course is accredited with SASSETA (local), PSIRA (local), City and Guilds (International).

SASSETA Unit Standards

  • Provide Static Protection to Designated Persons - U/S 244317;
  • Provide Close Protection to Designated Persons whilst in Transit - U/S 244319;
  • Provide Pedestrian Escort to Designated Persons within a Close Protection Environment - U/S 244327;
  • Compile a Threat and Risk Assessment for a Close Protection Operation - U/S 244330;
  • Provide Close Protection to a Designated Person whilst Embus and Debus - U/S 244334;
  • Explain the requirements of becoming a security service provider - U/S 246694.

City and Guilds

  • City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate for working as a Close Protection Operative within the Private Security Industry (International Qualification)
    • Conflict management within the Private Security Industry - Y/506/7125
    • Working as a Close Protection Operative - Y/506/7884
    • Planning Preparing and Supporting a Close Protection Operation - D/506/7885
  • City and Guilds Theoretical and Online Exam

Close Protection Training Course Content

  • Advanced Driver Training (
  • Medical Training
  • Firearms Competency (Sasseta Unit Standards)
  • Physical Fitness And Unarmed Combat

For more information download our Executive Course Protection brochure.

Entry Requirements

  • Driver’s License
  • Preferable tactical experience
  • Preferable Use of weapons
Security Training

Security Training from Experienced TSU Instructors

Refresher Training Courses

Assessment Methods

Based on theoretical and practical assessment and through comprehensive scenario based exercises, all course objectives must be passed in order to obtain your Executive Protection Course certificate.

Course Duration

28 days

Cost of Close Protection Training Course

R62 640.00 (including VAT). Cost includes:

  • Vehicles and fuel
  • All training material and certificates
  • Range and track fees
  • Firearms and ammunition
  • Equipment and resources


  • At R 450.00 per member per night – Room sharing (Excl. 14% VAT)
  • At R 750.00 per member per night – Single room Accommodation (Excl. 14% VAT)

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Course Dates

  • 30 January – 27 February
  • 01 May – 28 May
  • 31 July – 27 August
  • 30 October – 26 November

Contact Details

Head of Training and Development
Johan Fryer
Tel: + 27 (0)12 663 4343

South Africa Police Accredited by SASSETA SAQA recognised     Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority of South Africa City and Guilds South African Professional Firearm Trainers 
Accredited by South African Police to conduct Competency Training and Testing in the use of handguns, shotgun, rifle and carbine for skills development
* SASSETA Edication and Training Service Provider
* SASSETA Assessor
* SASSETA Moderator
SAQA is responsible for overseeing and regulating NQF and the B Level FRamework on which all qualifications and standards are registered.
PSIRA Number: (Private Security Regulation Authority of South Africa)
* 1052243
Accredited City & Guilds Level 3 Close Protection Service Provider
PFTC is a professional body which serves to quality assure firearm training standards in all disciplines.