At Graspan Frankton our core efforts are focused on the provision and development of high-quality training, delivered through a wide range of Internationally recognised training programs, which will provide effective and long-term benefits to your business.

Level 3 Certificate Close Protection (Refresher)

Cost: £720

Duration: 24 Hours (3 Days)


  • 16-18 March 2020
  • 28-30 June 2020
  • 19-21 October 2020


Contact Us: +44 (0) 191 466 1176

Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)

If a learner already has some form of formal close protection training, it may mean that they are exempt from all or part of the SIA approved training. Arrangements for exemptions and Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) are as follows:

Close Protection Operatives who have previously received formal close protection training and are currently employed in an operational close protection role should present themselves to an approved training Centre with evidence of the training they have received. Depending on the date and content of the training they have taken and to what extent the training covered the learning objectives of the new Close Protection Course for licensing, they will be directed to take either the full 140 hours full Close Protection Course or the 24-hour Refresher Course.

Learners who have completed formal close protection training from the organisations listed below, and have remained in an operational close protection role, will be exempt from further training but will be required to take both the theory and practical assessment:

  • Special Air Service Regiment Bodyguard Course
  • Royal Military Police Close Protection Course
  • Metropolitan Police Royalty Protection/Special Branch Close Protection Course
  • Police National Close Protection Courses including Northern Ireland.