Close Protection

World Renowned Phoenix
Close Protection Course

The SIA Approved, 16 Day Phoenix Close Protection Course is the most exclusive experience that you can receive in the industry. 

We have created the most realistic training experience that goes above and beyond the industry standard, one that prepares you to understand the expectations for all clientele under different environments and scenarios.

As the market leader and as a world class operational company, the Phoenix Close Protection course gives you knowledge, training and experience first-hand from our continually operational trainers.

This course is the difference between achieving a qualification and pursuing a successful career.

We pose the question, which clientele would you like to work for and which lifestyle do you want to lead?


A World Class Close Protection Course Designed By A World Class Operational Company.

The Phoenix 16 day Close Protection package, delivers unbeatable experience, resources and environments. Our course goes beyond theory and practical role play in controlled environments, here you will experience real live operations conducted in the public domain.

Whilst  you will achieve your Level 3 in Close Protection, with Phoenix you will walk away with an additional ten internationally recognised qualifications.

  • SIA Approved Level 3 Close Protection (Certified)
  • Industry leading instructors with world class operational experience.
  • Four live close protection operations conducted in the public domain with real clients.
  • Firearms (certified), the only course delivered within the UK.
  • Evasive and Advanced Driving (certified).
  • Unarmed Combat (certified) with world champion instructors.
  • Advanced Covert Surveillance (certified), including live operations.
  • Counter and Anti-surveillance (certified), including live operations.
  • Advanced Technical Surveillance Counter Measures (certified)
  • Advanced Private Investigation (certified)
  • Level 3 First Aid Response (certified).
  • Paediatric First Aid (certified)
  • Defibrillator Training (certified)
  • Employment opportunities with Phoenix, a world leading operational company with an unparalleled portfolio of global clients. We only recruit Phoenix trained delegates.
  • Increased credibility to gain employment prospects within the close protection industry.
  • Includes 15 nights’ accommodation with Ramada Hotel, single occupancy, complimentary breakfast and free parking.


There is no requirement to have police or military background to attend our course or work in the close protection industry. We have trained delegates and have employees from many different backgrounds and experiences, all of which can be transferrable into close protection. We believe in supporting each candidate to build on their existing talent, experience and abilities to make the best they can be.

Employment Prospects with Phoenix

If you perform to the Phoenix standard you will be offered employment by our Operational Management team, who are continuously recruiting for new requirements and projects, giving you the opportunity to join the elite workforce of being a Phoenix Close Protection Operative. You could be working with one of our exclusive clients shown in our portfolio.


Phoenix is the only course on the market where you will conduct 4 live operations in the public domain, which include real clients. Our operations are incomparable what's available in the market, which also includes a live Surveillance operation (certified).


Our Final Operation is truly exclusive. We are the only training provider in the industry where you will be given the opportunity to provide close protection for one of our clients from our premiere portfolio. This is the only way to achieve reality. The unmatched resources and the ultimate experience you will achieve, excels all standards to prepare you to transform into a close protection operative. This experience will give you the greatest opportunity of employment in the industry.


Welcome to the industry’s leading Close Protection Driving Course. As a large majority of attacks are undertaken during transit, it is critical to undertake this level of training. You will undertake:

  • J-Turns/Y-Turns/Skidpan Drills
  • Pit Manoeuvre/ Ramming Drills
  • Fast Hands/Close Proximity Drills
  • Anti Ambush/Extraction Drills

On our course you will gain real experience in managing and manoeuvring your vehicle in high speed pursuit and potentially hostile situations. Our airfields are equipped with incomparable resources and even include drills that are not covered in most police and military training.

Prepare yourself for a number of risks and challenges that a Close Protection Operative may face when operating in risk intense environments with our Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT). 


Phoenix is the only close protection course available in the market that provides firearms training which is undertaken in the UK.

  • Principles of marksmanship
  • Detailed weapons brief
  • Safety handling drills
  • Action drills and reload.
  • Shooting from various positions and cover
  • Accurate and effective targeting.

Regardless of your background our course will give you the opportunity to improve and demonstrate firearms competency.


Our unarmed combat course is specifically created to prepare you to manage hostile situations whilst operating as a close protection officer. Our course includes:

  • Conflict Management
  • Physical Intervention
  • Close Quarter Combat including weapons
  • Body Cover & Situation Awareness.
  • Ground Defence & Counter Attack
  • Multiple Attack Scenarios

The training is conducted in a state of the art purpose built martial arts gym, taught by our vast experienced team including 2 x and a 4 x World Champion in various disciplines.


Although the industry standard requirement is to achieve the minimum 'First Aid at Work', we don't believe that the basic standard is enough to treat your principal should a medical emergency arise.

Therefore all Phoenix Close Protection operatives are trained to the standard of Level 3 First Aid Response which will be delivered by our team of highly experienced medical trainers.


Accommodation is inclusive within the Phoenix Close Protection Close at the Ramada Hotel which covers:

  • 15 nights accommodation
  • Single occupancy En-Suite Room
  • Complimentary Buffet Breakfast
  • Complimentary Parking



The importance of reputation in this industry is paramount. When you leave the Phoenix Close Protection Course you will have the same Level 3 Qualification as many companies offer. What makes the difference is the logo on this certificate. See the testimonial here from Mr Marc Wicks MBE who attended our course - and his feedback having reached the pinnacle in the Royal Marines after 32 years of service, making his transition into the close protection industry.