DeltaOne International cater for individuals seeking to start careers in this specialised field. This extends to professionals currently operating as Close Protection Operatives, who wish to seek global operational growth and comply with regulatory statues and conform to best industry practice.
Close Protection Operator Course - South Africa
The aim of this intensive 5-week full-time course is to provide an informative, no nonsense, hands-on training event for serious participants in the close protection industry. The training modules have been compiled from field experience and are designed to qualify students to work either solo or as a member on a close protection team.Post 9-11 has seen a dramatic upsurge in interest by Governments, Corporations and Individuals alike, regarding close protection services. An increasingly violent world has resulted in a strong demand for professionally trained close protection operatives.
Why host a close protection training program in South Africa?
DeltaOne International has offered our close protection training program to governments, corporations and individuals from around the globe.South Africa is the ideal training environment for a number of reasons:
Worlds highest violent crime statistics – provides for realistic training
Combination of 1st and 3rd World environments providing exposure to both environments
High rate of trauma (gunshot, knife) – provides realistic medical training
Conduct training in high risk environment
Combat and operationally experienced instructors
A top choice for Military Resettlement is the Close Protection or Bodyguard field. Regardless of your history or experience the 5-week South African Executive Close Protection course should be your first choice. Aimed at anyone who is wishing to work in the Close Protection industry anywhere in the world, this intensive City & Guilds Approved and SIA compliant Close Protection Course provides an informative, no nonsense, hands-on course for serious potential or current participants in the close protection industry. Click on the link below for a full course prospectus.
The training modules have been compiled from field experience and are designed to qualify the student in solo and small team bodyguard operations.
Pre Selection Requirements
In order to qualify for acceptance on this training program, the following criteria needs to be met:
Have a valid Identity Document or Passport
Hold a valid Drivers License for a Light Motor Vehicle
Be between the ages of 21 and 55
Comply with the following physical tests: Swim 50 meters without assistance
30 x push-ups
80 x sit-ups
6 x pull-ups
Run 2.4 km in less than 16 minutes
Training is facilitated using an outcomes based approach, comprising knowledge and practical components. Assessments will be implemented at various stages during the course.
What previous students have said about our close protection course:
"For all those who expect sleeping and eating restrictions, exhausting workouts like dragging sandbags or “unconscious” buddies for hours, night “attacks” or drills the whole day, you will be disappointed by this course. If you are looking for a course that enables you to work successfully in executive protection by adapting the material that you have learned and trained this is the right course for you. In addition to a one week paramedic course that ends with a three hour written and practical exam, acknowledged and certified by the South African government, the theoretical part that contains more than 25 topics is another “learning” challenge. Additionally, close combat, advanced driving and intensive shooting training aren’t neglected. The last week combines the theory with the praxis in several outside exercises. Without a doubt Johannesburg is a challenging and suitable environment!
I have done several close protection courses in different countries with different emphasis and. I can highly recommend this course as a foundation or as a refresher because it is much more than “shooting, close combat and formation drill”. This course challenges both the physical and intellectual abilities of the students. You take a lot home from this course that you can apply to your daily work in a variety of areas!" Tom Z - CPO Germany
"I look back upon the experiences shared and gained upon this thorough and rigorous course. I have attended a vast array of courses related to this sector and this has got to be right at the top; very much focussed on the application and true real life scenarios. The mere fact that we were trained in paramedic procedures for Close Protection and elements in the highly applicable environment says a lot about the length the trainers have gone to in order to structure a realistic program. The experience gained here is most certainly a valuable asset to any individual who fulfils the course. The interaction with the trainers and fellow candidates gives reason for greater learning. The beauty about this course is its ability to form the desiredfusionwith all varied experiences and successfully enhance the candidate to be better verse in roles covering Close Protection. I have a very seasoned background in the military and private sector and it goes without saying, I have certainly gained a lot privately and professionally from attending this course. Everything you will do on the course from paramedic duties, shooting and else serve a purpose. Thus if you seek a course which will prepare you for what is out there and how to best address potential challenges then I would certainly recommend this course to you." Frederic “Frenchy” - Former Legionnaire and US Marines
"As an experienced Infantry Soldier (Pte - WO2) I was delighted to find a training provider that identified & improved my "transferable" skills! Every module had sound theory teaching, backed up by practice & testing to a standard unique to the venue! Where else could you administer emergency first aid to gunshot & machete victims whilst on a training course? The final exercise was physically & mentally challenging with a finale that was unexpected by everyone - Including the exercise director..... Great course, great firm! If you're considering CPO/PSD work, consider this course! (Oh & did I mention that, as it was my resettlement course, it didn't cost me a penny?)" Alan - Warrant Officer British Army
"I just want to thank you for an unforgettable five weeks of training. I already started to implement the knowledge I acquired in my personal life to make it part of my daily living and to ensure that I do not loose the skills I have gained from the DeltaOne CP training.
I will definitely recommend DeltaOne and its courses to anyone who want to further their career in the ever changing security environment. With the challenges facing security personnel in the workplace today it is a must have, if you want to be a cut above the rest". Bertus S - South African Police Service