Welcome to the iSMTA and our Hostile Environment Close Protection Course at Level 3, which is certified by Industry Qualifications (IQ) who are approved by qualification regulators in the UK.
The Hostile Environments Close Protection Course (Management), presents a modern approach to working in hostile environments on protective security details and close protection tasks.
Through the privatisation of security within war-torn countries over the past decade, most reconstruction projects require the support of professional expat security providers from a contractual, legal and insurance requirement. Regrettably, there are many high-risk security operatives around the world today making supervisory or managerial decisions affecting Protective Security Details (PSD) who have no formal competency qualifications. As a result, both the security details and their principals may be placed at unnecessary risk of physical harm.
The iSMTA Level 3 Hostile Environment Close Protection course has been designed to effectively deliver a first for management qualifications and train those required to manage operatives working within hazardous countries on protective security details and close protection tasks, and it provides recognition and certification as a Professional Hostile Environments Close Protection Manager, which adds value to the clients and builds on the operatives Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
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I thought the course was good and met my expectations. I found the help from the tutor and online resources excellent. The layout of the course was good and easy to follow. (C. Norris)
What this hostile environment close protection course provides and how it will benefit you
The iSMTA e-learning Hostile Environment Close Protection course (Management), has been designed for anyone wishing to gain a recognised Industry Qualification (IQ) Level 3 Award. So if you already work in hostile environments on protective security contracts, or are new to the sector this course will enable you to gain the verifiable recognition of your management knowledge.
Many other providers focus on the operational practical applications (Firearms and Medical) of working within hostile environments, however iSMTA has created this unique management qualification for both military and civilian contractors that need to have the skills to manage protective security within hostile environments. All the taught content is delivered via e-learning that mimics the classroom, but without all the costs and time constraints. This recognised qualification is delivered over 80 hours.
The qualification approved Industry Qualifications (IQ) through the Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF) is certified as: IQ Level 3 Award Hostile Environment Close Protection Management. Split over 6 Units, at Level 3, is the equivalent to that of a‘A’ Level in the UK.
How it Works
By joining our Academy you will receive the following:
– Access to our Professional Dashboard
– Hours of taught Professional e-learning course Units
– Downloadable PDF Factsheets
– Access to Podcasts
– Directed research guidance through Think Points
– Scenario Based Assignment
– Access to Discussion forums
What you will be Taught
This course will provide the most up-to-date knowledge and understanding of Modern HECPO Management and will greatly enhance your career opportunities within organisations where you are employed and the security industry, whether you are a newcomer to this type of work or an existing operative, supervisor or manager who wishes to enhance their professional development. The hostile environment close protection course consists of 6 units with a minimum of 80 guided learning hours in total. The units cover the following:
Unit 1: Course Introduction – The Unit provides both a subject refresher and a subject update on relevant parts of the Close Protection (CP) function. This unit also provides a number of case examples that will help to show modern issues.
Unit 2: Hostile Environments and Threats – Covers the various hostile environments and threats of today and tomorrow. As the world is always changing, it is important to have a good understanding of the changing environments and the changing threats.
Unit 3: Hostile Environment Operations – Describes the methods for Close Protection (CP) operations within a hostile environment. Understanding the theory and concepts in more detail will help the Close Protection Operative (CPO) when it comes to the physical training or physical application.
Unit 4: Operating Procedures & Modern Challenges – Describes the modern challenges to Close Protection (CP). This includes the challenges of client expectations, of business risks, the proliferation of weapons and increased litigation.
Unit 5: The Close Protection Operative Being Modern – Describes how the Close Protection Operative (CPO) can be modern and how to keep being modern through greater awareness and further development within the security profession.
Unit 6: Final Assignment – This is a short online test paper that seeks to get evidence of the students’ understanding of the course content. The final assignment is marked by the course Subject Matter Expert (SME) and verified by the iSMTA verifier before the certificate is awarded.