Our Phoenix Close Protection (CP) training course provides delegates with the awareness and specialist capabilities to enable them to operate safely and effectively in demanding and complex environments. The course is aimed at service leavers and those already operating within the private security industry.

On completion of this 19 day course, delegates will leave with a City & Guilds Level 3 qualification and will be able to apply for a Security Industry Association (SIA) licence.


  • Phoenix CP physical intervention, control and restraint
  • Phoenix CP Tier 1 Medic (Hostile First Person on Scene Intermediate certified by EdExcel)
  • Conflict management and incident reaction
  • Contingency planning
  • CP foot and vehicle drills
  • CP roles, protocols and responsibilities
  • CP planning and leadership skills
  • Mobile navigation and communications
  • Search skills
  • Threat and risk assessment
  • Travel pattern analysis and surveillance awareness
  • Venue based security

Experienced instructors

Our training team is made up of predominately former UK Special Forces personnel who bring with them a mix of operational expertise and professional qualifications to the design and delivery of our courses.

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Course locations

This comprehensive training package is conducted at our UK facilities in Herefordshire and full board accommodation or at our Spanish facility in Alicante.

Career opportunities

Roles that G4S recruit for include close protection officers in support of our contracts in complex environments overseas and a variety of security roles in the UK.

Our first hand experience of the security industry and the potential for career progression within it, means that we have seen those within close protection roles move into more strategic and advisory roles. Taking account of this, we also offer additional courses and modules in security management, medical and security assessment to enable this career progression. 

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Course fees

New price £ 3095 + VAT (£3714 incl VAT)

This price is fully inclusive and covers accommodation, meals, instruction and exam fees.

Please note: ELCAS only pay 80% towards the Exam & Instruction fees and do NOT contribute towards food & accommodation.

G4S Risk Consulting Ltd is an Approved ELC Provider


The Phoenix Close Protection (CP) course has been approved by the MOD for ELC funding.If you are a Service Leaver, or have left the services within the last 10 years you may be eligible to apply. The MOD's Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme (ELC) is an initiative to promote lifelong learning amongst members of the Armed Forces.The ELC scheme provides financial support in the form of a single up-front payment in each of a maximum of three separate financial years. Please contact your re-settlement office or visit the ELCAS website www.enhancedlearningcredits.com for further information

Benefits of Phoenix CP training

  • Our graduates are highly sought after for a wide variety of CP opportunities worldwide
  • High quality instructors and training
  • Empathy with service leavers
  • Training differentiators including two days of driving skills and drills
  • To date, we have trained over 3,000 CP Officers.

Close protection Interviews September 2014

Close protection Interviews December 2012

Link to Testimonials pages

Next Scheduled Courses

  • Date

  • Course

Phoenix Close Protection


13 Apr - 01 May Phoenix CP (Ross On Wye, UK) Enquire
11 May - 29 May Phoenix CP (Ross On Wye, UK) Course FULL  Enquire
08 June - 26 June Phoenix CP (Ross On Wye, UK) Enquire
06 July - 24 July Phoenix CP (Ross On Wye, UK) Enquire

Future dates are available.

Please complete the course enquiry form or call us on (+44) 01432 850223 for further information and advice

*Note that our courses in Alicante, Spain are taught in English with an onsite Spanish interpreter, SIA City and Guild examination is in English.  


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Case Study - Phoenix Close Protection Officer

In October 2011, one of Phoenix's past graduates joined G4S Risk Management as a Close Protection Officer, having graduated from the Phoenix course in March 2011. Here he gives an insight into his experiences of the course and the opportunities that arose afterwards.

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Case Study - Phoenix Close Protection Officer