E.C.P.O European Close Protection Officer (EN Theory)
Description of training
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Here we will deal with the theoretical part only. The price does NOT include the practical part.
But one cannot be separated from the other. The prices of our courses are available via the calendar on our website.
I therefore invite you to contact the secretariat as soon as possible in order to complete your file and reserve your place and the date.
An important key to success is self-confidence.
An important key to self-confidence is preparation …
The ECPO training that you will follow is of a level comparable to the addition of the Btec level III (CPO) + Btec level IV (Hostile environment) of the British SIA (Security Industry Authority), but whose relay (following Brexit ) has been taken over by Ireland, and is of a European Level 5 level. This training was designed for high-risk close protection; whether it is a VIP or a high-threat area, for example in a security detachment in a hostile area. It is a very dense compilation of the fundamental aspects of “civilian” close protection, extended to aspects of risk areas by more military protection techniques.
Acronyms to remember:
CPO : Close Protection Officer (bodyguard)
PPO : Personal Protective Officer (UK) / AIC : Agent In Charge (USA – Secret Service)
CPD : Close Protection Driver
TL : Team Leader
The course consists of 14 modules.
Some are quite short on the theoretical level and others more complex and long but fundamental.
The course does not exempt any unnecessary material …
Some chapters are difficult to separate (such as teamwork and operational plans, or reconnaissance or excavation, etc.) but the course had to be well structured on a theoretical level.
Practical exercises resume the whole.
Close protection requires in-depth knowledge and methodology, but should never be frozen; it must constantly adapt to the context and to the skills available.
Also note that we are going to “skip” on first aid since you will all be taking “First Aid” training during your face-to-face practical training.
Another aspect will only be mentioned theoretically: offensive / defensive and evasive driving which requires several days to be effective and vehicles that you are likely to drive in a risk zone… which is impossible!
This training is therefore divided into several modules, with or without quizzes, tips or study advice.
The Quizs allow you to situate yourself, but the homework or Evidences (Mandatory) have a significant impact on the success of your training.
If you do not pass on your “evidences” your training will not be official
We recommend that you do only one module at a time, or even devote two or more days to it. This in order to be optimal in the “HOMEWORK or EVIDENCES” parts, and to respect the order
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