E.C.P.O European Close Protection Officer (EN REFRESH)
Description of training
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This training is a refresh course. It is therefore only for people who already have their certification, or the equivalence (copy to be sent to our secretariat, for your registration to the exam). We will only deal with the theoretical part.
“A thing can only ever be identical with itself,
never with another. Thus, two things can certainly be equivalent,
but never identical.”…
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.
Please also note that we do not include first aid, which can be taken in the Medical e-learning section.
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 Quizzes allow you to situate yourself, but the homework or Evidences (“Obligatory”) have an important 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
The EXAMS section is protected by a password, and will only be communicated to you when you have to take your exam.
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