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7-day level 4 in Firearms and Tactics (HECPO)


7-day level 4 in Firearms and Tactics (HECPO)

Are you a private security contractor looking to elevate your level of weapons proficiency?

Our 7-day Weapons Proficiency training course is designed to give you the necessary skills to manipulate firearms with confidence and efficiency in hostile environments.

Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just starting out, this course will teach you the techniques and tactics used by the most elite security personnel in the field.

With our expert instructors and hands-on training, you’ll gain the confidence and knowledge to handle firearms in high-pressure situations.

Don’t miss out on this life-changing opportunity to enhance your skill set and advance your career.

Enroll in our Weapons Proficiency training course today to Receive your IOF Level 3 in Weapons Proficiency Certificate and take the first step towards becoming a top-tier private security contractor.

Price: $2500*

* Including Accommodation

* Flexible payment plan available


For ex-military, police, or anyone with limited experience in the Security Industry wanting the very best training in executive and hostile close protection working remits.

From the bottom up this course was designed for individuals or groups knowing they will be instructed at the very highest level, led by British instructors with backgrounds in British Military, Civilian, Police and UK Special Forces.

With small candidate numbers, you are sure to be supported every step of the way.

Course Format

Course duration: 7 days

Accommodation: Included with breakfast and lunch + pick-up drop off at airport.


IOF Level 3 Award in Weapons Proficiency for Private Security Contractors (9 mm / .22 mm).

Course Content

7-Day IOF® Level 3 Award in Weapons Proficiency for Private Security Contractors (9 mm / .22 mm)

  • Introduction to PSC/PMC (Private Security Contractors / Private Military Contractors)
  • PSD Team – Roles & Responsibilities in Hostile Environments
  • SOP (Standard Operational Procedures) in Hostile Environments
  • Ambush and reaction to attacks in Hostile Environments
  • Embus / Debus in Hostile Environments
  • Firearms training pistol 9mm and carbine .22mm:
  • design and mechanics
  • Safety rules
  • Gear preparation (holster, mag pouches etc.)
  • Fundamentals of pistol shooting
  • Tactical shooting principles
  • Ready positions
  • Speed/emergency reload
  • Tactical reload
  • Malfunctions
  • Double shots
  • Multiple targets
  • Alternate shooting positions
  • Shooting with the use of cover
  • Various directions shooting
  • Shooting on the move
  • Strong/weak hand shooting
  • Shooting with the use of tactical flashlights
  • Disassembly/assembly and cleaning guns
  • Close Combat
  • IED, Mines, explosives, and UXO
  • Tactical Driving, convoy procedures and reaction to attacks
  • Radio procedures
  • Case Studies


Train and work to become a Close Protection Operative (CPO) in the security industry.


What is the SIA?

The SIA – short for the Security Industry Authority – is the regulating body for the private security industry in the UK. It’s their duty to ensure that everyone in the private security industry is qualified to be doing their job and that training providers are meeting quality standards in the way they train students for certain roles.

The SIA review applications for SIA licences to make sure applicants meet all physical, legal and training requirements necessary to hold a licence for specific jobs.

What is SIA training?

SIA training is any course that provides qualifications regulated by any approved SIA Awarding Organisation. An SIA licence application needs to provide a certificate proving you’ve got the right qualification, subsequently proving you’ve been adequately trained for the role you need your licence for.

Training centres across the UK can provide SIA training in various roles including close protection and door supervision, however do your research and ensure that you’re getting the right qualification from wherever you choose. SIA training will only count for your SIA licence if you receive an approved qualification at the end of your course.

What courses do you provide?

We provide courses and qualifications regulated by approved SIA awarding organisations:
3-day SFJ level 3 in First Aid at Work (This qualification – or equivalent – is required to apply for our level 3 CPO course)
7-day Proqual level 4 in Firearms and Tactics (This qualification is requested by security and para-military contractors)
14-day SFJ level 3 for working as a Close Protection Operative (This qualification is required to apply for the SIA license and requested by security and para-military contractors)

Are SIA courses difficult?

SIA courses can be difficult, depending on which one you take. Not all of them are the same, and some – for example close protection – can take longer and need more work.
A lot of the difficulty can be reduced with hard work on the end of the training provider as they can make the education, resources and information more accessible and better distilled.

What is Close Protection?

Close protection is also known as being a bodyguard. This typically involves working to protect a client (known as a principle) from any harm or attention that may come their way. A CPO position where you’re tasked with protecting one person often involves assisting the client in a variety of manners that aren’t strictly related to security, but working to protect larger groups – for example, a family – means a much bigger undertaking that requires working as part of a team.


Do bodyguards have to be big?

Bodyguards do not have to be large or physically intimidating to do their job. Although some clients may have a preference for appearance, the main thing that keeps a client safe is the knowledge and training a close protection officer carries with you.

Can Anyone Become a Close Protection Officer?

While most people can technically apply for an SIA close protection training, there are some demands in the required training – as well as the job itself – which means close protection isn’t for everyone.

Close protection officers typically need to be fairly in shape as most close protection training courses can be quite physically demanding. In the job, if you’re following your client around you need to be able to keep up without showing any signs of exertion – and still remain ready to protect clients at a moment’s notice.

A criminal record can affect your chances of being approved for an SIA close protection training and license. This is judged on a case-by-case basis per application

How Much Does Close Protection Pay?

The average starting rate for close protection operatives new to the industry is $100-$200 per day. Eventually, this goes up to $200-$400 per day once you have the expected experience to earn this. Close protection team leaders can then earn up to $500-$600 daily.

Can I apply to this course if I have no prior police or military experience?

Yes, you can apply. Police and military experience is not a pre-requisite. All levels are welcome.

Do you offer jobs?

Yes, we have job opportunities for our best candidates within the UCP Group. Nevertheless, we do not guarantee a job because you apply for one of our course.