Our Bodyguard Training Services: Why, What and Who


Why you need bodyguard training to be a qualified close protection officer (CPO)

To be a qualified bodyguard you need to be specially trained in how to react to any situation that may arise. This serves is a means of training individuals to remain calm and vigilant even in potentially life-threatening situations. With training you will be able to calmly assess situations and react accordingly, you will never be without a plan from A through Z.

Executive protection schools are geared to teach you to keep your client safe. They may panic, but with you by their side they can rest assured they are in good hands. You will learn to assess a situation and help your client escape danger in the most efficient way possible. Bodyguard training is extensive and it is not easy, but with hard work and dedication the results will be well worth the effort.

What our close protection course entails

You can opt to stay onsite in our accommodation facilities to be fully immersed in the nineteen day intensive bodyguard training programme. You will be given theoretical training that will be put into practice during live drills to forge you into a qualified close protection officer (CPO).

The Bodyguard Solutions Training Academy has been accredited by:

  • SASSETA (Safety & Security Sector Education And Training Authority)
  • SAQA (South African Qualifications Authority)
  • PSIRA (Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority)
  • SAIS (South African Institute of Security)
  • SASA (Security Association of South Africa) – Gold Member

Our extensive training programme includes physical training to prepare you for:

  • Residential security
  • Organisation of a close protection team
  • Providing protection for designated persons
  • Static and transit protection
  • Security advanced party

Our executive protection school’s training programme will even prepare you to fulfil your bodyguard duties while in a vehicle by training you in:

  • Defensive and tactical driving
  • Collision avoidance and skid control

Who we train to become close protection officers

We train any individual interested in becoming a highly qualified CPO. This often includes:

  • Security practitioners
  • Corporate security members
  • Law enforcement
  • Municipal security teams
  • Private bodyguards
  • International clients

If you are interested in partaking in our executive protection school’s VIP protection training in Pretoria contact us. We also have a bodyguard school in Durban should you be interested. Visit the training page for more information.

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