CLOSE PROTECTION COURSE
Global Bodyguard Services Training Academy provides the best in specialist VIP protection courses and has been doing so since 1996. Our graduates, who come from all walks of life, leave the academy with the highest level of know-how and expertise to pursue a successful career in the field of VIP protection, worldwide. Many companies will only hire close protection officers who have been trained by our academy.
Johannesburg, South Africa, provides an excellent environment for this very specialised training which allows for our students to experience, through practical projects, the challenges and risks faced by the modern close protection officer (CPO).
Training to be a bodyguard is not easy, but the results of a successful course are well worth it!
Our VIP protection course was designed in a manner that all focus is on outcome based objectives. In doing so, this ensures that a graduate from our academy will make the grade in the close protection field and will wear our name with pride.
Our course is a three (3) week full-time course which covers all the requirements to enter and establish yourself in the field of VIP protection, focusing on both individual bodyguarding and close protection team work.
- Security practitioners
- Corporate security members
- Law enforcement
- Municipal security teams
- Private bodyguards
- International clients
Our close protection course is SASSETA accredited and is PSIRA (SA) compliant. Our courses are open to those individuals whose employment or future employment requires having skills and knowledge in the field of specialist security duties, or those who would like to work as a bodyguard.
Many of our candidates are from local government, municipalities, corporate, private, cash-in-transit and executive security team members. However, there are many more who are moving into the VIP protection arena for the first time.
Our instructors are not ‘teachers’ but are, themselves, active close protection specialists with many years of in-field experience, both locally and internationally. To become the best, you need to be trained by the best. Our instructors are not ‘teachers’ but are, themselves, active close protection specialists with many years of in-field experience, both locally and internationally. To become the best, you need to be trained by the best.
As a result of our determination and drive to be the number one close protection training academy in South Africa, we have a stringent quality assurance programme approved by SASSETA, governing close protection training in South Africa.
Global Bodyguard Services Training Academy is accredited with the following statutory and industry bodies:
- 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