Basic Tactical Training

TSU Protection Services offers a basic and advanced tactical training course. The tactical training courses are aimed at members that want to pursue a career in a tactical environment.  The course is designed to teach you how to handle yourself in a tactical environment within a group context.  The tactical course will improve and develop your shooting accuracy and tactical skills.  The course is also designed to refresh embedded tactical knowledge of security and government agencies.

The basic course has a duration of 12 days.


Unit Standards associated with the tactical course::

  • Apply tactical knowledge in the use of firearms U/S 123510
  • Demonstrate tactical proficiency with a handgun U/S 123513
  • Demonstrate tactical proficiency with a shotgun U/S 123512
  • Demonstrate tactical proficiency with a self-loading rifle or carbine U/S 123518

See our brochure for pre-requisites to attend the course.

Course Content

  • Situational Awareness / Mental Preparation
  • Tactical Equipment
  • Weapons System and Functioning Firearm and Range Safety Procedures
  • Fundamentals of Accurate Shooting
  • Draw, Cock and Fire exercises
  • Immediate Action Drills
  • Tactical Magazine Changes
  • Transition Drills
  • Engaging Targets Front, Left, Right and Rear
  • 90- and 180-Degree Target Engagements
  • Dynamic movement and cover tactics
  • Night shooting exercises
  • Tactical Movement to and from Cover
  • Shooting in Low and No Light Conditions
  • Suspect Vehicle Stops
  • Approach of a Suspect Vehicle
  • Suspect Extraction from Vehicle
  • Suspect Search & Arresting Techniques
  • Unarmed Combat and Weapon Retention

Security Training

Assessment Methods

  • Written formative and summative assessments
  • Tactical shooting evaluations on handgun, carbine and shotgun
  • Tactical functional fitness evaluation

Course Duration

12 days

Cost of the Course

R 33 340.22 (excluding 15% VAT). Cost includes:

  • All training material and certificates
  • Vehicles and fuel
  • Range fees
  • Firearms and ammunition
  • Tactical equipment


Please see our brochure for detailed costs on accommodation

For more details on this course download our Tactical Training 1 brochure.

Enquiry Form

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Course Dates

Due to the extension of the lockdown, all training dates will be rescheduled. The new dates will be made available shortly.

Contact Details

Director of Training and Development
Johan Fryer
Tel: + 27 (0)12 663 4343
South Africa Police

South African Police Service

Accredited by SASSETA

* SASSETA Education and Training Service Provider
* SASSETA Assessor
* SASSETA Moderator

SAQA recognised

SAQA is responsible for overseeing and regulating NQF and the B Level Framework on which all qualifications and standards are registered.

Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority of South Africa

PSIRA Number: (Private Security Regulation Authority of South Africa)
* 1052243

Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC)

Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC)
For International Close Protection

South African Professional Firearm Trainers

PFTC is a professional body which serves to quality assure firearm training standards in all disciplines.