Close Protection Training

The Close Protection Training Course is a 28 day intensive training program for the person who is seeking a career as an executive protection operative and is currently serving in the executive protection field in the military, police and corporate environments.


The TSU Executive Protection course is accredited with SASSETA (RSA), PSIRA (RSA), SIA (UK). The course carries an International Qualification. It also adheres to all the requirements of PSIRA and SASSETA, and is arguably the most advanced Close Protection course available in the market today.

Close Protection Training Course Content

  • 6 SASSETA Unit Standards associated with the executive protection qualification (SAQA ID 58696)
  • Advanced Driver Training [Offensive & Defensive] (www.gerotek.co.za)
  • Medical Training
  • Firearms Competency Training
    • Knowledge of the Firearms Control Act 60/2000
    • Handle and Use of a Handgun
    • Handle and Use of a Handgun for Business Purposes
    • Apply Tactical Knowledge
  • Physical Fitness
  • Man on man unarmed combat drills
  • Planning of a CPO operation
  • Real time scenario based exercises (6 hours / 18 hours and 72 hours respectively)

Entry Requirements

  • Driver’s License
  • Preferable tactical experience
  • Exceptional weapon handling skills
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of medical terminologies 
Security Training

Security Training from Experienced TSU Instructors

Refresher Training Courses

Assessment Methods

  • Written formative and summative assessments
  • The completion of assignments
  • Evaluation of theoretical planned CPO operations
  • Practical execution of a planned CPO operation
  • Demonstrate immediate action drills associated with CPO operations
  • Medical and practical exams
  • Practical driving evaluations

Course Duration

28 days (excluding Sundays)

Cost of Close Protection Training Course

R60 005.20 (excluding VAT at 15%).
Cost includes:

  • All training material and certificates
  • Vehicles and fuel for scenario based exercises
  • Shooting range and track fees
  • Firearms and ammunition
  • Equipment and resources for duration of the course
  • Meals and refreshments at Gerotek
  • Refreshments during course


Please see our brochure for detailed costs on accommodation

For more details on this course download our Executive Protection Course brochure.

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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.