Basic Bodyguard Training Course
Contrary to what most of us think about a basic bodyguard training course, not every one of us can immediately be accepted as a bodyguard because of the many factors that are considered when one wants to be a bodyguard. You’ll find out that besides simply looking at the muscles that you’ve packed beneath your skin, things such as your education will; also play an important role in the bodyguard courses that you will likely find. This thus makes the chances of becoming a bodyguard narrow to those who simply have the body but with not enough intellectual ability.
If you’re planning to be a bodyguard, those are the two most important things that will have to be considered first but there are more that are considered later on like your health. We will look at all these later on in this article. For now, it is worth to note that there are several basic bodyguard training institutions all over the world but most people usually go to two places for these services. Either in the U.S or in the U.K. yes, both offer almost the same courses but the difference comes in the actual lessons that they will be taught in the modules. For example in the U.K, Clearwater is a bodyguard training centre which has been approved by the Security Industry Authority and it is keen about the people that they want on their team. Things such as health, physical condition and education play an important role in who they choose even though vigorous training will follow right after registration. Counter Threat Group is another company which has spread its wings to both the U.K and the U.S and it also requires that physical condition of the person that wants to train as a bodyguard to be good.
Some background information…
In both nations, i.e. the U.K and the U.S, the courses consist of almost the same things but the arrangement of these courses is what makes them a bit different. Clearwater for example, first teaches its “to be” bodyguards on their responsibilities and then focuses on threat and risk assessments, the planning of special operations, the importance of close protection team work, clever analysis of route to be taken and how to manage conflicts when they do occur. There are lots more skills that are usually taught but basically all these modules equip their “to be” bodyguards on effective ways of using the skills learnt in the bodyguard courses in real life protection of a client or a group of people. Counter Threat Group on the other hand has divided the course content into three modules: close protection, anti ambush driving, firearms and finally the last is the exercise and examination date. All these modules contain pretty much the same things as the ones we looked at but the difference is that since Counter Threat Group is based on more than one nation, the participants will have options of doing these courses in different places if they feel like that would be the best option for them. The first module will take about 15 days to complete. The second and the third one will require only two days because the content that is being taught can be applied with lots of ease. The basic bodyguard training examination will only require one day and from there you will be rewarded for your efforts.
The possibilities and opportunities
Efforts in this case don’t mean that someone will simply walk to you and thank you for taking the time you spent training as either a bodyguard or a celebrity bodyguard. Instead, you will be rewarded with certificates which will do you lots of good when you want to go out and start looking for jobs and this is where things will start getting real smooth. Why is this? Because there’s a high demand for security officers from all over the world and this gives you the opportunity to travel to places you’ve never visited before. It also gives you the chance to apply to a variety of CP companies in which the chances that you will be accepted are high as well. Of course you’ll be SIA licensed after going through all of these courses and passing in each module. Failure in a certain module may force you to revisit the module and ensure that you understand what was being tested before going to sit for the exam again. Basically bodyguarding is all about will and in case you don’t have the will to go on with the training and the exercises then you should consider taking another field in law or protection enforcement which you will still probably have to undergo the same kind of training that other people in law enforcement usually have to undergo. It would therefore be wise to stick only to professions which you can handle with ease.
Is it always easy?
Bodyguarding isn’t always about taking care of a single person all the time but it can also be a group of people and like we said before, lots of things that have to be considered while you want to become a bodyguard such as your level of education, your experience in the field and your physical conditions but you really don’t have to be the best in all these fields. You don’t have to lead your class each and every time for you to be viable for a bodyguard training course. You don’t have to be the strongest person so that you can be chosen for the job. It all depends on how you do it and the motivation that you have to make sure that things will go on quite well from where you left them.
All in all, bodyguard courses are suitable for just about anyone so long as you meet the minimum conditions that they all lay out. Getting jobs after finishing with the courses won’t be that hard either since SIA approval will tell the whole world that you are fit to be a bodyguard.