Bodyguard Training Manual

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CHAPTER 1: Introduction to VIP/Close Protection CHAPTER 2: Terminology and Structure of a Close Protection Team CHAPTER 3: Profile and Code of Conduct of a Close Protection Operative CHAPTER 4: Protocol and Etiquette CHAPTER 5: Venue protection CHAPTER 6: Foot protection CHAPTER 7: Transit protection and escorted vehicles CHAPTER 8: Ambushes and counter-measures CHAPTER 9: Principles of threat assessment CHAPTER 10: Planning CHAPTER 11: Case studies CHAPTER 12: Surveillance CHAPTER 13: Hostage survival CHAPTER 14: Bombs, explosive devices and firearms CHAPTER 15: Map reading CHAPTER 16: Legalities of self-defense CHAPTER 17: Radio communication CHAPTER 18: Abseiling CHAPTER 19: Electronic devices CHAPTER 20: Medical (buddy aid)

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BODYGUARD TRAINING MANUAL VIP - CLOSE PROTECTION PURPOSE OF THIS UNIT STANDARD The purpose of this unit standard is to enable relevant personnel who are tasked with the protection of designated person(s) (principal), to provide protection to such person(s) (principal) against harmful threats whilst in transit, on foot or at a venue. Benefit for society of this unit standard is that the person who completes this, will contribute to safety in society. Person credited with this unit will be able to: • • • •

Ascertain the principals brief and risk profile Plan the transit/foot/venue protection operation of a principal. Protect a principal during transit/foot/venue movement. Terminate and review the protection operation. LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING

The following knowledge, skills, attitude and/or equivalent: • • • • • • •

A knowledge, comprehension and application of language and mathematical skills. Competently drive a vehicle. Understand the relevant legislation required for the lawful possession and use of relevant firearms. Handle relevant firearm safely. Operate, use and maintain relevant firearm. Shoot relevant firearm competently. Use of firearms in tactical duty related situations. UNIT STANDARD RANGE

The unit standard applies to the protection of designated persons against harmful threats, whether physical or electronic, direct and indirect.


BODYGUARD TRAINING MANUAL VIP - CLOSE PROTECTION HOW TO WORK THROUGH THIS STUDY UNIT Welcome to your VIP Protection study unit. Before we begin, we'll introduce you to the icons we'll use in the unit.

Icons used in this study unit Familiarize yourself with the icons below. They will act as learning signposts as you work through the study unit.


Description You must be able to complete the following learning outcomes after you have worked through the study unit. You will see that the study unit has outcomes, and each lesson also has outcomes. Make sure that you can show competence in each outcome. Competence means that you must be able to demonstrate that you can meet the outcome with skill and knowledge. This is an important definition that you have to remember. This is an important statement. Make sure that you understand it before you continue with the rest of the lesson.

The best way to study To ensure that you get the full benefit of this distance learning study unit, we recommend that you do the following: • • • • •

Work through each chapter carefully and diligently. Always bear in mind the outcomes that you have to achieve in that chapter. Ensure that you answer all the self-assessment questions at the end of a chapter. Compare your answers with those provided. If you come across