12 Day UCP Level 4 Advanced Individual VIP Bodyguard Training

"VIP Bodyguard" Executive Close Protection / VIP Bodyguard Training


Anyone that works as an individual bodyguard and the skills and rills of working as an individual security protection operative or wants to either refresh their original training but with the input of ibg or wishing to enter the security industry for unarmed close protection employment.

This award is designed for those learners wishing to apply for a licence from the security industry authority (SIA) to work as a close protection operative (CPO). It is based on the relevant sia’s specification for learning and qualifications



The role of an advanced Individual Bodyguard (IBG) is multifaceted, spanning from defensive combat skills to handling logistical tasks like booking flight tickets. Especially prominent in Hollywood, the responsibilities of a Bodyguard are diverse and demanding. UCP Group has taken the initiative to establish offices and academies in globally recognized locations such as London and Los Angeles, providing unparalleled training and services.

Working independently as an IBG, or with a designated driver, is common in the private security industry. This specialized role demands exceptional skills and adaptability, as an IBG must navigate complex protocols and often operate alone, balancing multiple responsibilities simultaneously. The demand for skilled IBGs is high, with opportunities for lucrative contracts, some of which are among the world’s highest-paid security positions.
A successful IBG can command rates of around £1000 per day, but the role requires more than just physical prowess. Smart, intelligent, patient, and calm demeanor are essential attributes for an IBG, reflecting the professionalism and discipline demanded by the position.
Before enrolling in this course, candidates should carefully assess their suitability by asking themselves: “Do I have what it takes to be an IBG?”

Course Details:

Our Advanced Individual Bodyguard course provides comprehensive training tailored to the unique demands of the IBG role. Conducted live, our training is intensive and limited to a maximum of five learners per session, ensuring personalized attention and optimal learning outcomes.


This course is designed for individuals who have completed close protection Level 2 or 3 training and are seeking to advance their skills in the field of private security. Prerequisite knowledge and experience in close protection are essential for enrollment.

Join us at UCP Group and embark on a transformative journey toward becoming an elite Individual Bodyguard. With our intensive training program and expert instructors, you’ll gain the skills and confidence needed to excel in this challenging and rewarding profession.

Executive Close Protection kit list


Dark suit (does not have to be black) black shoes, dark or neutral tie, black socks and crisp white and pastel colour shirt (double cuff preferably) discreet cuff links

Assortment of casual clothing “without” logo’s and writing on your shirts, jeans or Dockers; we don’t like bright colours partly due to the course covering surveillance and counter surveillance, bring some gym clothing as there will be hand to hand combat and fitness training.

Belt, tactical or leather. UCP centre can sell these tactical belts so please don’t worry if you find it hard to obtain.


Good walking shoes with tread (we don’t recommend you buy new shoes just before the course due to wearing in (blisters) Weather cautious clothing in case of rain or breeze (think about what will make you comfortable) keep the shoe colour in line with the suit… trainers will be needed (no radical colours).


Laptop with Microsoft word and power point, USB memory stick with 10 GB max as you will not get this returned, Camera or phone camera with leads, small and large Notebook (small for day to day log) black pen and pencil with rubber.

Repeat due to importance;

Laptop (not tablet unless you have windows, PowerPoint and word installed)

Windows or office

PowerPoint is a must for briefing and de-briefing

Notebook: pencil and pen, eraser camera/camera-phone with chargers.

  • Instructor
  • Training equipment
  • Exams
  • Awards
  • Classroom
  • Range (Where Applicable)
  • Ammo (Where Applicable)
  • Accommodation (where applicable)
  • Food and beverages
  • Flights (where applicable)
  • Airport Transfers (where applicable)
  • Safety Glasses (Where Applicable)
  • Ear Defenders (Where Applicable)

Course Length

12 Days

Course Cost



UK, USA, Thailand, Lebanon, Sri Lanka, Spain, Italy and Singapore


Course Dates

Any time of the month


  • Externally set and internally assessed open response questions
  • Internally set and internally assessed practical tasks
  • Practical exercises drills and skills tutor assessment and recommendations


Working as a Bodyguard within the Private Security Industry

Skill Prerequisites

  • eLearning CPO Or Full CPO Level 3 Course.
  • For beginners if approved by instructor

*All prerequisite awards should not be expired
so please check the expiry date before applying
*All Candidates should have a reasonable level
of personal fitness


Unit 1 – Working As A Close Protection Operative

Unit 2 – Planning, Preparing And Supporting A Close Protection Operation

Unit 3 – Conflict Management Within The Private Security Industry