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Close protection course.....who do i use?

#1
I am looking at a career change to CP, but tbh i wouldnt know which provider to use my ELC with. Please if any experienced heads in here can offer some advice i would be very grateful.
 
#4
I have mate, i entered close protection, but search also shows plenty of random threads with the mere mention of cp. But no info on feedback from courses....unless of course i have used the wrong content to search for.
 
#8
bombdr2494 said:
I have mate, i entered close protection, but search also shows plenty of random threads with the mere mention of cp. But no info on feedback from courses....unless of course i have used the wrong content to search for.
This question has been asked before, and discussed in length. It'll be out there somewhere :)
 
#9
bombdr2494 said:
I am looking at a career change to CP, but tbh i wouldnt know which provider to use my ELC with. Please if any experienced heads in here can offer some advice i would be very grateful.
I've a couple of former unit collegues in the Industry like many others on arrse & I presume you've visited the following sites for research purposes, here's a few links if there at all helpful which 'I believe' are ressttlement providers or has infomation regarding recommended providers:

http://www.closeprotectionworld.co.uk/forums.php

http://www.workingthedoors.co.uk/index.php

http://www.questonline.co.uk/?page=Search

http://www.athenasecuritysolutions.co.uk/

http://www.securityresources.co.uk/...Morrigan-Solutions-International/details.html

http://www.longmoor-security.com/

These are ones, amongst many other which are highly recommended, A mate done the Ronin course also but unable to get a sitrep.
 
#12
smudge67 said:
Baker_Rifle said:
Try Ronin South Africa.
Why Ronin? Why not Task International?

How about backing up what you're saying. Any fukwit (ie you) can say "try company xyz"
You are a fucking idiot ain't ya? Stop hijacking the blokes thread.

OP: If you pick up any of the resettlement magazines in the Education Centre then they have quite a few advertisements with the most popular CP course providers. Every third issue (or thereabouts) has an article on CP work as well.

I would make a list of every suitable provider and then start ringing round them to see what they can offer you. Tick off the things that you think are a deal breaker.

First Aid: Yes/No
Accomodation: Yes/No
Flights: Yes/No
Weapons: Yes/No
Use of a driving skidpan; Yes/No

etc etc

Whittle it down to a few and then start asking around people to see what sort of recommendations they make.

You could also try the close-protection forums at http://www.closeprotectionworld.co.uk/

But def pick up the phone and contact the firms direct. It is a lot of money to invest and it is clear that some of them just set their prices arbitrarily.
 
#14
Guys thanks for the replies, ive not heard of either Ronin or Task international before, are they meant to be the better of the suppliers?
 
#15
REMFQuestions said:
smudge67 said:
Baker_Rifle said:
Try Ronin South Africa.
Why Ronin? Why not Task International?

How about backing up what you're saying. Any fukwit (ie you) can say "try company xyz"
Stop hijacking the blokes thread.

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I'm not shit lips. He asked for previous experience of the providers/courses.

Any muppet (ie you), can give generic common sense answers such as yours.

You've not given any advice on any course, just "phone around"......very helpful.

At least my "search function" answer, would push the OP to the other threads where ther question has been asked/answered previously.
 
#16
REMFQuestions said:
smudge67 said:
Baker_Rifle said:
Try Ronin South Africa.
Why Ronin? Why not Task International?

How about backing up what you're saying. Any fukwit (ie you) can say "try company xyz"
You are a fucking idiot ain't ya? Stop hijacking the blokes thread.

OP: If you pick up any of the resettlement magazines in the Education Centre then they have quite a few advertisements with the most popular CP course providers. Every third issue (or thereabouts) has an article on CP work as well.

I would make a list of every suitable provider and then start ringing round them to see what they can offer you. Tick off the things that you think are a deal breaker.

First Aid: Yes/No
Accomodation: Yes/No
Flights: Yes/No
Weapons: Yes/No
Use of a driving skidpan; Yes/No

etc etc

Whittle it down to a few and then start asking around people to see what sort of recommendations they make.

You could also try the close-protection forums at http://www.closeprotectionworld.co.uk/

But def pick up the phone and contact the firms direct. It is a lot of money to invest and it is clear that some of them just set their prices arbitrarily.
Sound advice....i will take it on board, thanks.
 
#17
bombdr2494 said:
Guys thanks for the replies, ive not heard of either Ronin or Task international before, are they meant to be the better of the suppliers?
I know of people that have gone through Task International, and said that they found the course to be spot on etc.

They also have jobs in London off the back of it.
 
#18
Task , G4security, Anubis are all good. Forget weapon training somewhere abroad - they all use diffnt anyway so word is itsa waste of time
 
#19
bombdr2494 said:
I am looking at a career change to CP, but tbh i wouldnt know which provider to use my ELC with. Please if any experienced heads in here can offer some advice i would be very grateful.

If your doing it at the Army's expence (i.e resttlement) then I would reccomend doing the RONIN South Africa course. Not to be confused with the British coy RONIN Concepts run out of Hereford, which by the way is supposed to be another good company.

RONIN S.A has a very good reputation throughout the security industry and is a good a place to learn the trade than any.

The weapons and medical package is something that will not be available to you through other companys in the UK so I would suggest to you to look into it further.
 
#20
Thanks for all the input, private pepper, you any idea how much the Ronin S.A package costs? i couldnt see it anywhere on their website and also waiting for my application to the site to be approved. Also fitness has to be on the ball, you can be sent packing from their course for failing the fitness test with no refund. Just as well ive kept myfelf fit.
 

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