Close Protection Training


Our next Close Protection Course is being planned – Please speak to the office for information and to register an interest.

GSTS offer a 18-day intensive training course aimed at anyone wishing to work in this specialist industry.

GSTS also offers a 6-day individual or bolt on course for Tactical Firearms Training. The addition of this course (24 days) would allow the individual to work in Hostile Environments.

The above courses are not for just ex-Forces or Police persons but for everyone. Course numbers are kept to a minimum to provide students with the best possible conditions enabling more one-to-one tuition.

There are many practical and scenario based modules within the course therefore a certain level of fitness is needed but you don’t have to be a decathlete. Our courses are attended by people from various backgrounds and countries.

Our Instructors have extensive experience in this specialist sector, not only as Instructors but as operatives in the field. They are always aware of changing circumstances that face new CP operatives and update the course curriculum when needed; this also applies to new technology which plays a major role in a CPO’s brief.

Funding is available for ex-service personal and the un-employed, subject to criteria.

Course modules:

– Role and Responsibilities

– Conflict Management

– Walking Drills

– Map Reading

– Route Planning

– Surveillance Techniques

– Embus / Debus Drills

– Anti-ambush Training

– Reconnaissance

– Driving Skills

– Firearms (C0Simulated – Pistol, Rifle)


You can pay your deposit at the GSTS Training Centre by appointment or you can pay by BACS or Paypal over the phone. Please call 0151 707 0007 to arrange.