Security professionals applying for a close protection licence can now use HABC’s Level 3 Award in First Aid Response qualification as part of the application process after it received official approval from the Security Industry Authority (‘SIA’).
All applicants for the licence must produce evidence that they have gained a first aid award before they can be authorised to work as a close protection professional in the UK.
The Level 3 Award in First Aid Response from Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (‘HABC’) covers a number of key areas vital to any close protection professional, including assessing an incident, recognising the signs and symptoms of injury and illness, assisting a casualty suffering from major illness, correct use of an AED and awareness of medical provision and intelligence.
Andy Hibbitt, HABC Business Development Manager, said, ‘Close protection is a demanding job that requires a number of skills, not least of all first aid. Our Level 3 Award in First Aid Response is recognised by the SIA as providing aspiring close protection professionals with those skills so that they can achieve their licence and fulfil their role to the highest professional standard’.
He added, ‘The course takes approximately 4 days to complete, making it ideal for fitting around busy work schedules. It’s also valid for 3 years upon completion, giving close protection professionals peace of mind so they can get on with their jobs’.
This qualification is priced at just £25+VAT per learner, and is assessed via practical demonstration and portfolio of evidence.
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