About Us


The Professional Bodyguard Association originally founded in 1985, was formed into a non-profit corporate body in 2008 and today is represented by internationally adept specialists from a variety of backgrounds, Government Intelligence, Military and Police services who are now working in the Private Security Sector.


The Professional Bodyguard Association stakes its reputation on the ability to source and deliver bespoke security solutions and where required, training curricula to a wide range of organizations and individuals in both the private and public sectors operating worldwide. 


We are committed to delivering high quality bespoke services based on trust and mutual understanding. We envisage that through collaborating with industry stakeholders at all levels we will influence the general trends in industry and achieve a mutual objective, which is continued professional development. 


We do this by constantly exploring the impact that new legislation, working practices and changes to society may have on the sectors we represent and  by communicating key issues, developing new products and services, we believe we can provide the resources needed to effectively develop the workforce committed to protecting community and infrastructure.

The SIA have developed a competency (skills) requirement as part of their licensing function where individuals must prove that they are properly qualified to do their job with the belief that this will result in a more competent and professional workforce that will also improve the public image of the private security industry and make it more attractive to potential employees.


In 2006 the PBA became an accredited BTEC centre and is authorised to deliver the SIA licensed-linked Close Protection training courses globally. As a Pearson Approved BTEC Training Provider for the SIA licensed-linked qualifications, you can be confident we have been extensively assessed in respect of quality and best practice for furthering the objective of raising performance standards for both the consumer and the operator. This includes additional skills which should  be developed over time with continuous practice in the field working with real professionals and continued professional development once you are operational.

By partnering with Pearson, as an association and non-profit group we gain access to subject matter experts, instructional designers, and both turn-key and custom learning tools, all designed to help:

  • Increase membership and support through innovative continuing education and certification opportunities

  • Enhance skills development for employees and members

  • Build community and membership networking opportunities

  • Increase membership visibility and opportunities to promote our mission

  • Gain credibility as an industry thought leader where our comprehensive professional development and training solutions provide member benefits, such as professional development credentials that can scale both nationally and internationally

  • Cost-effective training of program materials to offer continuing education and certification opportunities

In 2010 the Professional Bodyguard Association became a signatory to the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers ICoC thereto publicly affirming our responsibility to respect the human rights of, and fulfil humanitarian responsibilities towards, all those affected by our business activities.

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90 High Holborn, London WC1V 6LJ

Tel: 0300 123 9298

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) is an independent body reporting to the Home Secretary, under the terms of the Private Security Industry Act 2001.


Their purpose is to regulate the private security industry effectively; to reduce criminality, raise standards and recognise quality service.





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Provide our licence-to-practice Security qualifications endorsed by the SIA.


They also provide the qualifications for initial emergency care, required by Community Responders, Fire and Police Officers and Security Personnel.


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The Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh through its interest in education, training and examinations, provide qualifications beyond the initial emergency care, required by Community Responders, Fire and Police Officers and Security Personnel.

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