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About Us


The Professional Bodyguard Association originally founded in 1985, was formed into a non-profit corporation in 2008 and is a one-of-a-kind experience that brings together the most talented and driven professionals in the industry to develop the most up to date training for the Private Security Sector.

The private security industry is increasingly recognised as providing an important role in the protection of the public and this recognition brings scrutiny, where it is more important than ever that the industry maintains and improves its standards.

Security Operatives sometimes called Risk Management Specialists are the first line of defence within any organisation and so the quality of security staff training is critical to the overall success of any security program and a direct reflection on the company’s commitment to their employee and customer safety.

Quality training focuses on using advanced teaching methodologies to achieve a higher level of confidence and perception of any security program while underscoring the “force multiplier” of a well-trained security force. This includes being able to provide Emergency First Aid were necessary.

Litigation, has been a powerful driving force in the evolution of training where Security Operatives need to be able and ready to manage a mentally disturbed person, apprehend a thief, comfort a distraught mother, escort a lost visitor, and perform any number of other tasks at any time, or anywhere.

Being able to identify strategies that can assist in achieving a successful outcome while at the same time knowing the limits of one’s responsibility in such situations is what our training is all about.


We do this by constantly exploring the impact that legislation, working practices and changes in society 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 UK Security Industry Authority develop the competency (skills) requirement as part of their licensing function with the expectation that this will result in a more competent and professional workforce that will improve the public image of the private security industry and make it more attractive to potential employees.


The Professional Bodyguard Association is a Pearson approved BTEC Training Provider for the SIA licensed-linked qualifications, so you can be confident we have been extensively vetted in terms of quality and best practice for furthering the objective of raising performance standards.

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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