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Qualifications and Certifications.
  • Computer Art & Design Diploma (1994) University of Cambridge

  • Operating Information Technology (1998) certified by Edexcel

  • Information Technology (1998) certified by City & Guilds

  • Computer Programming (1998) certified by City & Guilds

  • HND Computer Networks and Security (1999) St Helens College

  • CCNA Security (2000) certified by Cisco Network Academy

  • CNAP (2000) certified by Cisco Network Academy

  • Optical Fibre Installations & Testing (2001) certified by City & Guilds

  • Security Administrator for High Performance Network Security (2004) certified by Nokia

  • Certified Anti-Terrorism Specialist (2009) certified by ATAB

  • BTEC L3 Close Protection Operations (2007/2013) certified by Edexcel

  • BTEC L2 First Person on Scene Intermediate (2007/2010/2013) certified by Edexcel 

  • Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning (2010) certified by EDI

  • BTEC L3 Delivery of Conflict Management Training (2010) certified by Edexcel

  • BTEC L3 Delivery of Physical Intervention Training (2011) certified by Edexcel

  • Proficiency as Ship Security Officer (2011) certified by MCA

  • Proficiency as Security Officer on Board Ship (2011) certified by MCA

  • Assessing Vocational Achievements (2011) certified by City & Guilds

  • Certified Aviation Security Ground Instructor (2013) certified by DfT

  • BTEC L2 CCTV Public Space Surveillance (2013) certified by Edexcel

  • L3 Security Operations (2014) certified by NOCN

  • Approved Instructor for Clinical Material for Police Officers in Specialist Roles (2014) certified by FPHC Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh

  • BTEC L4 Education and Training (Competence based) (2014) certified by Pearson

  • BTEC L4 Extended First Person on Scene (2016) certified Pearson

  • L4 Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practices (2017) certified by AoFA

Craig Knowles CAS


My experience comes from having grown up in Africa, still for the most part a very controversial environment, where the onset of maturity and accountability to my fellowman forced me to challenge oppression, religious or political and to actively promote the understanding and acceptance of equality & diversity for the richness it holds.   


Today my expertise is the design, development, and delivery of professional services and instructional products for the corporate, education, government, and healthcare industries to achieve that aim.


I am committed to high quality instructional and educational development, and provide a core deliverable of programmes, courses, and learning objects for the security industry that extends international boundaries.


I subscribe to the ethos which is to deliver a learning environment that is intellectually challenging, stimulating, rewarding and enjoyable and in doing so help deliver a service of the highest standards.


Past achievements are of little consequence when compared with the responsibility of promoting this ethos, and since accepting the role of CEO and President of the Professional Bodyguard Association I continue to accumulate both theory and field experience as a Close Protection Officer and Instructor where certifications of competence attest to my suitability.


These include qualifications for core competence in a number of disciplines for Land-based, Maritime and Aviation Security including academic standing as an Tutor/Instructor and Assessor with a letter of testament to the high quality of standards maintained; written by the Pearson Group who are represented in over 40 countries worldwide.


Professional Memberships.
  • Anti Terrorism Accreditation Board | Certified Anti-Terrorism Specialist 

  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

  • Royal College of Paramedics

  • International Association of Maritime Security Professionals

  • Human Investigations Management

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