How to Choose the Right Executive Protection Training Courseby Executive Protection Institute EPI was founded in 1978
Working as an executive protection operative is a physically and mentally demanding role that requires the very best training in the business. There are plenty of training providers out there offering executive protection training, but how do you ensure you are getting the best start possible in your chosen career? There is no point in spending hundreds or thousands of dollars on your training course if it is not up to scratch.
What Should Executive Protection Operative Training Include?
These training courses should include an aspect of surveillance training, which is helpful to increase your 3rd party awareness. In essence, it is a skill you will need to use repeatedly in your role as an executive protection operative. Ensure that any executive protection training course you sign up for offers a blend of classroom exercises and practical activities. Do not be tempted to sign up for correspondence courses that you can take online - there will not be any practical element to these, so you will not come away from the course with all the necessary skills for the job.
Who is Teaching You?
This is a crucial question to ask when selecting any type of bodyguard training, but even more important when training to be an executive protection operative. You need to know who is teaching the course, and what level of experience the instructors have. Do they currently work in the industry as executive protection officers themselves? How much experience do they have in the field? A course led by experienced instructors means you will benefit from their knowledge and real-life experience, helping you to learn.
There is a long list of things which you must learn - here are just a few which any course should cover in more detail:
- Interpersonal skills - You need to learn how to communicate with clients and members of the public to carry out your role effectively.
- Teamwork - When working as an executive protection operative, you will often be part of a small, close-knit team that needs to work together to carry out assignments. Teamwork is vital for a career as a professional executive protection operative.
- Roles and responsibilities of an Executive Protection Operative - You will learn what will be expected of you in the role and what your responsibilities are; this will help you to focus on the areas of your knowledge you need to improve
- Communication and conflict management skills - In this challenging role, you will come across conflict regularly, and learning the skills to cope, as well as improving your communication skills, is key if you wish to be a professional executive protection operative.
You will need to consider other factors when searching for the right training course, such as accreditation, your available budget, and the qualification you will receive upon completion.
By ensuring that any executive protection training course you enroll in offers a mix of practical and classroom exercises, as well as providing training in all of the important subjects, you will be well on your way towards a successful career as an executive protection operative.
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