Passion, Honour & Respect


The Viper Group takes training to the next level. From our set training programs through to specialised training programs, all our instructors face the same assessment criteria that our security officers face, every six months they complete their evaluation and assessment training ensuring that we stay ahead of the game.

The security industry in the UK and worldwide struggles to maintain its standards let alone raise them but not at Viper Group. We strive and achieve higher standards through our assessment criteria and never stop pushing up our standards allowing us to give you the best product.




This qualification exceeds the Security Industry Authority (SIA) specification for core competency training for door supervisors and security officers, which covers the necessary understanding and skills required by individuals who work in the licensed industry.

Door supervisors and security officers are required to play an active role in safety of customers, clients and the public at a venue or a site. This course will provide the learner with the knowledge and understanding to ensure the provision of a professional level of service as a security officer and to address the licensing requirements in the SIA regulated operational environment.

Our commitment is that we focus on employability and continual professional development. With our operations in the UK we can offer placement in the industry and with all our trainers having years of experience we also offer mentorship to help guide you in your new chosen career.

Along with the highest standard of training we also offer employability skills, first aid and counter terrorism qualifications on the course.

The Viper Group also focus on bespoke training for companies. Whether it be corporate, static, mobile venue or event-based security. The Viper Group can cater for all needs within the industry giving each client that personal touch.

Please contact us for more information.


Working as a Door Supervisor/Security Officer.
Negotiation and Conflict Management.
Physical Intervention Skills.
Employability, interview and CV skills
One day first aid at work
Counter terrorism

Cost: £165.00
21 Days (24 Days if firearms)

This nationally recognised qualification allows you to apply for your SIA front line close protection licence. At Viper our focus is on professionalism and employability. 

At The Viper Group we actively encourage continual professional development (CPD) by offering further courses designed to enhance your employability within the industry.

All our trainers are fully operational and have years of experience behind them. Each specialised section on the course is taught by a trainer with specialised knowledge in their unique field. 

Along with our lead trainers, they will ensure you leave the course with the focus and professional tools needed to succeed in this challenging industry.

Our fully residential 21-day close protection course has been designed to take you out of your comfort zone, raising you to the next level of operational awareness, something desperately needed in the current climate within the industry.

The benefit of our residential accommodation is that we can focus on real life scenarios at any time throughout the course allowing us to be able to pressure test all our students at any time and simulate real life scenarios you will face when you qualify. 

Throughout our training you will complete two live surveillance operations and three live close protection operations all with real Principals. 

One of these live operations will be overseas along with your live firearms training. 

Your team will plan the entire operation allowing you to experience a real-life operation abroad and preparing you for deployment with us in the future.

On successful completion of your training we invite you to bring along your family and friends to a passing out ceremony where you are awarded with your certificate of completion of the Viper Close Protection Course.

We then take it one step further by completing your application for your SIA license for you, leaving you with less hassle and allowing you to focus on your new career.


Introduction to the roles of the close protection operative
Threat and Risk Assessment
Surveillance and Counter Surveillance Techniques
Operational planning
Law and legislation
Interpersonal skills
Close Protection foot drills
Route selection
Embus/debus drills
Search techniques and awareness
Venue based security
Negotiation and conflict management skills
Extraction and evacuation of the principal under stress
Advanced and Evasive Driving
Live firearms
Unarmed Combat
Physical Fitness
Counter Terrorism
FREC (First Response Emergency Care)

Cost: £2200-00
(£2700 with firearms training and flights to training centre overseas included)

Automated External Defibrillation
Catastrophic bleeds
Use of dressings and gauzes
The Viper Group First Person on Scene Course is divided into 50% classroom, essential for learning and 50% practical. This is run at our training area to ensure realistic training that is simulated as a hostile environment.
This course is recognised by the SIA when applying for the Close Protection license.

Cost: POA

The course provides the basics that a close protection officer must be familiar with in using firearms – safety, recharge and malfunctions. The training is designed for advanced as well as for beginners and will make you more confident in using weapons and more precise and good shooters. The course is intensive with practical work.


Characteristics of the pistol/carbine
Pistol/carbine handling and grip
Stances of body during shooting and muzzle control
Transition/working relations between primary and secondary weapon
Automated External Defibrillation
Catastrophic bleeds
Use of dressings and gauzes
This course is recognised by the SIA when applying for the Close Protection license.

Cost: POA

Our 1 Day First Aid at Work is a comprehensive training programme suitable for staff in any sector, providing essential knowledge to ensure a safe working environment. The training is also available as an open course option, although the in-house version is recommended so that the training can be tailored to suit the delegates’ workplace. The course is delivered in one day (6 hours) and delegates will be assessed throughout the whole day with a certificate awarded upon successful completion.


Course introduction.
Legal compliance.
Managing incidents.
Treating different injuries.
Common workplace injuries.
Combination of practical and theory sessions.

Cost: POA

Our 3 Day First Aid at Work Course is our comprehensive First Aid training course and is specifically delivered to be in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. The training is delivered over the course of 3 days with delegates being continually assessed and a certificate awarded upon successful completion. We provide this course both in-house and as an open course, although we typically recommend the in-house option as it cheaper for you, and the training can be tailored to suit the specific requirements of each workplace.


Course introduction.
Legal compliance.
Managing incidents.
Examining a casualty.
Conscious/unconscious casualties.
Treating a casualty.
Further emergency action.
General common illnesses.
Basic life support.
First aid kits/equipment.
Recording/reporting injuries.
Combination of practical and theory sessions.

Cost: POA

This certified course teaches techniques and appropriate body language to use to handle conflict in a calm and professional manner. Participants will gain skills and knowledge to enable them to deal with situations when confrontation is inevitable.

We will teach basic skills in restraining and removing difficult opponents in the quickest and safest manner possible. This practical training course will encourage participants to work alone and in groups of two or more.

Course content

Dealing with conflict through understanding the escalation process
Negotiation skills
Managing difficult situations
Basic control and restraint
Essential team working skills
Implementing effective locks and holds for simple removal of an aggressor

Cost: £175.00

The FREC 3 Certificate has been developed by the Awarding Body Qualsafe and meets all the competencies for non-health care, professional pre-hospital providers and has been clinically endorsed by the Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care – The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

The FREC system is modular based, enabling a participant to progress through each level from FREC 3 to FREC 6 if desired.  On successful completion of all levels and competencies, the participant can apply for registration as a Paramedic with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC).  

The FREC 3 provides a solid foundation for any learner to be competent in dealing with a wide range of medical and trauma situations in the prehospital environment and is suitable for any of the following:

Event first aiders
Fire fighters
Police and medics
Close protection operative – this qualification is recognised by the Security Industries Authority (SIA)
Expedition Leaders UK and overseas
Journalists working overseas
Researchers working overseas
Film Crews working in remote areas
Aid workers in hostile or disaster-prone countries
Community Responders in the UK
High risk work environments in the UK and overseas
Offshore workers

This entry level course requires no previous knowledge in first aid.  Providing a participant is willing to apply themselves and complete the 5-day FREC 3 and guided learning hours, they should be able to obtain a pass.

This qualification is valid for three years. After 3 years the qualification can be revalidated over 3 days.

Roles and Responsibilities of Pre-Hospital Care Providers

Casualty assessment
Airway management
FREC provider role
Universal precautions
Emergency care equipment Patient/Treatment documentation Consent
Incident assessment and control
Dynamic risk assessment
Initial management of the scene

Casualty assessment

Primary Survey ABC
Levels of consciousness
Secondary Survey
ABCDE approach

Catastrophic Bleeding

Direct/Indirect Pressure
Trauma dressing
Tourniquet use
Haemostatic agent/dressing

Airway management

Airway anatomy
Airway management methodologies Dynamic Airway assessment
Head tilt-chin-lift
Jaw thrust
Postural drainage
Altered Airway anatomy management Oro-pharyngeal airway Nasopharyngeal airway
Manual suction device
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Adult CPR
Child CPR
Infant CPR
CPR adaptions
Casualty handover
Automated External Defibrillation
When resuscitation should not be attempted

Medical Gases

Emergency Oxygen
Pocket Mask/Bag Valve Mask
Non-re-breather mask


Universal precautions/Infection control
Medical Shock
External bleeding
Embedded object
Internal bleeding
Minor injuries
Eye injuries

Trauma (Muscular-Skeletal)
Head injuries

Spinal injuries
Helmet removal
Cervical collar
Pelvic immobilisation Fractures
Sprains & Strains Dislocations
Crush injuries
Manual in-line stabilisation

Trauma (thoracic)

Closed chest injuries
Open chest injury
Positional asphyxia

Medical conditions

Adrenaline Auto-injector
Spacer device with reliever inhaler Hyperventilation
Heart Attack


Food poisoning

Human body

Respiratory system
Circulatory system

Cost: £450
5 Days

At The Viper Group we work directly with teams like England, Brazil and Argentina football and Formula One team Maclaren. We have also worked in some of the biggest sporting arenas in the world. 

With years of experience in sporting events our knowledge is second to none.

Other events our instructors have been involved in include London Summer Olympics 2012

Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014,
Wimbledon Tennis Championships,
South Korea Winter Olympics 2018,

The royal Ascot,
The NFL in London 2019.

With this qualification learners develop skills and competence to prepare and maintain a stewarding team, deal with problems, accidents and emergencies, and develop productive working relationships with colleagues at spectator events, especially events taking place within sports stadiums.

This qualification has been developed in partnership with industry experts in the area of spectator safety and it will provide you with a nationally recognised qualification in spectator safety. It meets the requirements for training of Level 3 stewards, as specified in the DCMS Green Guide to Safety at Sports Grounds and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Purple Guide for Event Safety.

This qualification is ideal for learners working in, or aspiring to work in, supervisory positions at sports events, concerts, carnivals, and other venues where the safety of spectators is paramount.

Course content

Prepare stewards and venues for spectator events
Maintain stewarding in designated areas and deal with spectator problems and emergencies
Deal with accidents and emergencies
Develop productive working relationships with colleagues
Support the efficient use of resources
Manage own resources and professional development Manage information for action
Help to manage conflict
Control and detain people at a spectator event for action by the police
Work with others to improve customer service
1 Day First Aid at Work
Counter Terrorism

Course cost – £350.00