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Theory and Practical = £699 (3 Days).

Driving is statistically the highest Risk activity most people undertake

Halo Security Specialist Training aims to develop the skills, techniques, and tactics required for safe and efficient driving, for a wide range of operational requirements. Typical attendees include security chauffeurs; close protection operatives; asset transportation drivers; and professionals who require special driving skills.

Our instructors share expert knowledge and a wide range of practical skills that is delivered with passion and enthusiasm, to ensure our students become the best drivers they are able to be.

As a driver, these enhanced driving skills will help to lower company insurance costs; reduce fuel and vehicle maintenance costs (as a result of smoother vehicle control); increase the safety of your passengers by reducing the likelihood of them being involved in road traffic accidents, Hi-jack, ambush, terrorism; and reduce the likelihood of the third party claims being made against your company.

This course will ultimately enable you to efficiently provide mobile protection and security to both the client and other team members. The professional driver needs to be highly skilled and knowledgeable on all aspects of driving; including, observational skills, anticipation, situational awareness, and possess a deep understanding of vehicle control, dynamics, and handling skills. 

As an employer, this course will help to ensure corporate legal responsibilities are fulfilled, as a result of provisions within both the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act (2007) and Health and Safety Offences Act (2008), together with broader Health and Safety requirements.

This covers certification, Photographic ID cards, manuals, and tea/coffee. (refreshments)

 Course Details

Threats/hazards & risks

  • Past and current case studies (car-jacking, kidnapping, assignation)

  • Avoidance through awareness; developing a pro-active mind-set.

  • Vehicle selection

  • Threat recognition

  • Carry out the effective threat and risk assessment and analysis.

  • Convoy discipline TRAR – Threat Recognition, Analysis, and Response.

  • hazard awareness, space management, and roll-over prevention.

  • Risk assessments on the move (vehicle control, positioning, cornering, overtaking, Multi-lane roads, driving in darkness)

  • Differences between soft and armored vehicles

  • Identifying threat level

  • Application of countermeasures and contingencies

Roles & responsibilities

  • characteristics of a good driver.

  • Chauffeur and driver Protocol and Etiquette – Driver and PPO. (Personal Protection Officer)

  • Familiarisation with the vehicle functions

  • Legislation

  • Vehicle preparation (POWDERY checks)

  • Management of refreshments

  • ensure passenger comfort and security

  • Accident Management and Medical Kits.

  • debrief, assessment and report

Driver & Vehicle dynamics

  • Five phases system of car control

  • Understanding awareness levels and the effects of survival stress.

  • Identifying human factors; the link between the psychological and physical aspects of driving.

  • Understanding reaction time and distance.

  • Developing conditioned responses to threatening situations

  • Understanding Electronic vehicle safety systems such as ABS, Traction Control, and vehicle stability control programs and their application.

  • Vehicle selection, 2 & 3 vehicle convoy positions

Vehicle search

  • vehicle tamper checks

  • A systematic search of the vehicle (IED awareness)

  • Physical systems and manned security measures

  • SSSG (search secure seal guard)


  • Use of non-verbal communication

  • Radio procedures

  • Hand signals

  • Light signals

  • Security route cards

Vehicle disciplines

  • Vehicle control exercises; developing a smooth, accurate, and consistent driving style.

  • Seating arrangements for the client and team members

  • Airport and station meeting protocol

  • Pick up and set down procedures

  • passenger security leaving and entering the vehicle

  • Embus / debus (orthodox & unorthodox)

  • One, Two, and three Car VIP Escort/convoy Drills.

Surveillance – (anti & counter)

  • Understanding that routine kills

  • Travel and contingency planning

  • Surveillance detection and pre-incident indicators.

  • Specialized installations, equipment, and communications

  • TSCM (technical surveillance countermeasures)

Route planning

  • Route planning; identifying choke points, alternative routes, and safe-havens.

  • Importance of secondary route planning as a minimum

  • Dealing with roadblocks /checkpoints.

Practical Exercises & Safety evacuations (A part of the practical deal)

  • Practical coaching session to develop heightened perception skills and ‘system’ driving

  • Day & night driving

  • Defensive and evasive techniques

  • rapid reaction and adopting a strong driving style to ensure security and a safe exit from potentially compromising situations

  • Low profile advanced vehicle anti-ambush driving techniques (single & multiple convoy vehicles)

  • High profile advanced vehicle anti-ambush driving techniques (reactive & evasive anti-ambush)

  • Evacuating from a building into a vehicle; vehicle into a building and even vehicle into a vehicle

  • J-Turns

  • Y-Turns

  • Handbrake-Turns

  • Fish Tailing

  • Reversing at speed exercises

  • Slalom work

  • And much more.....

 Career Impact

Just because you may have a driving license and/or a PCO does not mean you are a suitable driver for the sector, let Halo Security Specialist Training unlock the skills needed to be a competent and confident driver in all sectors – whether a currier driver or security driver.

Gain the skills required to operate effectively and confidently in your professional role as Chauffeur/security Driver and adding an additional safety measure to protect the principle.


Gain additional important disciplines and skills as a lone worker in order to not be a victim of criminal activity.

Place yourself above your peers with a respected and favored qualification which confirms your skills and abilities.

 Entrance Requirement

Please note it is mandatory for all candidates to hold the UK or European Full driving license.

You must provide:

  • Two identity documents from group A. At least one document must show your current address and at least one document must show your date of birth.


  • One identity document from group A and two documents from group B. At least one document must show your current address and at least one document must show your date of birth.

Group A

  • If you are a UK passport holder, your passport number entered on the application form. You do not need to submit the actual passport.

  • Signed valid passport of any other nationality.

  • Signed valid UK photo driving license (both parts of the full or provisional license are required)

  • UK original birth certificate issued within 12 months of birth

  • UK biometric residence permit

Group B

  • Valid EU photo ID card.

  • Valid UK firearms license with photo

  • Signed valid UK paper driving license.

  • Marriage certificate or Civil Partnership certificate, with translation if not in English.

  • UK birth certificate issued more than 12 months after the date of birth, but not a photocopy.

  • Non-UK birth certificate, with translation if not in English.

  • UK adoption certificate

  • P45 statement of income for tax purposes on leaving a job issued in the last 12 months.

  • P60 annual statement of income for tax purposes issued in the last 12 months.

  • Bank or building society statement issued to your current address, less than three months old. You can use more than one statement as long as each is issued by a different bank or building society.

  • Mortgage statement issued in the last 12 months.

  • Utility bill (gas, electric, telephone, water, satellite, cable) issued to your current address within the last three months. You can only submit one utility bill in support of your application.

  • Pension, endowment, or ISA statement issued in last 12 months.

  • British work permit or visa issued in last 12 months.

  • Letter from H.M. Revenue & Customs, Department of Work and Pensions, employment service, or local authority issued within the last three months. You can submit more than one letter as long as each is issued by a different Government department or a different local authority.

  • A credit card statement sent to your current address within the last three months. You can submit more than one statement as long as each is issued by a different issuer.

  • Council Tax statement issued in the last 12 months.

  • Child benefit book issued in last 12 months.

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