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Training Portfolio

CBF Security Ltd is committed to delivering high quality training provision within the security sector.  Our training covers the full width and breadth of security skills and functions. 

Our training can be designed to enhance existing competencies or take students through a complete training programme from basic skills to advanced levels. Should you wish, we are able to provide excellent training facilities at the Cotswold Conference Centre in the United Kingdom.

Our training packages are tailored to suit the customer but are usually Modular based. This allows the trainee to gain experience in the workplace prior to partaking in any subsequent levels. By providing Modular training we can minimise abstraction from the workplace, thus reducing costs, and set the pace of training to suit the student and the organisation.

Courses are both theoretically and practically based with the emphasis on practical training exercises where students are fully assessed on their ability to perform to the required standards.
As part of our training design process we will develop:

  • Training Objectives
  • Training Content
  • Assessment strategy
  • Training methods and media
  • Course programmes
  • Instructional specifications

Training will then be delivered in accordance with an agreed training document using:

  • Qualified trainers
  • Appropriate resources
  • A progressive programme of instruction
  • An assessment strategy in line with training objectives
  • A fully transparent validation regime

The details below provide an insight into our range of subjects.  CBF are confident we can provide a Security package to meet your requirements from Security Guard to specialist, from Gate protection to Tactical Response Team.

Security Training

The security sector covers a vast array of required skills and specialist security deployments. CBF has extensive access to high quality trainers and specialists within the Security training sector.  All our trainers are fully qualified Instructors through such organisations as the City & Guilds of London Institute. 

CBF is proud of our ability to deliver quality training at all levels within this sector. We are able to deliver Security Guard training for all environments and areas of operation to well defined standards such as the U.K.’s Security Industry Authority.

Conflict Management is a vital part of Security Training. All personnel who are expected to deal with members of the public should be able to respond in a manner which protects their respect and dignity but which also allows effective security to be maintained.

 The ability to conduct efficient searches is a vital part of any security response. To most people our knowledge of searching is limited to the security checks we see at Airports. CBF has a suite of search training courses which are specific to the security sector and we provide search training of persons, vehicles, dwellings and venues. While Security Guard search training is an important part of our delivery, we also specialise in searching for the recovery of evidence and protection of potential targets.

The security of personnel is also a specialised subject. CBF provides Close Protection Training for teams or individuals whose requirement is to protect a person who is perceived to be at risk, to enable them to carry out their daily routine in an enhanced secure environment.

Weapons Training

CBF’s training team are able to offer a wide range of firearms training programmes which range from the novice to the specialist. All types of small arms weaponry can be trained in a safe learning environment. Other firearms courses such as Range Management and Firearms Instructor are also available.

Explosives / CBRNE

The use of terrorism to achieve a group’s objectives has been steadily on the increase. The use of explosives as a weapon in the terrorists’ arsenal has also risen dramatically. The best defence against this is knowing what form this type of attack may take and respond with the appropriate action to reduce the risk to security personnel and the public. CBF has a suite of courses which are designed to deal with such areas.

  • Explosives Recognition
  • Explosives Handling
  • High Risk Search operations
  • First Responder

The use of chemicals which are incorporated in such attaches is also on the increase and again our defence is to be ready to respond to such incidents with the correct level of qualified personnel.
CBF can deliver training in the area of CBRNE enabling the correct response to safeguard life and property. 

  • CBRNE courses. 

Train the Trainer / Methods of Instruction

CBF understands the need for cost effective training and always seeks to provide the customer with value for money. This can be partly achieved by the introduction of a Trainers training programme.  Training delivery is an important part of the learning process, training needs to be delivered in the correct style and in an appropriate time frame given the correct resources.  CBF has vast experience in the delivery of training and the ability to pass this knowledge on with fully qualified trainers who are able to deliver trainers courses in many subjects.  Our trainers programme teaches potential trainers all the required skills to deliver a successful training package, including, but not limited to the following;

  • Programme design
  • Presentations skills
  • Media skills
  • Assessment strategy
  • Training structure
  • Learning styles
  • Practical assessment skills
  • Theory/Practical lesson structure


Surveillance is keeping a person, place or target under physical or technical observation to obtain evidence or information necessary to an investigation or operation.

This is generally used only when simpler and more cost efficient procedures have not succeeded. The time needed to plan, prepare, train for, and manage surveillance prevents its use in all but the most pressing situations.

Objectives of surveillance may be to –

  • Establish the identity of persons of interest.
  • Obtain information for use in interrogations.
  • Develop leads.
  • Confirm or refute information.
  • Obtain direct evidence.
  • Obtain information for search warrant requests.
  • Check the reliability of informants.
  • Protect an activity against espionage or sabotage.
  • Protect Operatives performing sensitive duties.

Presentation and Media Skills Training

Using knowledgeable practitioners with a wealth of experience across the public and private sectors we help individuals and teams develop personal and group presentation skills and media interview techniques.

These challenging courses are designed to suit the particular needs of the people and/or their organisations and our trainers have worked extensively with police forces and law enforcement agencies together with UN First Responders, The Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service and many other public authorities and private companies. We have delivered these popular courses throughout the UK and in other countries including the UAE, Athens, Cyprus, Estonia, Croatia and Prague.
Our trainers are currently part of a specialist team involved in the official Counter Terrorism exercise programme, designed to test the plans prepared in readiness for the Olympic Games to be hosted in the UK, in 2012.


We are able to offer our clients the production of Broadcast quality multimedia content, both as training aids and operational contingency plans.

Our video editing facilities, flash creation suite and filming capability offer a cost effective route to high quality material designed to complement our other services.

We have supplied filmed content, multimedia exercises and visual aids to a wide range of clients including HM Government, UK law enforcement and the private sector.


Public Order

Disorder can be generally categorised into three broad areas:

Disorder associated with spontaneous incidents, for example:

1. Community issues
2. Criminal activity
3. Law Enforcement activity

Single issue protests, for example:

  • Local disputes
  • Industrial disputes
  • Environmental issues

Lawful public events, for example:

  • Sporting events
  • Religious events
  • Organised marches

Unlawful public events, for example:

  • Illegal gatherings

It is therefore essential to provide the training necessary to ensure that the operatives develop the knowledge, understanding, skills, attitude and behaviours required to manage events or incidents where there is a threat to public safety or the likelihood of disorder in a lawful, reasonable, necessary and proportionate manner.

CBF’s training team can deliver training for operatives who are likely to be engaged in these types of operations, this will include Incident Commanders at Gold, Silver and Bronze levels and the officers who have to carry out the prescribed tactics.

Methods of Entry ( MoE )

Operatives who work as part of a team and are required to achieve fast access to structures using kinetic, hydraulic and pneumatic tools for arrest or evidence gathering purposes, whilst minimising the damage caused, need to be highly skilled in Methods of Entry techniques. 

 CBF can deliver training in these skills. The objectives of the training modules are to provide students with knowledge and skills in:

  • Health, safety and legal responsibilities
  • Operational Planning and Preparation
  • Method of Entry Equipment
  • Basic Instructional Techniques
  • Post Incident Documentation

Driver Training

CBF teach the concepts of defensive and offensive protective driving.  These include techniques to ensure vehicle control through knowledge of vehicle dynamics and manoeuvring characteristics. 

 Operatives who are involved in motorcade formations will be taught the techniques and co-ordination of motorcade formations, the protection options against attacks on vehicles within the formation including drills and best practices when reacting to ambushes, carjacking and emergency evacuations.

It will include high-speed driving in a closed environment, controlled skidding and how to avoid entrapment in converging road blocks.

Judgmental Training & Simulations

Officers attending incidents involving the unlawful use of firearms or other weapons have to make crucial judgements. The time allowed to make these judgements will vary, but the majority of spontaneous situations will require split second decisions to be made by the officers. They are made in the knowledge that death or serious injury may arise from any hesitation, inaccuracy or error.

Judgement is one of the key dimensions of firearms training. At the core of judgement issues, in any discipline, is perception, which is the basis on which we make decisions. When given time to analyse the decision that an operative has made, the indication may show that their perception differed from what actually occurred. This perception of the event needs to be explored in order to understand why such anomalies occur and therefore help evaluate the quality of that decision.

During judgement training, trainers should equip operatives with the skills necessary to make the appropriate decisions, while highlighting to them how their perception of the incident they are trying to resolve is formed. To be effective, judgement training requires operatives to be confronted with realistic scenarios in order to quickly analyse the possible options and take the appropriate action based on their knowledge and training.

The CBF training team has a wealth of experience in creating scenarios to suit operational needs, they can train trainers with the necessary skills required to create scenarios in a simulated environment and to train students to react to those scenarios in a realistic manner, within the criteria of the Use of Force.