Security Training

Individual security, organised training: training is everything


Security Training

Security Management Training - Kidnap, Extortion and Complex Incident Training
Close Protection and Defensive Driver Training - Hostile Environment Training
Workplace Threat Management Team Training
Security Awareness and Active Shooter Training - Travel Risk Awareness Training


Security training for managers, individuals and operatives is a pillar of your organisational security and duty of care requirement. Whether you are making vital decisions for your team or yourself, training ensures your strategies, programmes and mitigation measures hang together when needed. 

Globally accessible expertise

From equipping your organisation to manage a kidnap, extortion or other complex incident, through to giving individuals a greater awareness of travel risks, our expert trainers are a vital component of your security strategy.

Depending on the course, our training can be online or in person, at one of our specialist training sites or wherever you require it.

Security manager and operative training

The Security Managers and Consultants course (SMCC) prepares you for work in a wide range of corporate and commercial security functions in potentially challenging and hostile environments. Candidates completing the course will have a recognised formal qualification and be familiar with security industry best practices, procedures and knowledge. More

Kidnap, extortion and complex incident training

Our workshops provide an in-depth understanding of the complex and often delicate issues involved in kidnaps and other complex incidents. The workshops draw on first-hand knowledge gained from over 40 years of resolving acute incidents and providing advice, analysis and guidance. Trainers at our workshops have all worked extensively within crisis response and have hands-on experience managing kidnap and piracy incidents worldwide. More

Close protection and defensive driver training

Our courses equip individuals with the skills and knowledge required by the Security Industry Association. Control Risks’ driver training course teaches the skills necessary to protect passengers and enables the driver to carry out recognised security procedures, identify hazards and take appropriate action in the event of an incident. Contact us

Hostile environment training

We provide fully tailored courses to help you prepare for and mitigate the risks and challenges of operating in complex or hostile environments. Using realistic and challenging scenarios, we demonstrate practical responses to a variety of situations to increase your confidence and readiness. Our courses are tailored for particular countries and regions through our unrivalled on-the-ground presence and local knowledge. More


Our E-Learning resources provide comprehensive and detailed training options covering a range of security and travel risk. Designed to be scalable, flexible and relevant they allow your employees to supplement their training when and where they wish, helping you fulfil your duty of care.

Advanced security training E-Learning

Bringing together the unparalleled expertise of Control Risks’ training, response and crisis management departments, the Advanced Security Training course focuses on understanding and mitigating against the advanced security risks facing travelers. Delivered as an eLearning package, this course assists staff that are unable to attend more comprehensive practical training. Contact us


Active shooter training E-Learning

With increasing global concern over shooting incidents and terrorist attacks, Control Risks has developed an Active Shooter eLearning course. This training focuses on developing situational awareness skills, provides guidance on how to identify potential attackers, and explains how to react in the event of violent events such as active shooter incidents and attacks involving multiple assailants. Contact us

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Our thinking


Recovering from a crisis

At our founding in 1975, Control Risks’ mission was to help organizations respond to and recover from acute crises. Since then we have partnered with our clients to meet the challenges of a wide range of disruptive events across more than 150 countries.


DNA of a crisis

Not a week goes by that the news isn’t filled with stories of crises happening all over the world, affecting companies big and small, from start-ups to established veterans, in emerging markets and developed ones.


Africa Risk-Reward Index 2019

With ambitious reform agendas, unfilled demand for goods and services, infrastructure gaps and one of the world’s fastest growing populations, Africa presents an abundance of opportunity and possibility for business