18 Jul 15:00 by Simon Osborne


The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty”.
Winston Churchill 

The Number 4 Group is recognised within the security industry as a rapidly growing Midlands based UK security provider.  TN4G offer potential ex-military candidates not only a level 3 NVQ in close protection but through our highly experienced and dedicated tutors the knowledge and ability to be able to operate in any UK based or hostile environment.

Our wide range of industry professionals and subject matter experts bring a combined total of over 30 years of professionalism and business best practices to the table from various military and police backgrounds. These include Royal Marines and Police response and patrol units.
Sean Bass our Security Operations Manager and Senior Trainer (ex-Royal Marines Commando) has spent the last 6 years in the UAE and Afghanistan; working as the Country Operations Manager co-ordinating the 1400+ local national security forces, charged with guarding US Military installations throughout Kandahar province.
The Number 4 Group capitalises on Sean’s unique expertise and knowledge to provide the very best and robust training that the sector has to offer.

Our primary instructors have years of ‘boots on the ground’ experience in hostile and austere environments including Country/Operations Management remits globally. Subject matter expertise within the Security Sector is unbridled including:

  • Security Management including risk assessments, TVA’s
  • Personal Security Detail (PSD)
  • Surveillance and Counter Surveillance
  • Reconnaissance
  • Force Protection including access control, CCTV
  • Driver Training including VIP, Backup, SAP duties
  • Residential Security including events
  • Search and Evacuation Awareness
  • Trauma Medic
  • + Several more relevant units.

Our resolution is to provide the security industry with individuals who possess the knowledge and professionalism to remain fully prepared from the offset to cope with the rigours and challenges of life on ‘The circuit’.

The Number 4 Group offer as part of the package:

  1. Specifically related developed forms detailed and geared towards industry best practises including:
    • Risk Assessments
    • Threat and Vulnerability Assessments
    • Site surveys
    • Route Reconnaissance
    • Venue Reconnaissance
  2. Help with building a stronger industry related CV.
  3. The Number 4 Group offer an industry unique aftercare service and job search analysis, this will include the very latest vacancies emailed directly to the candidate, information advice and guidance from experienced aftercare staff during office hours.
  4. The application, guidance and tracking through to completion of the SIA license application process at the appropriate level.

Courses are to be run frequently starting early November, timings TBC.

Course duration is a full 4 weeks including weekends and a professionally delivered certificated  BTEC level 2 challenging environments emergency responder medical week (SIA Approved).

Prices are dependent on individual modules or the full intense course package.

For more information please contact: or call +44 (0) 844 4145 695 / 01522 845076 quoting Cross-Deck.

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