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The Self-Reliance Course is aimed at anyone who wishes to take a meaningful responsibility for both the safety of themselves as well as their loved ones e.g. 

  • Farmers and people living in rural environments / far from help
  • Any citizen living / travelling in an at-risk country 
  • Young men & women wishing to gain valuable life-skills

You will attend the course alongside close protection professionals.

Whilst our professional Close Protection Course delegates are required to be fit and sometimes come from military & police backgrounds, this is NOT a requirement to attend the Self-Reliance Course (SRC). Anyone with a desire to enhance their ability to protect themselves & their loved ones, is welcome to join us.


Course Certification

Ronin Self-Reliance Course Certificate
Level 3 in First Response & Emergency Care (FREC3) Certificate (QualSafe Awards)
 Defensive & Offensive Driving Certificate (SAQA)
Civilian Competency Certificate for Handgun and Carbine (PFTC, valid for SA Police licensing) 

Course Content

Our Self-Reliance Course covers the broad spectrum required to ensure the safety of yourself and your family: Topics covered include:-

Management of Catastrophic Bleeding as well as other Medical Emergencies
(Level 3 in First Response & Emergency Care)
Operational Frontline Ambulance Shifts, to gain perspective
Emergency Contingency Planning
Introduction to Rural Survival & Celestial Navigation
Home Security / Safe Rooms
Anti Hijack Driving (Skidpan / Raceway)
Close Quarter Combat
Weapons Training & Range Work (Heckler & Koch MP5 / P30)
One leisure day per week, in addition to weekends, to explore the region and tourist attractions

Click here to view a detailed Course Roster

Career Progression

Should you decide that you would like to become a Close Protection Officer and do the assessments to get the Certification, you may return at a later date, complete the required physical entry assessment and repeat the full Close Protection course at half price and graduate as a professional Close Protection Officer.

Course Dates

Location & Accommodation

Cape Town, South Africa

Scenic Hout Bay is a lively coastal town with a lovely swimming beach and a picturesque harbour where you can buy some of the best fish and chips in the world.


Students live in modern self-catering apartments sharing a room with a colleague (same gender) close (200m) to the beach,  restaurants, shops, gyms, laundry and best of all, the  training center.


Breakfast & Dinner is taken at an assortment of local restaurants on a voucher based system. Tastes range from Italian to Mexican and all the usual tastes  in between

Helsingborg, Sweden

Known as Sweden's friendliest City, Helsingborg is located close to the sea and nature and offers great restaurants, good shopping, interesting museums, great cultural events and much more.


Students live in modern self-catering cottages sharing a room with a colleague (same gender) close (100m) to the beach. The resort includes an on-site restaurant, convenience store as well as a jogging track through the forest. 


Buffet Breakfast and Dinner is served on-site. 

Fully Inclusive

Course Equipment & Weapon Rental
Operational Frontline Ambulance Shifts
(Dep of Health requires full COVID-19 vaccination)
Range Fees 
Course Vehicle Rental
Skidpan & Raceway Fees
Airport / Train Station Transfers
Half-Board (Breakfast & Dinner)
Any Applicable VAT

Entry Requirements

18 years and above
English Language Proficiency
Driving License with Manual / Stick Shift transmission
Clear or Approved Criminal Background Check

Additional Information

For further detailed Information relating to Travel, Entry Criteria, Postponement and Cancellation Policies


What To Bring

Casual clothing is acceptable in class but in addition to this we would request that you bring the following documentation, clothing & equipment

Course Cost

Standard Course Cost: 

EUR €5540 LESS any applicable
Fee Reductions given your specific circumstances

Apply below to get a personalised quote setting out all applicable Discounts!

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Payment Procedure

Payments can be made via Electronic Funds Transfer by your bank (EFT) from either your Current or Credit Card account.

Payment can be made in two instalments: EUR €3575-00 deposit to secure your place & the balance on / before your arrival

Apply Online

  • Apply online to see if you meet the criteria for training with us
  • We will answer you within one working day
  • No Risk & No Obligation


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