CROPS was the first surveillance training provider in the United Kingdom to be OFQUAL approved, this is why we are setting the standards in this arena.

Since 2011 CROPS has concentrated on developing the most comprehensive Urban and Rural Surveillance training packages available to this industries arena. Our Green and Blue skills courses which hold nationally accredited and OFQUAL approved Level 4 civilian qualifications are fast becoming recognised as the must do training in preparation for a new career in the fast moving surveillance industry.

The surveillance training wing providing you with the right skills and equipment to learn the job

What gives us the edge over the rest: By operating a rotation system amongst our team, consisting of one month’s live surveillance operations which roll’s onto one month’s training. Because of this system our students are continuously benefiting from their instructors current operational knowledge gained while conducting over 250hrs of live surveillance in that operational month.

What can you expect: We run a relaxed but profession training school, on arrival all students are issued with all the equipment required to conduct our training, having invested heavily in our equipment to ensure your training experience with us is unbeatable.

We do not believe in running large courses where students simply become numbers, all of our courses are conducted in small groups of 4 to 6, this guarantees you the student receives the very best tuition from our instructors.

We are a recognised training provider to the MoD’s Military resettlement scheme ELCAS.

Our Facilities:

Join us at our purpose built in door training facility which is set within 200 acres of English countryside. As students walk through the door they become face to face with our large display area, this highlighting our dedication to providing a great training environment. With a large power point classroom where all course theoretical subject matter is delivered.

In conjunction to our indoor facility’s we utilise 3000 acres of private outdoor training ground across three sites, here practical training skills and exercises are conducted in dedicated zones created for total training value.

We have invested heavily in our training stores to ensure that we provide students with all the required equipment at the beginning of each course, this guarantees our delegates have the best possible training environment.

Students attending our ‘Blue Skills’ training will be issued personal covert communications, GPRS tracking devices, urban hide construction kits, media recording devices and hire vehicles fitted with covert main radio sets for the duration, to mention some of the equipment as seen in the images.

Students opting to attend our ‘Green Skills’ will be issued equipment which allows them to operate in pairs, this by splitting the equipment into hide construction and technical bergens as seen in the images.

Who we have trained

To date the CROPS Surveillance Training wing have been heavily involved with the following organisations and individuals:

  • Military Units and personnel from the United Kingdom
  • Military Units and personnel from Oversea
  • Police Units and personnel from the United Kingdom
  • Police Units and personnel from Overseas
  • Government Departments both foreign and domestic
  • Environmental Agencies both foreign and domestic
  • Customs and Marine Units
  • Corporate surveillance organisations
  • Private investigational companies
  • Blue chip companies
  • Close Protection Officers
  • Security Consultants


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