SO-BASS Security Operations -Behavioural Analysis & Screening Skills Level 2/3

About The Course

This fully accredited course is aimed at operational security teams expecting to operate in higher threat and higher crime environments.  Operating effectively within critical infrastructure (such as airports, hotels or banks) and at events form the core of the course. The course explores the role of human factors in security screening.

The course is based upon the NACTSO and Metropolitan Police courses, we use the most recent screening methods and how they can enhance security operations. The course aids the individual to detect suspicious signs and behaviour before even making contact with the member of the public or staff, increasing efficiency and reducing threat exposure time.

This course can be delivered at our London training centre and also at either client premises or our international training locations. It is also available as an add-on to our open courses or can be delivered on-demand.


Aimed at operational security teams expecting to operate in higher threat and higher crime environments, as well as within critical infrastructure (such as airports, hotels or banks) and at events.

Course Info

Category: Protection

Duration: 3 Days

Number of People: 12 Delegates

Total Cost: £220 inc VAT

The Aims

  • Identify and anticipate security and terror threats
  • Effectively assess an identified individual or group’s level of risk using a variety of techniques
  • Enhance the culture of awareness within a security operations team
  • Evaluate information supplied from various sources during the security check processes
  • Effectively use questioning techniques to obtain additional information
  • Integrate effectively into a multi level AZTEC/SO-BASS Operation either in support of High Risk Infrastructure or Protected Person Operations

The Gains

  • Understand the legal framework for SO-BASS Operations
  • Appreciate and explain personal security and terrorism related threats within critical infrastructure
  • Outline current terror threats, tailored to the expected operating environment of students
  • Modus operandi of terror groups
  • Show how screening technologies aid traditional security screening implementation
  • Demonstrate effective behaviour analysis systems
  • Illustrate a series of concealment techniques
  • Detecting suspicious signs and interpreting body language
  • Understand observation & reporting techniques
  • Explain the evaluating documents and assimilated data (PNR/PNI)
  • Demonstrate effective question and answer techniques to enable POL response as indicators
  • Explain operational techniques to enable the collecting of information to produce pattern of life reporting and threat matrix assessment.
  • Understand the layered operations approach, using an outline of AZTEC operations as an example

The Assessmenets

  • Practical skill assessment
  • Ongoing formative assessment
  • Scenario based exercise

Course Content

This course provides 9 hours of instruction delivered by an official SOBASS Instructor.
 Pre–course learning 4 hours is available electronically at the point of payment. Detailed Course content available upon payment of deposit and access to pre-course material


Course Dates

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