CAT Course

This unmatched Counter Assault Team training will give you the knowledge and skills within the areas of counter-ambush tactics.


Above and Beyond

First-class Curriculum 

Acquiring hard skills

You will gain tactical competence that will enable you to recognize and respond to armed attacks more effectively.

Experienced Instructors

Learning from the best

Training is delivered by highly skilled instructors with a background in the private and government sector.

Hands-on Learning

No time wasting

You will practice well-tried techniques over the thorough 7-day period.

Why Taking The CAT Course

Course participants will learn counter-assault techniques and methods of close-quarters combat.

The role of the Counter Assault Team (CAT) is clear: if a protectee (Principal/VIP) and Protective Security Detail (PSD) come under an attack, the CAT operators are the ones who will engage the enemy fire, repelling coordinated attacks and providing emergency response. When the PSD gets into trouble, the CAT operators rescue the team, providing cover while the team hustles the Principal to safety. The CAT role is demanding and requires high-performance operatives.

Considering that fact, Nemesis Protection understands all requirements and challenges the CAT operatives face and has created this intensive training course to prepare you for one of the most demanding tasks in the close protection industry. The course is aimed at Close Protection Operatives, the Military, and Law Enforcement personnel, wanting to enhance their skills of buildings close-quarters combat, small-team tactics, weapons handling (pistols and rifles), counter-ambush, vehicle close-quarters combat, tactical medicine, hand-to-hand and tactical knife combat.


Extensively experienced instructors deliver scenario-based learning, and they will ensure that all candidates are properly trained. Our company has adopted a training philosophy – train as you will operate – underpinning our training principles to deliver the realistic, intensive, and dynamic course for candidates. You won't sit all day in the classroom nor practice outdated and never-tested techniques. You will be challenged in different ways, both physically and mentally, to enhance performance and to function as an organized, quick reaction team.  

The course is available to private and public sector organizations and private individuals. The syllabus can be tailored to your organization's needs and delivered to your location worldwide. Pricing of the bespoke training program depends on curriculum, duration, and location. Get in touch at to discuss your requirements.



After completion of the course, you will have achieved competency about

  • Tactical weapons handling (pistols and rifles);

  • Small-team tactical procedures;

  • Counter-ambush techniques;

  • Vehicle close-quarters combat;

  • Hand-to-hand combat;

  • Tactical knife combat;

  • Buildings close-quarters combat.


To give you proficiency within the areas of counter-assault, close-quarters combat, and weapons and tactics including

  • Rehearse methods of movement, firing stances, weapon positioning, and reflexive shooting;

  • Provide cover and time for a security detail to evacuate a Principal;

  • Understand physiological aspects that occur under extreme stress;

  • Fight from a grounded, kneeling, seated, and standing position;

  • Utilize vision and movement to gain the tactical advantage;

  • Perform room-by-room clearing in a careful-hurry mode;

  • Gain and maintain immediate control of the emergency;

  • Respond urgently and effectively to a traumatic situation;

  • Understand the principles of close-quarters combat;

  • Close-quarters combat drills from inside, outside of a vehicle;

  • Address threats in a 360-degree environment;

  • Shooting through glass barriers and door panels;

  • Handle firearms and use small-team tactical procedures;

  • Conduct controlled violent actions;

  • Apply hand-to-hand and tactical knife combat techniques.


The following certificates are awarded

  1. Counter Assault Team Certificate

  2. Certificate in Vehicle and Buildings Close Quarters Combat

  3. Lifetime Access to our N-Protect forum

Q & A

How much does the course cost?

The 7-day course costs 2500 EUR, and pricing is all-inclusive, covering accommodation, food, training facilities, learning material, equipment, airport pick-up and drop-off, and certificates.

What are the entry requirements?

The course is open to everyone who meets the following prerequisites.

  • Has a good level of fitness and command of English

  • Is 18 years old and over

  • Has a clean criminal record

  • Is in a good medical and mental condition

How to book the course?

If you are interested in attending the course, click on the Register Now, and it will redirect you to the event page. Fill in your details and pay a non-refundable deposit of 1000 EUR required to secure your place.

Is there a guaranteed job placement after the course?

In short, no, there isn't. No one can surely guarantee you a job after the course. However, we can promise a high level of training and on-going post-course support.

7-day CAT Course
Counter Assault Team training is an unmatched course that will give you the knowledge and skills within the areas of counter-assault, close-quarters combat, tactical weapons handling, counter-ambush, and small-team tactical procedures.
Sep 23, 6:00 AM – Sep 29, 11:00 PM
Belgrade, Serbia