Covert Operators Course


Operating covertly in a small team or as a lone operator, in a non-permissive neighborhood, town or city, changes everything about how you respond to a situation and you’ve got to have realistic and flexible “response options” that are gonna work for you.

Your aim will be to remain covert, until that is no longer an option for you or your team … only YOU will know when it is time to go noisy … no one else can make that decision for you.

The course also includes an integrated combatives package, which has been specifically designed for these types of operations, and is delivered by Jason Kelly of c2t2 Training.

There is an element of SERE training on this course, which may cause physical and mental discomfort and it is crucial that you are both physically and mentally prepared, prior to attending.

This course is ASIS approved and provides successful course participants with 40 CPE credits for recertification.


course description

The purpose of the course is to provide you with more effective tactical response “options” when working covertly in a non-permissive urban environment, where operational integrity is key to success.

The course provides a multi-dimensional selection of operating procedures and response options, whilst sustaining long-term operational capacity, durability and effectiveness. The course is based on covert British Intelligence tradecraft and mechanics that will allow you to operate, more effectively, in a non-permissive environment, with a reduced risk of compromise and an increased chance of operational success.

The course is delivered from a passive “covert/undercover” platform, whilst also providing that all-important capability for a more kinetic response option (if required) and is specific to urban / street / town environments and is specifically designed for Direct Action (DA), Irregular Warfare (IW) and covert Executive Protection operations.

It is NOT just the “location” of where you are operating, that makes it “non-permissive”, it is the “nature” of your role, the people you are working against and the consequences for you/your team/your client and/or your government, if compromised / captured, that makes it “non-permissive”.

You will be put through numerous scenario-based “judgement” training exercises, with role players, where your soft-skills will be tested and your not-so-soft-skills will be expected to show themselves at the appropriate times, which will be for you to decide when that is. This element of the course, culminates in a physically and mentally robust exercise.

We place a lot of emphasis on your ability to think for yourself and deal with a situation in the way that YOU believe it should be dealt with.

You will be taken through the use of cover stories and will be expected to “live” that cover story throughout the course.

You will be taken through selected elements of SERE training and be expected to know how and when to use that training during the course.

Course Requirements

The course is specifically designed for individuals and teams who operate in a covert / undercover role:

> Undercover LEO/DEA
> CI/HUMINT/Source handlers
> Surveillance teams
> Executive Protection teams
> Government agencies
> Irregular Warfare (IW) & Direct Action (DA) teams

As part of Go Noisy’s due diligence and personal liability process, you will be required to meet one of the following criteria, in order to attend this course:

> Produce a valid and in-date Firearms License.
> Produce a valid Criminal Background Check.
> Hold US / NATO / British or FVEY Security Clearance.
> Produce a valid and in-date Military ID Card
> Produce a valid and in-date Police ID Card
> Produce a valid and in-date Government ID Card
> Hold a valid and in-date SIA License (UK students only)

> The price of the course does not include accommodation. If you would like to book accommodation at The Ranch, for the duration of the course, then please email Anthony DiSarro at [email protected], quoting course name and dates, and he’ll arrange that for you.

> Lunch is supplied daily.

Please note the following:

> A minimum of 6 participants are required for the course to run effectively.
> The course is capped at 12 participants.
> You MUST hold a valid and in-date Drivers License
> This is a physically and mentally demanding course and a good level of fitness is required.

DISCLAIMER: Go Noisy reserve the right to refuse entry on the course to anyone who, we believe, is not acting in an honest and transparent manner. Furthermore, Go Noisy do not accept liability for what any individual may do with the tactical training they have received, once the course has ended and all course participants will be required to sign a disclaimer, during the course booking process.

Materials Needed


Bring your own personal weapon systems (pistol & carbine).
> You will be required to bring the following quantities of ammunition:

  • 220 rounds for your own pistol
  • 160 rounds for your own carbine


The course is delivered from a covert/low-profile platform.

No “overt” tactical gear will be required at any stage throughout this course, so leave the drop-leg holsters, Crye gear, Oakley gloves, 5.11’s and Gargoyle wrap-arounds at home:

> Jeans, robust trousers
> Old shirts/t-shirts
> Light jacket
> Sneakers/shoes/boots (no military type footwear please)
> Sturdy belt
> Sports bra (female students)

Please bring comfortable trousers and soft footwear for the combative training.

Please avoid wearing expensive clothing on the range as there is a risk of them being ripped/torn/damaged.

Absolutely no short-shorts / boob tubes or flip-flops on the range please – you know who you are!

On the last evening of the course, we will organize a BBQ and beers and you can absolutely wear what you want…we promise!


> Laptop
> Memory stick/external hard drive
> Notebook/Notepad/pens/pencils
> Cell phone battery charger

Please bring your own “operational” kit and equipment as it’s crucial that you train from a familiar platform.

Please bear in mind that this is a “covert” course and any belt kit, holsters, magazine holders etc. must be suitable for working in a “covert” manner.