This course is accredited by Ofqual (The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) Ofqual regulates qualifications, examinations and assessments in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The Industry Qualification (IQ) Level 3 Award for Professional Investigators has been superseded by the (Skills for Justice) SFJ Awards Level 3 Award For Professional Investigators : European Qualification Framework Level 4: Qualification Number: 600/3345/9
The SFJ Awards Level 3 Award for Professional Investigators and the Pearson BTEC Level 3 both fulfil the Security Industry Authority remit for SIA Private Investigator licences. They are the competency criteria for potential Business Licencing / Sector Governance– no other qualification actually satisfies this remit – so make sure you are wary when selecting your training package.
We have selected the SFJ Awards Level 3 Award for Professional Investigators as our primary training course
The specification of both the BTEC and the SFJ qualification always include two exam papers covering:
Principals of Planning and Reporting Investigations:
The Law, The investigation Cycle, Data Protection Act, GDPR, Human Rights, Regulations of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA), Police And Criminal Evidence Act, Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act, Private Security Industry Act, SIA Standards of Behaviour, Bribery Act, Health and Safety, Civil Procedure Rules, Criminal Procedure Rules, Dealing with Conflicts of Interest. Planning, Reporting, Progressing Investigations.
Principles of gathering and using information for investigations:
Basic planning, Analysis and review, Types of information, Confirm and agree the objectives, Potential Constraints, Planning to carry out your investigation & Dealing with conflict of interest.
Gather Evidence: Types of information, Identifying, Preserving and Collecting Evidence, Continuity of evidence /Chain of evidence, Data Protection Act for obtaining information, Interview people to gather information, Communication methods, Questioning techniques, Interview Witnesses, Interview Suspects, Taking statements, Surveillance methods.
We are ABI ACADEMY MEMBERS –
“The Association of British Investigators is now recognised as the premier professional body for private investigators working in the UK and beyond. A non profit organisation, its national and international membership provides credibility and due diligence”
The route to your qualification
Or Classroom Based Learning with the Exam on the final day
We are available throughout your investigation career – look at our process server OSINT / Tracing and other training options to expand your skill set. We support and assist.
Private Investigator Training UK,Vicarage Chambers, 9 Park Square East, Leeds, LS1 2LH.
Private Investigator Training UK,Blackwell House, Guildhall Yard, London, EC2V 5AE.
0800 279 7752