The Pearson BTEC Level 3 Award for Professional Investigators : European Qualification Framework Level 4: Qualification Number: 601/4331/9. This course is accredited by Ofqual and is fully expected to fulfil the test of competency that is a requirement of Security Industry Private Investigator Licences, expected in 2021.
Principals of Planning and Reporting Investigations:
Civil Law & Criminal Law, The investigation Cycle, The Intelligence Cycle, Data Protection Act, Section 55 offences, Section 29 or 35 applications, 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, Case Building and Review, Hypothesis, Types of information, Objectives, Potential Constraints, Planning to carry out your investigation & dealing with a 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, Surveillance techniques, best practice and methods.
The qualification is required for the S.I.A Private Investigator Licence and is an entry requirement for the Association of British Investigators and other trade bodies.