5 days Investigator Training based around the essential skills required to operate as a successful private investigator





Develop your knowledge...and grow your business



Principles of planning and reporting investigations


Evaluating and exploring your assignments. Balancing business acumen against available resources and information in the professional private investigator sector. Client needs and expectations are balanced with diligent management. Clear and concise reporting is your primary consideration.


Key topics include: Determine the outcomes and objectives, establish feasibility. Methods of gathering and using information - understanding what information is required to meet specific outcomes. Legal Framework – consequences. Establishing networks and partnerships. Identifying Conflicts of interest. Presentation and compilation of client reports


Principles of gathering and using information


Information gathering and management processes are vital key principles. Evidence gathering is the mainstay of every assignment. Storage of evidence and information, in accordance with relevant legislation - security and confidentiality is your primary investigation aspiration


Key topics include: Analysis and evaluation of information and evidence, Research methods: Sources of information: Evidence continuity and integrity: Surveillance, Conflict Resolution, BS102000, Forensics Overview, GDPR / Data Protection, Interview Skills & Statement Taking, Report Writing


Key workshops: Searching for Information; Debtor Tracing / People Finding, Conducting Investigations: Process Serving, Surveillance



Our Classroom Training is led by Industry Experts and goes beyond the components of S.I.A Licence requirements


Surveillance: Allocating resources and employing appropriate, ethical and legally acceptable methods. Conducting static and non static surveillance. Equipment: Camera's, Camcorders, Trackers. Recording and reporting.

A Surveillance portfolio to demonstrate understanding and key knowledge around setting up and managing a surveillance operation is part of your required pre-learning and is mandatory to achieve the IQ qualification.


Where / When?


Vicarage Chambers, 9 Park Square East, Leeds LS1 2LH  Monday: 20th May 2019 - 24th May 2019 (09.30 - 17.00 Hours)


Our training premises are situated in the centre of Leeds. We recommend that you use a car park as street parking is: £1.00 per hour. The train station is a short walk away.




A 5 day full tutor programme leading to a final exam to achieve an industry recognised qualification in Professional Private Investigations (The IQ Level 3 Award for Professional Investigators).




Suitable for new entrants to the industry and those currently working in the industry that need more in-depth knowledge and experience to support a professional role




5 day Training Programme (Classroom / Blended with online E-leaning)





Begin your pre learning by enrolling for the 5-day course -







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5 day Private Investigator Training + and Level 3 Exams


£600.00 + VAT = £720.00 (Includes exam fee, registration, Free resit if required, ongoing support and mentoring)


Your main tutor and mentor is: Kevin J Regan  B.A (Hons.)

Full Member: Association of British Investigators; Process Servers Association; The eAssessment Association. Pearson Edexcel Professional Investigator Sector Lead Examiner.
Founding member of the Association of British Investigators Academy.

Centre Co-ordinator for Pearson and IQ. OCR Award in Assessing Candidates Using a Range of Methods.


30 years full time - front line - Private Investigation experience:


  • Associated Detectives, London
  • Nationwide Investigations, Manchester
  • Anglo European Private Detectives, Leeds
  • Burton Regan Detective Bureau, Leeds
  • Burton Regan Limited, Leeds


Age range and Geographical Coverage:

The qualification is for learners who are over 18 and primarily based in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. As there is no equivalent qualification for Scotland – professional investigators in Scotland can use the qualification to demonstrate competency.


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements. However, learners should be able to work at level 2 or above and be proficient in the use of English. Learners are required to be UK citizens.


We reserves the right to amend or cancel any event or enrolment. Should the event or an enrolment be cancelled a full refund of the fee paid will be made. We can accept no further liability in the event of cancellation, for example: liability for any expenses incurred as a result of cancellation.


SIA Requirements: Please remember to bring

two passport sized photographs and your ID to the exam.


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