Private Investigator Training

Our training courses will prepare you for the role of private investigator and will enable you to apply for SIA registration once this is enacted by the government in the next few months. These courses are priced separately but please see the package price for 3 courses, which offers a significant discount over the cost of the individual courses.

Level 3 Award for Professional Investigators

The SIA have indicated that this will be the standard qualification for registration as a Private Investigator. The Level 3 Award for Professional Investigators (QCF) focuses on:

  • How to research information from various sources
  • Gather information through interviews
  • Have an overview of surveillance operations, both overt and covert
  • Gathering information in support of an investigation
  • Planning and reporting investigations. This includes identifying the objectives of the investigation, dealing with conflicts of interest and how to report and present the findings on the investigation

The qualification also deals with maintaining the security and confidentiality of all information during the investigation. Throughout, there is also the requirement of knowing and complying with the laws and regulations relevant to carrying out investigations.

This qualification is based on the SIA Specification for Learning and Qualifications for Private Investigators and Pre-Cognition activities.

We can support you through this qualification in four different ways.

Option 1 - A 5 Day course covering all of the learning outcomes culminating in an externally set and marked examination.

Price £599 + vat

Option 2 - Distance learning course enabling you to study at your own pace. Supported throughout by an experienced investigator to give advice and assess your work. Once complete there is a 1 day consolidation course booked at your convenience culminating in an externally set and marked examination.

Price £449 + vat

Option 3 - For experienced investigators. This includes an interview to allow our assessor to accredit your prior experience. This is followed by a 1 day revision course where any gaps in your experience can be addressed followed by an externally set and marked examination.

Price £249 + vat

Option 4 - For experienced investigators. This includes an interview to allow our assessor to accredit your prior experience followed by an externally set and marked examination without any further training.

£149 + vat

All prices include registration and certification fees with the awarding body.

Covert Surveillance - Entry Level

This course is aimed at investigators who wish to gain an insight into covert surveillance planning, procedures and practice. Taken by experienced trainers with extensive police and / or military surveillance experience this course will cover static, foot and mobile surveillance tactics including assessing risk and log keeping. Lasting 4 days this course is run over 2 consecutive weekends and will include practical exercises.

Price £595 + vat

Open Source Intelligence

A 1 day course for investigators who need to gather information and intelligence from the internet. This course shows how to interrogate open areas of the internet to discover information about individuals or companies. Subjects covered will include interrogating emails, internet sites, social media, blogs, telephone numbers addresses and company and business information.

Price £199 + vat

Package Prices

Package 1

Level 3 Award for Professional Investigators taken via the distance learning route (with 1 day course and exam) booked together with 4 day basic surveillance course and 1 day Open Source Intelligence Course.

Price £600 + vat

Package 2

5 day Level 3 Award for Professional Investigators with exam booked together with 4 day basic surveillance course and 1 day Open Source Intelligence Course.

Price £700 + vat

Course Location

These courses will be run from state of the art training facilities with excellent transport connections on the outskirts of Ipswich, Suffolk. Courses are non residential but there are 2 reasonably priced hotels within walking distance of the venue. Special rates may be negotiable so please ask if you are considering booking a room. There is ample free parking at the venue.

Group Bookings

If your company is interested in running any of these courses at your own premises we may be able to offer a discount on delegate rates, subject to sufficient delegates registering.

In the case of the Level 3 Award for Professional Investigators you would need to allow access to a room that complies with examination rules and this would need to be pre-authorised.

Enquiry Form

1 + 2 =

FREE Professional Expert Advice Call 01425 542042

Our Private Investigator Services

Click here »
Background Checks
Click here »
Click here »
Click here »
Lie Detector Test
Click here »
PC/Email Forensics
Click here »
Phone/Text Forensics
Click here »
Asset Location
Click here »
Close Protection
Click here »
Mystery Shopper
Click here »
Fraud Investigations
Click here »
Employee Monitoring
Click here »
Trace Debtors
Click here »
Missing Person
Click here »
Bug Sweeping
Click here »
Click here »

Contact us in Confidence

Get a FREE Quote

Link to Google Maps
  • Christchurch

    On the south coast of England is Christchurch (/ˈkraɪstʃɜːrtʃ/). The railways arrival made Christchurch accessible to visitors that were potential, but Mudeford and Christchurch, had been enjoying a tourist trade that was modest since King George III in the 1790s had patronised the town. A government district which has borough status is Christchurch.

    Visit Website
  • Private Investigator Christchurch

    With part of Ringwood and Fordingbridge Rural District in 1974, the district was formed by the Municipal Borough of Christchurch. For elections to the European Parliament, Christchurch is part of the constituency. It lies within Hampshire, Christchurch is the most easterly coastal town of the administrative county of Dorset.

    Visit Website
  • Private Detective Christchurch

    Flowing directly into Christchurch Harbour, the centre lies between the rivers Avon and Stour. On South Western Main Line from London Waterloo to Weymouth is Christchurch railway station. Of a motte and bailey construction, the Christchurch Castle that is Grade I listed is of origin that is Norman. At MEE Establishment at Christchurch Barracks, Donald Bailey developed the Bailey bridge between 1941 and 1942.

    Visit Website
  • Investigating Christchurch

    Due to access to neighbouring towns and the difficult harbour entrance which acted as a barrier to customs cutters, smuggling during the centuries of 18th and 19th was one of Christchurch's industries that was most lucrative. Ye Olde George Inne, once a coach house, and the Ship Inn which has the oldest licence in Christchurch include Grade II listed public houses that High Street contains. Infant schools, junior schools, primary schools (combined infant and junior) and secondary schools are schools that Christchurch has.

    Visit Website
  • Searching For Christchurch Sights

    Protected by Mudeford Spit which has fine sandy beach on both sides of a walkway lined with beach huts, Christchurch Harbour contains areas of salt marsh. A mixture of restaurants, houses that were traditional, historic buildings, antiquated cottages, and coffee shops, is what Christchurch's centre encompasses. Christchurch against an invasion was fortified: the construction of tank traps in and around the town, gun emplacements, and pillboxes, made Christchurch an "island that was anti-tank", with Cherbourg's German 6th Army in 1940.

    Visit Website
  • Detectives in Christchurch

    Located a short distance to the south of the Priory on Christchurch Quay, Place Mill is a Grade II* listed watermill. Christchurch Cricket Club who have teams in the Saturday and Sunday Dorset Leagues, is in Hurn Bridge. Christchurch Bowling Club, on the green adjacent to the castle ruins, is a lawn bowling club that Christchurch has.

    Visit Website

Payment Methods

Useful Detective Links

Private Investigators | About us | Privacy and Cookie Policy | Terms of Use | Terms & Conditions | Contact us | Articles | ©2010-2020

Christchurch Private Investigator

Private Investigator Christchurch

Private Detective Resources

7 Southcliff Road, Christchurch, BH23 4EN