5-day Level 3 Award for professional investigators

Award for professional investigators


The Level 3 Award for Professional Investigators is a qualification for individuals who work or would like to work as professional investigators. It focuses on how to research information from various sources; gather information through interviews; and have an overview of surveillance operations, both overt and covert; on 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.

Anyone wishing to enhance their Surveillance skills and keep them sharp, anyone wishing to get into the remit of security and investigations

The 5-day UCP course also gives the learner the minimum requirements to step into the surveillance industry and be confident taking on surveillance contracts and tasks.

Course Information

5 days of intense training for Surveillance covering all aspects from theory to practical in the skills of private investigations within the surveillance industry.

Anyone wishing to enter the surveillance and investigation industry, or close protection would seriously need to take this type of training. This qualification is designed for those learners wishing to apply for a job in the private security industry.

Minimum Required Kit List


  • Casual Jeans or Dockers and Grey man clothing
  • Good pair of walking shoes
  • Laptop with Microsoft word and power point,
  • USB memory stick with 10 GB max
  • Pencil and pen, eraser

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Course Dates

Any time of the month

Course Length


Course Cost



UK, USA, Thailand, Lebanon, Sri Lanka, Spain, Italy and singapore


Award in CPD for Security, investigation, and Surveillance (Private Investigations)

Skill Prerequisites



  • Different investigations
  • Accessing information
  • Identifying criteria
  • Law and legislation
  • Consequences
  • Collaborative relations
  • Conflict of interest
  • Reports
  • Meeting the clients
  • Sources of information
  • Researching
  • Methods
  • Corroborating
  • Evidence
  • Integrity and continuity
  • Etiquette and protocol
  • Interview techniques
  • Recordings
  • Preparing surveillance operations
  • Overt and covert surveillance operations
  • Equipment
  • Date protection and human rights
  • Health and safety
  • Conflict management