Qualification: IQ Level 3 Award for Professional Investigators
Level 3 Award for Professional Investigators
On 31 July 2013 the Home Secretary announced the Government’s intention for the SIA to regulate private investigation activities, starting some time in 2014, just as it is currently with other areas of the security industry including Security Guarding, Door Supervision, Close Protection and CCTV.
The Private Security Industry Act 2001 defines the licensable activities of private investigations. According to the Act you will need an SIA licence if you are involved in any surveillance, inquiries or investigations that are carried out for the purposes of:
Anyone involved in providing contracted private investigation services will require a licence. This includes employees, employers, managers, supervisors and directors or partners of private investigation companies. Read more about this by visiting our blog.
Those conducting surveillance and investigations after licencing dates are announced will need to hold the relevant licence and prove competency based training in order to apply for a licence. The Level 3 in Professional Investigations is anticipated to meet this requirement.
This Level 3 course will provide in-depth knowledge on how to research information from various sources, gather information through interviews and provide an overview of how surveillance operations (both overt and covert) can assist in gathering information to support an investigation. You will develop your skills in preparing for and in presenting the findings of investigations to various clients. Any investigation conducted must be done in accordance with the law and in accordance with best practice guidelines. You will discover how to collate and corroborate evidence for Criminal and Civil investigations.
Who is the course suitable for?
The award is suitable for a range of specialist investigatory areas including: