SIA compliant Professional Investigation Level 3 QCF, Distance Learning Package

What topics are covered by the course?

Following the announcement from the Home Secretary in July 2013 that the private investigation industry will be regulated as of 2014, Chimera Partnership has produced a distance learning package for all existing and practising Private Investigators to enable you to achieve the qualifications required in order to continue to practice with the minimum of disruption to your business activities at an affordable price.
We at Chimera appreciate it may be difficult to spare the time required to achieve the qualification by attending a course not to mention the potential loss of your earnings and disruption to your business in doing so.
We have therefor designed a distance learning package that can be done anywhere, anytime.
The Chimera Level 3 Award for Professional Investigators (QCF) DISTANCE LEARNING is suitable for individuals who currently 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 distance learning resources include case activities in segments, to be run in conjunction with ongoing contact with our tutors.
The course is built to enable the students to self-learn, and caters for students with an inquisitive mindset or current investigators. When the activities are finished, students enrol to attend a 1 day workshop where their work is discussed and a few key points are reinforced.
An additional workshop is available to go through more practical skills such as interviewing and surveillance.
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.

Who should attend?

Our distance learning package has been specifically designed with the private investigator in mind.
Due to the fact that this is a DISTANCE LEARNING PACKAGE it may not be suitable for those new to the industry.
Our experienced, former Police tutors from a surveillance and criminal investigations background are on hand via our own online tutor portal to assist you every step of the way.

What will I be able to do on completion?

Following the completion of the distance learning package, 30 hours in total, you will be invited to attend a ONE DAY revision period where you will take the exam.
We currently have locations throughout the UK so there will be a location that is local to you to minimise any disruption to your everyday working lives or your business.

How will I be assessed?

Ongoing assessment via learning portal, portfolio and a multiple choice examination.

Guide Price: 199 for first 100 students to enrol.

Delivery: Distance
Category: Private Investigator Training »
Duration: 39 hours
Qualification: Level 3 (QCF)

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