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Two Week Advanced Surveillance Course (IQ Level 4 Certificate)

Two Week Advanced Surveillance Course (IQ Level 4 Certificate)


  • Duration:11 Working Days
  • Qualification:IQ Level 4 Certificate in Managing Surveillance Operations
  • Other Details:Costs: £1839.00 + £90 assessment fee = £1929.00 + VAT = £2314.80 (450.00 deposit required) FREE guest house accommodation.

Key Skills Learnt

  • Advanced Surveillance
  • Covert Photography
  • Covert Skills
  • Leadership Skills

Suitable for…

  • This course is suitable for those who want more than just a basic level of instruction. Ideal for those entering the surveillance & investigative industry or those conducting fraud investigations.
  • Close Protection Officers also attend this course.

About Our Two Week Advanced Surveillance Course

accThis demanding course over 11 days is designed for those who will be carrying out surveillance on a regular basis as a member of a surveillance team investigating corporate issues and insurance fraud. The training includes all subjects taught in the Basic course but extends to cover more advanced techniques and procedures and you will be required to show your leadership potential.

It is aimed at those who wish to learn basic and advanced surveillance skills in foot & mobile surveillance and to progress to becoming a team leader. You do not have to complete the Basic Course prior to attending the Level 4 Course.

ISS Training has developed this training course with Industry Qualifications (IQ) and has been accredited under the Customised Qualification Framework with a Level 4 Certificate in Managing Surveillance Operations. ISS Training Ltd are well respected within the industry as professional surveillance training providers and our certificates can prove to a potential employer that you have received a highly regarded standard of training.

This course is also open to members of the Armed Forces carrying out resettlement training.

Course Syllabus

Skills are taught which are necessary for gathering evidence by covert means and to become a proficient surveillance operator. We teach how to carry out surveillance on foot, by vehicle, public transport, by static point and at night. These skills are then put into practise by carrying out supervised mobile surveillance exercises out on the ground every day of the course. The training is further enhanced with lessons in relation to covert photography and vehicle tracking.

This course includes mobile training exercises that are realistic, structured and controlled to gain the most benefit for the student. All equipment such as vehicles, covert radios, and cameras are supplied. Our course vehicles are rented from a reputable supplier to ensure that they are safe, reliable and roadworthy at all times.

We normally limit this course to a maximum of nine students.

The system of surveillance we teach is in a three car team which is how we would expect any professional surveillance team to operate in. This way, you also have the knowledge, understanding and experience to operate and lead effectively in a two man team or on your own, should this be the case.

The Course Includes

  • Planning, Briefing & Debriefing
  • Night Surveillance
  • Public Transport Surveillance
  • Covert Video & Photography
  • Satellite Vehicle Tracking
  • Static Surveillance
  • Anti & Counter Surveillance
  • Advanced Procedures
  • Evidence Gathering & Law
  • Navigation
  • Advanced Foot & Mobile Surveillance
  • Legal Issues & the Continuity of Evidence
  • Risk Assessments & Health and Safety
  • The Surveillance Codes of Practice & RIPA 2000

IQ Assessments

All students are registered as candidates with IQ and assessment is carried out by the completion of a student workbook together with a portfolio. This workbook is provided on day one of the course and assessed on completion of the training period. This assessment requires full written answers to the questions and theory exercises, it is not a multiple choice questionnaire and is required to demonstrate your knowledge to pass the Certificate. You will be expected to complete the workbook in your own time in the evenings.

You are also required to produce a portfolio based assessment, conduct briefings & debriefings. You are also assessed during practical surveillance exercises and this is a pass or fail assessment. You are not guaranteed a pass of the Level 4 Certificate if you do not achieve the required standard.

This is a pass or fail qualification.

Course Costs & Funding

This two week course is held in Skipton, Yorkshire and includes the provision of all equipment including vehicles, fuel, covert radios and cameras. Refreshments are also provided. Guest house, self catering accommodation is free, subject to availability and we can also recommend nearby guest houses.

If you are taking the Level 4 assessment, a fee of £90.00 is included for registration, assessment and certification. You are not obliged to take the assessment, please let us know if you do not wish to take the assessment and you will not be charged.


Students must be able to converse fully in the English language (due to fast and accurate radio procedure). They must provide photographic proof of identity such as a driving licence or passport and to bring with them suitable clothing and an enthusiastic approach to learning. Refreshments are provided but lunches are not included.

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Course Dates

Skipton £1929 + VAT Enquire Now
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Skipton £1929 + VAT Enquire Now
Skipton £1929 + VAT Enquire Now