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Professional Investigators Level 3 Award For SIA Licence

Professional Investigators Level 3 Award For SIA Licence


  • Duration:6 Days
  • Qualification:Level 3 in Professional Investigation
  • Other Details:Costs: £990.00 + £40 assessment fee = £1030.00 + VAT = £1236.00 (£250.00 deposit required). Free guest house accommodation included in Skipton.

Key Skills Learnt

  • Private Investigation
  • Process Serving
  • General Enquiries
  • Open Source Intelligence
  • Statement Taking
  • Digital Photography
  • Legislation
  • Tracing
  • Report Writing
  • Interviewing

Suitable for…

  • This course is suitable for those entering the investigation industry.
  • All relevant topics are covered to obtain an SIA Private Investigators Qualification Licence but the course far exceeds the minimum requirements and standards.

This Level 3 Award for Professional Investigators is based on the SIA sia logospecifications of core competency training for Private Investigators. This six day course far exceeds the minimum requirements set by the SIA, which is a minimum of 39 guided learning hours. The course is accredited by iQ.

The staff at ISS Training have been conducting surveillance and investigations for many years and the instructors teaching this course have a wealth of operational experience from the private sector, Military and Police Service.

The Syllabus includes:

Principles of planning and reporting investigations

Know how to establish the objectives and ongoing feasibility of an investigation
Know how to deal with actual or potential conflicts of interest
Know how to report and present the finding of an investigation

Principles of gathering and using information for investigations 

Know how to research and analyse information in support of an investigation
Know how to interview people to gather information
Know how surveillance can be used to gather information
Understand how to maintain the security and confidentiality of information gathered.
Understand relevant Health and Safety issues.

Subject Matter and Content

This course not only covers the basic standards required to obtain a Private Investigators licence but also covers additional and useful skills to operate as an effective investigator.
These topics are covered in some depth:

  • Open Source Intelligence
  • Surveillance
  • Running an investigation business
  • Private Investigation
  • Theft Act, Human Rights Act, RIPA 2000
  • Process Serving
  • General Enquiries & Investigations
  • Statement Taking
  • Continuity of Evidence
  • Data Protection Legislation
  • Test Purchasing
  • Tracing & OSINT
  • Report Writing
  • Interviewing Witnesses
  • Digital Photography

ABI Academy

ISS Training Ltd are one of the training providers on the ABI Academy. If you are enrolling on this course via the ABI Academy, please note that the digital photography module of this course is not included.

Course Costs & Funding


This one week course is held in Yorkshire & London and includes the provision of all learning materials. Accommodation is included for the courses but not London. We can also recommend nearby guest houses.

If you are taking the Level 3 assessment, a fee of £50.00 is included for registration, assessment and certification.

Course Dates

Skipton £1030 + VAT Enquire Now
Skipton £1030 + VAT Enquire Now
Skipton £1030 + VAT Enquire Now
Skipton £1030 + VAT Enquire Now
Skipton £1030 + VAT Enquire Now